Glick Fire Equipment Co. Representing Pierce, Demers & Braun
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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: 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: 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 or stop by our Bird In Hand facility to fill out an application in person.

6/14/2013 Pierce Manufacturing Announces 100th Anniversary Open House and Fire Truck Parade on July 13

APPLETON, Wis. (June 12, 2013) - Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, announces a Pierce 100th Anniversary Open House for the public on Saturday, July 13. The festivities will begin with a Pierce® fire truck parade at 11:00 a.m. on American Drive. Immediately following the parade, the celebration will continue at Pierce headquarters with a 100th Anniversary ceremony and the company's first-ever public open house, featuring a variety of activities until 4:00 p.m.
"From modest beginnings in the Fox Valley in 1913, Pierce has grown to become one of the world's largest and most respected manufacturers of fire and rescue apparatus; it wouldn't be possible without strong support from this community," said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president Fire & Emergency. "During our centennial year, we believe it's fitting to share the celebration by opening Pierce's doors to our friends and neighbors." 
The Pierce fire truck parade will run along American Drive between Prospect Avenue and Shady Lane. Pierce is happy to welcome fire departments from the region to be part of the celebration and drive their Pierce fire truck in the parade. In addition, firefighters are invited to walk in the parade in uniform. Other Open House events include tours of the Pierce manufacturing plant (2600 American Drive, Appleton) kids' activities, fire truck rides, a Pierce history display, and interactive fire safety education. For more information and registration details on participating in the parade, visit
The celebration will continue on July 14 when Pierce hosts a Pierce 100th Anniversary 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field to benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. For more information and to register for the stair climb, visit




Regional Fire Sales Representative

Glick Fire Equipment is seeking a sales representative for the northwestern region of Pennsylvania.  Prior sales or customer service experience required, ideally with knowledge of the product lines associated with fire apparatus.  Must be able to work independently, travel and possess excellent communication skills.  A complete job description and skill set is available at your request.  Email, mail or fax qualifications to Amy Sweitzer.


Heavy Truck Mechanic

Glick Fire Equipment is seeking a highly motivated road service technician in the Carlisle-Shippensburg-Chambersburg area. The individual must have heavy duty truck repair experience, good communication skills and basic computer knowledge. Prior experience with fire & emergency vehicles is a plus.  A complete job description and skill set is available at your request.  Email, mail or fax qualifications to Amy Sweitzer.


Direct your resume & qualifications to Amy Sweitzer at or drop them off at either Glick Fire location.

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