The fire apparatus leaders in innovation, performance and quality.
Pierce manufactures a wide range of fire and rescue products for industrial, wildland and municipal customers.
Based in Appleton, Wisconsin, Pierce Manufacturing has built quality apparatus since 1913. Golden State Fire is proud to deliver the Pierce tradition of excellence to Northern and Central California departments and municipalities.
Behind every Pierce truck is a team of professionals whose mission is to build your truck, exactly how you requested it.
The pierce build process
Research Visit other departments to evaluate newer apparatus. Research manufacturer delivery lead times and plan order date accordingly.
Scoping Establish your requirements and document them.
Defining Specification and proposal development with your Golden State sales consultant.
Booking Order is placed and job number is assigned in the sequence received
Approval Package Pre-construction stage of process (at either the customer location, OEM factory or GSFA facility)
Contract Administration Returned pre-construction packet is reviewed by OEM project manager
Detailed Enginerring Advanced engineering review is performed by all engineering groups (cab, body, plumbing, electrical, aerial, etc.)
Order Released Order is released to the manufacturing division (end of phase one)
All components have to be
accounted for before proceeding to next step
Individual modules and small components are manufactured (chassis, cab, pumphouse, body, aerial, etc.)
Weekly photo reports begin
Vehicle enters the production line for assembly of all modules
Customer Factory Midpoint Inspection
Includes all testing requirements (UL and NFPA, components, overall vehicle functionality)
Customer Factory Final Inspection
Resolve issues identified at
final inspection (if applicable)
Vehicle is inspected, any identified issues resolved and detailed
Vehicle is delivered to Customer’s location (if applicable)
Demonstration and Familiarization of Product