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Release date- 22052014 -
Built on a Pierce Velocity custom chassis, the apparatus addresses a wide range of emergency response needs of both the
'We began working with Pierce and our city's IT department, as well as members of the
'This Pierce custom mobile command vehicle is an excellent case study of our working together with a top-notch local dealer and their customer to create an apparatus with innovative and comprehensive capabilities,' said
The Pierce Velocity custom chassis features a DD13 450 hp engine, a 274-inch wheelbase, a
Interior highlights include six workstations, a comprehensive satellite data network, dual wireless modems, a radio dispatch system, and an IP-based telephone network. An extensive audio video system is linked to 27 monitors located throughout the vehicle. The unit's A/V system is managed by a matrix switcher, with five remote keypads that allow individual monitor display control from each keypad. To extend on-scene capabilities, the apparatus is equipped with complete galley and lavatory accommodations.
'The vehicle can operate as a mobile dispatch center - with satellite communications capabilities - something our community has not had before this truck arrived,' said Ashley. 'According to AT&T, when it's fully deployed, this will be the first vehicle on the
With the fire department's ability to house, operate and maintain the command vehicle, the apparatus has found its home at a fire station. A two-person SWAT team, trained to set up the vehicle's systems once on site of a police emergency, will eventually be cross-trained to drive the apparatus.
'It's a very modular vehicle; the equipment and seating arrangements can be quickly reconfigured based on the response,' said Ashley. 'Its mission could involve police deployment, SWAT team support, fire, HAZMAT, rescue, and any major disaster or significant public event. In the short time it's been in service, it has found itself to be a very busy truck!'
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