Pierce Manufacturing and Medtec Ambulance, Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) companies, manufacturers of custom made fire apparatus and ambulances, have once again been named the official emergency response vehicles at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Pierce will be Daytona’s Official Fire Truck for the 12th consecutive year and Medtec its Official Ambulance for the ninth consecutive year.
Both Pierce and Medtec vehicles will be on duty at the track throughout 2010 and at the first big race of the season, the Daytona® 500 – “The Great American Race” – on February 14. The Daytona 500 is considered one of the most prestigious motor sports event in America.
“At Pierce and Medtec, we are excited to continue providing the Daytona International Speedway with high performance fire apparatus and state-of-the-art ambulances to protect and serve racing teams and fans alike at this historic venue,” said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “The Daytona 500 is NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most anticipated race of the year, and we’re proud to say that Pierce and Medtec will be on duty and ready to perform.”
Pierce fire apparatus and Medtec ambulances will provide year-round fire and emergency protection for the Daytona Speedway Fire and EMS Departments. The Pierce and Medtec vehicles are adorned in racing graphics and will be on display on Speedway grounds when not on duty during races and events.
Pierce is supplying a total of six fire apparatus to the Speedway Fire Department: four Contender® by Pierce® custom pumpers with either top or side control pump panels; and two Contender patrol trucks. In addition, a Pierce Arrow XT™ 75-foot aluminum aerial ladder and a Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) pumper on an Arrow XT chassis will be on display.
Medtec is supplying two Field Duty Sprinter Type II ambulances and four Field Duty Type II van ambulances on Ford chassis. All six vehicles feature aluminum cabinetry.
Daytona International Speedway is a 480-acre motorsports complex that boasts the most diverse schedule of racing events on the globe, earning it the title of “World Center of Racing.” In addition to The Daytona 500, the Speedway also hosts the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Daytona 200 by Honda, the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola®, and other major racing events throughout the year.