|The milestone was reached with the delivery of a Pierce® Velocity™ pumper vehicle|
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, placed in service its 100th active front line fire and emergency apparatus with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue department in Fairfax County, Virginia. The milestone was reached with the delivery of a Pierce® Velocity™ pumper vehicle.
“Fairfax County is a premier innovative Class 1 ISO rated all-hazards department that we’re proud to say has now taken delivery of over 100 Pierce apparatus,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “Tremendously gratifying, it’s also a great responsibility to be selected as the apparatus of choice for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. It speaks volumes for Pierce and the team at Atlantic Emergency Solutions.”
“Our firefighters and paramedics' value safety and reliability as our highest priorities when it comes to front-line apparatus,” said Glenn Mason, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue captain, apparatus. “Ease of operation and second-to-none maintenance support of our apparatus are equally important.”
Pierce Velocity pumper
The newest Pierce Velocity pumper for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue is equipped with a Pierce-exclusive Detroit Diesel DD13 500 hp engine, TAK-4® independent front suspension, side roll and frontal impact protection, and seating for six firefighters. The firefighting system includes a 750-gallon water tank, a 1500 GPM single stage pump, and a Husky® 3 single agent foam system with a 40-gallon foam cell.
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department - A combination all-hazards department
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is a combination all-hazards department consisting of a world renowned domestic and international USAR Response Team, i.e., VTF1 and USA1. Career and volunteers provide fire suppression, technical rescue, swift water rescue, hazardous materials, and emergency medical services, including basic and advanced life support and emergency medical transportation for over one million residents. The department is comprised of nearly 1,400 uniformed men and women operating from 38 fire and rescue stations. Fire suppression personnel and paramedics work in tandem to ensure the highest level of safety and care possible for the residents of Fairfax County.