Pierce Manufacturing delivered seven fire trucks to the General Volunteer Fire Department in Lima, Peru, in the company's first sale in that country.
"These vehicles represent another significant achievement as Pierce establishes and continues to grow its brand in Peru and throughout Latin America," said Jim Johnson, the president of Oshkosh Corporation's Fire & Emergency group, which includes Pierce. "These are the first new fire trucks purchased by the General Volunteer Fire Department in 24 years."
The seven trucks are identical Pierce Responder pumpers. Each is equipped with a 1,000 gallon water tank with an integrated 100 gallon foam tank, a 1,250-gpm single-stage pump, a single-agent Class B foam system, an electric hose reel and a hose bed that will accommodate 1,500 feet of 2-1/2-inch hose and 400 feet of 1-1/2-inch hose. In addition, each vehicle is equipped with a roof ladder, extension ladder, pike pole and other loose equipment.
The apparatus feature roll-up compartment doors, pullout trays and adjustable shelves, and they offer easy access to the pump and plumbing system for simplified maintenance and servicing. A subframe system, mounted to the frame rails, supports the water tank and body for added strength and longer life.
"These units offer a combination of advanced technology and simplified operation," Johnson said. "The Pierce Responder municipal pumper is a great example of how we've engineered the Pierce brand for a global market."
Lima, the capital city of Peru, has a population of nearly 8 million.