Prince George’s ‘Courage’ Pink Pumper to Be Made into a Scale-Model for Special Cause

Fire Replicas announced today that it has begun development work on a museum grade scale model of “Courage” E805, a pink pumper for Prince George’s (MD) Fire/EMS Department. A portion of each sale will be donated to the American Cancer Society which promotes awareness and prevention of all types of cancer.

Pierce Places Pink Pumper into Service with Prince George’s County (MD) Fire/EMS Department

“The community has adopted our engine ‘Courage’ as a symbol of not just fire suppression but of cancer awareness.  It is amazing to see the many members of the community waving at Courage as it drives by,” said Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor.  “If we motivate just one person to have a test and early detection saves their life, then we have done our job.”

The 1:50 scale model will be precisely engineered to the exact specifications of the real truck. The replica will be manufactured in a variety of materials including photo-etch stainless steel, high-definition resin, wire, rubber, and other composites and metals. Engine 805’s graphic package will also be accurately replicated to an acute level of detail.

“It’s an honor to be involved in a project that reaches even beyond the significance of department pride,” says Nicholas Neumann, President of Fire Replicas. “To partner with great organizations in support of a worthy cause aligns with our mission at Fire Replicas, and we are grateful for the opportunity.”

Each museum piece of this Pierce Velocity pumper replica will include a high quality, custom display case to preserve the model.  An etched stainless steel identification plate will feature the department and truck name, as well as the PGFD seal.

Initial production of the “Courage” replica is planned for 250 pieces and available for purchase at www.firereplicas.com. Availability is currently scheduled for October of 2015.  For questions regarding this release, please call 1.800.481.2450 or email Fire Replicas at info@firereplicas.com.

ABOUT FIRE REPLICAS
Fire Replicas manufactures and markets limited production, museum grade scale models of fire service equipment including engines, aerials, rescues, and TDA’s.  In cooperation with fire departments, dealers, and equipment manufacturers, Fire Replicas scale models are designed and built to real truck specifications and decorations.

ABOUT THE PRINCE GEORGE’S FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT (PGFD)
The Prince Georges County, MD, Fire/EMS Department (PGFD) protects a land area of 500 square miles with portions on the eastern border of The Nation’s Capital. Serving a population of 900 thousand citizens, PGFD is the sixteenth largest Fire Department as well as the largest and busiest combination (career and volunteer staffed) fire departments in America. Forty-five community stations are staffed by a total of eight hundred and forty-two career firefighters and paramedics and approximately sixteen hundred volunteers eligible to operate on emergency incidents. A mixture of around-the-clock career and volunteer crews staffs the majority of the stations.  The annual call volume is just over one hundred and forty-two thousand calls for service, eighty percent of which involve Emergency Medical Service delivery.

ABOUT PIERCE MANUFACTURING
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.

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