5/19/2015 Glick Fire is hosting a live Pierce Ascendant demo
Did you miss attending FDIC this year? If you did, you may have missed some big announcements coming from Pierce Mfg. Pierce has announced the new Ascendant aerial ladder. This new type of aerial offers 107' vertical reach with 100' horizontal reach on a single rear axle. Features for this aerial include a 750 lb dry tip load, or 500 lbs wet, a flow rate of 1,500 gpm and a 500 gallon water tank capacity. All of this on a single set of rear outriggers with one downrigger offer stability in winds up to 35 mph and 1/4 inch of ice.
We will have this new aerial on display at the upcoming PA Fire Expo 2015
with a few limited live demos throughout our territory. One scheduled demo event will take place Tuesday, May 19th at Carlisle Fire & Rescue. Other dates/times will follow - stay tuned to our Facebook
pages or contact your Glick sales representative
5/13/2015 Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Department - Acceptance Event
Congratulations to Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Department, who recently held an acceptance event for the public. The community joined their fire department in welcoming the new Pierce Velocity ladder truck at the station. The Butler Eagle was there to cover the event.
5/2/2015 Glick Road Show - Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department
Please join us on Saturday May 2 from 11:00am to 1:30pm at the Holiday Park Volunteer Fire Department for an afternoon of fun, food and fellowship. We'll have a large showcase of emergency responder vehicles and customer trucks on site.
Plus, enter a drawing for your chance to win 4 Pittsburgh Pirates tickets to an upcoming game!
4/27/2015 The NEW PierceŽ Ascendant and Command Zone
At FDIC 2015, Pierce® Mfg. announced a new product along with major improvements to Command Zone.
It all started with a hint of things to come. Pierce used various social media outlets teasing the impending splash they were going to make - and it was quite a splash! Their promises to change the industry and refusing to compromise were very well received. On April 24th, 2015 at 1pm, Pierce announced the new Ascendant 107' aerial. The magic is really in the design as Pierce has managed to make an aerial of this size and put it on a single rear axle while still maintaining NFPA 1901 standards for stability. This new layout provides 107' vertical height, 100' horizontal reach without compromise to safety, water capacity or performance. There is no other aerial on the market like this!
The Ascendant not only offers superior reach, horizontally and vertically, but it also features 750 lb tip load (dry), 500 lb tip load (wet), 1,500 gpm flow, 35 mph wind operation and below grade operation of -10 degrees. All of this, along with 100 lbs of additional equipment allowance at the tip and the fact that it's manufactured out of heavy-duty high-strength steel make the Ascendant extremely unique. This design allows for a single set of outriggers with one downrigger, positioned to provide for maximum stability. Pierce custom chassis choices for the Ascendant include the Arrow XT, Enforcer, Impel® or Velocity®.
The excitement surrounding this new product is outstanding! If you would like to learn more, please check out Pierce's website here: piercemfg.com/Ascendant or contact your local sales representative today. Or, to see it in person, stop by our booth at Fire Expo, May 15-17, 2015.
Another big Pierce announcement coming out of FDIC is the radically improved Command Zone. Pierce has taken your feedback about Command Zone and worked to improve the user interface to make it smarter and easier to navigate. Pierce is leading the way in the industry with the first ever prognostic capabilities - allowing you to diagnose, troubleshoot and reduce service time for your apparatus. Now, you will also have the power to monitor and maintain your apparatus, prepare for calls and monitor performance on scene all in one convenient, easy to understand place. The Command Zone interface is available via tablet or through the Command Zone Information Center. With a built-in Information Center, features include a 7" industrial-grade touchscreen in a sealed enclosure with an anti-reflective coating making it easy to view, even in bright daylight conditions. Up to five devices can connect via wi-fi to share data in real-time on scene.
Along with prognostic capabilities, users are also able to monitor seatbelts and control HVAC and lighting. Advanced data logging will record faults, warning and cautions and the system is reprogrammable via USB. Other options for Command Zone include: GPS mapping, monitoring dispatch, collision mitigation, monitoring tire pressure, hydrant locations, various pressure monitoring, water points, outrigger placement and responding apparatus monitoring - all in real time.
For more information about this updated Command Zone, please check Pierce's website here: piercemfg.com/Innovations/Command-Zone-(1) or contact your local sales representative representative.
2/2/2015 Glick is hiring!
Do you have over 5
years of experience working on diesel engines? Do you enjoy putting that
knowledge to work while serving the emergency services community? Do you live
in Eastern PA?
We are looking for
someone like you! Due to expansion, we are looking for an experienced,
dependable and customer-focused technician who would enjoy working on fire
trucks, ambulances and all makes and model of emergency response vehicles. If this sounds like you then we want to talk
to you -- apply today! Email your resume
to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our Bird In Hand facility to fill out an
application in person.