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San Francisco Fire Department Airport Division Takes Delivery of Three Oshkosh Striker 8x8 ARFF Vehicles

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Oshkosh Airport Products has completed the production and delivery of three Striker® 8x8 ARFF vehicles for the San Francisco Fire Department Airport Division.

OSHKOSH, WIS. (November 20, 2020)Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) Company, announced today that the company delivered three Striker® 8x8 ARFF vehicles to the San Francisco International Airport in California. Known as one of the most innovative ARFF apparatus in the world, the department’s new Striker 8x8 vehicles were delivered in late September and early October 2020.

“San Francisco Fire Department’s Airport Division is trained to the highest standards, and we’re proud to provide these remarkable first responders with apparatus that allows them to perform at an exceptional level,” said Erik Lampe, vice president and general manager of Oshkosh Airport Products. “Our team is honored to work in collaboration with the Airport Division, and we remain dedicated to providing exemplary service and partnership to support their needs into the future.” 

Features of the San Francisco Airport Division’s new Striker 8x8 ARFF vehicles include:

  • Two Scania Engines DC16 V8 770hp Tier IV Final
  • Water - 4,500-gallons (17,030 liters)
  • Foam - 630 gallons (2,380 liters)
  • Dry chemical - 550 Ibs (250 kg)
  • Halotron - 460 lbs (208 kg)
  • Acceleration of 0-50 mph (0-80 km/h) in under 20 seconds

Lampe added, “San Francisco International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the United States, and the Airport Division is responsible for ensuring the protection of over half a million passengers each week under normal circumstances. The new custom rigs are user-friendly, fast, and include features that will aid personnel in the critical work they do each day.”  

The San Francisco Fire Department Airport Division’s new Striker 8x8 ARFF vehicles feature advanced technology innovations including a 360-degree camera which allows for enhanced visibility, the K-Factor™ HRET alignment system, Eco-EFP™ foam test system, and Runway Ready™ telematics which provide real-time data including fluid levels, engine hours, and maintenance notifications. The new Strikers also have a custom FLIR system mounted on the cab, which provides a heat temperature image without the need to withdraw the piercing tip from the fuselage.

To learn more about Oshkosh Airport Products and the Striker 8x8 ARFF vehicle, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.

Topics: ARFF, Striker, ARFF Sales, Deliveries

About Oshkosh Airport Products

Oshkosh Airport Products, a division of Pierce Manufacturing Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles are known for their durability and superior performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation

At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.
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