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Calgary Fire Department first in Canada to receive Pierce’s electric fire truck

By CFF Staff   

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May 24, 2024, Calgary — Calgary Fire Department plans to put a Pierce Volterra Electric Pumper into service this summer, the first placement of the company’s electric model in Canada.

Calgary is the fourth department to receive the Volterra, following Madison, Wis., Gilbert, Ariz., and Portland, Ore.

Manufactured on a Pierce Enforcer custom chassis, the pumper is equipped with a parallel-electric drivetrain with a 244 kWh-battery solution and a patented electro-mechanical infinitely variable transmission.

Other features include a 500-gallon water tank, Waterous CMU 1500 GPM two-stage pump, Husky 3 foam system, and cold climate package.


The city of Calgary committed to transitioning to electric and low-carbon vehicle technologies in their Green Fleet Strategy, which is part of their 2023 to 2026 Climate Implementation Plan that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent by 2030.

The pumper is being showcased by Commercial Emergency Equipment at the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association conference and trade show on May 26 and 27.

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