Georgia fire department acquires powerful pumpers (with related video)
Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services has signed on to buy four Pierce Arrow XT pumpers. The apparatus will be delivered this summer. Appleton, Wis.-based Pierce Manufacturing won the contract through a competitive request for proposal (RFP) process. The deal includes up to four renewal orders. Gwinnett is located immediately northeast of Atlanta, Ga.
Each of the four units is built on a rescue-style body with a raised roof cab, seating for five firefighters, and an EMS compartment inside the cab. The vehicles are outfitted with a Detroit DD 13 500-horsepower engine and Command Zone advanced electronics (with a 7-inch color monitor). The 16-inch front bumper extension includes hose trays containing 175 feet of 1.75-inch hose. The apparatus also feature a 750-gallon water tank and a 2,000-gpm wireless remote control monitor.
Gwinnett County has been one of America’s fastest growing counties for the past 20 years. Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services is the largest fire service district in Georgia and protects an area comprised of 437 square miles located northeast of Atlanta. In 2011, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services became the first department in Georgia to have an accredited paramedic training program.
Ten-8 Fire Equipment is the Pierce dealer involved in the transaction. With locations in Forsyth, Ga., and throughout the state of Florida, the firm provides local service and support. Visit this site for more information.
Pierce Manufacturing is an Oshkosh Corporation company. It produces custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus.
Take a tour with Captain Bryan Dobson in the video. He explains the details that went into making this Pierce Arrow XT Pumper for DeKalb County in Decatur, Ga.