Glick Fire Equipment Company, Inc.

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WRAFD unveils new ladder truck

Warrior Run Area Fire Department Chief Doug Funk stands by the department’s new $925,000 ladder truck.

WATSONTOWN — Emblazoned atop the Warrior Run Area Fire Department’s new 39-foot ladder truck is a decal which reads “FDNY 343 Never Forgotten.” Those words memorialize the 343 firefighters killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack in New York City.

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WET vs. DRY: Cold Weather Operation for your Pump

Waterous pumps

Most fire companies are seeking information on whether they should run a “dry’ or a “wet” pump during cold weather operations. This article covers the Waterous recommendation along with several other “pros” and “cons” related to running the pump “dry” or “wet” in cold weather environments.

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Routine Maintenance of CAFS (Compressed Air Foam System)

Dry Class A Foam

CAFS (Compressed Air Foam System) maintenance is a common issue for apparatus equipped with the system. Recently, our service department has seen a number of cases where the foam is seeping into a plain water flow, even when the foam system hasn’t been operated. After a full mechanical assessment has been performed, and determining the […]

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Refurbish Fire Apparatus

Masontown FD fire apparatus before refurbishment

Is the cost of purchasing a new apparatus keeping your department from upgrading your fleet? Are you constantly repairing the engine, or paying someone else to do it? Have you looked at the cost to refurbish fire apparatus? As an alternative to buying a new unit, a refurbished fire apparatus could be an option. Questions […]

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Tire Dry Rot

tire dry rot - small cracks in sidewall

Regular inspection of each unit in your department’s fleet is key in ensuring safety and smooth operation during every response. Today, we will cover apparatus tire dry rot. How does it happen? What can you do to prevent it? What to do when you spot it? How often should tires be replaced? These are all […]

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EMS Change Notice 10

Technimount equipment mount system - SAEJ3043 compliant bracket

Ambulance Equipment Mounting Change Notice 10 is in effect as of July 1, 2017. New ambulance specifications require loose equipment and monitors to be secured in the patient module. Cabinets, drawers and pouch systems will also need to remain secure for their weight-rated load in a crash-level event. Frequently used equipment (monitors and oxygen) will […]

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Air Conditioning Service – Fire Apparatus

fire apparatus and EMS air conditioning service and repair

Air Conditioning Service For All Your Fire Apparatus EMS Vehicles Time to check your air conditioning unit Spring has finally arrived. As the cooler days start to get warmer, it’s important to start thinking ahead to summer. It’s time to check the air conditioning in all fire trucks, ambulances and vehicles in your department’s fleet. […]

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New Facility in Central PA

Glick Fire Equipment - new location in Mill Hall, PA

New Service and Parts Facility   Glick Fire Equipment has opened a new service and parts facility in Clinton County, PA. This new facility allows Glick to expand services in the Central and Northern PA regions.   7484 Nittany Valley Drive, Mill Hall, PA 17751 (formerly HB Rentals) Available Services – Glick Mill Hall Location: […]

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Ambulance Safety

ambulance safety - braun ambulances rollover and crash testing

Ambulance safety is important. Ambulances should be safe. How can Braun prove the ambulances they have been building ARE safe? Braun takes their ambulance safety very seriously. Earlier this year Braun ambulances began crash testing their ambulances. Braun began testing the crash safety of their ambulances with a rollover test. They purchased a 10 year old unit […]

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Buying Stock Fire Apparatus

buy stock fire apparatus - stock Pierce Ascendant available for purchase

Purchasing Stock Fire Apparatus – You’ve researched to find the best configuration for your next apparatus purchase. Maybe you’ve even started talking with sales representatives from the manufacturers you are considering. Your current apparatus might be beyond repair and you need something quick. You might have looked at buying a used fire truck. Consider one […]

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Emergency Vehicle Financing

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