APPLETON, Wis. (December 12, 2013) – Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has placed seven Pierce® Arrow XT™ custom pumpers into service at the Memphis Division of Fire Services located in Memphis, Tenn. Three of the seven apparatus are specially equipped foam pumpers and the remaining four are PUC pumpers.
“We’re extremely proud to see this fleet of custom pumpers on duty with the Memphis Division of Fire Services,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “The Pierce Arrow XT is engineered for heavy-duty performance in rugged urban environments, and these trucks are an excellent choice to protect the city’s citizens and infrastructure.”
The three custom foam pumpers are deployed to protect areas surrounding the city’s historic Mississippi River port district. Each is equipped with a Pierce exclusive DD13 big block 450 hp engine, TAK-4® independent front suspension, a 19-inch front bumper extension, a 10-inch raised roof cab, and seating for six. The firefighting system includes a 500-gallon water tank, a 250-gallon Class B foam tank, a 25-gallon Class B foam tank, and a 500-lb dry chemical system. The foam pumpers feature a 1500 gpm single stage pump, a Husky® 12 dual agent foam system feeding six discharges, and a roof-mounted 1250 gpm electric monitor.
The four PUC pumpers each feature a DD13 500 hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, side roll and frontal air bag protection system, seating for six firefighters, and an EMS compartment inside the cab. These pumpers also include a 750-gallon water tank, a 30-gallon foam cell, and a Husky 12 single agent foam system. The aluminum body features full height and full depth compartments, nine adjustable shelves, a swing-out tool board, 500-pound capacity slide out trays, low mount crosslays, and two lift-up roof compartments.
Pierce dealer, EVS Mid-South, provides local service and support through its full service facilities in Memphis, Tenn. “From factory trained technicians to mobile service vehicles, we’re committed to meeting the needs of first responders throughout Tennessee and Arkansas,” said Bobby Wharton, president of EVS Mid-South.
Photo Caption: Pierce® has placed seven Arrow XT™ custom pumpers into service at the Memphis Division of Fire Services located in Memphis, Tennessee.
About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is celebrating its 100th year in business in 2013. Pierce 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®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, 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, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.