Pierce Announces Order for Six Dash CF Apparatus

APPLETON, WI—Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has announced an order for six Pierce® Dash® CF custom fire and emergency vehicles from the Central County Fire & Rescue Fire Protection District (CCFR) in Saint Peters, Missouri. The order represents a full fleet replacement of Pierce vehicles that have served the department since 2002. The fire truck purchase includes five pumpers and one aerial platform, and all will be delivered in late 2016.

“We’re very excited that CCFR has once again selected Pierce, and has chosen the innovative Pierce Dash CF custom chassis for this complete fleet replacement order,” says Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing.  “CCFR’s decision to stay with Pierce and go with the Dash CF apparatus speaks volumes about our products, our people and the team at Schuhmacher Fire Equipment.”

“Each of our fire stations will receive a new Pierce Dash CF apparatus, and these new vehicles will improve our performance and emergency response capabilities, while enhancing firefighter safety,” says Brian Ochs, CCFR assistant fire chief and member of a nine-person apparatus committee. “We really like the Dash CF’s open cab configuration—that’s the big thing that interested our committee. You have an open area for the engineer, the captain, and far more room for firefighters. It’s an incredible cab.”

The Pierce Dash CF fire apparatus features a tilting cab-forward design that repositions the engine rearward and down low between the frame rails, with an open interior configuration that helps firefighters better prepare when arriving on scene. The vehicle increases driver and officer interior cab space, improves visibility and serviceability, and features a compact easy-to-maneuver wheelbase.

Each of the five identical pumpers will feature a Detroit DD13 470-hp engine, TAK-4® independent front suspension, side roll and frontal impact protection systems, and the all-new Command Zone™ multiplex system. The vehicles also will include 1,500-gpm Pierce PUC pumps, 600-gallon water tanks, Husky™ 12 dual-agent foam systems, and low-mounted crosslays. 

“The Dash CF is a compact truck with a shorter, more maneuverable wheelbase, and yet can carry as much or even more equipment than our previous apparatus,” adds Chief Ochs. “Plus, the ergonomics are excellent, with everything lower to the ground so firefighters don’t have to climb up onto a truck to reach equipment or hose.”

The Dash CF 100-foot aerial platform will be equipped with a DD13 525-hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, and side roll and frontal impact protection systems. It will feature a PUC pump, a 400-gallon water tank, a Husky 12 dual-agent foam system, and a full complement of ground ladders.

Pierce dealer, Schuhmacher Fire Equipment LLC of Washington, Missouri, will provide local service and support. For more information, visit www.schuhmacherfire.com.

For more information, visit www.piercemfg.com.

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