Children, firefighters get up close with new firetrucks (20 photos)

Images from Commercial Emergency Equiptment Co. Demonstration Day in Goulais, September 16, 2021 (Dan Gray/

If you wanted to spend some time with about $3 million worth of fire trucks, Goulais Fire Hall should have been your destination yesterday morning.

Children from nearby Mountainview Public School, as well as firefighters from across the region, stopped to take in the Commercial Emergency Equipment Company’s tour stop.

They brought five trucks to the show, but the star with the kids was the 2021 Pierce 100 ft aerial ladder truck. The look on the kids faces, or at least in their eyes, was pure awe as their Vice-Principal and former Fire Chief Ed Haley worked with company reps to spin the ladder.

“With COVID being the way it was for the last 18 months, there hasn’t been a lot of shows so what we are trying to do is get out in front of customers, let them walk around vehicles, and check out the new products we are offering,” said Alex Cafovski, one of Commercial’s reps at the stop.

On Display was a Pierce Enforcer Ascendant Aerial, Pierce Maxisaber white/red pumper, the red pumper is a Pierce Enforcer and the Frieghtliner is a MAXI PIC 1600 gallon tanker according to Cafovski.

Goulais Fire and Rescue just purchased their own new fire truck from the company. The 2021 Pierce 3000 gallon tanker is expected to be delivered towards the end of October said Deputy Chief Kris Rooley.

Goulais Fire and Rescue also had their current three trucks also on display, however the kids attention as well as the visitors, were most definitely on the new vehicles present.

The trucks were headed to Thunder Bay as the next stop, with the goal of making around 20 stops between here and the west coast.

Stay with SaultOnline and we will keep you posted on the delivery of the newest truck to Algoma in the coming weeks.