Performance Advantage Co.

Lancaster, NY 14086


About Performance Advantage Co.


P.O. Box 306
Lancaster, NY 14086

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Performance advantage Company (PAC), established in 1992, is a privately owned company which manufactures and markets high quality tool mounting brackets. PAC’s primary market is the Fire Industry providing specialty tool mounting solutions for fire apparatus. Other markets include the Military, Law Enforcement, EMS, Utilities and Homeland Security. Performance Advantage Company headquarters is located in Lancaster, NY, a suburb of Buffalo and sells its products direct or through a worldwide network of dealers.

Articles & News

An example of ground ladder banking, where the aerial waterway was run outside of the torque box to accommodate multiple portable ladders.

The Apparatus Architect: Outfitting & Equipping Your Aerial Apparatus

Jan. 1, 2020
Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur provide valuable tips on how to design in space to an apparatus without sacrificing room for ground ladders.
Photos by Tom Shand
Engine 27 of the Los Angeles City Fire Department carries an assortment of appliances and hand tools. Note the two breathing apparatus carried in the left-side rearmost compartment.
Apparatus Components

The Apparatus Architect: Success Story Showcase

March 1, 2019
Tom Shand and Mike Wilbur review rigs from around the country, some featuring first-time concepts and others with enhancements of tried-and-true layouts.
Performance Advantage Company
Well organized apparatus help maintain order and calm on firegrounds as firefighters don't have to scramble to find tools when they are most needed.
Equipment Mounting & Reels

Properly Mounted Equipment Keep Firefighters Safe and Organized

Nov. 18, 2015
Companies making tool mounting systems share tips on how to keep apparatus safe and organized for firefighters
Photo by Tom W. Shand
Engine 55 is a 2011 KME Predator Panther 2,000 gpm pump that is equipped with nine preconnected hand lines together with a 750-gallon water tank and three master stream appliances.
Equipment Mounting & Reels

Innovative Rigs on the Street: Freeland's 'Progressive' Engine

April 28, 2012
The Webster Collegiate Dictionary defines the word progressive in the following terms: “Making use of or interested in new ideas, findings or opportunities.” Since the inception...
Photo by Tom W. Shand
Engine 25’s front bumper is equipped with a 5-inch gated front intake and a 2.5-inch discharge supplying a gated wye with 150 feet of 1.75-inch attack line.

Innovative Rigs on the Street: Monroe’s ‘Concept’ Pumper

Oct. 11, 2010
During the 1940s, several manufacturers recognized that when World War II ended, there would be an unprecedented need for new fire apparatus in most communities. As most industrial...
This 2010 International 7400 4x4 chassis with stainless steel bodywork by Four Guys in service as Attack 2.

Innovative Rigs on the Street: Sperryville’s Attack Unit

Sept. 3, 2010
One of the major tenants of our “Innovative Rigs on the Street” series is that while the apparatus can come in all shapes, sizes and models, the end result is that new apparatus...
The North Bailey Fire Department placed this 2009 Peterbilt/Rosenbauer General pumper into service.

Innovative Rigs on the Street: North Bailey's Commercial Pumper

Aug. 10, 2010
For many years fire apparatus were traditionally built on commercial chassis as they were readily available and could easily be adapted for different fire service applications...
Photo by Mike Sanders
The unit carries two low mounted double-stack crosslays with a single, left side panel 2 1/2-inch discharge.

Innovative Rigs on the Street: Friendship's Attack Engine

June 11, 2010
So far in our Innovative Rigs on the Street series we have visited locations in California, Maryland and Pennsylvania to identify innovative pieces of apparatus that have been...

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