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Oshkosh showcases Pierce rescue vehicle at IACP Conference and Expo

Published on 26 October 2011
Oshkosh Corporation Light Rescue vehicle, the vehicle is engineered to support a wide range of emergencies
Oshkosh Corporation provides a comprehensive lineup of custom law enforcement vehicles

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) is featuring vehicles from three of its brands - Pierce Manufacturing, Oshkosh Defense and Frontline Communications - at the 118th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition that opens this week and runs through October 26 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, Ill.

The vehicles on display in booth #1981 include a Pierce® Light Rescue vehicle, an Oshkosh® Tactical Protector Vehicle (TPV) and a Frontline™ C-17 Suburban command vehicle.

“Oshkosh is uniquely positioned to offer the industry’s most complete and comprehensive lineup of custom law enforcement vehicles, including: armored tactical vehicles, mobile crime lab vehicles, bomb response and canine units, and sophisticated incident command vehicles,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency.  “Oshkosh has a proud history of serving defense, law enforcement and the homeland security markets. We offer a single source solution, sharing advanced technologies among all of the Oshkosh brands to help law enforcement and homeland security teams perform effectively and efficiently.”

Johnson added, “The demands faced by law enforcement professionals continue to grow more challenging and dangerous. Oshkosh recognises that the vehicles and equipment used by these highly specialised response teams must keep pace to enable optimal performance and safety.”

On display at the Oshkosh booth are the following vehicles:

Frontline C-17 Suburban Rapid Response Vehicle can deliver emergency command and communications
An Agile Mesh system shares video between remote portable cameras and vehicles

Pierce Light Rescue Vehicle
The nimble Pierce Light Rescue vehicle is custom engineered to efficiently support a wide range of emergencies. The vehicle is built on a heavy-duty Ford F-550 chassis with a non-walk-in, 12-foot aluminum body. The Pierce Light Rescue features 4 x 4 all wheel drive, seating for five passengers, SCBA air bottle storage, roll up doors, a wide selection of shelving and storage trays, a GPS system, a rear safety vision camera with a 7-inch camera inside the cab, an 8kW generator and a high intensity light tower.

Oshkosh Tactical Protector Vehicle (TPV)
The Oshkosh TPV is a game-changing, high-mobility tactical vehicle engineered to meet the challenges faced by tactical officers responding to high-risk situations in both urban and rural environments. The TPV’s incredible performance is made possible through its Oshkosh- engineered high-mobility chassis, military-grade armor protection system, configurable exterior and interior arrangements and compact size. The vehicle is based on a heavy-duty Ford F-550 chassis shortened to achieve a highly maneuverable 116-inch wheelbase. Its suspension system has been completely redesigned for maximum compliance and control under the most challenging on-and off-road conditions. The TPV on display features a new V-10 gasoline engine, complete NIJ Level IV protection, nine gunports, electrically deployed skip plates, FLIR camera and military spec run-flat tires. 

Frontline C-17 Suburban Rapid Response Vehicle
The Frontline C-17 Suburban Rapid Response Vehicle, shown courtesy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is available with a wide range of equipment to deliver emergency command and communications. The versatile C-17 configuration offers a centre console with laptop mount and space for custom configured radios, custom storage cabinets, workstation with printer access, a rear command area with laptop station, side storage for boards and tables, a roof mounted LED lighting system and exterior power connections. A Cisco convergence router provides VPN and four digit extension connectivity. An Agile Mesh system shares video between remote portable cameras and vehicles and a Wi-Fi mesh shares data between vehicles.  A Cisco fibre based network extension provides remote operations. Voice, video and data over satellite and radio interoperability are provided by a VSAT antenna system and JPS ACU-2000. A 32” LED display is installed in the rear compartment for incident briefings.

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