Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has announced its 2014 regional training schedule for Pierce dealers and customers. The company is offering a wide range of apparatus maintenance and troubleshooting classes – featuring a new mobile training unit – at three locations: Appleton, Wisconsin; Palmetto, Florida; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Custom training classes are also available, by special request, at individual fire departments across the country. The Pierce regional training program – now in its 10th year – is featuring, for the first time in 2014, a specially engineered training unit with built-in training tools, allowing students more opportunities for hands-on learning.
“The hands-on aspect is always a winner, as our customers’ technicians like to learn with their hands,” said Dan Bailey, Pierce Manufacturing product training manager. “With the new mobile classroom training unit, which includes a Command Zone™ simulator, a PUC™ pump and TAK-4® suspension, they’ll be able to troubleshoot, dismantle, and work on electrical, suspension, and pump components right on the truck.”
Offered classes feature a wide range of topics, including Chassis Electrical, TAK-4 Maintenance, Command Zone II, Side Roll Protection Repair, Aerial Maintenance, Husky™ Foam System and Hercules™ CAFS Maintenance, Air Brake and ABS Troubleshooting, PUC™ Repair and Maintenance, Air Conditioning Maintenance, and a new Advance Aerial Class.
“By taking maintenance classes to regional locations across the country, we make it easier for Pierce dealers – and Pierce customers – to gain valuable Pierce apparatus training,” added Bailey. “About 600 people attend these training classes each year, and we’ve certified more than 110 dealer technicians in our Pierce Master Training Program. Customers can be assured that Pierce dealer technicians are highly trained to work on Pierce and other apparatus.”
Pierce customers can check updated schedules and register for classes online at: http://pierce.wisc-online.com/ClassRegWelcome.asp.
About Pierce Manufacturing Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is celebrating its 100th year in business in 2013. Pierce is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus.
In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.