Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company has announced the sale of ten Pierce® Quantum® apparatus to Harris County Emergency Services District No. 9 for use by its provider the Cypress-Fairbanks (Cy-Fair) Volunteer Fire Department located north of Houston in Harris County, Tex. The purchase includes six pumpers, two 105-foot heavy-duty aerial ladders, and two 100-foot aerial platforms.
“The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department is an all-Pierce fleet, and serves a very large and fast-growing area near Houston. We’re extremely proud to be selected for this major purchase,” said Matt McLeish, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the Fire & Emergency segment. “The Pierce Quantum stands without peer and is among the industry’s most capable chassis. It is tailor made to meet the diverse requirements of this sizable department.”
Steven Witt is an Assistant Fire Chief at Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department and a 31-year member of the organisation. “With these purchases, we are in the process of standardising our emergency response fleet around the Quantum chassis,” Witt explained. “We like the Quantum’s roomy interior, the flat cab floor, and the excellent outward visibility. It also has a high air intake location, which is important to us because of the flooding that often takes place down here.”
The six Pierce Quantum pumpers each feature TAK-4® independent front suspension, a Detroit DD13 470 hp big block engine, a 430 amp alternator, a 22-inch front bumper extension, frontal and side impact protection, a raised roof cab, and seating for five firefighters. Other highlights include a Control Zone™ pump panel, 2,000-gpm single stage water pump, a Husky™ 12 dual agent foam system, a full complement of ground ladders, a hydraulic ladder rack, crosslays and speedlays.
The two Pierce Quantum 105-foot heavy-duty ladders are each powered by a Detroit DD13 525 hp big block engine riding on a tandem rear axle configuration. The vehicles include Command Zone™ advanced electronics, frontal and side impact protection, a 12-inch raised and notched roof cab, seating for five fire-fighters, and Pierce PS6™ premium air-ride seats for the driver and officer. The fire-fighting system includes a 500-gallon water tank, crosslays and speedlays, and a remote controlled monitor.
The two Pierce Quantum rear mounted aerial platforms are each equipped with a Detroit DD13 525 hp big block engine riding on a tandem rear axle configuration, and with TAK-4 independent front suspension. The cab seats five fire-fighters and also offers frontal impact and side roll protection systems. The aerial platform provides a large basket, two wireless remote control monitors, Lyfe rescue tool accessories, breathing air to the tip, and LED lighting along the entire length of the ladder and at the basket.
Cy-Fair is located in the northwest region of Harris County, Tex. At one time, Cy-Fair VFD was considered the largest multi-service volunteer department in North America. The department provides fire, EMS, and dispatch services within a protection area that encompasses 164 square miles and is home to 440,000 citizens. Its total staff of 600 includes 350 volunteer fire-fighters. The department operates 12 fire stations, with a 13th due to open in 2017.
Pierce dealer, Siddons-Martin Emergency Group, with service and support facilities covering Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico, provides local service and support. Visit Siddons-Martin.com for more information.