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Over 2,200 participants climbed the steps of Lambeau Field for the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on September 7, 2019The seventh annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at historic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the largest event of its kind in the nation, paid tribute to the fallen firefighters of September 11, 2001. Co-sponsored by the Green Bay Metro Fire Department and Pierce Manufacturing, the event raised over $115,000 with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefitting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to support the families of our nation’s fallen firefighters.

APPLETON, Wis. (September 17, 2019) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that its seventh annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, in partnership with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, raised over $115,000 with all proceeds directly benefitting the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). Nearly 2,200 members of the fire service, their families, friends, and community members climbed the steps of historic Lambeau Field on Saturday, September 7 to pay tribute to the 343 FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives on 9/11.

“The events of September 11, 2001 motivated me, and many others in my profession, to become firefighters and serve our communities,” said Lieutenant Shauna Walesh, firefighter with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department. “Over the past seven years, it has been an honor to help build awareness and share the mission of the NFFF, as well as climb alongside so many individuals and teams who come together to show they will never forget.” 

The dedicated participants of the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field ascended 110 stories – the height of World Trade Center Towers. Each climber wore a badge with the name and photograph of one of the fallen firefighters. At the equivalent of the 78th floor, the highest floor reached by a firefighter on 9/11, participants stated the name of the individual on their badge and rang a fire bell in their honor. 

“It’s important to recognize that no community or fire department is invulnerable to the inherent risks firefighters face each day” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “The work of the NFFF is critically important, and it is an honor to partner with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department each year for a day of remembrance. At Pierce, we’re committed to supporting the fire service beyond the apparatus, and the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is just one way we can help maintain programs that support fire service survivors.”    

The NFFF honors and remembers America’s fallen firefighters by providing resources to assist their families in rebuilding their lives. The organization also works within the fire service community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries. Through support networks, conferences, workshops and scholarships, the NFFF has led a nationwide effort to develop and expand programming for the entire fire service community.

For more information about Pierce Manufacturing, the NFFF, and the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, visit www.piercemfg.com/climb.

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About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, including custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. Pierce markets its products through the industry’s largest and most comprehensive dealer and service network. The company enjoys a nationwide web of dealerships with over 600 certified and factory trained Service Brigade technicians and over 50 service centers. Visit piercemfg.com to learn more about Pierce.

About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial.  The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.

Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe.  As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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