Proper mounting of loose equipment critical for firefighters

Every second is precious at a fire scene. The last thing any firefighter wants to have happen when arriving on site is to open a compartment and struggle to get a critical piece of equipment. Fortunately, the professionals at Golden State Fire Apparatus in Sacramento – the region’s exclusive dealer for Pierce Manufacturing – make […]

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Leases add flexibility, affordability to fire vehicle financing

Leasing has become an ever more popular way for many fire departments and public agencies to finance expensive pieces of emergency equipment. About 20% of the Pierce vehicles purchased at Golden State Fire Apparatus in Sacramento are purchased via leases … and the number is rising each year. The first, Wong said, is that leasing allows the acquiring […]

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When accidents happen, GSFA body shop answers the call

When a fire truck has been damaged while in service or by accident, there are a few important questions operators often ask. Who can fix it and how long will it take? And, is there anyone who can help me navigate the complicated insurance process? In each case, the answer is … Golden State Fire […]

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Command Zone Operation

Command Zone system keeps operators informed One of the great options Pierce Manufacturing can include with its fire apparatus is called Command Zone. The system offers expanded capabilities to benefit the driver, officer and maintenance teams – and features technologies such as integrated GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity to enhance performance. In this blog, we’re going […]

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Training a wise investment in fire mechanics and vehicles

Fire trucks are complicated and expensive pieces of machinery. It’s critical that the professionals who rely on them and service them understand how they operate to keep them in peak shape. Lives, literally, could be at risk if they aren’t. Training, therefore, becomes essential. In California, the Northern California Fire Mechanics Academy conducts free training […]

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Fall is the time to make sure fire service vehicles are checked

For most of the summer, it has felt like California has been burning. Six firefighters and one fire equipment mechanic have lost their lives. Thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed. The Mendocino Complex Fire – the largest in the state’s history – already has charred nearly 500,000 acres … and it’s not out […]

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Golden State’s modifications add value to vehicles

Customizing a fire truck is more common than many people might think. Roughly half the emergency vehicles sold each month by Golden State Fire Apparatus have had modifications made at the company’s 35,000-square-foot shop in Sacramento. “There are lots of things we do here after the rig is delivered,” said Jason Dinkel, GSFA’s operations manager. Among the […]

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Husky Foam System: Checking fluids, filters important

Foam can be a powerful weapon fighting a fire. Whether Class A, Class B or emulsifier – and their very different applications – the Husky Foam System provides important suppression capabilities. Class A foam is the most common type used by agencies to combat Class A fires. It attracts carbon by being absorbed into solid […]

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Preventive maintenance critical to keeping aerial apparatus in top condition

Pieces of aerial fire apparatus are major investments. We understand that. The last thing anyone wants is to have equipment unavailable when lives and communities are at risk. That’s why Golden State Fire Apparatus, in tandem with our partners at Pierce Manufacturing, strongly urges our customers to follow a regular preventive maintenance schedule for their […]

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