Pierce Manufacturing has delivered 18 Pierce fire and emergency apparatus to Lancaster County Fire Rescue Service located in Lancaster County, SC. This is the second time Lancaster County has taken delivery of 18 Pierce apparatus.
APPLETON, WI—Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has delivered 18 Pierce fire and emergency apparatus to the Lancaster County (SC) Fire Rescue Service. The purchase includes 10 Pierce® Saber® custom pumpers, two Pierce Saber pumper-tankers, five Pierce rescues, and one Pierce dry side tanker. This is the second time Lancaster County has taken delivery of 18 Pierce apparatus.
“Lancaster County’s network of volunteer fire departments are trained to the highest standards, and we’re proud to supply these motivated and top-notch first responders with the apparatus to allow them to perform at the highest level,” says Matt McLeish, senior vice president of sales and marketing of the Fire and Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing. “To be chosen for this second major round of purchases is an honor, and demonstrates our ability to meet the wide ranging needs of this very large and diverse county.”
“Pierce’s reputation for building quality fire apparatus was an important factor when our team evaluated these purchases,” says Darren Player, director for the Lancaster County Fire Rescue Service. “The Saber’s interior cab space and the bid’s overall cost efficiency were other important considerations.”
The 10 Pierce Saber custom pumpers each features a 400-hp engine, a 22-inch extended front bumper, a 1,500-gpm single-stage pump, and lowered crosslays. The pumpers are equipped with the Pierce Husky™ foam and Hercules™ compressed-air foam systems (CAFS). “Compressed-air foam has proven to be a very effective firefighting tool,” explains Player. “Our experience is that the fire goes out faster, overhaul is easier, and rekindles are almost nonexistent.”
The two Pierce Saber pumper-tankers feature 450-hp engines, 1,700-gallon water tanks, and carry 1,100 feet of 5-inch hose and 400 feet of 3-inch hose. The pumper-tankers are also equipped with Pierce Husky foam systems.
Other vehicles delivered include five Pierce 16-foot nonwalk-in rescue apparatus with full-depth compartments, slide-out toolboards, adjustable shelves, and air bottle storage in the fenders. The 18th vehicle delivered is a Pierce dry side tanker with seating for two firefighters, a 2,000-gallon water tank capacity, and a 500-gpm single-stage pump.
Lancaster County is located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina and encompasses urban areas south of Charlotte and rural and rugged terrain in its undeveloped regions. The Lancaster County Fire Rescue Service consists of 18 volunteer fire departments and one career municipal fire department that are overseen by a 19-member fire commission. A very large protection district, Lancaster County Fire Rescue Service works as a cohesive partner with all other emergency service agencies in the county, while also providing mutual aid response.
Chosen as Pierce’s 2016 Dealer of the Year, Spartan Fire & Emergency Apparatus, Inc., provides local service and support. Headquartered in Roebuck, South Carolina, Spartan has served South Carolina fire departments since 1973, blanketing the state with two comprehensive service locations. Visit www.spartanfire.com for more information,