OSHKOSH, WIS. (April 22, 2010) – Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency segment, which includes Pierce Manufacturing, Oshkosh Airport Products, Medtec Ambulance and Frontline Communications, today introduced new vehicles and innovations at the 2010 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind. Fire & Emergency, which is a business segment of the Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), introduced a host of new products including the new Oshkosh® Striker® aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle, Pierce® PUC pumper/tanker and the Medtec® RediMedic™ ambulance line, all which are on display at the group’s booth #8647.
“Category leading innovation, grounded with direct input from our customers, is a hallmark of each of the brands that constitute the Oshkosh Fire and Emergency Segment. It’s all about serving the needs of first responders,” stated Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “Our integrated approach facilitates ideas, technologies and best practices sharing to deliver industry leading products, service and support to our customers.”
Oshkosh Airport Products unveiled the new Oshkosh® Striker Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle with a complete range of leading innovations. Under intense development for more than three years, the new Striker delivers innovative fire suppression technology; unmatched chassis performance; advanced safety systems; unsurpassed reliability and durability; and smart design. Among the new Striker’s many innovative features is available Pulse Delivery® technology that allows firefighters to deliver dry chemical powder over 90 feet (27m), more than three times the capability of other dry chemical systems. Oshkosh also displayed its Stinger Q4™ Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) outdoors at the main entrance of Lucas Oil Stadium. The Stinger Q4 RIV features QuadAgent® technology to meet any airport’s rapid intervention vehicle requirements.
Pierce displayed a total of eight vehicles, including an Impel® pumper/tanker that is the first ever built using the industry-changing Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) design; a 100-foot aluminum aerial platform with the industry’s roomiest and most efficient basket; a Contender® Responder; heavy-duty aluminum ladder using the PUC design; two multi-purpose pumper Oshkosh, Pierce and Medtec introduce new products and innovations at FDIC vehicles built on Velocity® and Arrow XT™ chassis; a 3-door non-walk-in rescue vehicle; and a Quantum® pumper. In support of their NFFF Full Throttle Support campaign, Pierce and Harley-Davidson displayed a Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® Firefighter Special Edition motorcycle that will be awarded as a sweepstakes prize. Since its inception, NFFF Full Throttle Support has generated donations approaching $250,000 on behalf of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, a nonprofit organization that remembers and honors fallen firefighters. At an outdoor booth location alongside Lucas Oil Stadium, Pierce demonstrated its Changeable Response Unit (CRU) that allows fire and rescue departments to customize a single pickup truck to do the work of several specialty vehicles. The company also showcased the capabilities of its heavy-duty aluminum aerial platform.
Medtec Ambulance introduced RediMedic™, an all-new line of ambulances built for performance and value. The RediMedic line includes features such as a recessed overhead grab-rail, angled and protected roll-up flooring and ducted air conditioning to help make EMTs safer and more comfortable. The vehicles are built for simplified maintenance and service, with easy access to electrical, HVAC assemblies, oxygen components and other systems.
Frontline Communications displayed a state-of-the-art command center and built on a compact Sprinter chassis that can handle a community’s local emergencies or special events. This vehicle features two main equipment racks for voice, video and data satellite communications gear, interoperable communications system and three workstations.
About Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency Segment
Known for safety, quality and leading edge technology, the Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency segment designs and manufactures a full line of fire apparatus, mobile medical, broadcast communications, recovery and homeland security vehicles. Brands under the F&E Segment include: Pierce®, Oshkosh® Airport Products, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™ and SMIT™.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. The Oshkosh brands are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and longterm value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.