APPLETON, Wis. (February 26, 2020) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced that it has secured an order for eight custom pumpers from Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services based just south of Atlanta in Riverdale, Georgia. Sold through the exclusive Pierce dealer for Georgia and Florida, Ten-8 Fire Equipment, the order for eight Pierce® Enforcer™ Pumpers is the largest in the department’s history and a continuation of Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services’ 2016 apparatus additions. Like the pumpers ordered in 2016, the new pumpers will also be built on the Enforcer custom chassis adding to the 100 percent Pierce fleet.
“This purchase completes the initiative to create consistency by making our fleet of first-out pumpers, as well as our reserve fleet, all Pierce Apparatus,” said Landry Merkison, Fire Chief and Emergency Services Director for Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services. “Our firefighters will now have the unique ability to work between pumpers in the field, as well as our reserve fleet, with uniformity in each apparatus when it comes to layout and operations of the unit.”
The eight new Pierce Enforcer Pumpers will feature:
- Hale 1,500 GPM pump
- Cummins L9 450 hp
- Allison 5th Generation Transmission
- 750-gallon booster tank
- Pierce rear camera system
- Low hose bed/crosslays
- 197-inch wheelbase
- Pierce Carcinogen Awareness & Reduction to Exposure (CARE™) clean cab features
“Our team is grateful to once again support the incredible work of Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services with the selection of fire apparatus that we know will best meet their needs,” said Jeff Amlong, Sales Consultant for Ten-8 Fire Equipment. “Our team would also like to recognize the important role of Clayton County’s Board of Commissioners, Finance Department, and Central Services who were all instrumental in making the apparatus order a reality. It was a team effort across the board that had a lot of moving parts, and in the end, all parties worked together toward the common goal of putting the right apparatus in place to best serve the community.”
Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services is an all-hazards department with 14 fire stations covering a service area encompassing approximately 122 square miles and 259,000 residents. Given the department’s proximity to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, as well as three major interstates that run through Clayton county, daily populations served can swell to over one million during peak hours.
Tim Sweat, Assistant Fire Chief and Chief Financial Officer for Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services said , “The trust we have in Ten-8 Fire Equipment and Pierce to provide the durability, customer service after the sale, and unique support for the American Fire Service, gives us confidence that we will have optimal resources to offer the extraordinary level of fire protection that our community deserves.”
To learn more about Ten-8 Fire Equipment and for a comprehensive review of Pierce pumpers, visit www.piercemfg.com for specs, video, and images.