Oshkosh, WI. (April 22, 2010) – Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency segment, which includes Pierce Manufacturing, Oshkosh Airport Products, Medtec Ambulance and Frontline Communications, today introduced new vehicles and innovations at the 2010 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind. Fire & Emergency, which is a business segment of the Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), introduced a host of new products including the new Oshkosh® Striker® aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle, Pierce® PUC pumper/tanker and the Medtec® RediMedic™ ambulance line, all which are on display at the group's booth #8647.
"Category leading innovation, grounded with direct input from our customers, is a hallmark of each of the brands that constitute the Oshkosh Fire and Emergency Segment. It's all about serving the needs of first responders," stated Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. "Our integrated approach facilitates ideas, technologies and best practices sharing to deliver industry leading products, service and support to our customers."
Oshkosh Airport Products unveiled the new Oshkosh® Striker Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle with a complete range of leading innovations. Under intense development for more than three years, the new Striker delivers innovative fire suppression technology; unmatched chassis performance; advanced safety systems; unsurpassed reliability and durability; and smart design. Among the new Striker's many innovative features is available Pulse Delivery® technology that allows firefighters to deliver dry chemical powder over 90 feet (27m), more than three times the capability of other dry chemical systems.
Oshkosh also displayed its Stinger Q4™ Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) outdoors at the main entrance of Lucas Oil Stadium. The Stinger Q4 RIV features QuadAgent® technology to meet any airport's rapid intervention vehicle requirements.
Pierce displayed a total of eight vehicles, including an Impel® pumper/tanker that is the first ever built using the industry-changing Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) design; a 100-foot aluminum aerial platform with the industry's roomiest and most efficient basket; a Contender® Responder; heavy-duty aluminum ladder using the PUC design; two multi-purpose pumper vehicles built on Velocity® and Arrow XT™ chassis; a 3-door non-walk-in rescue vehicle; and a Quantum® pumper.
In support of their NFFF Full Throttle Support campaign, Pierce and Harley-Davidson displayed a Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® Firefighter Special Edition motorcycle that will be awarded as a sweepstakes prize. Since its inception, NFFF Full Throttle Support has generated donations approaching $250,000 on behalf of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, a nonprofit organization that remembers and honors fallen firefighters.
At an outdoor booth location alongside Lucas Oil Stadium, Pierce demonstrated its Changeable Response Unit (CRU) that allows fire and rescue departments to customize a single pickup truck to do the work of several specialty vehicles. The company also showcased the capabilities of its heavy-duty aluminum aerial platform.