Sacramento Metropolitan (CA) Fire District Orders 22 Pierce Quantum Vehicles

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, received an order from Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (Sac Metro) in Sacramento County, California, for 22 Pierce® Quantum® fire apparatus. The purchase includes 20 pumper vehicles and two aerial tillers. The order is valued at $9.6 million, and delivery is scheduled to begin in March 2011.

“This order by Sacramento Metro signifies a resounding vote of confidence by a tremendous fire department and long-time Pierce customer,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “It’s also an acknowledgement of our dealer – Golden State Fire Apparatus – for its outstanding service and support. ”

“By taking advantage of Pierce’s outstanding lease-to-purchase program, available through Oshkosh Capital, we are significantly upgrading our first-line fleet. And, we expect to substantially decrease our ongoing fleet maintenance costs as well as reduce vehicle downtime,” said Christian Pebbles, Sacramento Metro Fire Captain. “More importantly, the Quantum vehicles’ excellent performance, visibility, safety features and storage space will enhance response to our citizens and improve firefighter safety. It’s truly a win-win for our department and the many communities we serve throughout the county.” 

The 20 Quantum pumpers will be customized to meet the unique needs of this California county. Each fire truck features a 500 hp engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, TAK-4® independent front suspension, 290 amp alternator, seating for six firefighters, air-actuated front steps, LED lighting package, roll-up doors and an EMS compartment inside the cab. The firefighting system includes a 1500 gpm pump, 500-gal. poly water tank, Husky® 12 foam system, 40-gal. foam cell, and a Control Zone™ pump panel.

The two Quantum 100-foot heavy-duty aerial tiller vehicles will be used to navigate narrow streets in and around residential and commercial areas. Each tiller features the TAK-4 independent suspension (front and rear), frontal impact protection, side roll protection system, LyfePulley rescue system, 500-lb. rated slide out trays, toolboards and adjustable shelves, telescoping scene lights, and a full complement of ground ladders.

Captain Pebbles added, “The Quantum vehicles represent the latest in advanced firefighting technology – yet we’ve paid homage to our region’s history and tradition with a classic firefighter bell on each and every vehicle.”

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is a special-purpose district that provides fire protection to the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County. The agency is a combination of 16 smaller fire departments that merged together in 2000. Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District provides services through 42 stations and 750 uniformed and support personnel to nearly 600,000 people in a 417-square-mile area. Metro Fire represents 16 predecessor fire agencies. Some of these fire agencies were founded in the early 1920s to provide fire protection in remote parts of the County.


Pierce Manufacturing has received a new order from Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department for 22 Quantum® apparatus, with delivery scheduled to begin in March 2011. Pictured is a Quantum pumper similar to 20 of the vehicles ordered.
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

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®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline, SMIT, 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, visit

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