“These Velocity pumpers showcase the flexibility and performance of Pierce custom fire trucks, as they help the Longmont Fire Department provide a wide range of emergency services to its citizens,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “With their rear mounted pumps and full complement of rescue equipment, they are engineered to address fire suppression as well as EMS and rescue responses.”
Longmont Fire Department has five Pierce® Velocity™ rear mount pumpers on front line duty. Vehicle photo courtesy of Scott Noakes, Longmont Fire Department.
Each of the five Velocity pumpers is equipped with TAK-4® independent front suspension, a 470-hp engine and Command Zone advanced electronics. The firefighting system includes a 500-gallon water tank, stainless steel body, 2000-gpm rear mounted water pump, Husky® 12 foam system with 40-gallon foam cell, wireless remote control deck monitor and hinged compartment doors.
“Moreover, with the pump panel located in a rear compartment, the pump operator can – with only having to take a step or two – view three sides of the incident.”