Phoenix Fire Department Orders 14 Pierce Quantum Pumpers as Part of Seven-Year Renewable Contract


APPLETON, Wis. (March, 2015) – The Phoenix, Arizona Fire Department (PFD) placed an order for 14 Pierce® Quantum® pumpers as part of a seven-year renewable contract. Under the terms of the contract, PFD has the opportunity to continue purchasing the same number of pumper vehicles each calendar year through 2022.

“The Phoenix Fire Department serves – with distinction – one of the nation’s largest cities, and we’re proud that Pierce has earned the honor of being PFD’s long term fire and emergency apparatus brand of choice,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “This major fleet order reflects the quality of Pierce products and the outstanding service and support team led by our Pierce dealer Hughes Fire Equipment.”

Safety and performance were primary PFD considerations when selecting the Pierce Quantum engines. “We are an innovative department providing fire and EMS response services from our fire trucks so they have to perform at a high level,” said PFD’s Chief of Fleet Management, Scott Walker. “We work very closely with our labor group to ensure that we get the best, and safest, apparatus available to deliver the services we provide.”
Each of the Pierce Quantum pumper apparatus is built on a 190.75-inch wheelbase and features TAK-4® independent front suspension and a 450 hp Cummins engine. The cab offers seating for up to six firefighters, with Pierce PS6 premium hi-back seats for the driver and officer, a flat interior floor, and Pierce’s exclusive automatic folding steps for easier entry and exit. The firefighting system includes a 1,500-gpm single stage pump, a Husky® 12 Class A foam system, a 40-gallon foam tank, a 500-gallon water tank, a 22-inch front bumper extension containing 100 feet of 1.75-inch hose, and lowered crosslays.

The Phoenix Fire Department (PFD) is a progressive organization that provides top-notch fire suppression, emergency medical and transportation services, disaster response, fire prevention, and public education. PFD protects the largest city in Arizona and the sixth largest in the country. The department’s philosophy emphasizes a commitment to customer service and positive community relations; PFD’s mission statement reads, in part, “Our members will Prevent Harm, Survive, and Be Nice!”
Pierce dealer, Hughes Fire Equipment, provides local service and support. Visit www.hughesfire.com for more information.



Photo Caption: The Phoenix, Arizona Fire Department (PFD) placed an order for 14 Pierce® Quantum® pumpers as part of a seven-year renewable contract. Under the terms of the contract, PFD has the opportunity to continue purchasing the same number of pumper vehicles each calendar year through 2022.

About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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