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The Pierce aerial platform delivers an industry-leading 110-foot vertical reach and 90-foot horizontal reach Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, received an order for a Pierce Ascendant 110-foot single rear axle quint aerial platform from the Town of Taber Fire Department located in south central Alberta, Canada. Built on a Pierce Enforcer chassis, the aerial platform delivers an industry-leading 110-foot vertical reach and a 90-foot horizontal reach. The vehicle will be delivered next summer. New industry benchmark “The Pierce Ascendant 110-foot single rear axle aerial platform is one of the signature product offerings in our new Ascendant class of aerial apparatus, a group of innovative aerials that set the new industry benchmark for performance,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “The Ascendant class includes a wide range of ladder and platform configurations, and enables fire departments to achieve a longer reach on a more compact vehicle. That’s why fire departments of all sizes have quickly made the Pierce Ascendant the most popular new aerial apparatus in our company’s history.” Number one choice for fire suppression Steve Munshaw is Fire Chief of the Town of Taber Fire Department. “We have 186 buildings that require an elevated aerial water stream and, based on our search criteria, we knew it was going to be a challenge to find an apparatus that would fit the fire suppression and rescue needs of our community,” Chief Munshaw explained. “We evaluated a number of manufacturers and, while on a visit to Appleton, we were able to run the Ascendant aerial platform through its paces. We absolutely fell in love with it and it became our number one choice.” Product features The Pierce Ascendant 110-foot single rear axle aerial platform for the Town of Taber features a 450 hp engine, a Command Zone advanced electronics system, a four-door cab with seating for six firefighters, and Pierce’s PSV seats for the driver and officer. The vehicle also features a Pierce proprietary PUC 1500 gpm pump, a 500-gallon water tank, and a Husky 3 single agent foam system. “We are excited and honoured to have the opportunity to work with Chief Munshaw, Deputy Chief Cote, and their team through this entire process" The Ascendant aerial device achieves a remarkable 110-foot vertical reach and a 90-foot horizontal reach, and features tip load capacities of 750 lb. (dry) and 500 lb. (wet). The ergonomically designed, three-person basket is rated to carry 100 lbs. of additional equipment. A single monitor located at the fly section can flow up to 1250 gpm. “We have 35 paid-on-call volunteer firefighters and only three full-time members, so one crucial criteria was finding a truck that required a less restrictive commercial driver’s license, yet delivered a long enough reach to support our community’s growing needs,” added Chief Munshaw. “Plus, Pierce’s product quality and dealer support, available through Commercial Emergency Equipment, were other very important factors.” Weight optimised design structure Pierce dealer, Commercial Emergency Equipment, offers a network of full-service locations. It is a division of Commercial Truck Equipment, Corporation, renowned for its professional engineers, designers, and certified heavy-duty mechanics, welders, and fabricators who are expert in a wide range of truck applications and integration solutions. “We are excited and honoured to have the opportunity to work with Chief Munshaw, Deputy Chief Cote, and their team through this entire process,” said Mike Thomson, Customer Service Manager for Commercial Emergency Equipment. The Pierce Ascendant Class of aerials includes a 107-foot single or tandem rear axle aerial ladder, a 107-foot tractor drawn aerial ladder, and a 110-foot single or tandem rear axle aerial platform. All Pierce Ascendant Class aerial apparatus feature a weight optimised design structure that places weight and mass only where required.
Pierce Manufacturing introduces Pierce Saber custom chassis with Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has introduced the first-ever Pierce® Saber® custom chassis equipped with a Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train. Roush – a leader in motorsports and high-performance passenger vehicles – oversaw the integration, testing, and validation of the new system. Pierce Saber custom chassis “We are very excited to offer fire departments our industry-leading Pierce Saber custom chassis now matched with Ford’s proven and efficient 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation Executive Vice President and President of the Fire & Emergency segment and Pierce Manufacturing. “This new configuration – available with major assistance from Ford and Roush – may be the ideal choice for departments looking for an entry level custom chassis that delivers one hundred percent Pierce quality, performance, and value.” Features and functions The 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train’s components are optimised for modern day emission regulations. The engine utilises rugged components – like a composite graphite iron block, dual alternators, and high-strength aluminium cylinder heads. Because of its built-in efficiencies, the power train generates nearly the equivalent amount of horsepower to the rear wheels as larger and heavier engines commonly offered in this class. In addition, the tremendous reach of the Ford service network backs the power train, which is covered by a 5-year/100,000-mile warranty. “The Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train is engineered from the ground up to maximise performance, efficiency, and reliability,” explained John Schultz, Pierce’s Director of Custom Pumper Products. “In addition, customers who have been behind the wheel are impressed with how the vehicle drives and accelerates as well as the quiet cab interior.” Pierce Saber demo units The Pierce Saber custom chassis serves as the benchmark in its class, and is among the industry’s most popular custom chassis. The cab is renowned for its excellent visibility, safety features, interior room, and storage space. A flat floor in the crew cab area provides surer footing, and the steps are low and offset for easier entry and exit. A one-piece wraparound windshield delivers excellent outward visibility. Pierce Saber apparatus configured with the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel power train are now available for sale through Pierce dealers. Demo units are now beginning to tour portions of the country.
The event paid tribute to the firefighters who served at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 Northeast Wisconsin and its surrounding communities turned out in large numbers earlier today to participate in and support the fifth annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. A total of 2,169 area residents, firefighters, and local businesses came together to pay tribute to all of the firefighters who served, and to those who sacrificed their lives, at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This year’s event raised $110,000 and was recognised as one of the largest stair climbs in the nation. Since its inception, Green Bay Metro Fire Department and Pierce Manufacturing have sponsored the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event at Lambeau Field. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and its important work assisting the families of fallen firefighters (through support networks, conferences, workshops, and scholarships) and reducing firefighter deaths (through educational and training programmes). Stair climb participants were given the opportunity to climb the equivalent of 110 storeys – the height of the fallen World Trade Center towers – on the steps of Lambeau Field. Each climber was given a badge, with the name and photograph of one of the fallen firefighters so they could climb, symbolically, alongside one of the fallen. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organisation with a Congressional mandate to honor all firefighters who die in the line of duty in the United States. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is the only fire service organisation that represents every facet of the American fire service – career, volunteer and wildland and has created education and training programmes to reduce firefighter deaths.