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Pierce showcases its 11 fire and emergency apparatus at FDIC 2015 in Indianapolis

Published on 28 April 2015
Pumper vehicles on display include a Pierce Dash® CF PUC pumper, an Impel PUC pumper, a Pierce Arrow XT pumper

Pierce booth to provide a wide range of the industry’s finest apparatus, as well as the latest innovative technologies

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, and the leading North American manufacturer of fire and emergency vehicles, is showcasing 11 fire and emergency apparatus at Lucas Oil Stadium during the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind. The display features two important new product introductions – the game-changing Pierce® Ascendant™ 107-foot heavy-duty steel ladder built on a single rear axle configuration, and new generation Pierce Command Zone™ advanced electronics system with integrated GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities.

Wide range of latest innovative technologies

“The fire industry comes to the Pierce booth for a hands-on look at a wide range of the industry’s finest apparatus, as well as the latest innovative technologies,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing. “With the new Pierce Ascendant 107-foot single rear axle aerial and the next generation of Command Zone electronics – along with a full-range of pumpers, rescues, and aerials – visitors will experience the very best Pierce has to offer.”

The all-new Pierce Ascendant heavy-duty aerial ladder (HDL), a 107-foot steel aerial that rides on a single rear axle configuration is front and center in the Pierce booth. Available on a wide range of Pierce custom chassis, the Pierce Ascendant – with five patents pending – redefines the performance capabilities in the single rear axle category.

The new Pierce Command Zone™ system offers enhanced capabilities to benefit the driver, officer, and maintenance teams – and features technologies such as integrated GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity for a whole new level of performance. Three unique Command Zone displays in the booth showcase its many benefits and future capabilities.

In addition to the Pierce Ascendant 107-foot single rear axle HDL, other aerial apparatus on display include a 75-foot aerial ladder built on the Pierce Impel chassis (courtesy of the Mayfield, Kentucky Fire Department). Also featured are a 100-foot Pierce Aerial Platform built on the Arrow XT™ chassis (shown courtesy of the Goshen Fire Company), a 100-foot tiller manufactured on the Pierce Arrow XT chassis, and a four-section 105-foot Pierce Heavy-Duty steel ladder.

Other vehicles on display

Pumper vehicles on display include a Pierce Dash® CF PUC pumper, an Impel PUC pumper (courtesy of the Stone Harbor, New Jersey Fire Department), a Pierce Arrow XT pumper (courtesy of the Wesley Chapel, North Carolina Fire Department), a Quantum® pumper (courtesy of the Mesa, Arizona Fire Department), and a Pierce Saber® pumper (courtesy of the Indianapolis, Indiana Fire Department.)

Rounding out the booth is a Pierce Velocity® non walk-in rescue vehicle (courtesy of the Harrisburg, Virginia Fire Department).

A Pierce commercial tanker is on display at the Freightliner booth. Several additional Pierce apparatus are on hand, including multiple Pierce aerials located outdoors in conjunction with FDIC’s hands-on training (H.O.T.) programs.

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