Clackamas Fire District No. 1 in Oregon has ordered 15 Pierce fire and emergency vehicles. Photo courtesy of Pierce.

Clackamas Fire District No. 1 in Oregon has ordered 15 Pierce fire and emergency vehicles. Photo courtesy of Pierce.

The Clackamas Fire District No. 1 in Oregon has purchased 15 fire and emergency apparatus designed by Pierce Manufacturing. The purchase includes six Pierce Dash CF custom pumpers, two Pierce Arrow XT aerial tillers, three Pierce 3,000-gallon tankers, two Pierce Type 3 wildland apparatus, one Pierce Arrow XT heavy-duty rescue, and one Pierce air-light heavy-duty rescue. Once the new vehicles are delivered, Clackamas FD No. 1 will be a 100% frontline Pierce fleet, and the six new Dash CF pumpers will join two others already in service with the department, according to a release from the company.

The six Pierce Dash CF pumpers each feature a Detroit Diesel DD13 470-hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, and the PUC pump configuration. “We’ll soon have eight frontline Dash CF PUC pumpers,” said Ryan Hari, deputy chief at Clackamas County FD No. 1. “The outward visibility is unlike any other apparatus, and, being lower to the ground, the Dash CF offers excellent ergonomics and easy access.”

The two Pierce Arrow XT 100-ft aerial tillers are designed to navigate the many narrow roads in the district’s older communities as well as the roundabouts and cul-de-sacs found in many of the newer communities. These apparatus feature TAK-4 independent suspension, Command Zone advanced electronics, a 300-gallon water tank, a full complement of ground ladders, and blue LED lighting along the entire length of the aerial device.

Other vehicles on order include a Pierce Arrow XT heavy-duty rescue with a Detroit DD13 525-hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, and TAK-4 T3 independent suspension on the tandem rear axles. A second heavy-duty rescue vehicle is a Pierce non walk-in configuration that will refill SCBA air bottles on scene and also provide rehab for firefighters. It features a breathing air compressor, fill system, and high pressure reel, as well as an electric awning and a lavatory.

The pair of Pierce Type 3 wildland apparatus are built on a Freightliner M2 chassis with 4 X 4 all-wheel drive, seating for four firefighters, a 500-gpm two-stage pump, and a Pierce Husky 3 single agent foam system. Finally, three Pierce tankers will support firefighting operations throughout the districts’ many rural areas.

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