APPLETON, Wis. (Jan. 3, 2011) – Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced that it has received an order for five Pierce® Arrow XT™ pumpers from the Bellevue Fire Department in Bellevue, Wash. The vehicles will be placed into service in mid 2011. The department already has two Arrow XT pumpers in its existing fleet.
“The Pierce Arrow XT is a very successful platform, and this follow-up order for five additional pumpers from The Bellevue Fire Department is a testament to our Pierce products and our people,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “Pierce custom pumpers are engineered to meet the unique needs of communities across the country. That’s why more departments continue to rely on Pierce.”
“During the past three years, we have found the Arrow XT pumpers to be dependable, well-built, and our department has been fully satisfied. Pierce uses high quality components and parts, and provides excellent local warranty and service support,” said Bellevue Fire Department Battalion Chief Lou Faehnrich. “Adding these five Pierce pumpers to our fleet will make seven of our nine first-line pumpers Pierce. This serves to standardize operations, training maintenance procedures and overall efficiency.”
Each of the five Arrow XT pumpers is equipped with a 500-gallon water tank, 1750-gpm water pump, Husky® 12 foam system, internal ladder storage, roll-up compartment doors and an LED light package, including warning and step lights. The cab features seating for six firefighters, frontal impact and side roll protection systems, EMS cabinets, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a dual module vehicle data recorder.
The Bellevue Fire Department Suppression and Rescue Division protects a population of 141,000 and a service area of more than 37 square miles. The department has 246 total employees, of which 230 are uniformed. Its services include full fire protection, EMS, ALS, BLS, fire prevention, investigation, HazMat and technical rescue.
Pierce dealer Hughes Fire Equipment, Inc. of Springfield, Ore., provides local service and support.
About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.