Chris Mc Loone's visit to Pierce and Oshkosh began with a chance to use Oshkosh's Striker Simulator.
This top-mount pump house is out of the paint booth and waiting to be moved to a new rig.
A pump module being built at Pierce's IPP facility.
This aerial is going through an inspection at Pierce's IPP faciilty.
Here's a look down a 107-foot Ascendant ladder waiting to be added to an Ascendant order.
Another aerial, this one a midmount platform, being tested at Pierce's IPP facility.
Pierce's IPP facility is also the location where the company assembles all its rescue trucks, as shown here.
A rescue truck being assembled at Pierce's IPP facility.
This rescue truck is nearing completion at Pierce's IPP.
This Oshkosh Striker ARFF unit is destined for Puerto Rico.
Mc Loone positions a Striker to begin extinguishing an engine fire on a passenger jet.
The Oshkosh Striker Simulator view is much like this view taken from the inside of an Oshkosh Striker ARFF unit headed for Puerto Rico.
Mc Loone uses the same controls found on in-service Strikers to begin flowing foam to extinguish one of the engines on fire on a passenger jet during a simulation.
Body fabrication for Pierce and Oshkosh fire apparatus is performed at the company's Industrial Park Plant (IPP). Here a Pierce employee installs a compartment door on a fire apparatus cab. All custom cab assembly is done at this plant.
A worker fabricates an engine tunnel for a new custom Pierce fire apparatus.
Here, cab structure has been added to an engine tunnel.
Here, a cab starts to take shape as more cab structure has been added.
Here, a freshly painted pump house, which will feature a side-mount pump panel, waits to be installed on a pumper.