Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, displayed seven custom firefighting and rescue vehicles at the 2014 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire-Rescue International (FRI) Conference and Exhibition at The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Tex.
Among many highlights at Pierce booth were the new Pierce Saber and Enforcer custom chassis, both introduced earlier this year. In addition, Pierce Manufacturing and Hurst Jaws of Life are sponsoring the “Power to Protect” sweepstakes at the Pierce booth to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).
“We are a proud supporter of the IAFC, and Fire Rescue International is an excellent opportunity for Pierce to showcase its industry-leading lineup of fire and emergency apparatus,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president Fire & Emergency.
A Pierce Saber and an Enforcer pumper were front and center in the Pierce booth. The Pierce Saber establishes a higher level of performance and value in its segment, while the Enforcer (available with the Pierce exclusive DD13 big block engine) supports a wide-range of apparatus configurations.
Other vehicles on display in the Pierce booth included the innovative Pierce Dash CF aerial platform (shown courtesy of the Midlothian Fire Department in Midlothian, Tex.), Dash CF pumper and a commercial-chassis based rescue vehicle (both on display courtesy of the Irving Fire Department in Irving, Tex.), Pierce Velocity pumper (thanks to Champions Emergency Services District in Harris County, Tex.), and a Pierce 75-foot aluminum aerial ladder (shown courtesy of the Frisco Fire Department in Frisco, Tex.).