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Pierce Manufacturing provides 15 fire and emergency apparatus to Clackamas Fire District in Oregon

Published on 3 May 2016
The two Pierce Arrow XT 100-ft aerial tillers are designed to navigate the many narrow roads in the district’s older communities
The purchase includes Pierce custom pumpers, aerial tillers, tankers, rescues and wildland units

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, recently announced an order for 15 Pierce fire and emergency apparatus from Clackamas Fire District #1 in Oregon. The purchase includes six Pierce® Dash® CF custom pumpers, two Pierce Arrow XT™ aerial tillers, three Pierce 3,000-gallon tankers, two Pierce Type 3 wildland apparatus, one Pierce Arrow XT heavy-duty rescue, and one Pierce air-light heavy-duty rescue. Once the new vehicles are delivered, Clackamas FD #1 will be a 100% frontline Pierce fleet, and the six new Dash CF pumpers will join two others already in service with the department.

“Pierce builds fire and emergency apparatus of all types and capabilities to help our customers achieve the highest level of performance, and then we back them up with unmatched service and support,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation Executive Vice President and President of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing. “It’s especially gratifying to see this very busy and highly regarded department become a 100% front line Pierce fleet, centred around the game-changing Dash CF apparatus.”

“Having these new apparatus join our department is very good for both our community and our firefighters,” said Ryan Hari, Deputy Chief at Clackamas County FD #1. “They will enhance our response capabilities, and are a real morale booster – demonstrating to our employees that the community is investing not only in them but in the equipment they use to do their jobs.”

Pierce Dash CF pumpers

The six Pierce Dash CF pumpers each feature a Detroit Diesel DD13 470 HP engine, TAK-4® independent front suspension, and the PUC pump configuration. “We’ll soon have eight frontline Dash CF PUC pumpers,” said Chief Hari. “The outward visibility is unlike any other apparatus, and, being lower to the ground, the Dash CF offers excellent ergonomics and easy access. Pierce has done quite a bit to make these vehicles user-friendly and safer for firefighters.”

Pierce Arrow XT 100-ft aerial tillers

The two Pierce Arrow XT 100-ft aerial tillers are designed to navigate the many narrow roads in the district’s older communities as well as the roundabouts and cul-de-sacs found in many of the newer communities. These apparatus feature TAK-4 independent suspension, Command Zone advanced electronics, a 300-gallon water tank, a full complement of ground ladders, and blue LED lighting along the entire length of the aerial device.

Other vehicles on order include a Pierce Arrow XT heavy-duty rescue with a Detroit DD13 525 hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension and TAK-4 T3 independent suspension on the tandem rear axles for enhanced maneuverability and greater ride comfort. A second heavy-duty rescue vehicle is a Pierce non walk-in configuration that will refill SCBA air bottles on scene and also provide rehab for firefighters. It features a breathing air compressor, fill system, and high pressure reel, as well as an electric awning and a lavatory.

Pierce Type 3 wildland apparatus

The pair of Pierce Type 3 wildland apparatus are built on a Freightliner M2 chassis with 4 X 4 all-wheel drive, seating for four firefighters, a 500-gpm two-stage pump, and a Pierce Husky® 3 single agent foam system. Finally, three Pierce tankers will support firefighting operations throughout the districts’ many rural areas.

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