Pierce secures order for eight custom pumpers from Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services
Pierce Manufacturing has secured an order for eight custom Enforcer Pumpers from Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services.
APPLETON, Wis. -– Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced that it has secured an order for eight custom pumpers from Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services based just south of Atlanta in Riverdale, Georgia. Sold through the exclusive Pierce dealer for Georgia and Florida, Ten-8 Fire Equipment, the order for eight Pierce® Enforcer Pumpers is the largest in the department’s history and a continuation of Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services’ 2016 apparatus additions. Like the pumpers ordered in 2016, the new pumpers will also be built on the Enforcer custom chassis adding to the 100 percent Pierce fleet.
“This purchase completes the initiative to create consistency by making our fleet of first-out pumpers, as well as our reserve fleet, all Pierce Apparatus,” said Landry Merkison, Fire Chief and Emergency Services Director for Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services. “Our firefighters will now have the unique ability to work between pumpers in the field, as well as our reserve fleet, with uniformity in each apparatus when it comes to layout and operations of the unit.”
The eight new Pierce Enforcer Pumpers will feature:
- Hale 1,500 GPM pump
- Cummins L9 450 hp
- Allison 5th Generation Transmission
- 750-gallon booster tank
- Pierce rear camera system
- Low hose bed/crosslays
- 197-inch wheelbase
- Pierce Carcinogen Awareness & Reduction to Exposure (CARE) clean cab features
“Our team is grateful to once again support the incredible work of Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services with the selection of fire apparatus that we know will best meet their needs,” said Jeff Amlong, Sales Consultant for Ten-8 Fire Equipment. “Our team would also like to recognize the important role of Clayton County’s Board of Commissioners, Finance Department, and Central Services who were all instrumental in making the apparatus order a reality. It was a team effort across the board that had a lot of moving parts, and in the end, all parties worked together toward the common goal of putting the right apparatus in place to best serve the community.”
Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services is an all-hazards department with 14 fire stations covering a service area encompassing approximately 122 square miles and 259,000 residents. Given the department’s proximity to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, as well as three major interstates that run through Clayton county, daily populations served can swell to over one million during peak hours.
Tim Sweat, Assistant Fire Chief and Chief Financial Officer for Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services said , “The trust we have in Ten-8 Fire Equipment and Pierce to provide the durability, customer service after the sale, and unique support for the American Fire Service, gives us confidence that we will have optimal resources to offer the extraordinary level of fire protection that our community deserves.”
To learn more about Ten-8 Fire Equipment and for a comprehensive review of Pierce pumpers, visit www.piercemfg.com for specs, video, and images.
About Ten-8 Fire Equipment
Ten-8 Fire Equipment, Inc. is a distributor of fire and emergency apparatus and equipment, and the exclusive Pierce for Florida and Georgia. The company’s knowledgeable staff of sales, service, and support personnel is comprised of over 130 employees. For more than 30 years, the Ten-8 Fire Equipment team has worked to expand the company’s customer base, continually investing in personnel and facilities. Operating out of seven service locations, Ten-8 Fire Equipment strives to create a service experience second to none. To learn more about Ten-8 Fire Equipment, visit www.ten8fire.com.
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, mini pumpers, 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 www.piercemfg.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs more than 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Frontline™, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh® Airport Products, CON-E-CO® and London™. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.