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Pierce Manufacturing displays fire and rescue vehicles at Fire-Rescue International (FRI) 2012

Published on 23 August 2012
Pierce Manufacturing displayed seven fire apparatus at Fire Rescue International 2012
The Pierce vehicles on display included five custom apparatus, a pumper tanker and responder pumper

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation Company recently displayed seven fire and rescue vehicles at the 2012 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire-Rescue International (FRI) Conference and Exposition in Denver, Colo.

The vehicles include five custom apparatus on display at Pierce’s booth #9001. A Pierce pumper tanker is also being showcased at the Peterbilt booth #4009, and a Responder pumper, shown courtesy of the Costilla County Fire Protection District, in Colo., can be seen at Freightliner’s booth #4025.

“Pierce has 30 years of custom fire chassis experience. The knowledge gained over that time is reflected in every fire and emergency vehicle we build,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “Meeting the needs of firefighters is Pierce’s top priority, and we are proud to showcase several impressive examples at the year’s largest assembly of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.”

Vehicles on display include a Pierce Dash CF 105-foot heavy-duty ladder featuring the Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) design, the Pierce exclusive DD13 500 hp big block engine, and the side roll protection system. The Dash CF features an open interior configuration that helps firefighters better prepare for the unexpected situations they face when arriving on scene. The four-section, heavy-duty, rear mounted steel aerial ladder features a14-foot stabilizer spread, a five-inch waterway, an electric nozzle, and LED lighting along its entire length.

Also exhibited is a Dash CF pumper, shown courtesy of the Cedar Hill Fire Department in Cedar Hill, Tex., which features a 450 hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, Command Zone advanced electronics, and frontal impact and side roll protection systems. All Dash CF pumpers offer the PUC configuration with its simplified two-step pump shift operation. The entire pump system is located above the frame for easier and quicker service and maintenance.

A second aerial ladder, shown courtesy of the Golden, Colo. Fire Department, is built on the Pierce Velocity chassis. This vehicle features a quint configuration with a single rear axle, a 450 hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, and a 75-foot aluminum aerial device.

A Pierce Arrow XT pumper, on display courtesy of Del Mar Fire Department of Del Mar, Calif., features a 500 hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, the PUC pump system, a 500-gallon water tank, a Husky 3 single-agent foam system, and a raised roof cab with seating for six firefighters.

A Pierce Saber pumper is on display courtesy of the Southeast Weld Fire Protection District in Keenesburg, Colo. This vehicle features a 450 hp engine, PUC pump system, a 19-inch front bumper extension, a 12-inch raised roof cab with seating for six firefighters, and for the officer an additional five inches of legroom.

The Responder pumper is built on a Freightliner chassis and features Command Zone advanced electronics, a 1,000 gallon water tank, a 1250 gpm single stage pump, stainless steel plumbing, and a hosebed capacity of 1500 feet of 2.5-inch hose and 400-feet of 1.5-inch hose. The pumper tanker, built on a Peterbilt chassis, features a 1700 gallon water tank, a 184-inch long body, roll-up doors with adjustable shelves, and a 1250 gpm single stage pump.

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