Through March 31, Pierce Manufacturing will match all donations received up to a maximum of $10,000 to support the NFFF Full Throttle Support campaign.
APPLETON, Wis. (March 18, 2010) - Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, today announced a matching gift donation to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) through the NFFF Full Throttle Support II initiative. From March 18 through March 31, Pierce will match all donations received, up to a maximum of $10,000.
“The Pierce family is an integral part of the firefighting community, and we believe in the vital mission of the NFFF to support the loved ones of fallen firefighters,” said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “As year two of the NFFF Full Throttle Support initiative reaches its conclusion, we urge all to step forward and make a gift that we will gladly match up to a total of $10,000.”
Pierce Manufacturing and Harley-Davidson teamed up to support NFFF Full Throttle Support II. The campaign features the awarding of a custom, one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Firefighter Special Edition motorcycle at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) on April 22, 2010. Individuals and groups can donate to the NFFF and be automatically entered into a sweepstakes to win the motorcycle through March 31, 2010 at http://NFFF.FullThrottleSupport.com.
The NFFF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that remembers and honors America’s fallen firefighters by providing their survivors with a place to turn for help rebuilding their lives. Spouses and children of fallen firefighters are eligible, through NFFF, for education, scholarship assistance and job training. Furthermore, NFFF-established peer networks offer families and coworkers essential emotional support.
“Throughout the NFFF Full Throttle Support campaign we’ve been moved beyond words by the commitment and dedication shown by the people of Pierce, its dealer network, Harley-Davidson and everyone who supports our mission,” said Ron Siarnicki, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation executive director. “Without their advocacy we would not be able to expand our programs to support the loved ones of our fallen heroes.”
* NO DONATION OR PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER. All rules, including instructions for entry without donation and eligibility requirements, are on the sweepstakes Web site.
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, mini-pumpers, 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 Harley-Davidson Motor Company Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at www.harleydavidson.com.
About National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization with a Congressional mandate to honor all firefighters who die in the line of duty in the United States. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is the only fire service organization that represents every facet of the American fire service – career, volunteer and wildland. The Foundation has launched major initiatives to reduce firefighter deaths. The Foundation has no allegiance to any special interest. For more information, visit www.firehero.org.
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®. The Oshkosh brands are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
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