South Carolina's Horry County Fire Rescue Purchases
Nine Pierce Enforcer Apparatus
Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.
August 8, 2016
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announces the sale of nine Pierce Enforcer apparatus to Horry County Fire Rescue located in Conway, South Carolina. The purchase includes eight Pierce Enforcer pumpers and one Pierce Ascendant aerial ladder. The apparatus – purchased through a national cooperative purchasing organization – will be delivered in 2017.
The eight Pierce Enforcer engines each feature seating for five firefighters and full height compartments with ladder storage through the body. The upper portion of the vehicles’ passenger side compartments can be converted from standard rescue equipment compartmentation to portable drop tank storage, a versatility that enables urban and rural applications. Each vehicle’s firefighting system includes a 1500-GPM single-stage pump, a Husky 3 single agent foam system, a 1,000-gallon water tank, and a 22-inch front bumper extension containing 150-feet of 1.75-inch hose.
The Ascendant 107-foot single rear axle aerial ladder is the most popular new aerial apparatus in Pierce’s history. The aerial delivers a full 107-foot vertical reach and a 100-foot horizontal reach with a below grade operation of -10º. Its 100-foot horizontal reach is an astounding 32 feet greater than a typical single rear axle aerial.
At over 1,134 square miles, Horry County is the largest county east of the Mississippi River, with a wide range of both rural and urban communities. Myrtle Beach, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country as well as the entire Grand Strand area are both located within the county. Horry County Fire Rescue operates 39 fire stations and is comprised of over 345 full time career staff and more than 450 volunteers.