Pierce® fire trucks and Medtec® ambulances official emergency response vehicles of Daytona International Speedway
Published on 19 February 2009
Pierce Manufacturing and Medtec Ambulance, both Oshkosh Corporation companies, are continuing their longstanding relationships with the Daytona International Speedway. For the 11th consecutive year, Pierce has been named its Official Fire Truck and, for the 8th consecutive year, Medtec its Official Ambulance. The Daytona International Speedway is home of the Daytona® 500 - "The Great American Race" - the most prestigious motor sports event in America.
Pierce fire apparatus and Medtec ambulances will provide year-round fire and emergency protection for the Speedway Fire and EMS Departments. The Pierce and Medtec vehicles are adorned in racing graphics and will be on display on Speedway grounds when not in service.
"It is a real honor for Pierce and Medtec to continue our relationship with Daytona International Speedway; we are proud to provide state-of-the-art fire apparatus and ambulances that will protect racing teams and fans at this fantastic venue," said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. "It's also a tremendous thrill for our customers and dealers to see our vehicles perform at racing's top events."
In addition to The Daytona 500, the Speedway also hosts the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Coke Zero 400 Powered by
Pierce is supplying a total of seven fire apparatus to the Speedway: three Contender® custom pumpers, one Impel™ custom pumper, two Contender mini-pumpers and one Contender Patrol Unit. Six Medtec® Field Duty Type II ambulances will also be on duty.
"We are pleased to have the vehicles and support of Pierce fire apparatus and Medtec ambulances at Daytona International Speedway. To protect our drivers and fans, firefighters and emergency personnel are always ready to respond to the most extreme performance situations," said Michael Cordle, Daytona International Speedway fire chief.
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