Pierce Announces Order for 48 Custom Fire Apparatus

Pierce announced an order for 48 Pierce® custom fire and emergency vehicles from the Kansas City Fire Department (KCFD) in Kansas City, Missouri. The order includes a wide range of custom apparatus, including 28 pumpers, four rescue pumpers, nine aerial platforms, three heavy-duty rescues, three aerial tillers, and one Hazmat unit. Shown here are two Pierce aerial platform apparatus from the KCFD fleet.

APPLETON, WI—Pierce Manufacturing Inc. has announced an order for 48 Pierce® custom fire apparatus from the Kansas City Fire Department (KCFD) in Kansas City, Missouri. The order is for a wide range of custom apparatus, including 28 pumpers, nine aerial platforms, four rescue-pumpers, three heavy-duty rescues, three aerial tillers, and one hazmat unit. The apparatus will be delivered beginning in Spring 2016.

“We’re thrilled that the Kansas City Fire Department has selected Pierce for this significant order, and we are committed to supporting the mission of KCFD,” says Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing. “Kansas City has been purchasing Pierce apparatus since 2008, and this order signifies an acceleration of their fleet becoming standardized around the Pierce brand. Kansas City’s selection of Pierce products is a testament to the performance of our people and our dealer network.”

This order is being financed using the fleet replacement financing program offered through Pierce Financial Solutions in conjunction with PNC Equipment Finance, LLC. The fleet replacement-financing program is a flexible, cost-effective fleet management system available to Pierce customers.

The 28 pumpers are built on Pierce Impel® custom chassis with 201-inch wheelbases, and each features a 450-hp engine, TAK-4® independent front suspension, Command Zone™ advanced electronics and control system, a raised-roof cab, and a frontal and side roll protection system. The pumpers also feature 1,500-gpm single-stage pumps, 500-gallon water tanks, full-height and full-depth compartments, and full complements of ground ladders.

The four rescue-pumpers are built on Pierce Impel custom chassis each with a 450-hp engine, TAK-4 independent suspension, Command Zone advanced electronics and control system, a raised-roof cab, Pierce’s frontal impact and side roll protection system, and seating for five firefighters. The vehicles also feature 161-inch aluminum bodies, 500-gallon water tanks, and three crosslays.

The nine Pierce aluminum aerial platforms are built on Pierce Velocity® custom chassis, each with a Cummins ISX15 600-hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, Command Zone advanced electronics and control system, Pierce’s frontal impact and side roll protection system, and seating for six firefighters. The 100-foot aluminum aerial platform apparatus also are specified with 2,000-gpm single-stage pumps, twin aerial monitors, Lyfe aerial tools at the basket, and breathing air to the tips.

The three heavy-duty combination walk-in/nonwalk-in rescues are built on Pierce Velocity custom chassis with TAK-4 independent front suspension. The rescue bodies are 23.5 feet in length and 100 inches wide. They feature portable cranes 12-V winches, rope anchors, 15 air bag racks, and nine large exterior compartments with a combination of slide out trays, adjustable shelves, and roll-up doors, and 30-kW PTO-driven generators.

The three 100-foot aluminum aerial tiller apparatus are each built on Pierce Velocity tractor chassis and feature a 600-hp engines and TAK-4 independent suspension on both the front axles and the rear tiller trailer axles, Command Zone advanced electronics and control systems, and Pierce’s frontal impact and side roll protection system. The tiller vehicles also feature 22-inch front-bumper extensions, 15 exterior storage compartments, and storage for full complements of ground ladders and pike poles.

The hazmat vehicle will respond to major emergencies across the region. It is built on a Pierce Velocity chassis with a 20-inch raised-roof cab (a three-door configuration with a rear-wall walk-through), side roll and frontal impact protection, TAK-4 independent front suspension, and tandem rear axles. The vehicle also features a command area including an L-shaped desk (with overhead and under desk cabinets), interior wall cabinets, LED video monitor, a skylight escape hatch as well as a light mast, two electric awnings, roof compartments, and a fully automatic leveling system.

The Pierce dealer, Conrad Fire Equipment of Olathe, Kansas, will provide local service and support for this order.

For more information, visit www.piercemfg.com and www.conradfire.com.

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