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Pierce Manufacturing to feature latest advancements in fire apparatus at FDIC 2024

Pierce Manufacturing is set to showcase the latest advancements in fire apparatus and groundbreaking technologies at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) 2024



APPLETON, Wis. — Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) business, announced it will feature the latest advancements in fire apparatus and groundbreaking technologies at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 18-20, 2024. Attendees will explore Pierce’s exhibit in booth #5300 near the Capital Corridor, which will feature 12 fire apparatus with the newest design elements, features, and advanced technologies developed to enhance firefighter safety and efficiency. “Pierce Manufacturing is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of fire and emergency service innovation, as will be demonstrated by our latest offerings at FDIC 2024,” said Bob Schulz, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “From the advanced features of our Enforcer™ Volterra™ electric fire truck and diverse lineup of fire apparatus on display, to our industry-leading safety technologies and the engaging new Pierce™ Dispatch podcast, we’re excited to connect with the firefighting community, share our knowledge, and showcase dedication to enhancing safety, performance, and efficiency in emergency response."Featured fire apparatus will include:

  • Enforcer Volterra Electric Pumper (Pierce Stock)
  • Enforcer Pumper with a PACCAR MX-13 Big Block Engine (Ten-8 Fire Equipment Field Unit)
  • Enforcer Pumper with a top-mounted pump panel (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Enforcer Pumper equipped with Pierce TAK-4 T3™ Tight Turning Technology on a single axle (Cambridge, MA)
  • Enforcer PUC™ Pumper with flow capabilities up to 2000 GPM and extreme-duty HVAC system (Pierce Stock)
  • Enforcer PUC Pumper equipped with a PACCAR MX-13 Engine (Omaha, NE)
  • Enforcer Heavy-Duty Rescue Pumper with new body style (Pierce Stock)
  • Enforcer Ascendant® 100’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower with mid-mount configuration (Lawrenceburg, KY)
  • Enforcer Ascendant 107’ Heavy-Duty Tiller (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Enforcer Ascendant 107’ Heavy-Duty Ladder – Single Rear Axle (Pierce Stock)
  • Enforcer 105' Heavy-Duty Steel Ladder (Lowell, MA)
  • Velocity® Non-Walk-In Heavy-Duty Rescue (Walkersville, MD)

Featured technology will include:

  • Pierce Volterra EV Experience: A hands-on opportunity to learn more about the key components and patented technology of the first in-service and fully U.S. manufactured electric fire truck in North America.
  • PACCAR MX-13 Big Block Engine: Available exclusively on Pierce Enforcer and Velocity custom chassis. PACCAR is known as a global leader in the design and manufacturing of diesel engines, and experts will be on-site at Pierce’s FDIC booth to discuss the industry-leading design attributes of the MX-13 engine.
  • ClearSky™ Fully Integrated Telematics Solution: Provides remote access to vehicle data from anywhere. Available in feature packages which provide the users’ desired level of dashboards for diagnostics, maintenance, operational overview, and more.
  • HiViz Connect Warning Light System: Integrates with the Pierce Command Zone™ Advanced Electronics System for unparalleled lighting control, ensuring emergency scenes are safely illuminated with adaptive LED technology.
  • Actus Traffic Regulator Sign: Enhances emergency response safety with its high-visibility LEDs and customizable messaging, designed for optimal traffic control during emergency situations.

A highlight of Pierce’s FDIC 2024 presence will be the recording sessions of the new Pierce™ Dispatch podcast. Launched in March 2024, the podcast offers listeners an insider’s view into the firefighting world, discussing everything from fire apparatus design and technology to the challenges and triumphs faced by firefighters daily. Pierce Dispatch will record episodes from the FDIC floor, engaging with attendees and special guests to share insights and stories from the front lines of firefighting.