APPLETON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, recently placed four Pierce® Impel™ pumpers on duty with the Scottsdale Fire Department (SFD) in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition, SFD has purchased two more Impel pumpers that will be delivered in April 2015. All six utilize the Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) pump system. In total, SFD now has 23 Pierce apparatus in service or on order for delivery.
“Pierce offers the industry’s widest selection of custom chassis, each one with capabilities and technologies to meet the unique needs of fire departments like Scottsdale,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “The Impel chassis, combined with the PUC pump system, maximizes compartment space, performance and value. We’re extremely pleased to have these newest PUC pumpers join the SFD fleet.”
“Our first Pierce PUC pumper was purchased in 2008. We carefully evaluated our apparatus specs at that time because of the many advantages the PUC offered our department,” said SFD Battalion Chief Chris Schibi, leader of the department’s apparatus purchasing committee. “The Impel chassis and PUC combination is an excellent fit for our department, and we’ve had positive feedback and input from firefighters to help us refine the apparatus specs over the years.”
SFD is an “all hazards” department that provides municipal fire protection, out-of-hospital emergency medical services, wildland firefighting, hazardous materials response, technical rescue response and more. The department’s protection district includes a large urban interface that borders 24,000 acres of pristine desert land popular with hikers from around the world.
Pierce dealer, Hughes Fire Equipment, provides local service and support. Visit www.hughesfire.com for more information.
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 specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military 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 in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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