"We are pleased to showcase the capabilities of Pierce fire trucks in such a great and noteworthy city. These vehicles represent another significant achievement as Pierce establishes and continues to grow its brand in Peru and throughout Latin America," said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. "These are the first new fire trucks purchased by the General Volunteer Fire Department in 24 years, and we're honored that they selected Pierce."
The seven fire trucks are identical Pierce ResponderT pumpers. Each is equipped with a 1,000 gallon water tank with an integrated 100 gallon foam tank, 1250 gpm single stage pump, a single agent Class "B" foam system, an electric hose reel, and a hose bed that will accommodate 1500 feet of 2.5-inch hose and 400 feet of 1.5-inch hose. In addition, each vehicle is equipped with a roof ladder, extension ladder, pike pole and other loose equipment.
The apparatus also feature roll-up compartment doors, pullout trays and adjustable shelves, and they offer easy access to the pump and plumbing system for simplified maintenance and servicing. A unique subframe system, mounted directly to the frame rails, supports the water tank and body for added strength and longer life.
"These units offer a combination of advanced technology and simplified operation that will serve the General Volunteer Fire Department, and the citizens of Lima, long into the future," added Johnson. "The Pierce Responder municipal pumper is a great example of how we've engineered the Pierce brand for a global market."
Pierce's Peruvian dealer, Tecnin Del Peru, will provide local service and support.
Lima, the capital city of Peru, has a population of close to 8 million. It is the fourth largest city in Latin American; only Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro are more populated.
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