Anderson County Fire Department makes largest fleet purchase in its history

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Pierce Manufacturing Inc., has disclosed that the Anderson County Fire Department in South Carolina has requested 19 custom fire vehicles, including 18 Saber pumpers and an Enforcer 100’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Platform. This request, the most substantial of its kind in the history of the county, mirrors the department’s devotion to equipping its emergency personnel with top-quality resources.

The influential factors

The decision to place this order was influenced by the continual development in their coverage area, the varying needs of the community in terms of responses, and an unwavering commitment to firefighter safety and efficiency. Spartan Fire and Emergency Apparatus, the authorised Pierce dealer, orchestrated the order for the new fire equipment.

Anderson County Fire Department’s Fire Chief, Jimmy Sutherland, noted a longstanding relationship with Pierce and Spartan Fire. Sutherland revealed that their consistent quality, reliability, and support have culminated in this latest fleet upgrade, which will see fire vehicles nearing three decades in service replaced.

Vehicle capabilities

The 18 Saber pumpers, fitted with Cummins L9 380 HP engines, come with 1250 gpm pumps, 1000-gallon water tanks, and low hosebeds. The Enforcer 100’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Platform, powered by a PACCAR MX-13 510 hp engine, boasts features such as a Waterous 2000 gpm pump, a 300-gallon water tank, and the TAK-4 Independent Suspension.

Chief Sutherland asserted that with the ongoing growth in Anderson County, there has been an escalation in emergency call volume and the complexity of incidents. He expressed confidence that this latest purchase would greatly improve their fleet and enhance the department’s ability to transport personnel and equipment, thereby improving the safety of firefighters when dealing with emergencies.

About the Anderson County Fire Department and Spartan Fire

The Anderson County Fire Department, which serves over 200,000 citizens, runs its operations from 31 stations with 900 volunteer firefighters. The expansive county, located in upstate South Carolina, includes rapidly growing residential, commercial, and industrial areas along the Interstate 85 corridor.

In his closing remarks, the President of Spartan Fire and Emergency Apparatus, Robby Fore, referred to the partnership with the Anderson County Fire Department as an “incredible privilege”. As the fleet evolves, he reaffirmed his team’s commitment to offering the highest level of support at all stages of the process, ensuring the longevity of these critical vehicles.

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