Pierce Manufacturing announced an order for 15 Pierce fire and emergency apparatus from Clackamas Fire District #1 in Oregon. The purchase includes six Pierce® Dash® CF custom pumpers, two Pierce Arrow XT™ aerial tillers, three Pierce tankers, two Pierce Type 3 wildland apparatus, one Pierce Arrow XT heavy-duty rescue, and one Pierce air-light heavy-duty rescue.
APPLETON, W—Pierce Manufacturing Inc. has announced an order for 15 Pierce fire and emergency apparatus from the Clackamas County (OR) Fire District #1. The purchase includes six Pierce® Dash® CF custom pumpers, two Pierce Arrow XT™ aerial tillers, three Pierce 3,000-gallon tankers, two Pierce Type 3 wildland apparatus, one Pierce Arrow XT heavy-duty rescue, and one Pierce air-light heavy-duty rescue. Once the new vehicles are delivered, Clackamas will have a 100 percent front-line Pierce fleet, and the six new Dash CF pumpers will join two others already in service with the department.
“Pierce builds fire and emergency apparatus of all types and capabilities to help our customers achieve the highest level of performance, and then we back them up with unmatched service and support,” says Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing. “It’s especially gratifying to see this very busy and highly regarded department become a 100 percent front line Pierce fleet, centered around the game-changing Dash CF apparatus.”
“Having these new apparatus join our department is very good for both our community and our firefighters,” says Ryan Hari, deputy chief at Clackamas County. “They will enhance our response capabilities and are real morale boosters—demonstrating to our employees that the community is investing not only in them but in the equipment they use to do their jobs.”
The six Pierce Dash CF pumpers each feature a Detroit DD13 470-hp engine, TAK-4® independent front suspension, and the PUC pump configuration. “We’ll soon have eight frontline Dash CF PUC pumpers,” says Hari. “The outward visibility is unlike any other apparatus, and, being lower to the ground, the Dash CF offers excellent ergonomics and easy access. Pierce has done quite a bit to make these vehicles user-friendly and safer for firefighters.”
The two Pierce Arrow XT 100-foot aerial tillers are designed to navigate the many narrow roads in the district’s older communities as well as the roundabouts and cul-de-sacs found in many of the newer communities. These apparatus each feature TAK-4 independent suspension, Command Zone advanced electronics, a 300-gallon water tank, a full complement of ground ladders, and blue LED lighting along the entire length of the aerial device.
Other vehicles on order include a Pierce Arrow XT heavy-duty rescue with a Detroit DD13 525-hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension and TAK-4 T3 independent suspension on the tandem rear axles for enhanced maneuverability and greater ride comfort. A second heavy-duty rescue vehicle is a Pierce non walk-in configuration that will refill SCBA air bottles on scene and also provide rehab for firefighters. It features a breathing air compressor, fill system, and high-pressure reel, as well as an electric awning and a lavatory.
The pair of Pierce Type 3 wildland apparatus are built on Freightliner M2 chassis with 4×4 all-wheel drive, seating for four firefighters, 500-gpm two-stage pumps, and Pierce Husky® 3 single-agent foam systems. Finally, three Pierce tankers will support firefighting operations throughout the district’s many rural areas.
Pierce dealer, Hughes Fire Equipment LLC of Springfield, Oregon, provides local service and support.