PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PLACES PINK PIERCE® PUMPER, “COURAGE,” INTO SERVICE TO PROMOTE CANCER AWARENESS
Atlantic Emergency Solutions, Inc. (Atlantic) and Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, has delivered a Pierce® Velocity™ pumper to Prince George’s County, Maryland Fire/EMS Department (PGFD) located in Largo, Maryland. Nicknamed “Courage” through a contest conducted through the department’s social media outlets. PGFD chose to have the pumper painted pink with a lavender stripe — the first ever new Pierce vehicle so painted — as a way to promote its campaign to fight breast cancer and all other types of cancer.
“This new Pierce pumper expands a conversation between our department and the citizens of Prince George’s County; it’s a real community relations builder,” said Fire Chief Marc Bashoor of PGFD “When we ordered these six Pierce apparatus, the decision was made to paint one of the pumpers pink in order to build momentum for our ongoing cancer awareness program. The typical reaction we get is that of amazement, but the underlying goal is to encourage citizens to get screened and tested on a regular basis.”
Atlantic Emergency Solutions serves the states of Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, North Carolina, Virginia and the West Virginia counties of Berkeley, Morgan, Mineral and Jefferson as a total solution provider.
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