Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) Company and North America’s leading fire and rescue apparatus manufacturer, announced it has received an order for five Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) vehicles from Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (PFRES) in Portsmouth, Virginia. The purchase includes four pumper vehicles and one aerial ladder. All five vehicles will ride on Pierce® Arrow XT™ custom chassis. The vehicles will be placed into service in June 2011.
“We are honored that the PUC was selected by one of America’s earliest fire departments,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “This purchase not only demonstrates the growing popularity of the PUC platform and Arrow XT chassis, it is a testament to the service and support provided by our local dealer, Atlantic Emergency Solutions.”
“Our entire department is looking forward to the addition of these five Pierce units to our fleet,” said Don J. Horton, PFRES fire chief. “The new technologies introduced by Pierce on the Arrow XT chassis and PUC configuration result in vehicles that are safer and more economical to operate. Furthermore, these units will reduce adverse environmental impacts on our beautiful city, while also improving service to our citizens.”
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK], 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 the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.
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