Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.

Appleton, WI 54913


About Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.

Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus.


P.O. Box 2017
Appleton, WI 54913

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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 http://www.piercemfg.com.

Products and Press Releases

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Pierce Manufacturing to Feature Latest Advancements in Fire Apparatus at FDIC 2024

April 17, 2024
Pierce Manufacturing is set to showcase the latest advancements in fire apparatus and groundbreaking technologies at Booth #5300 in Indianapolis.
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Groupe ADP Secures Contract to Purchase Four Oshkosh Striker Volterra Electric ARFF Vehicles

April 17, 2024
The move represents a full fleet replacement for Paris-Le Bourget Airport in France and supports Groupe ADP’s green aviation initiatives.
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Texas Fire Department Orders Pierce Volterra Electric Fire Truck

April 4, 2024
New Pierce® Volterra™ electric pumper will replace aging fire apparatus and support operational advancement and environmental sustainability initiatives at the City of Denton ...
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Pierce Dealer Announces Opening of New Service Center in Tulsa, OK

Feb. 15, 2024
Conrad Fire Equipment's new facility enhances service capabilities for customers across eastern Oklahoma, featuring advanced repair and maintenance services for Pierce fire apparatus...
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MD Department Orders Five Custom Pierce Fire Apparatus with PACCAR Engines

Jan. 23, 2024
Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department fleet upgrades will enhance community safety with the advanced capabilities of Pierce fire apparatus.
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Pierce Dealer Secures Second 10-Year Contract with Calgary Fire Department

Dec. 20, 2023
The contract for custom fire tenders represents the second long-term agreement between the Calgary Fire Department and Commercial Emergency Equipment since 2022.
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Japan Ministry of Defense Purchases an Oshkosh Striker Volterra Electric ARFF Vehicle

The deal propels Japan's Ministry of Defense and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force into a new era of eco-friendly emergency response.

AZ Department Hosts Push-In Ceremony for New Pierce Volterra

Oct. 31, 2023
Gilbert Fire & Rescue placed the Pierce Volterra electric pumper into service at Fire Station No. 2.
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The new fire trucks offer features that accommodate Indianapolis’ varying terrain and temperate climate with fluctuations from high-heat summers to snowy winters, which lead to road wear and hazardous conditions.

Indianapolis Fire Department Secures Four-Year Contract with Pierce and MacQueen Emergency

Oct. 12, 2023
The contract supports the department’s fleet standardization efforts and leverages the advanced technology and reliable performance of Pierce fire apparatus.
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South Metro Fire Rescue has upgraded its fleet serving Centennial Airport in Colorado with the addition of two Oshkosh Striker® 4x4 ARFF vehicles.

CO Organizations Upgrade Fleet with Two Oshkosh Striker® 4x4 ARFF Vehicles

South Metro Fire Rescue and Centennial Airport in Colorado join forces to add two Striker 4x4 ARFF vehicles to support fleet upgrades and enhance emergency response capabilities...

Articles & News

Photos by Tom W. Shand

The Apparatus Architect: Soliciting Bid Proposals for New Rigs: Keys to Success

Jan. 25, 2024
Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur remind departments of the importance of detailed fire vehicle specification in today's marketplace.
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For the Record 7/23

July 3, 2023
Registration is open for the 11th annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.
All photos by Tom W. Shand
Gilbert, AZ, Fire & Rescue Department (GFRD) Engine 251 is one of four identical 2022 Pierce Quantum pumpers that are equipped with a 2,000-gpm pump, a 500-gallon water tank and a 30-gallon Class A foam system. The engine is outfitted with six preconnected attack lines, a top-mounted booster reel and a preconnected deck gun.

Apparatus Fleet Management Reimagined

April 10, 2023
Tom Shand explains why a new approach to managing frontline and reserve rigs by the Gilbert, AZ, Fire & Rescue Department serves as a useful model for many departments to follow...
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For the Record 1/23

Jan. 9, 2023
Longtime Firehouse Magazine Contributing Editor Robert Burke Inducted into Hall of Legends, Legacies, and Leaders
All photos by Tom W. Shand
Corolla, NC, Fire & Rescue recently acquired this 2013 Rosenbauer Commander 1,500-gpm pumper from Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus. This unit first served with a department in Arizona. It’s equipped with a 1,000-gallon water tank and dual 25-gallon foam tanks.

The Apparatus Architect: Fleet Alternatives to Buying New

Nov. 14, 2022
Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur shed light on the particulars of purchasing used fire apparatus and refurbishing existing rigs.
Photo by Tom W. Shand
At one time, the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base operated a number of these rebuilt American General M813A1 wildland rigs. These units were designed with a floating tank cradle, which enabled the vehicles to safely ascend steep grades. Note the protective roll bar around the forward-facing crew seats.

Military Wildland Apparatus

Nov. 14, 2022
Tom Shand explains the origins and evolution of apparatus for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Navy.
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Scuttlebutt 11/22

Nov. 14, 2022
Pierce’s Volterra Receives Innovation Award
Photo courtesy of Rosenbauer America
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Electric Apparatus: En Route

Oct. 17, 2022
Although rigs that forgo combustion-engine power don’t make sense for some departments for the time being, the fire service is on the road to the addition of the vehicles to many...
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For the Record 10/22

Oct. 17, 2022
EVT of the Year Nominations
Photo by Glen E. Ellman
Enhanced breaking, smarter seat belts and roll cages have led the way in the efforts by fire departments, apparatus manufacturers and technology suppliers to make the trip to the incident scene safer for firefighters.

