Archive for October 21st, 2022

Fire Service News

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Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced it has secured a contract with the Gilbert Fire and Rescue Department in Arizona to place a Pierce® Volterra™ zero-emissions pumper with an Oshkosh patented parallel-electric drivetrain into service with the department’s busiest station, Station No. 2. This will be the third placement for Pierce, with others including the City of Madison, Wisconsin Fire Department, and the City of Portland, Oregon Fire and Rescue. All locations represent vastly different climates, allowing Pierce to collect vehicle performance data for the Volterra electric fire truck in various environmental conditions.

Gilbert Fire and Rescue’s Volterra Electric Vehicle Configuration includes:

  • Pierce Velocity® custom chassis, expanding continuity among Gilbert’s current Pierce fire apparatus fleet
  • Seating capacity: 6
  • GVWR: 42,000 lb
  • TAK-4® Independent Front Suspension
  • 500-gallon water tank
  • 1500 gpm single stage pump
  • Compartmentation: 150 cu ft plus ladder storage
  • Hose capacity: 1000’ of 5” / 850’ of 2.5”
  • Oshkosh patented parallel-electric drivetrain featuring an electro-mechanical infinitely variable transmission
  • Zero-emissions operation when powered by the integrated onboard batteries, coupled with an internal combustion engine to provide continuous and uninterrupted power to the pumping system or drive system
  • Exceptional operational range tailored to the fire department’s needs and duty cycle for full-shift operation
  • Fire station-based, all-encompassing vehicle charging infrastructure offers a thorough, simple, and fast charging solution through – Pierce’s expert energy solutions provider.

In 2019, Gilbert launched an initiative to become the “City of the Future,” which includes carbon footprint reduction and fleet technologies and systems to improve efficiencies. Fleet electrification is an integral part of moving the city’s vision forward, in addition to multiple initiatives to explore how to make Gilbert a sustainable community for future decades.

In collaboration with Gilbert Fire and Rescue, Pierce will continue developing and evaluating the Pierce Volterra electric vehicle. As part of this development process, Gilbert’s arid, subtropical climate, intense heat during summer months, and high UV index will provide valuable exposure and insight to additional operational environments the electric vehicle must withstand.

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Winfield Fire Protection District pumper for sale

Found at

1992 Pierce Arrow Fire Truck
Auction Ends 11/17/22 7:00 PM ET
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1992 Pierce Arrow fire truck, job #E7314.

Detroit diesel, Allison transmission, Waterous pump.

The truck does run, shift, stop and pump, however *NOT ROAD WORTHY* front end needs new U bolts on front axle.

Water tank is rusted out over the rear driver side axle.

Cab and body show signs of normal use and wear.

If interested in a showing please contact authorized representative to schedule a viewing.

Two (2) original factory service manuals included with sale.; #Pierce; #WinfieldFPD; #firetruckforsale;

Winfield FPD photo

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New ambulances for Chicago FD

This from Danny Nelms:

4 new ambulances at fleet… 57 39 10 and 1 unknown; #ambulance; #ChicagoFD;

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New engine for the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (more)

From the Pierce Flickr site:

Pierce, Barrington Countryside, IL, 36974-1; #Pierce; #FireTruck; #Enforcer; #BarringtonCountrysideFPD;

Pierce composite

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