Fire Apparatus from Pierce Headed Overseas

OSHKOSH, WI—The Oshkosh Fire & Emergency segment of Oshkosh Corporation delivered 10 fire apparatus to British Petroleum (BP), including four Pierce® industrial pumpers, one Pierce Sky-Boom™ aerial water tower, and four Oshkosh® Stinger Q4™ Rapid Intervention Vehicles. The delivery also included a field service vehicle manufactured by Iowa Mold Tooling Co. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation Company. Two of the units are bound for oil terminal facilities in the Republic of Azerbaijan, while the remaining eight are headed for BP facilities in Iraq.

“When purchasing new emergency response vehicles for a terminal or oilfield operation, our priorities include functionality, mobility, and firepower—and not necessarily in that order,” said John Coates, Emergency Response Specialist for BP’s AGT (Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey) Region in Azerbaijan. “The team at Pierce and Oshkosh provide very capable and innovative vehicles that meet our specifications, as well as excellent service and parts support after the sale.”

The four Pierce industrial pumpers are each built on the Arrow XT™ chassis with a raised roof cab, seating for six firefighters, a tandem rear axle, and a 515 hp engine. The firefighting system includes a Husky® 300 foam system, a 1,200-gallon foam cell, a 2,000-pound dry chemical system, and twin industrial monitors with 2,000-gpm nozzles. The Pierce Sky-Boom™ aerial water tower is also built on the Arrow XT chassis. The vehicle features a 65-foot aerial device, a 750-gallon water tank, a 500-gallon foam cell, a 500-pound dry chemical system, a Husky 300 foam system, and twin industrial monitors with 2,000-gpm nozzles.

The four Oshkosh Stinger Q4 Rapid Intervention Vehicles are compliant with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 414, Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles performance specifications and feature four-door cabs, aluminum body construction, and 4×4 all-wheel drive. The Stinger Q4 is equipped with a dual agent handline nozzle and a front bumper turret.

The IMT Dominator® CS Mechanics Truck features body materials constructed from galvanneal steel, with a patented body substructure design, an electrical system using automotive-style harnesses, and body storage capacity of 3.4 cubic meters.

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