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MFRA and Pierce® invite you to enroll today!

Classes will be held March 18-22, 2019 from 8:00 to 3:30 each day at: New Hampshire Fire Academy 98 Smokey Bear Blvd Concord, NH 03301

Class #

Class Title

Start Date

End Date



Chassis Electrical





TAK-4® Maintenance




2019M3 *

SRP/Frontal Protection Repair




2019M4 *

Command Zone I, II & III





Pierce PUCPump Repair & Maintenance




Register Online at (https://www.piercemfg.com/service/product-support)

Overnight accommodations can be made by visiting https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/irc/?page_id=439. Dormitory request due by March 1, 2019.

Chassis Electrical (2 Days)

This electrical course deals with the (non-multiplex) electrical systems found on our Pierce® Chassis. The class is structured to cover location and function of major electrical components used on these vehicles. The class will include lecture, demonstration and hands-on instruction covering the following topics:

· Battery & charging systems
· Pierce® electrical system wiring diagrams, schematics & layouts
· Crimping
· Power distribution location and harness routing
· PMC II & PMC III (Pierce® Micro Controller) troubleshooting
· World transmission
· Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
· Pressure Governors

Pierce PUC™ Pump Repair and Maintenance (1 Day)

Students attending this 1 day course will, through classroom work, hands-on training, and demonstrations, learn the basic principles of operation, maintenance
and complete disassembly of the REPTO driven water pump and gear box assembly that is designed by Pierce®. We will encourage hands-on participation with the tear down and reassembly of the pump.

SRP/Frontal Protection (2 Days)

 This is a very detailed 2 day class with both classroom instruction and hands-on opportunities covering the installation, repair and troubleshooting of the SRP/FIP system.

Topics to be covered are:

  • How the SRP & Frontal Protection system operates

  • First generation of the Pierce SRP/FIP system and the current AB10 System

  • Proper replacement of parts

  • Safety concerns and safe handling of the parts

  • Component location and function

  • Proper troubleshooting

  • Use of troubleshooting tools

The final part of the class will include an Exam, which will require a passing grade to certify the student. Only Pierce certified students will be allowed to work on the SRP & Frontal Systems. *Prerequisite: Chassis Electrical

TAK-4® Suspension Maintenance (2 Days)

Students attending this 2 day course will learn the basic design and principles of our exclusive TAK-4® Independent Front Suspension system. Included is the proper maintenance, troubleshooting and repair procedures used on the system. The class will include lecture, demonstration, and hands-on instruction.

COMMAND ZONE™ Systems (3 Days)

This course will provide instruction on the Pierce® Command Zone electrical systems including the new Command Zone III. During the 3 day class the student will receive classroom instruction and hands-on opportunities to troubleshoot and repair faults.*Prerequisite: Chassis Electrical

Some of the topics that will be covered are:

  • Command Zone terminology

  • Why specific components are used

  • Component locations and their functions

  • Purpose and use of an Input /Output (I/O) sheets

  • Explanation of interlock functions

  • Instructions on the use of Command Zone software

  • Suggested test equipment and spare parts