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DASH CF Custom apparatus unveiled by Pierce at FDIC 2011

Published on 25 March 2011
Pierce Manufacturing’s Dash CF custom apparatus
Pierce Manufacturing unveiled the revolutionary cab forward Dash CF custom apparatus at FDIC 2011

There are two Dash CF pumpers on display. Both vehicles feature a 450 hp engine, 70-inch cab with raised roof and an overall height of 9-feet 9-inches.

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, unveiled the all-new Dash CF custom Apparatus at the opening of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind. The Dash CF features an innovative tilting cab-forward design that repositions the engine rearward and down low between the frame rails, resulting in a wide-open interior configuration. Two Dash CF apparatus were flanked by seven additional Pierce vehicles inside Lucas Oil Stadium in booth #8805/9902.

"The Dash CF is designed to meet the situation readiness needs of firefighters: it is, in effect, built around the firefighters and not around the power train and fire pump," said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. "Every component of its cab forward design is engineered to help firefighters prepare for any emergency and respond with confidence. We are proud to showcase its many advantages to FDIC visitors, along with a full range of Pierce aerials, pumpers and rescue vehicles."

There are two Dash CF pumpers on display. Both vehicles feature a 450 hp engine, 70-inch cab with raised roof and an overall height of 9-feet 9-inches. Each apparatus also features a 177-inch aluminum body, PUC 1500 gpm pump, 500-gallon water tank, Command Zone advanced electronics and single point service access.

An interior view of the Dash CF pumper
The Dash CF is is designed in a way so that firefighters can respond to incidents with greater efficiency

Other vehicles on display include a first-of-its-kind aluminum rear mount PUC aerial platform, shown courtesy of the Sister Bay Fire Department in Wisc., that features the innovative Pierce Ultimate Configuration, 1500-gpm single stage pump, pump and roll with two-step shift technology, and a short-jack spread of 12-ft 3-inches. The unit also features a Velocity 70-inch cab with 10-inch raised roof, TAK-4 independent front suspension and side roll protection. In addition, a Quantum pumper, shown courtesy of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, Calif., features an overall height of 9-feet 10-inches, a 152-inch aluminum body and an overall length less that 32-feet. The vehicle is built with a 700-gallon "New York style" water tank, 1500-gpm single stage pump, Husky 3 foam system, and stainless steel plumbing.

An Arrow XT Heavy Duty Ladder, shown courtesy of the Stoughton Fire Department of Mass., features a 105-ft aerial device, 10-inch raised roof cab, front and side roll protection systems, blue LED rope lighting on all ladder sections, an aerial collision avoidance system and a 500-lb dry tip load capacity. The Saber pumper on display features an extended cab with 12-inch raised roof, 6-person seating capacity and an overall height of 9-ft 6-inches. The vehicle features a 1,000-gallon water tank, 1250-gpm single stage pump, foam system with 30-gallon foam cell, aluminum body with roll-up doors and standard NFPA ground ladder storage.

A Responder pumper, built on a Freightliner chassis and with an overall height of 10-feet, is also on display. This vehicle features an extended cab with side storage compartments, 3-person seating capacity (with a Pierce exclusive center third seat), 1,000-gallon water tank, stainless steel plumbing, and a Command Zone advanced electronics system. Also on display is a 75-foot heavy-duty aluminum ladder built on the Impel chassis. This apparatus features a 70-inch cab length, seating for six firefighters, and a frontal air bag and side roll protection system to enhance safety. The vehicle is equipped with TAK-4 independent front suspension, Command Zone advanced electronics and 101-feet of ground ladder storage.

A non-walk-in heavy-duty rescue vehicle, shown courtesy of the Hillcrest Fire Department in NC, is on display as well. This rescue is built on a Velocity chassis with a 220-inch wheelbase, seating for six firefighters and both front impact and side roll protection systems. The 20.5-foot aluminum rescue body features four roof storage compartments, a roof light tower, electric awning, 40 kW 3-phase PTO-driven generator, complete breathing air system and a wide assortment of shelves, utility trays, and tool boards. Other Pierce vehicles on display at FDIC include a Peterbilt pumper in booth #9902 and a Freightliner pumper in booth 4120.

Finally, the Oshkosh Foundation is sponsoring a "signature wall" within the Pierce booth. For every signature collected at FDIC, the Oshkosh Foundation will donate $1 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) up to a total $10,000. 


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