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Baby it’s Getting Cold Out There!!

Click on the link below to read a very informative article about the best practices and operation of pump during the cold weather season. Courtesy of Waterous Fire Pumps, this article will provide you with the  best recommendations along with several other “pros” and “cons” related to running the pump “dry” or “wet” in cold weather environments.

Best Practices for Operating a Pump in Cold Weather

Thank you and congratulation to Mac MacCormack, Firegrounds Technologist of Conestoga College, on taking delivery of their Holmatro rescue tools.

Conestoga College now has a complete set of Holmatro Greenline Battery and CORE rescue tools for training in their Pre-Service Firefighter Program.



Darch Fire and Six Nations made the CTV News! Click on the Picture below to view the video.

The video introduces Six Nations new 107 Ascendant. We were happy to be able to provide this amazing Pierce Fire Truck to their growing fleet.



This is a shot of the three standard aerials in the industry. 75’, 107’ Ascendant, 100’.

It shows how the Pierce 107’ Ascendant aerial changes the aerial “industry standard” product selection. They did not compromise strength AND stability for a single axle quint.

It gives the fire fighter a safer and better tool to do their jobs with.
This unit is a 750lbs tip Heavy Duty aerial ladder design, it changes the “industry standard”.

Over 100 units sold since Industry release.

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Kitchener’s Pierce Truck helping the firefighters do what they do best!!


Holmatro Rescue Experience 2016

What a turn out! We here, at Darch Fire, would like to give a BIG thank you to the Holmatro Team, the Oakville Fire Department, and Turtle Plastic for the HUGE success of this years Holmatro Rescue Experience that took place at the Oakville Fire Training facility on Oct 12 and Oct 13 2016.

It was the first time that the Holmatro Rescue Experience has ever been hosted in Canada and we are happy to report such a positive turn out. We hope that everyone involved got to take with them their new found knowledge and share it within their fire fighting community.



October 12, 2016


October 13, 2016


A BIG congratulations goes out to 2 of our employees here at Darch Fire.

Paul Garton who won the 2016 Pierce Technician of the year award, and to Tony Cabral who won the 2016 Pierce Parts Representative of the year award.

Their hard work and dedication has been greatly appreciated!!



Click the link below

Ascendant 107 Artical


Big News!

Pierce to supply its Saber custom chassis to Canada’s Maximetal


Maxi Saber – Did You Know?…

STE-THERESE, Que. – Kenworth’s PACCAR factory in Ste-Therese, Que. recently produced its 150,000th truck, a Kenworth T370, made for long-time customer Pierce Manufacturing.

The truck is equipped with a PACCAR PX-9 engine with 350 horsepower, 1,000 pounds/foot of torque at 1,400 rpms, a five-speed Allison 3000 EVS automatic transmission with PTO provisions, full National Fire Protection Association compliance components and a 14,000-pound front axle and 26,000-pound rear axle with a rear axle ratio of 5.25.

The vehicle will also be upfitted by Pierce, which manufactures custom fire apparatuses, with a fire tanker/pumper body.

“Pierce Manufacturing, which maintains a strong reputation of superior performance, relies on Kenworth to develop features such as our new frame packaging option to make durable truck chassis that can be easily adapted to meet a wide range of needs,” said Jason Skoog, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. “Over the years, Kenworth has worked closely with Pierce to provide customers with custom-made commercial tankers, pumpers, rescue trucks and other vehicles that get the job done, while handling punishing environments and holding their value. Kenworth appreciates its long-time association with Pierce and looks forward to continuing to provide medium duty truck chassis for Pierce customers.”

Skoog presented a special commemorative plaque and the keys for the 150,000th truck to roll off the Ste-Therese assembly line to Rich Demski, Florida division chief engineer and commercial chassis manager for Pierce.

“The production of 150,000 trucks at PACCAR Ste-Therese culminates the hard work and strong commitment to quality among our employees,” said Chakib Toubal-Seghir, PACCAR Ste-Therese plant manager. “We’ve taken great pride as we’ve watched or seen pictures and videos of the trucks we’ve built over the years for customers, such as Pierce Manufacturing, respond to roadside emergencies or carry water to extinguish building or residential fires. We’re confident this truck will carry on that tradition.”

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