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BME Joins Strategic Alliance with Pierce Manufacturing

BME Fire Trucks and Pierce Manufacturing

Boise, ID (September 16, 2021) – BME Fire Trucks announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Pierce Manufacturing Inc. This alliance will facilitate greater collaboration between BME and Pierce within the wildland market. BME will be moving from a factory-direct model to an independent dealer distribution model, which will provide new and existing BME customers with comprehensive service, parts inventory, and support.


BME has served fire and emergency professionals for over thirty years and is considered a premier wildland apparatus manufacturer. Manufacturing apparatus for CAL FIRE, BLM, USFS, and municipal fire departments.


“BME prides itself with being a leader in the wildland apparatus market,” said Chad Moffat, president of BME Fire Trucks.“We believe our alliance with Pierce will enhance our ability to create and develop better products, provide accessible service, and create more opportunities for our customers in the future.”


BME wildland products are renowned for equipping firefighters with durable, safe, and high-quality apparatus. BME’s reputation has a rich history of innovation and advanced mobility solutions for addressing harsh wildland environments, which complements Pierce Manufacturing and its manufacturing practices.


“This is an important day for both Pierce and BME customers,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president, and president, Fire & Emergency. “We understand that fire and rescue departments face special challenges related to wildland environments. With this investment, Pierce will work with BME to provide the best possible wildland offerings to meet these unique challenges.”


About BME Fire Trucks

BME Fire Trucks was founded in 1990 and changed ownership in 2014, growing over 1000% and becoming the leading wildland manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include water tenders, tactical tenders, crew carriers, and wildland-urban interface engines. To learn more about BME, visit www.bmefire.com.

Read more about the alliance with Pierce Manufacturing. 

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