Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced that it has delivered four Quantum® pumper vehicles to the San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD) in San Antonio, Texas. The department’s frontline apparatus fleet now features 55 Pierce® Quantum chassis vehicles including pumpers, aerial ladders, aerial platforms, and heavy-duty rescue configurations.
“With our new Quantum engines, much of the emergency equipment is securely stored in compartments inside the cab, where firefighters have easy and quick access,”said Fire Chief, Charles N. Hood, of the San Antonio Fire Department. “By standardizing our fleet around the Quantum, maintenance and training are simplified, and this is an advantage in keeping our vehicles in service and on the job for our firefighters and the citizens of San Antonio.”
“It’s very rewarding to see the Pierce Quantum chassis selected as the frontline apparatus by leading departments such as the San Antonio Fire Department.”said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “The Quantum has proven itself as an excellent vehicle for its room, visibility, and ride quality — so much so that departments have chosen to standardize their fleets around its capabilities.”
Each of the four new San Antonio Quantum pumpers is equipped with a 500 hp EPA 2010 certified engine, TAK-4® independent front suspension, Command ZoneTM advanced electronics, seating for six firefighters, and side roll and frontal airbag protection. The vehicles also feature a 500 gallon poly water tank, a top mount pump panel, a HuskyTM foam system, a HerculesTM CAF system, an EMS cabinet inside the cab, a rear vision camera, and a wide array of compartments with adjustable shelves.
The local Pierce dealer, Siddons-Martin Emergency Group of Houston, Texas, provides service and support to the San Antonio Fire Department.
For more information, visit www.piercemfg.com.