Pierce Mfg. Partners with IAFC on Chief of the Year Award

Pierce Manufacturing, a long-time supporter in recognizing excellence among fire service leaders, has partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to present the IAFC Fire Chief of the Year award. This prestigious honor will...


Pierce Manufacturing, a long-time supporter in recognizing excellence among fire service leaders, has partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to present the IAFC Fire Chief of the Year award.

This prestigious honor will recognize one career and one volunteer fire chief for their leadership, innovation, professional development, integrity, service to the public and contributions as a whole to the fire service. The award will be presented this August in Dallas during the general session at Fire-Rescue International (FRI), the IAFC’s annual conference.

The nomination period will open in March and remain open through June 2014. An announcement will be made in the coming weeks with full nomination criteria and details regarding the submission process.

“The IAFC greatly appreciates the support of Pierce and their commitment to recognizing the outstanding contributions of fire chiefs,” said Chief William Metcalf, IAFC president and chairman of the board. “This is an important opportunity to highlight the tremendous work being done by exemplary individuals and inspire future leaders as they see what can be achieved.”

“Pierce is honored to partner with the IAFC on this important award to recognize and celebrate the positive impact fire chiefs make in their departments and in the communities they serve,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of Fire & Emergency. “All of us benefit from their leadership, dedication and commitment. We are proud to shine a light on the fire service by recognizing their achievements.”

About the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.

Learn more About Pierce

Pierce Manufacturing Inc. 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 visit www.piercemfg.com