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 Fire Department.

APPLETON, Wis. (April 4, 2024)Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) business, is proud to announce the City of Denton Fire Department in Texas has secured a purchase order for a Pierce® Volterra™ electric fire truck as part of its efforts to replace aging fleet vehicles and expand operational advancement. Sold through Pierce dealer Siddons-Martin Emergency Group, the new Pierce Volterra pumper is expected to be delivered in fall of 2024.

The new Pierce Volterra fire truck will be stationed at Station 1, one of the busiest in the city, adding to the department’s all-Pierce fleet. The City of Denton’s dedication to serving its community with operationally advanced and environmentally responsible equipment is demonstrated by its investment in the necessary infrastructure to support this state-of-the-art electric fire truck and the others which may follow in years to come.

The City of Denton Fire Department’s new Pierce Volterra electric pumper includes features such as a custom Pierce Enforcer™ chassis, TAK-4® Independent Front Suspension, a 246-kWh battery, and Pierce’s exclusive electrical system, Command Zone™, among others. Its revolutionary parallel-electric drivetrain allows for zero-emission pumping and driving in EV mode, with the ability to provide continuous and uninterrupted power to the pumping system or drive system through the backup internal combustion engine.

“Adding a Pierce Volterra pumper to our fleet reflects our dedication to ensuring our crews have the critical equipment they need to serve our community each day and represents the support we receive from municipal partners to adopt progressive firefighting technology,” said Kenneth Hedges, Fire Chief of the City of Denton Fire Department. “We are proud to be at the forefront of this movement, leading by example in the pursuit of sustainability and improve safety for our firefighters.”

The Department’s decision to invest in the Pierce Volterra electric fire truck was influenced by detailed discussions with peers in Madison, Wisconsin, and Portland, Oregon, who have had positive experiences with their Pierce Volterra pumpers. Beyond first-hand accounts of daily operation from industry colleagues, the City of Denton’s ambitious goals and long-term commitment to sustainability and regional air quality improvements underscored the decision for this acquisition.

“Siddons-Martin is honored to continue our longstanding partnership with the City of Denton Fire Department as they embark on a pivotal journey towards sustainability and improved operational safety,” said Pat Siddons, President of Sales with Siddons-Martin Emergency Group. “They are taking a leading role in setting new standards, and we are fully committed to continue to provide top-tier service, whenever they need us.”

The City of Denton Fire Department, staffed by 216 dedicated personnel across eight fire stations, is expanding its capacity with the construction of Station 9, slated to open this summer. Tasked with the safety of nearly 150,000 residents over a response area of almost 100 square miles, the department is committed to providing top-tier emergency services to the city’s residents and visitors.

For more information about the Pierce Volterra electric pumper, visit www.piercemfg.com.

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