Pierce Manufacturing Honors Career, Volunteer Fire Chiefs of the Year

Appleton, Wis. (August 26, 2010) – Fire Chief Magazine, part of Penton Media, Inc.’s Public Infrastructure Group, and Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, today announced the 2010 winners of the annual “Fire...


Upon retiring from Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue Services in 2005, Chief Carr was called again into leadership by the city of Charleston, S.C., a city that was reeling from the infamous Sofa Super Store fire that claimed the lives of nine city firefighters. Said Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., “The task of taking the fire department from mourning to recovery was, and continues to be, a monumental endeavor. Chief Carr’s steady leadership, open approach, vision, and personal investment in the men and women of the City of Charleston Fire Department are gently, but steadily guiding the Department to new greatness.” 
Photo Caption: 2010 Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year Chief Timothy S. Wall (right), North Farms Volunteer Fire Dept., Wallingford, Conn., and Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency.

About Fire Chief Magazine

Established in 1956, Fire Chief is the magazine for progressive fire service leaders. Articles by fire officers from across the country and worldwide cover a wide variety of important areas to today's fire service leaders. In addition, a monthly lineup of departments provides even more information, in a quick, accessible format. Fire Chief’s monthly readers include chief officers, with a sizable contingent of incident commanders, training officers, safety officers, and other titles and ranks. Issue content and more information on the publication can be found at http://www.firechief.com

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

About Oshkosh Corporation

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 www.oshkoshcorporation.com.