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Pierce deploys seven of its Arrow XT custom pumpers at Memphis Division of Fire Services

Pierce Arrow XT is engineered for heavy-duty performance in rugged urban environments, and these trucks are an excellent choice to protect the city’s citizens and infrastructure
Three of the seven Pierce’s Arrow XT are specially equipped foam pumpers and the remaining four are PUC pumpers

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, has placed seven Pierce Arrow XT custom pumpers into service at the Memphis Division of Fire Services located in Memphis, Tenn. Three of the seven apparatus are specially equipped foam pumpers and the remaining four are PUC pumpers.

“We’re extremely proud to see this fleet of custom pumpers on duty with the Memphis Division of Fire Services,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “The Pierce Arrow XT is engineered for heavy-duty performance in rugged urban environments, and these trucks are an excellent choice to protect the city’s citizens and infrastructure.”

The three custom foam pumpers are deployed to protect areas surrounding the city’s historic Mississippi River port district. Each is equipped with a Pierce exclusive DD13 big block 450 hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, a 19-inch front bumper extension, a 10-inch raised roof cab, and seating for six. The firefighting system includes a 500-gallon water tank, a 250-gallon Class B foam tank, a 25-gallon Class B foam tank, and a 500-lb dry chemical system. The foam pumpers feature a 1500 gpm single stage pump, a Husky 12 dual agent foam system feeding six discharges, and a roof-mounted 1250 gpm electric monitor.

The four PUC pumpers each feature a DD13 500 hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, side roll and frontal air bag protection system, seating for six firefighters, and an EMS compartment inside the cab. These pumpers also include a 750-gallon water tank, a 30-gallon foam cell, and a Husky 12 single agent foam system. The aluminium body features full height and full depth compartments, nine adjustable shelves, a swing-out tool board, 500-pound capacity slide out trays, low mount crosslays, and two lift-up roof compartments.

Pierce dealer, EVS Mid-South, provides local service and support through its full service facilities in Memphis, Tenn. “From factory trained technicians to mobile service vehicles, we’re committed to meeting the needs of first responders throughout Tennessee and Arkansas,” said Bobby Wharton, president of EVS Mid-South.

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