Monday, November 17, 2008

Kern Co Press Release with Quotes from Deputy Fire Chief Mike Cody

This press release was just sent to newspapers in and around Kern Co, California. We thought you might enjoy these special quotes and the detailed information:

Kern County Deputy Fire Chief Mike Cody has partnered with TWH Collectibles in the development of the first 1:50 scale model replicas of the Pierce(r) Quantum(r) Pumper fire apparatus. Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton, Wisconsin has chosen Kern County as the first department for the sales and marketing focused model program. The diecast replicas are custom manufactured to replicate the exact specifications of the Kern County machines and limited to 300 pieces each of truck numbers 21, 41, 42, 63, and 64.

"I am very pleased to see that replicas of Kern County's Fire Apparatus are being produced and made available to the public," says Deputy Chief Mike Cody. “TWH Collectibles has really produced an outstanding model of our actual Fire Apparatus. You really have to study a picture of the model to determine it is not the real thing. These are a very accurate representation of our Pierce Quantum Engines.”

Functions and features of the Kern County 1/50 scale Pierce(r) Quantum(r) Pumper include details such as an opening cab that reveals a detailed diesel engine and transmission, opening hose crosslay doors, steerable front wheels, functioning suspension, detailed inner cab, realistic hose and wire placement, accurate gauge panel with fills and discharges, a photo-etched grill, and much more.

"It has been a distinct pleasure working with Chief Cody on this project as we appreciate his passion for his community and its people," says Nicholas Neumann, V.P. of Sales and Marketing for TWH Collectibles. "We hope these replicas allow the community of Kern County to experience in a small way, the pride of the department. We look forward to the replication of many other vehicles that Kern County Fire Department employs to serve its community."

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