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May 13, 2021 by allegiancefr

Walpole, MA (May 13, 2021) ‒ Allegiance Fire & Rescue is pleased to announce the addition of Vengeant Apparatus to their sales line. After researching and planning the past few months, the decision was made to provide your department a quality, functional long-lasting piece of apparatus that meets or exceeds our customers’ expectations. Vengeant offers Mini pumpers, rescues, utility, brush trucks and more. Their construction is cage style framework with extruded corners giving the most robust built body of its class in the industry. These emergency vehicles are built to last and offer some unique features in their market space.

Each vehicle in the Vengeant Apparatus line contains features designed to provide a safe and secure environment for firefighters and rescue personnel to work in. Vengeant has some patented designs giving the customer some of the newest secure innovation on the market.

Vengeant Apparatus based in Annville, PA has been selling equipment and making vehicles your department has been looking for a few years now. This manufacturer builds it right the first time and have an attention to detail that ensures your apparatus is the best in the industry.

“We have been looking for the right apparatus to offer our customer base in this market space. After visiting with the Staff and Owner at Vengeant, we are very impressed with their level of detail and quality of workmanship.” said by Bill O’Connor, VP of Sales and Marketing for Allegiance Fire and Rescue.

“We welcome the Northeast customers and Allegiance Fire & Rescue to Vengeant Apparatus, we are excited to partner with a known and reputable company” said by Mark Sallada, Owner and Founder of Vengeant Apparatus.

For more information call your local sales representative or visit: or

Road Rescue’s emergency vehicles designed to protect patients and EMS providers

Dec 18, 2020 by allegiancefr

Road Rescue / December 16,2020

Road Rescue emergency vehicles are designed, innovated and supported by people who have a deep understanding of the needs of EMS personnel

Company name: Road Rescue
Headquarters: Winter Park, Fla.
Signature Product: Ultramedic ambulance

1. Where did your company name originate from?
Road Rescue was founded in St. Paul, Minnesota. The name speaks to its critical role as a medical transport vehicle. 

2. What was the inspiration behind starting your company?
Road Rescue was founded in 1976 when Bill Huestis purchased a small fabrication shop, R and R Industries. He secured the rights for the name “Road Rescue” and all the design drawings. Road Rescue evolved over the years through various owners, all the time improving and perfecting its designs to better serve EMS providers and establishing itself as a premier provider of custom ambulances.

3. What is your signature product and how does it work? 
Road Rescue is known for the Ultramedic ambulance, available in Type I, Type III and medium duty conversions.

4. Why do you believe your products are essential to the EMS community?
Road Rescue is known worldwide as a custom ambulance manufacturer that continues to pioneer relevant new features to protect crews and patients from accidents and contaminates.

5. What has been the biggest challenge your company has faced?
2020 has been a very challenging year for all of us as we navigate the global pandemic. The Road Rescue team worked closely with its dealers and customers to manage deliveries amid supply disruptions and absenteeism. The primary goal was, and continues to be, keeping everyone safe.

6. What makes your company unique?
Road Rescue emergency vehicles are designed, innovated and supported by people with a customer-led mindset who have a deep understanding of the needs of EMS personnel. 

7. What do your customers like best about you and your products? 
Road Rescue emergency vehicles have a solid reputation for being very safe, durable and remountabilty.  That is why we say that Road Rescue vehicles are “In Service for Life.”

8. What is the most rewarding part of serving the first responder community? 
Knowing that we play an important part in supporting and protecting patients and EMS providers across the nation with safe, dependable emergency vehicles.

9. Is there any fun fact or trivia that you’d like to share about your brand? 
Road Rescue was born in bone-chilling Minnesota and now lives comfortably in sunny Florida.

10. What’s next for your brand? Any upcoming new projects or initiatives? 
Road Rescue is continually innovating its vehicles and challenging the status quo. Watch for updates in 2021.


Apr 22, 2020 by allegiancefr


With over 25 years in the industry, our full- service shop brings you quality like no other.

Our Allegiance Service Center is equipped with a Mobile Test Trailer that allows us to test, diagnose and repair your fire pumps so you can keep your apparatus in full service. Our certified Pierce® Master Technicians, EVT and ASE Technicians provide full NFPA 1911 documentation on each performance test.

