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Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that it has secured an order for an Ascendant 100’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower built on an Arrow XT custom chassis. Sold through Pierce Manufacturing’s dealer, Spartan Fire and Emergency Apparatus, Charleston’s second mid-mount tower order for the fire department follows a previous delivery of the same apparatus in September 2019. Ascendant 100’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower The Charleston Fire Department’s relationship with Spartan Fire and Emergency dates back to 1983" “The Charleston Fire Department’s relationship with Spartan Fire and Emergency dates back to 1983, when we purchased our first Pierce engine,” said Joseph Roberts, Assistant Fire Chief for Charleston Fire Department. Joey adds, “One attribute we look forward to most with the purchase of our second Ascendant Tower is having an identical apparatus to replace a remounted tower. Additionally, the overall length of the apparatus, storefront operation without extending the aerial and low travel height work well when navigating Charleston’s narrow streets and low tree canopies.” Superior drivability, maneuverability and serviceability Since its introduction by Pierce Manucaturing Inc., in 2018, the 100’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower offers superior drivability, maneuverability, operator functionality, and serviceability. Other key features of Charleston Fire Department’s aerial tower include: Mid-mount platform configuration Detroit DD13 525 HP Diesel Engine Allison EVS 4500 Transmission Total length of 42’ and low overall height of 10’ 10” 45-degree cramp angle Basket accessible from ground at full retraction 50-degrees below grade scrub area 20’ set back allows set-up in just 28’ of roadway Integrated ground pads for rapid set-up 254 cubic feet of compartmentalization and 179’ of ground ladders Side-roll protection Compact design and minimal set-up The Aerial Tower provides Charleston Fire Department with an unmatched compact design The new Ascendant 100’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower provides Charleston Fire Department with an unmatched compact design and minimal set-up and space requirements. “Our team is grateful to once again support the incredible work of the Charleston Fire Department with the selection of fire apparatus that we know will best meet their needs,” said Alan Axson, Sales Representative for Spartan Fire and Emergency Apparatus. Alan adds, “With many challenges to consider, we worked collaboratively to find the right apparatus designed for operation in tight and narrow confines. This new apparatus supports a growing fleet of Pierce apparatus within the department and adds to its strategic response capabilities.” Charleston Fire Department The Charleston Fire Department serves a growing, thriving, and historic port city. The department includes four battalions from 17 fire stations with 359 personnel that conduct nearly 20,000 service calls per year across a 134 square-mile radius. Known for its charming, historic architecture, cobblestone streets, and beautiful oak tree-lined neighborhoods, Charleston required an apparatus that will maneuver easily through narrow roadways with a tight turning radius, with minimal rear body swing.
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has secured an order from Hall County Fire Services in Georgia. Sold through Pierce dealer, Ten-8 Fire Equipment, the order includes eight Pierce® Enforcer™ Pumpers and one Ascendant® 107’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Ladder. The new fire apparatus will support the department’s efforts to standardize its fleet to allow personnel consistency in their response and service delivery. Excellent customer service “Our fire department covers 429 square miles with diverse response districts from rural to suburban,” said Christopher Armstrong, Fire Chief of Hall County Fire Services. “We respond to a variety of hazards, and standardization and continuity in our operations are crucial to fulfilling our mission. Both the excellent customer service provided by Ten-8 Fire Equipment and the quality of Pierce apparatus contributed to our decision to execute this significant order.” Hall County Fire Services’ new fire apparatus will feature: Pierce Enforcer Pumpers Extended cab and raised roof 750-gallon tank with low hose bed 1500 GPM Waterous Pump Detroit Diesel DD13 525 HP Engine TAK-4® Independent Suspension Side roll and frontal impact protection Multiplex electrical system with Command Zone screen Additional storage cabinetry for EMS equipment Ascendant 107’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Ladder Enforcer chassis with extended cab and raised roof 500-gallon tank 2000 GPM Waterous Pump Detroit Diesel DD13 525 HP Engine TAK-4 Independent Suspension Side roll and frontal impact protection Multiplex electrical system with Command Zone screen Single rear axle configuration Additional storage cabinetry for EMS equipment and extrication tools Essential safety features “Our team is honored that our longstanding relationship with Hall County Fire Services continues with an order of such magnitude for their community,” said Guy Binion, sales representative for Ten-8 Fire Equipment. “The eight pumpers and aerial ladder offer the desired level of standardization of apparatus operation, training, and vehicle maintenance, as well as superior maneuverability, innovative design, and essential safety features. We are confident the new fire trucks are the optimal choice for department’s response area.” Hall County Fire Services’ new fire apparatus will support the work of 369 personnel, 16 stations, and an annual service call volume of over 25,000 per year. Delivery of the eight pumpers and the aerial ladder is expected to take place in December 2020.
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that the Eighth Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb set to take place on the steps of Lambeau Field in September, will now be hosted as a virtual fundraising event in support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). Co-sponsored by the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field has been recognized as the largest event of its kind in the United States. Due to the unprecedented circumstances the world has faced in recent months, and after much careful consideration, Pierce and the Green Bay Metro Fire Department determined it was in the best interest of the participants and the community to shift the stair climb to a virtual event. Organizers have set a virtual fundraising goal of $125,000, and ask all who would like to participate to still climb on their own or make a direct donation for those who were lost but not forgotten. reduce firefighter deaths Last year’s historic event raised over $115,000, with all proceeds directly benefitting the NFFF “We are certainly disappointed to cancel this year’s 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau,” said Jim Johnson, President of Pierce Manufacturing. “We honor the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which tirelessly works to support the remembrance of America’s fallen firefighters, assist their families, and reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. For this reason, we encourage all to take part in our virtual fundraising opportunity at any level possible." The NFFF uses contributed funds to honor and remember America’s fallen firefighters by providing resources to assist their families in rebuilding their lives. Last year’s historic event raised over $115,000, with all proceeds directly benefitting the NFFF. Nearly 2,200 members of the fire service, their families, friends, and community members climbed the steps of Lambeau Field to pay tribute to the 343 FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives on 9/11. virtual participation Although the on-site 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field is canceled this year, virtual participation and fundraising contributions will go directly to support the NFFF’s initiatives. All are welcome to support and honor the 343 fallen firefighters of September 11, 2001.
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