Los Angeles City (CA) Chooses Pierce for Seven Tiller Fire Apparatus


Pierce Manufacturing has sold seven Pierce® Arrow XT™ 100-foot heavy-duty aerial tiller apparatus to the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in California. Pictured is a Pierce tiller apparatus similar to those purchased by LAFD.

APPLETON, WI—Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has sold seven Pierce® Arrow XT™ 100-foot heavy-duty aerial tiller apparatus to the Los Angeles City (CA) Fire Department (LAFD).  These seven apparatus comprise the initial installment of an ongoing 10-year “tag-on” contract.

“We are proud and honored to build these exceptional aerial tiller apparatus for the Los Angeles City Fire Department,” says Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “Aerial tillers, an iconic and highly regarded symbol of the fire service, are enjoying a resurgence in popularity across America due in part to their maneuverability in congested urban areas and through narrow streets. This fleet of rugged Arrow XT tillers is ideally suited to serve on the busy streets of Los Angeles.”

“South Coast Fire is excited to have in place this 10-year ‘tag on’ contract enabling departments from across the region to participate under its advantageous terms,” says Kevin Newell, South Coast Fire Equipment president. “Our commitment is to provide excellent value and unmatched support to departments within Southern California.”

Each of the seven Pierce Arrow XT tiller apparatus for LAFD features a Cummins ISX engine, and an overall length of less than 56 feet. The cab includes half-height doors and seating for five firefighters. All of the vehicles also feature a 100-foot heavy-duty ladder; an aluminum body with front, center, and rear compartments; and a full complement of ground ladders.

LAFD is a full-spectrum life safety agency protecting more than four million people who live, work and play in America’s second largest city. The department is staffed by more than 3,200 uniformed fire personnel serving in fire prevention, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, public education, and community service.

Pierce dealer, South Coast Fire Equipment of Ontario, California, provides local service and support. Visit www.southcoastfire.net for more information.

For more information about Pierce Manufacturing, visit www.piercemfg.com.

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