An annual pump test is a procedure to document that your fire pump can
perform at its rated capacity from draft. The drivetrain, pump, pump transmission and associated plumbing are run through a progressive series of tests that are designed to verify the system is in sound working condition.
Annual fire pump testing goes a long way toward addressing potentially life-threatening problems. NFPA 1911 fire pump testing requirements are issued with detailed procedures for performing these tests. A few important considerations, annual pump testing allows for safer operations, firefighter safety and a peace of mind that your department is getting the very best. The annual suggested testing requirements in the NFPA 1911 will allow you to show proper documentation and compliance as a department.

The Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) requires annual pump testing and the results help determine the fire suppression capability of your community which will be reflected in local insurance rates.

ISO has a weighted scoring system. The annual pump test is a way to gain the appropriate points to add value to your overall score. To obtain the maximum number of ISO points for pump testing, the fire department is required to have documented tests for at least the previous three years. In addition to ISO points, performing this test on a regular basis will give you peace of mind knowing that your apparatus is ready to deliver when needed.

A pump test should be performed on any pump that has been repaired or modified in such a way that may affect pumping performance. The test not only assures you that the pump and its associated plumbing can deliver its rated capacity; it also demonstrates that the engine and drivetrain are up to the task.

NFPA 1911
21.2 Frequency. Performance tests shall be conducted at least annually; whenever repairs, as listed below, are done; and whenever modification are made to the pump or to any components of the emergency vehicle that are used in pump operations. Repairs requiring a performance test include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Removal of the pump transmission
  2. Removal of fire, wildland, ultra-high-pressure
    or industrial pumps
  3. Removal of chassis transmission, pump
    PTO or pump hydraulic drive
  4. Engine overhaul or removal
  5. Engine injector or injection pump replacement
    or repair
  6. Engine or transmission electronic control
    module (ECM) replacement or
  7. Engine turbo charger replacement
  8. Radiator removal

Preventive maintenance on the apparatus is highly recommended before any pump testing. This includes changing the engine oil, pump transmission oil, associated filters, checking belts, belt tension and hoses, ensuring the radiator is free of debris and servicing the transmission. Preventative annual and biannual maintenance extends the life of your apparatus. Making a certified pump test part of your annual preventive maintenance plan ensures the maximum benefit to your community by having your fire equipment ready to respond!

For information or to schedule a testing call 800.225.4808.

Minuteman Fire and Rescue Acquired by Allegiance Fire and Rescue

Nov 19, 2019 by allegiancefr

Minuteman Fire and Rescue, the exclusive Pierce dealer for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, has been acquired by Allegiance Fire and Rescue, a division of the Massachusetts-based commercial truck dealer Allegiance Trucks, LLC.

APPLETON, Wis. (November 18, 2019) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that Minuteman Fire and Rescue, its exclusive dealer for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermonthas been acquired by Allegiance Fire and Rescue, a division of Massachusetts-based Allegiance Trucks, LLC. Allegiance Fire and Rescue has retained all of Minuteman Fire and Rescue’s employees and operations will continue to be conducted out of the existing facilities in Walpole, Massachusetts.

“Over the years, Minuteman Fire and Rescue’s President Jeff Fournier and his team have provided fire departments throughout New England with superior service and have been instrumental in facilitating Pierce’s custom apparatus sales and aftermarket services in the region,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “Allegiance will bring its significant experience as a respected retailer of commercial vehicles and provider of superior service offerings to the fire departments in this region.”

Allegiance Fire and Rescue plans to immediately make strategic investments to better serve the region, including growing the sales team, adding service bays and locations, expanding its mobile service fleet and parts inventory, adding a pump testing facility, and creating training opportunities for fire department representatives, service technicians, and more.

“We are excited to join Allegiance Fire and Rescue,” said Jeff Fournier, who will be its new President. “Allegiance has committed to broadening service offerings and resources for the fire departments we have served for many years. I can assure our customers that, under Allegiance, we will remain dedicated to their work.”

Allegiance Fire and Rescue’s acquisition will foster greater opportunities for increased value to customers as well as accelerated growth and investments in future service offerings.

“We look forward to developing new relationships and offering New England’s fire departments with an enhanced customer experience,” said Chad Schrempp, chief operating officer of Allegiance Trucks. “Customers should remain confident that we will provide the quality products they have come to trust, and as the Allegiance Fire and Rescue team grows, apparatus support and service will be our top priority.”

To learn more about Pierce Manufacturing and Allegiance Fire and Rescue, visit

This news release was provided by Pierce Manufacturing.