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Pierce Manufacturing announces the roll-out of clean cab features that support carcinogen awareness and reduction to exposure (CARE), and their sustaining partnership with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.

APPLETON, Wis. (May 2, 2018) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announces the roll-out of clean cab features that support carcinogen awareness and reduction to exposure (CARE). CARE is the result of the guidance of the voice of customer research in conjunction with the Florida Firefighter Safety and Health Collaborative and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. With firefighters’ growing awareness of the increased occupational risk of exposure to carcinogens, Pierce’s CARE-focused clean cab features offer custom fire truck design elements that can reduce immediate and lingering carcinogen exposure risks through easier-to-clean seats and interior surfaces, high-impact HVAC filtration for reduced particle circulation, warm water rinse availability, and more.

“Research has shown that firefighters have a nine-percent higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer and a 14% higher mortality rate than the general U.S. population,” said Keith Tyson, vice president, education and research for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. “Sharing vital research and knowledge with the fire service community, partnering organizations, and apparatus manufacturers has helped in the development of tools and practices that can be put into place to create healthier workplaces and save lives.” 

To date, more than 250 Pierce dealer representatives have been trained on the aspects of the CARE initiative by members of the Florida Firefighter Safety & Health Collaborative, as well as the educational information and apparatus features available to support exposure reduction and elimination. 

“As conversations and research around the topic of carcinogen exposure have become more prevalent recently, we realized that protection goes beyond the truck – presenting a need to work closely with customers, and their specific departments, to offer various options that reduce exposure,” said John Schultz, director of pumper and custom chassis products, Pierce Manufacturing. “The CARE initiative, and our collaboration with the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, has created a progressive platform for our dealers and customers to obtain access to educational information, clean-cab feature options and a community where new ideas can be shared.”

In addition to education and clean cab options, Pierce is advocating for the implementation of gross decontamination by supplying buckets loaded with decontamination procedures and best practices provided by the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Florida Firefighter Safety and Health Collaborative, and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. These buckets will be loaded onto 1,500 apparatus beginning this summer. 

Pierce remains committed to aligning with organizations and dealers that provide extensive occupational awareness and prevention training programs for those in fire service. For a comprehensive review of CARE-focused vehicle design options and descriptions, visit piercemfg.com/care for highlights and educational materials.

Posted: May 2, 2018 1:07:08 PM by Pierce Mfg.

Topics: Community, Innovation

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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.

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