Central County Fire & Rescue Orders Six Pierce Dash CF Apparatus

Jan. 21, 2016
The Central County, Mo. Fire & Rescue Fire Protection District purchase includes five pumpers and one aerial platform on Pierce Dash CF custom chassis.

APPLETON, Wis. (January 21, 2016) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced an order for six Pierce® Dash® CF custom fire and emergency vehicles from the Central County Fire & Rescue Fire Protection District (CCFR) in Saint Peters, Mo. The order represents a full fleet replacement of Pierce vehicles that have served the department since 2002. The purchase includes five pumpers and one aerial platform; all will be delivered in late 2016.

“We’re very excited that CCFR has once again selected Pierce, and has chosen the innovative Pierce Dash CF custom chassis for this complete fleet replacement order,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing.  “CCFR’s decision to stay with Pierce and go with the Dash CF apparatus speaks volumes about our products, our people and the team at Schuhmacher Fire Equipment.”

“Each of our fire stations will receive a new Pierce Dash CF apparatus, and these new vehicles will improve our performance and emergency response capabilities, while enhancing firefighter safety,” said Brian Ochs, CCFR assistant fire chief and member of a nine person apparatus committee. “We really like the Dash CF’s open cab configuration – that’s the big thing that interested our committee. You have an open area for the engineer, the captain, and far more room for firefighters. It’s an incredible cab.”

The Pierce Dash CF apparatus features a tilting cab-forward design that repositions the engine rearward and down low between the frame rails, with an open interior configuration that helps firefighters better prepare when arriving on scene. The vehicle dramatically increases driver and officer interior cab space, improves visibility and serviceability, and sets a new benchmark for heavy-duty construction – all in a compact easy to maneuver wheelbase.

Each of the five identical pumpers features a Detroit Diesel DD13 470 hp engine, TAK-4® independent front suspension, side roll and frontal impact protection systems, and the all-new Command Zone™ multiplex system. The vehicles also include a 1500 gpm Pierce PUC pump, a 600-gallon water tank, a Husky™ 12 dual agent foam system, and low mounted crosslays.

“The Dash CF is a compact truck with a shorter, more maneuverable wheelbase, and yet can carry as much or even more equipment than our previous apparatus,” added Chief Ochs.  “Plus, the ergonomics are excellent, with everything lower to the ground so firefighters don’t have to climb up onto a truck to reach equipment or hose.”

The Dash CF 100-foot aerial platform is equipped with a DD13 525 hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, and side roll and frontal impact protection systems. It features a PUC pump, a 400-gallon water tank, a Husky 12 dual agent foam system, and carries a full complement of ground ladders.

Pierce dealer, Schuhmacher Fire Equipment LLC of Washington, Missouri, will provide local service and support. For more information, visit http://www.schuhmacherfire.com.

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, 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 access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty 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 by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse collection businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

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