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Oshkosh Striker 6 X 6 Delivered To Phoenix Sky Harbor International


OSHKOSH, WIS.(December 11, 2012) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), placed an Oshkosh® Striker® 6 x 6 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle into service at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). The Striker will join a pair of Striker 8 x 8 vehicles already on frontline duty.

“When we started this process, we looked at several different ARFF trucks at trade shows – and we have owned various brands throughout the years – but our team liked the Striker best,” said Elizabeth Hendel, Phoenix Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief, ARFF. “Our firefighters like the roomy cab and having all controls within easy reach, as well as the firefighting systems and structural firefighting package for mop-up operations.”

The Striker 6 X 6 model is equipped with proprietary technologies such as Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension, triple agent firefighting capabilities and Command Zone™ advanced electronics for enhanced maneuverability, firefighting power and reliability. The new PHX Striker features the Oshkosh Snozzle high reach extendable turret (HRET), forward looking infrared camera for enhanced visibility, and a structural firefighting package with easy to reach crosslays.

“One of the biggest complaints, when I got to this position several years ago, was that our [prior] ARFF fleet wasn’t keeping up with the time,” said Chief Hendel. “Most of the trucks were in the shop, we couldn’t get them quickly repaired, and it was costing too much money to keep that fleet in service. The city’s fleet management team and mechanics like Oshkosh’s service and support after the sale. That’s really critical.”

“We understand the importance of delivering top notch products as well as 24/7 support after the sale,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Corporation Airport Products vice president and general manager. “Without both, you can’t be successful in this business over the long term. And we are fully committed to our customers.”


Photo caption: The Oshkosh® Striker® 6 x 6 (right) is the newest member of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International ARFF team, and is shown alongside a pair of Striker 8 x 8 vehicles.

About Oshkosh Airport Products

The Oshkosh Airport Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting and snow removal vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle is on duty at some of the largest airports in the world, including Anchorage International, Chicago O’Hare International, Las Vegas International, Dallas-Fort Worth International, Dubai World Central, Beijing Capital International and Phoenix International. For more information, visit 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®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit

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Topics: ARFF