Polk County, Fla.’s Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) division has ordered 10 firefighting apparatus from Pierce Manufacturing. The County is purchasing five pumpers, a 100-foot Pierce Aerial Platform, a heavy-duty rescue/hazmat vehicle, and three tandem rear axle tanker/pumper vehicles.
The pumpers and aerial platform feature a forward roof cab design, according to Pierce. The pumpers are designed to fill the role of paramedic engines. Each vehicle has seating for six firefighters and has a forward facing EMS cabinet inside the cab. The pumpers feature a 450 hp DD13 engine, Pierce Command Zone electronics, and a 1,250-gpm single-stage pump.
The Velocity Aerial Platform features a 500 hp DD13 engine, independent front suspension, a 19-inch front bumper extension, a 300-gallon water tank, a 2,000-gpm single stage pump, Pierce Command Zone advanced electronics, and blue LED lighting along all three sections of the aerial.
The three Pierce tanker/pumper vehicles are built on Freightliner chassis. Each features a DD13 engine, a 2,500-gallon water tank, seating for three firefighters, and a 1,000-gpm PTO driven pump, according to Pierce.
The Pierce Velocity non-walk-in, heavy-duty rescue vehicle features a three-door cab with raised roof, seats four firefighters, and has a 21.5-ft. body with roof hatches and recessed walkways, the company stated.