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Madison Fire Department unveils first-ever electric fire truck

Pierce Manufacturing’s Volterra electric vehicle, the first-ever all-electric municipal fire truck, is now in service at Madison Fire Station 8 on Lien Road. 

The Madison Fire Department, City of Madison, Pierce Manufacturing and Oshkosh Airport Products introduced the revolutionary Volterra™ platform of electric vehicles for the fire and emergency market on Tuesday.

“The City of Madison is committed to many sustainability initiatives allowing us to meet our needs without compromising those of future generations,” said Madison Fire Chief Steven Davis in a statement. “Pierce’s Volterra electric pumper allows us to keep an environmentally-conscious focus on reducing emissions while maintaining our traditional pumper configuration without impacting our operational procedures. We are eager to lead change by responsibly supporting our environment together with achieving our critical daily missions.”

Pierce Manufacturing, the maker of the vehicle, claims the 21-ton Pierce Volterra that has been placed in service with the City of Madison Fire Department is the first one in North America.