Pierce Manufacturing received what it called a significant new order from the Arlington County Fire Department in Arlington, Va., for six Pierce Arrow XT pumpers.
The order represents the first year of an annually renewable seven-year contract. Over the length of the contract, Pierce said the department will replace pumpers, rear mount aerials, a tower ladder and heavy rescues.
“Arlington County Fire Department utilized a comprehensive best value procurement process to determine the award winning bidder,” said Doug Insley, a battalion chief with the Arlington County Virginia Fire Department.
Each of the six Arrow XT pumpers features a 500-hp engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, 10-inch raised roof cab and a side-roll protection package for enhanced safety. The vehicles also offer a 19-inch front bumper extension, a 1,500-gpm pump, Class B foam system, 750-gallon water tank and a 58-inch high EMS cabinet inside the cab.
“It is very gratifying that we received the top grade on Arlington’s best value procurement process,” said Wilson Jones, president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Fire & Emergency group, which includes Pierce.
Located just outside of Washington D.C., the Arlington County Fire Department provides comprehensive fire, emergency medical, and allied public safety services in a 26-square mile urban community that includes the Pentagon and other government agencies. The department operates from 10 fire stations, has 319 employees and holds a Class 2 Rating from the Insurance Service Office (ISO), the highest rating given to a Virginia fire department, and one of only three such ratings awarded in the state.
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, is a leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. For information, go to www.piercemfg.com