RIGHT MATERIALS FOR THE RIGHT PURPOSE
Pierce selects every material with one question in mind: Will it
perform the task it needs to perform? For example, we use 304L
stainless steel because it’s low in carbon and its excellent
atmospheric corrosion resistance makes it perfect as exterior
body sheet material and ideal for welding. For a lightweight
option, Pierce chooses the highest quality aluminum. It’s a
heavy-duty performance rescue body that’s half the weight of a
stainless steel body. With a combination of extrusions, sheet
materials and formed materials,The leader in custom chassis for
good reason Pierce chooses the right configuration depending on
the truck model being built.
WORKMANSHIP IN EVERY DETAIL
Pierce uses a 6-step finishing paint process that provides
corrosion protection and still maintains environmental safety
standards. Holes are drilled BEFORE painting, and components are
mounted after, so the painted surface is never compromised.
Plus, the graphic capabilities at Pierce are second-to-none,
even using real gold leaf to ensure your vehicle conveys the
image and messages your community deserves.
Considerations for a Non-Walk-In:
• Require plenty of storage space for rescue tools and equipment
• Require access to items from both sides of the truck
• Require a breathing air compressor for SCBA bottle refilling
• Require storage space for long tools and equipment
Take control of any incident—command or vehicle crew cabs
Consider all the incredible features of a Pierce Rescue. Now,
add the ability to carry additional crew members and/or
establish an incident command area for controllers. We can
create an area for your computer set-up, providing you with
online access, vital weather related information, or critical
HazMat facts. Plus, you’ll have enough space to handle
paperwork, maps, etc. Again, depending on your needs, a command
center can be located at the back of the cab, in the front
compartment or at the back of the vehicle.
gigantic toolbox on wheels
Storage. It’s why you need a rescue in the first place. We’ll
help you choose from our huge selection of compartment storage
options to best optimize the space available. Select from
one-way or two-way slide-out utility trays; 30-degree slide-out
tilt-down trays; special storage bins and drawers; air bag and
ladder storage racks; slide-out tool boards; and many other
you ever taken pride in your truck’s organization? You will with
a Pierce Rescue. Our unparalleled attention to fit and finish is
an art form—using world-class engineering even in the smallest
details of our storage units. Unsurpassed efficiency is built
into every inch of your Rescue. All the tools and specialized
equipment you depend on will be where you need them, doing
what they’re supposed to, how they’re supposed to do it.
Custom-engineered extrusions are the foundation of all
• Tray bases are 3/16" aluminum for strength
• Steel rollers with ball-bearing centers assure
ultra-smooth extension and retraction
• Latches are integral to the extrusion and snap into a
locked position with a secure “click”
types of incidents do you handle?
Are you set up to manage situations when you are running
directly off the truck? Do you need more than 100' of hose? Is
portability an issue?
factors affect the use of hydraulic tools. We help you sift
through your needs and prepare you for any situation.
2) Hose reels of different lengths to get tools out where
--Ceiling-mount on trucks
with lap doors and/or roof hatches
3) Tools: cutters, spreaders, combination, rams
4) Power supply to take tools out into the field
Storage of the tools themselves
is focused on your health and safety, developing the industry’s
most advanced and comprehensive safety program—360º Protection
From Every Angle™.
• Pierce’s TAK-4® Independent Front Suspension provides the
ability to handle rough roads and stop 23% quicker than an
identical truck using a straight axle with 15" rotors.
• Pierce’s Side Roll Protection™ System monitors truck
motion. In the event of a side roll, it cinches the
occupants’ seatbelts, pulls the suspension seat to its
lowest position, and inflates side airbags and air curtains.
Dozens of other safety features include the seat belt warning
system, collision avoidance system, lateral g-roll indicator,
noise insulation and soundproofing, tinted windows, Roll
Stability Control (RSC) auto braking system and the new Tire
Protection System—a tire monitoring system and a tire blowout
wheel protection band.
Pierce Rescue chassis are researched, engineered, tested and
built with industry-leading safety features and equipment,
helping increase safety for emergency response professionals in
virtually every situation. Pierce has you protected—from every
successfully integrating breathing air systems on your rescue
Breathing air systems include specialized equipment and unique
Our engineers understand the challenges involved and have
installed thousands of systems. Whether your rescue needs to
handle a 2-bottle cascade system or a full compressor,
we’ll make it happen.
Breathing air systems
• 2- or 4-bottle cascade operations with a simple fill panel and
• 8 or more cascade bottles with multiple banks and fill
• Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) bottle storage racks
• Breathing air compressors including required PTO generator
• Color-coded Pierce tags
• Glare-resistant surface
• Hinged regulator cover
Air storage cylinders
• DOT Cylinders
• ASME Cylinders
Complete commitment to your safety
Pierce is focused on your health and safety, developing the
industry’s most advanced and comprehensive safety program—360º
Protection From Every Angle™.
Pierce Command Zone™ advanced electronics system delivers
real-time data profiles of apparatus performance, encompassing
all aspects of vehicle operation and diagnostics.
Dozens of other safety features include the
seat belt warning system, collision avoidance system, lateral
g-roll indicator, noise insulation and soundproofing, tinted
windows, Roll Stability Control (RSC) auto braking system and
the new Tire Protection System—a tire monitoring system and a
tire blowout wheel protection band.