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Pierce Manufacturing will feature the latest apparatus and groundbreaking technology at FDIC 2024Pierce Manufacturing is set to showcase the latest advancements in fire apparatus and groundbreaking technologies at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) 2024. 

APPLETON, Wis. (April 17, 2024)Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) business, announced it will feature the latest advancements in fire apparatus and groundbreaking technologies at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 18-20, 2024. Attendees will explore Pierce's exhibit in booth #5300 near the Capital Corridor, which will feature 12 fire apparatus with the newest design elements, features, and advanced technologies developed to enhance firefighter safety and efficiency. 

"Pierce Manufacturing is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of fire and emergency service innovation, as will be demonstrated by our latest offerings at FDIC 2024," said Bob Schulz, president of Pierce Manufacturing. "From the advanced features of our Enforcer™ Volterra™ electric fire truck and diverse lineup of fire apparatus on display, to our industry-leading safety technologies and the engaging new Pierce™ Dispatch podcast, we're excited to connect with the firefighting community, share our knowledge, and showcase dedication to enhancing safety, performance, and efficiency in emergency response."

Featured fire apparatus will include:

  • Enforcer Volterra Electric Pumper (Pierce Stock)
  • Enforcer Pumper with a PACCAR MX-13 Big Block Engine (Ten-8 Fire Equipment Field Unit)
  • Enforcer Pumper with a top-mounted pump panel (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Enforcer Pumper equipped with Pierce TAK-4  T3™ Tight Turning Technology on a single axle (Cambridge, MA)
  • Enforcer PUC™ Pumper with flow capabilities up to 2000 GPM and extreme-duty HVAC system (Pierce Stock)
  • Enforcer PUC Pumper equipped with a PACCAR MX-13 Engine (Omaha, NE)
  • Enforcer Heavy-Duty Rescue Pumper with new body style (Pierce Stock)
  • Enforcer Ascendant® 100’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower with mid-mount configuration (Lawrenceburg, KY)
  • Enforcer Ascendant 107’ Heavy-Duty Tiller (Jacksonville, FL)
  • Enforcer Ascendant 107’ Heavy-Duty Ladder – Single Rear Axle (Pierce Stock)
  • Enforcer 105' Heavy-Duty Steel Ladder (Lowell, MA)
  • Velocity® Non-Walk-In Heavy-Duty Rescue (Walkersville, MD)

Featured technology will include: 

  • Pierce Volterra EV Experience: A hands-on opportunity to learn more about the key components and patented technology of the first in-service and fully U.S. manufactured electric fire truck in North America.
  • PACCAR MX-13 Big Block Engine: Available exclusively on Pierce Enforcer and Velocity custom chassis. PACCAR is known as a global leader in the design and manufacturing of diesel engines, and experts will be on-site at Pierce’s FDIC booth to discuss the industry-leading design attributes of the MX-13 engine.
  • ClearSky™ Fully Integrated Telematics Solution: Provides remote access to vehicle data from anywhere. Available in feature packages which provide the users’ desired level of dashboards for diagnostics, maintenance, operational overview, and more.
  • HiViz Connect Warning Light System: Integrates with the Pierce Command Zone™ Advanced Electronics System for unparalleled lighting control, ensuring emergency scenes are safely illuminated with adaptive LED technology.
  • Actus Traffic Regulator Sign: Enhances emergency response safety with its high-visibility LEDs and customizable messaging, designed for optimal traffic control during emergency situations.

A highlight of Pierce’s FDIC 2024 presence will be the recording sessions of the new Pierce™ Dispatch podcast. Launched in March 2024, the podcast offers listeners an insider's view into the firefighting world, discussing everything from fire apparatus design and technology to the challenges and triumphs faced by firefighters daily. Pierce Dispatch will record episodes from the FDIC floor, engaging with attendees and special guests to share insights and stories from the front lines of firefighting.

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About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] business, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, mini pumpers, 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. To learn more about Pierce, visit

About Oshkosh Corporation

At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 17,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common purpose: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Hinowa, Power Towers, Pierce®, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™ Communications, Oshkosh® Airport Products, Oshkosh AeroTech™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit

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

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this news release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the Company's ability to successfully integrate the AeroTech acquisition and to realize the anticipated benefits associated with the same; the risks associated with international operations and sales, including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;  the Company’s ability to comply with complex laws and regulations applicable to U.S. government contractors; cybersecurity risks and costs of defending against, mitigating and responding to data security threats and breaches impacting the Company; the Company’s ability to successfully identify, complete and integrate other acquisitions and to realize the anticipated benefits associated with the same; and risks related to the Company’s ability to successfully execute on its strategic road map and meet its long-term financial goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update information contained in this news release. Investors should be aware that the Company may not update such information until the Company’s next quarterly earnings conference call, if at all.

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