Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services in Georgia placed an order for eight custom pumpers from Ten-8 Fire Equipment, built on Pierce’s Enforcer custom chassis.
“This purchase completes the initiative to create consistency by making our fleet of first-out pumpers, as well as our reserve fleet, all Pierce Apparatus,” said Landry Merkison, fire chief and emergency services director for Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services. “Our firefighters will now have the unique ability to work between pumpers in the field, as well as our reserve fleet, with uniformity in each apparatus when it comes to layout and operations of the unit.”
Key features of the new pumpers include:
- Hale pump, dispensing 1,500 gallons per minute (GPM)
- Cummins L9 engine, delivering 450 hp
- Allison 5th generation transmission
- 750-gallon booster tank
- Pierce rear camera system
- Low hose bed/crosslays
- 197-in. wheelbase
- Clean cab features offered through the Carcinogen Awareness & Reduction to Exposure (CARE) initiative, a partnership between Pierce and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.
Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services is an all-hazards department with 14 fire stations covering a service area encompassing approximately 122 square miles and 259,000 residents. Given the department’s proximity to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, as well as three major interstates that run through Clayton County, daily populations served can swell to over one million during peak hours.