Minimizing Over-the-Road Accidents

April 18, 2022
Michael Wilbur explains why apparatus committees should consider numerous technological advancements that make traveling to fires safer for firefighters.

Videos & Resources

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Pierce built this Enforcer pumper for River’s Edge Volunteer Fire Department in Braddock, PA.

Gallery: Fire Apparatus Friday - Jan. 20

Jan. 20, 2023
A look at some of recent deliveries, including two Type 6 engines for Coal Canyon Creek, CO, and a short wheelbase pumper for Braddock, PA.
BME Fire built this 10-person wildland crew carrier for the Ventura County, CA, Fire Department. The vehicle features Signtronics intercom systems, pivot and reclining seats, tubular body construction and features a custom-built BME console.

FHWorld18: Latest Fire & Emergency Vehicles on Display

March 12, 2018
Over 60 emergency vehicles, including apparatus, ambulance and boats, were displayed at Firehouse World.
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AZ Fire Department Deploys Newer, Safer Apparatus

March 2, 2018
The Tucson Fire Department is touting the safety features on several new pieces of apparatus.
RollNRack showcased the Efficiency Package for hose racking. It includes one Power Roller, one GO-Pack, one Extra Coupling Jaw set and one extra battery pack and charger.

2015 Fire & Rescue Product Innovations Unveiled

April 24, 2015
Dozens of new tools, equipment and technologies for fire and rescue personnel were introduced last week.
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Pierce has two 285,000 square foot plants filled with apparatus in various stages of completion yet everything is orderly and clean.

Photos: Firehouse Staff Gets Tour of Pierce Mfg. Factory

March 5, 2014
Representatives of national fire trade publications were invited to Pierce's Appleton, Wis., for a factory tour.
Photo by Peter Matthews/Firehouse
Photo by Peter Matthews/Firehouse

Photos: Pierce Celebrates 100 Years of Building Fire Truck

July 15, 2013
Pierce Manufacturing opened their doors to the public on July 13 to celebrate 100 years of making fire trucks.
Elkhart Brass introduced a new monitor capable of flowing up to 1,500 gpm with reduced friction loss compared to similar products, according to the maker. Called the Cobra EXM, the new monitor has a stow height of 16 inches and features electronic controls. Photo by Ed Ballam

2013 Fire Service Product Innovations

May 1, 2013
New and innovative products found by Firehouse editors at FDIC.
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Toyne – Ladder space is abundant on Toyne’s latest “quad” on the show floor ready for delivery to LaFayette Township (Ind.) Fire Department.

2012 Product Innovations

April 20, 2012
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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has issued a purchase order for six Striker® Volterra™ 6x6 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) hybrid electric vehicles.

DFW Airport Upgrades Fleet with Six Oshkosh Airport Products Striker Volterra ARFF Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The DFW Airport Fire Department commits to environmental leadership and advanced sustainable airport operations a fleet of Striker Volterra ARFF hybrid electric vehicles.
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Firematic Supply Co. Inc., has acquired Churchville Fire Equipment, furthering its expansion in the Northeast region.

Pierce Dealer Grows Presence in Northeast

Sept. 1, 2023
Firematic Supply Co. accelerates its growth strategy in the Northeast region through the acquisition of Churchville Fire Equipment.
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The Striker Volterra 6x6 comes equipped with an Oshkosh patented hybrid-electric drivetrain, featuring an electro-mechanical infinitely variable transmission.

Airservices Australia to Purchase Four Oshkosh Airport Products

Purchase of Oshkosh Striker Volterra ARFF hybrid electric vehicles will advance Airservices Australia’s sustainable infrastructure at the new Western Sydney International Airport...
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Pierce Dealer Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Plans for Expansion

Aug. 23, 2023
Spartan Fire and Emergency Apparatus embarks on new expansion plans and commemorates long-standing relationship with Pierce Manufacturing.
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The 2023 IAFC Fire Chief of the Year honorees are Volunteer Fire Chief Thomas Bell (r.) of the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department in Pennsylvania, and Career Fire Chief Brian Fennessy of the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) in California.

Pierce and IAFC Spotlight 2023 Fire Chiefs of the Year

Aug. 16, 2023
In partnership with Pierce, the International Association of Fire Chiefs announced the “IAFC Fire Chief of the Year 2023” honorees at Fire-Rescue International in Kansas City,...
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The Seattle Fire Department has unveiled a new Frontline Communications energy response vehicle (ERU) equipped with advanced CO2 technology to combat energy emergencies

Seattle Fire Department Unveils Frontline Communications Vehicle

June 29, 2023
The energy response vehicle features groundbreaking carbon dioxide fire suppression technology to combat fires in underground electrical vaults.
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SC Dept. Upgrades Fleet with 19 Custom Pierce Fire Apparatus

June 13, 2023
The Anderson County Fire Department's new Pierce fire apparatus will offer operational efficiency and enhanced safety for the rapidly growing South Carolina county.
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OR Dept. Hosts “Push-In” Ceremony to Welcome New Pierce Volterra

June 8, 2023
Portland Fire and Rescue will welcome its new Pierce Volterra electric pumper into service with a “push-in” ceremony on June 12.
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CA Department Includes Pierce Volterra Electric Pumper in 18 Custom Apparatus Order

May 31, 2023
The City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department’s new Pierce fire apparatus will support sustainability and fleet standardization initiatives.