South Coast Named Medtec Dealer for Southern Calif.


BRADENTON, Fla. (November 11, 2011) ? Medtec Ambulance Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, announced today that South Coast Fire Equipment Inc. has been named its dealer for portions of southern California, including the state’s ten southernmost counties. Headquartered in Ontario, Calif., South Coast Fire Equipment will provide sales and service for Medtec’s entire line of type I, II and III ambulances, including the new RediMedic™ by Medtec line of full featured and value positioned ambulances.

“The addition of South Coast to our dealer team is excellent news for ambulance customers throughout southern California,” said Dan Peters, Pierce Manufacturing and Medtec Ambulance Corporation senior vice president of sales. “As a longtime Pierce fire apparatus dealer, the team at South Coast, led by Kevin Newell, has secured an unmatched reputation for customer service and support. We’re excited to have them join the Medtec dealer family.”

“We are thrilled to represent Medtec Ambulance to emergency medical services providers throughout southern California,” said Kevin Newell, president of South Coast Fire Equipment. “The addition of the Medtec brand is a great opportunity for our company to expand our services. We have an excellent organization and team of professionals ready to provide expert service and after the sale support which are the hallmarks of our organization.”

South Coast Fire Equipment is the fire apparatus market share leader in southern California, with a keen awareness of the needs of first responders. Founded in 1996, the company is focused on quality sales support, technical expertise, and unmatched product knowledge. South Coast features a team of technical service advisors and comprehensive support capabilities, including mobile service facilities.

Medtec Ambulance Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE:OSK] company, is a leading United States brand of custom ambulance vehicles. Medtec offers a full product line of Type I, II, III, and Additional Duty ambulances, as well as the new RediMedic™ by Medtec line of full featured and value positioned ambulances. All Medtec ambulances are custom-built to customer specifications and backed by a strong network of dealers. For more information, visit

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit