Twin Valley Fire Department Sells Used Pumper
Congratulations to King Street VFD in CT on their 2002 Pierce Rescue Pumper that is being delivered. Thank you to Twin Valley FD, PA for allowing Fire Line Equipment to sell, add items for the buyer, service and ship your pumper. We appreciate your business!
|By Deputy Fire Chief Jason Brooks|
|July 26, 2016|
Today the retired Engine 69-2, a 2002 Pierce Saber engine, headed north to the King Street Fire Department in Danbury, Connecticut. After their department members previously inspected the engine and had some minor upgrades installed, the unit finally loaded onto a transport trailer this afternoon to travel to it’s new home. This engine was replaced with a 2015 Pierce Arrow last year, designated as “Engine 69-1”.
The members of the Twin Valley Fire Department would like to thank the members of King Street FD for their purchase, as well as the assistance provided by Fire Line Equipment. Congratulates on the newest addition to your apparatus family and good luck!!
Pierce Manufacturing is an Appleton, Wisconsin based manufacturer of custom fire and rescue apparatus and a wholly owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation. Pierce was acquired by Oshkosh in 1996. The company was originally founded in 1913 by Humphrey Pierce and his son Dudley as the Pierce Auto Body Works Inc., and concentrated on building custom truck bodies for the Ford Model T. From the 1960s to the early 1980s, Pierce was primarily known for building custom bodies on commercial and other manufacturer’s custom chassis, and was considered an OEM.
Although the Arrow name was used for their first custom chassis which debuted in 1979, the company has no affiliation with George N. Pierce’s famous Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company of Buffalo, New York, which operated from 1901 to 1938. However, the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company coincidentally supplied 8- and 12-cylinder engines to Seagrave for use in their fire apparatus. These engines continued to be made even after Pierce-Arrow ceased operation in 1938. Seagrave continued to deliver fire apparatus with the “Pierce-Arrow” V-12 until 1970.
Throughout the years, Pierce has had partnerships with various other manufacturers, notably when it came to aerial devices (they now engineer and build all their own aerial devices in-house). Such aerial manufacturers included Snorkel, Pitman, Aerial Innovations (AI), Ladder Towers Incorporated (LTI), Smeal, Bronto Skylift and Nova Quintech (whose assets Pierce/Oshkosh acquired in 1997). In addition to their main facilities in Wisconsin, they also have facilities in Bradenton, Florida. The Florida facility is a manufacturing site for the custom Saber chassis and Responder line of apparatus, as well as a refurbishment center.