Pierce Fire Trucks
How do you know the country is rich and the firefighters are getting paid well The answer is: being able to buy a Pierce Fire Truck that is worth $500K apiece! Well, not that I am envious that I am not a firefighter nor living in the US of A whose fleet of fire trucks in most states are equipped with the top of the line trucks with utterly no comparison with those in the third world countries. What makes Pierce trucks cost so much though
For one thing, Pierce Manufacturing, the firetruck division of Oshkosh Corporation, builds and sells fire trucks that they claim will last for decades or maybe generations. Next, any special equipment as required by the buyer is no problem, it will be available as requested. They also provide assistance in design customization of each unit, whatever the preferences are. Should they want rainbow colors painted, no problem as well.
Ultimately, every Pierce fire truck is fully equipped with safety devices for firefighters. It is detailed in their website the apparatus of every trucks that virtually ensure protection at any given situation. There are also clips that demonstrate safety features such as the exlusive airbags, independent suspension and so much more. I like the description they have on the automatic folding steps on certain models which as they say "easy stair-step exits and help keep steps clear of ice, snow and mud".
All those features and supports making it real value for money. In November of 2008, Phoenix Fire Department ordered nine trucks from this well established company, the Pierce Manufacturing. It is now the leading fire truck manufacturer covering one third in North America and popular in Europe. It was announced early this month that Pierce manufacturing is "going green" using environmental innovations in every fire trucks they manufacture.