Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has announced that it will showcase a broad selection of the latest in fire apparatus design and innovation with 12 fire trucks to be on display during the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) on August 5 – 7, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Attendees can find Pierce’s display located in the north end zone of Lucas Oil Stadium (booth #8807).
“Over the last year and a half, our team continued in a pivotal role to create advanced solutions that support municipalities’ initiatives and help improve firefighters’ safety and efficiency,” said Lisa Barwick, Vice President of Marketing. “We’re eager to showcase our most recently developed fire apparatus and technology features, as well as meet with FDIC attendees to further demonstrate the innovation that spans across our product and service platforms.”
Pierce’s FDIC 2021 Booth Features
- Enforcer™ Heavy-Duty Rescue Pumper
- Velocity® Pumper with PACCAR MX-13 Engine and Idle Reduction Technology
- Velocity PUC™ Pumper
- Arrow XT™ Pumper
- Enforcer PUC Pumper
- Enforcer Ascendant® 107' Heavy-Duty Aerial Ladder - Single Rear Axle
- Velocity Ascendant 100' Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower
- Enforcer Ascendant 107' Heavy-Duty Tiller Aerial Ladder
- Enforcer 75' Heavy-Duty Aluminum Aerial Ladder
- Velocity 100' Heavy-Duty Steel Aerial Platform
- Velocity chassis with a Frontline Communication C-45X-2 Rehab Unit
- Type 3 Wildland on a Freightliner commercial chassis with exclusive side roll protection airbags
Innovation based on customers input
The booth will offer an electric vehicle technology kiosk and a team to understand electric fire truck’s attributes Barwick continued, “The launch of our new Pierce® Volterra™ platform of electric vehicles and the first Pierce Volterra zero-emissions pumper placed in service in Madison, WI in June 2021 is an example of our commitment to leading innovation based on direct input from our customers."
"While the Pierce Volterra pumper will remain in service during FDIC 2021, our booth will offer an electric vehicle technology kiosk and a knowledgeable team who will walk attendees through the electric fire truck’s attributes.”
Product and technology
In addition to product and technology demonstrations, on Friday, August 6 at 1:00 pm (EDT), the opening ceremony for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) 9/11 Stair Climb event will take place at Pierce’s central core location near the entrance of Lucas Oil Stadium.
The 9/11 Stair Climb is a way for attendees to honor and remember those in the fire service community who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live. In recent years, nearly 700 FDIC participants have paid tribute by climbing or walking the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center.