Polk County (FL) Fire Rescue Orders 10 Pierce Apparatus

APPLETON, WI—Pierce Manufacturing has received an order for 10 fire apparatus from Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR), in Polk County, Florida. The purchase includes five pumpers, a 100-foot Pierce Aerial Platform, and a heavy-duty rescue/hazmat vehicle all built on the Pierce® Velocity™ chassis, as well as three tandem rear axle tanker/pumper vehicles.

Pierce dealer, Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc. of Bradenton, Florida, provides local service and support.

The PCFR pumpers and aerial platform feature an optional forward roof cab design, which enhances interior space for the crew and improves visibility. The Department’s pumpers are designed to function as paramedic engines, and will be assigned to the busiest of its 45 stations. Each vehicle features seating for six firefighters and a forward facing EMS cabinet inside the cab. The pumpers also feature a 450 hp DD13 engine, Pierce Command Zone® advanced electronics and a 1,250-gpm single-stage pump.

The Pierce Velocity Aerial Platform features TAK-4® independent front suspension, a 500 hp DD13 engine, a 19-inch front bumper extension, a 300-gallon water tank, a 2,000-gpm single stage pump, Pierce Command Zone advanced electronics, and blue LED lighting along all three sections of the aerial.

The three Pierce tanker/pumper vehicles, built on Freightliner chassis, each feature a DD13 engine, a 2,500-gallon water tank, seating for three firefighters, and a 1,000-gpm PTO driven pump.

The Pierce Velocity non-walk-in, heavy-duty rescue features a 3-door cab with raised roof, seating for four firefighters, and a 21.5-foot body with roof hatches and recessed walkways. The vehicle offers a wide range of rescue equipment exterior compartments with adjustable shelves, slide-out toolboards and trays.

PCFR is a division of the Polk County Board of County Commissioners. PCFR provides fire, emergency medical, and emergency management services to residents in a 2000-square-mile area, and mutual aid to surrounding counties. PCFR has more than 600 full-time employees throughout 45 stations, and runs more than 80,000 calls each year.

For more information, visit http://www.piercemfg.com.

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