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Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that it has secured an order for nine pumpers built on a Freightliner chassis from Dyer County Fire Department located in Northwest Tennessee. Emergency vehicle specialists Sold through Pierce dealer for Tennessee and Arkansas, Emergency Vehicle Specialists, the order for nine pumpers is the largest in the department’s history and will be distributed among each of its nine fire stations to replace aging apparatus. Our current fleet of Pierce fire trucks was purchased in 1993 and has served us well" “Our current fleet of Pierce fire trucks was purchased in 1993 and has served us well,” said James Medling, Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director for Dyer County Fire Department. “When considering our needs for new fire apparatus, keeping a 100 percent Pierce fleet was an easy decision. We’ve been impressed with the performance and lifespan of our Pierce pumpers, as well as the easy accessibility to regional service support.” Providing expanded service support The Dyer County Fire Department’s nine new Pierce Pumpers will feature: Freightliner M2-106 commercial chassis Cummins 360 hp engine Hale 1,250 GPM pump 1,000-gallon water tank TFT deluge gun Dump valve in rear of apparatus 1,500-gallon portable tank on the top hose bed “Particularly in rural communities like many of the ones we serve, trust and longtime relationships are critical elements of our business,” said Bob Dudley, sales representative for Emergency Vehicle Specialists and incoming president of the Tennessee Fire Chief’s Association. “We’ve been honored to support the Dyer County Fire Department for nearly 30 years. We are grateful to once again work collaboratively to not only put the best fire trucks into service for the community but also provide expanded service support and parts inventory.” Strategic procurement resources The new Pierce Pumpers will serve dual purposes as both pumpers and tankers Dyersburg/Dyer County is located 75 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee, and is the hub of a 10-county region. The Dyer County Fire Department covers a service area encompassing 550 square miles, 40,000 residents, and an extensive manufacturing sector, large agri-business base, and regional shopping mall. To best serve the department’s diverse needs among nine stations, the new Pierce Pumpers will serve dual purposes as both pumpers and tankers. Additionally, the benefits of selecting Pierce’s commercial chassis include an economical and streamlined engineering and production process – which is often an ideal option for rural departments. Chief Medling continued, “We are grateful to our county commission representatives who were gracious in their support of our new apparatus purchase, as we secured financing through grants for rural communities and low-interest financing through strategic procurement resources. They will join us in our celebration, along with the Dyer County community, as we welcome the new pumpers into service with delivery planned to take place in April 2021.”
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has announced that Global Emergency Products, dealer for Illinois and Indiana, was acquired by MacQueen Emergency. The acquisition is comprised of territories and all facilities, including dealership and service locations. MacQueen Emergency, a customer-focused provider of the highest-quality emergency products, will begin offering expanded services to Illinois and Indiana, while continuing to service its existing regions of Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Customer-focused provider “In recent months, we’ve integrated the experienced Global Emergency Products’ team with MacQueen Emergency’s customer-focused philosophies,” said Dan Gage, President and CEO of MacQueen Emergency. “We will keep a heightened focus on emergency equipment and expanding service offerings that help make an impact on the critical work firefighters do each day.” As MacQueen Emergency’s territory now includes Illinois and Indiana, expanded sales and service initiatives have begun including: Recruitment of several service technicians in each location with training and certification opportunities Additional mobile service units to aid service accessibility for rural customers Southern Illinois customers gain access to a convenient service location in Eureka, MO Expanded parts inventory in all locations Large-scale parts inventory MacQueen Emergency is known for its large-scale parts inventory, operator support, and multi-state service network. The acquisition and expansion place an even greater focus on parts, service, and emergency equipment throughout the dealer’s seven-state region. “Over the last 41 years, the Global Emergency Products team built a brand that was highly recognized for their commitment and dedication to serving fire departments,” said Jim Johnson, President of Pierce Manufacturing. “Now operating as MacQueen Emergency, I know the synergy among the collaborative team will continue to increase and enhance the service and sales support for our customers.” With the acquisition of Global Emergency Products, MacQueen Group has also absorbed Temco Machinery Inc., which makes MacQueen the Oshkosh Airport Products dealer in Indiana, Illinois and Northern Kentucky.
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has announced that it has secured an order for eight custom pumpers from Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services based just south of Atlanta in Riverdale, Georgia. Sold through the exclusive Pierce dealer for Georgia and Florida, Ten-8 Fire Equipment, the order for eight Pierce Enforcer Pumpers is the largest in the department’s history and a continuation of Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services’ 2016 apparatus additions. Like the pumpers ordered in 2016, the new pumpers will also be built on the Enforcer custom chassis adding to the 100 percent Pierce fleet. Pierce Enforcer Pumpers “This purchase completes the initiative to create consistency by making our fleet of first-out pumpers, as well as our reserve fleet, all Pierce Apparatus,” said Landry Merkison, Fire Chief and Emergency Services Director for Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services. “Our firefighters will now have the unique ability to work between pumpers in the field, as well as our reserve fleet, with uniformity in each apparatus when it comes to layout and operations of the unit.” The eight new Pierce Enforcer Pumpers will feature: Hale 1,500 GPM pump Cummins L9 450 hp Allison 5th Generation Transmission 750-gallon booster tank Pierce rear camera system Low hose bed/crosslays 197-inch wheelbase Pierce Carcinogen Awareness & Reduction to Exposure (CARE) clean cab features Efficient fire apparatus equipment Our team is grateful to once again support the incredible work of Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services" “Our team is grateful to once again support the incredible work of Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services with the selection of fire apparatus that we know will best meet their needs,” said Jeff Amlong, Sales Consultant for Ten-8 Fire Equipment. Jeff adds, “Our team would also like to recognize the important role of Clayton County’s Board of Commissioners, Finance Department, and Central Services who were all instrumental in making the apparatus order a reality. It was a team effort across the board that had a lot of moving parts, and in the end, all parties worked together toward the common goal of putting the right apparatus in place to best serve the community.” Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services is an all-hazards department with 14 fire stations covering a service area encompassing approximately 122 square miles and 259,000 residents. Given the department’s proximity to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, as well as three major interstates that run through Clayton County, daily populations served can swell to over one million during peak hours. Tim Sweat, Assistant Fire Chief and Chief Financial Officer for Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services said, “The trust we have in Ten-8 Fire Equipment and Pierce to provide the durability, customer service after the sale, and unique support for the American Fire Service, gives us confidence that we will have optimal resources to offer the extraordinary level of fire protection that our community deserves.”