Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, sold four Pierce Arrow XT pumpers to Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services, located immediately northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Gwinnett County awarded Pierce Manufacturing the contract through a competitive request for proposal (RFP) process that includes up to four renewal orders. The four pumpers will be delivered in Summer 2015.
“These four Pierce Arrow XT apparatus are the first Pierce pumpers purchased by this large and progressive fire department, and we’re proud and thankful for this vote of confidence,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “We look forward to having these apparatus serving Gwinnett County for many years to come.”
Each of the four Pierce Arrow XT pumpers is built on a rescue-style body with a raised roof cab, seating for five firefighters, and an EMS compartment inside the cab. The vehicles are outfitted with the Pierce-exclusive Detroit DD 13 500 hp engine and Command Zone advanced electronics (with a 7-inch color monitor). The 16-inch front bumper extension includes hose trays containing 175 feet of 1.75-inch hose. The apparatus also feature a 750-gallon water tank and a 2,000-gpm wireless remote control monitor.
Gwinnett County has been one of America’s fastest growing counties for the past 20 years. Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services is the largest fire service district in Georgia and protects an area comprised of 437 square miles located northeast of Atlanta. In 2011, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services became the first department in Georgia to have an accredited paramedic training program.
Pierce dealer, Ten-8 Fire Equipment, with locations in Forsyth, Georgia and throughout the state of Florida, provides local service and support. Visit www.ten8fire.com for more information.