Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that Finley Fire Equipment, the exclusive Pierce dealer for Ohio, Kentucky, and part of West Virginia, has secured an order for two Pierce Arrow XT pumpers for the Charleston, West Virginia Fire Department. The trucks will be procured through a partnership established with the West Virginia Purchasing Division using a National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) contract. Streamlining the city’s purchasing processes has been a top priority for Charleston, West Virginia City Manager, Jonathan Storage. “When I discovered that the opportunity existed for the City of Charleston to be a signatory to the NASPO contract, I worked directly with the leadership at the West Virginia Purchasing Division to make this happen,” said Storage. “With this agreement in place, every municipality in West Virginia can take advantage of competitive national pricing for fire trucks.” regular lifecycle maintenance process The two new Pierce Arrow XT pumpers will replace the Charleston Fire Department’s nearly 20-year-old pumper trucks as part of the city’s regular lifecycle maintenance process. The fire trucks will feature: Superior maneuverability with length just over 28 feet 10 inches, and 45-degree cramp angle TAK-4 Independent Front Suspension Pierce Husky 12 foam system Allison 4500 6-speed transmission competitive fire truck pricing bid “We applaud the work of City Manager, Jonathan Storage, and the representatives with the state of West Virginia,” said John Finley, President and CEO of Finley Fire Equipment. “We’re proud to work with the West Virginia Purchasing Division, and feel it is extraordinary that every municipality in West Virginia can now take advantage of competitive national pricing for fire trucks, as well as experience a streamlined purchasing process for apparatus that have been vetted for superior quality.” Paul Jordan, showed an exemplary level of dedication and support to assist with establishing the NASPO contract" The NASPO contract allows the City of Charleston to benefit from competitive fire truck pricing bid at the national level and contract directly with Pierce without having to seek additional competitive bids at the local level. This opportunity was made available through the West Virginia Purchasing Division’s continued efforts to work with counties and municipalities to provide cost-savings where possible. exemplary level of dedication Finley added, “Regional Manager and Sales Representative, Paul Jordan, showed an exemplary level of dedication and support to assist with establishing the NASPO contract and throughout the apparatus order process for the Charleston Fire Department." "His commitment is a reflection of our entire team as we remain focused on providing the highest level of service and support for all departments in our dealership’s region.”
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that Finley Fire Equipment, the exclusive Pierce dealer for Ohio, Kentucky, and part of West Virginia, has secured a location for development of the company’s largest service center in Ohio. The Western Ohio Service Center is located off of I-75 at 11600 County Road 99 in Findlay, Ohio, with a planned opening in August 2019. In addition to preventive maintenance and major repair work for apparatus, including aerial platforms, the new service center will act as headquarters for a fleet of mobile service units. New service center Finley Fire Equipment’s Western Ohio Service Facility will provide: Expanded indoor areas to accommodate ladder maintenance, repair, and aerial platform work and education Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) trainings Ample storage space for apparatus parts and equipment inventory to be kept on site for quick repairs Hydrostatic air bottle testing to DOT standards Pump testing A specialized service to clean and decontaminate firefighter gear exposed to carcinogens and other harmful substances Additional mobile service vehicles and on-the-road technicians Conference meeting room for fire departments and technician training use Expanded service support Located within easy interstate access from Toledo, Lima, Dayton, and Mansfield, the Western Ohio Service Center facility allows fire departments in the surrounding communities the ability to have apparatus inspected or repaired and put back into service quickly. The service center is conveniently located for fire departments within an expansive geographic region" “We are eager to begin operating out of the new facility and offer expanded service support to fire departments in the region,” said John W. Finley, President and CEO, Finley Fire Equipment. “The service center is conveniently located for fire departments within an expansive geographic region and will allow us to stretch out aerial ladders for inspection, maintenance, and training, as well as offer gear testing and group and department training space.” Preventive maintenance programs Finley Fire Equipment also operates service facilities in McConnelsville, Ohio, Fairport Harbor, Ohio, and Lexington, Kentucky. The centers provide preventive maintenance programs, minor repairs to total refurbishments, the largest fleet of mobile pump testers in the industry, and a growing mobile fleet of 24 service vehicles and 25 certified Pierce service technicians. “It’s very important for fire departments to reduce the amount of time a fire apparatus is down for service, and having a center close to your department’s home helps ease that concern,” said Joshua Eberle, Fire Chief of Findlay Ohio Fire Department. “Finley Fire Equipment recognized this need with the planned opening of the Western Ohio Service Center, and departments in the surrounding regions are sure to understand and see the value Finley brings to the communities they serve.” Hydraulic tool service We look forward to the opening of Finley Fire Equipment’s new service center" Gary Hickman, Fire Chief of Allen Township Fire Department agrees. “The Allen Township Fire Department currently has several engines in service and we require a trusted partnership with our service provider.” Chief Hickman added, “We look forward to the opening of Finley Fire Equipment’s new service center because not only will the location be convenient, the services offered including pump testing, hydraulic tool service, and more will be a great benefit to our department.” Finley Fire Equipment’s service centers are supported by one of the largest and strongest teams of dedicated service and support professionals in the custom fire apparatus industry. In the future, the company hopes to expand services at the Western Ohio Service Center location to include hydro-testing of air cylinders, Scott Air-Pak testing, and Hurst repairs, as well as add outdoor water accessibility for pump testing.