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Pierce™ Dispatch offers an insider look at the dynamic world of firefighting. Each episode opens the door to explore a never-before-seen side of fire truck manufacturing and the fire industry, examining what goes into managing lifesaving missions and community challenges each day.  

From fire apparatus tools and technology, to fire truck equipment, trends and processes, Pierce™ Dispatch offers a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed on the frontlines of firefighting.  

Hosted by Pierce Manufacturing representatives and featuring fire apparatus and equipment experts and fire service professionals as guests, Pierce™ Dispatch echoes the timely and relevant information often found in firefighter field communications.
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Meet the Hosts

Alissa Reetz

Meet Alissa, who goes by Alie. She is the vibrant co-host of Pierce™ Dispatch. Hailing from the charming town of Waupaca, WI, Alie now calls Appleton home. With a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a Certificate in Social Media, she's a dynamic professional who has taken on the role of Marketing Associate at Pierce Manufacturing.

Alie's roots run deep, as her dad serves as a volunteer firefighter for the Waupaca Fire Department. When she's not immersed in the world of marketing, Alie loves jetting off to warm destinations, cheering on her favorite football team with her family (it’s the Packers in case you’re curious) and savoring summer cookouts with friends.  

You can often find Alie on the Blue Floor, working with firefighters from around the country and learning more about Pierce products, customers and purpose every day. Follow along as she dives into intriguing conversations with Pierce experts, unraveling the stories behind our products, customers and purpose.

Dan Meyer

We’re excited to introduce Dan Meyer as co-host of Pierce™ Dispatch. Dan, who now calls Hortonville home, is the Director of Strategic Development & Sales at Pierce Manufacturing.

Dan's journey with Pierce began in 2011 when he joined during his MBA pursuit. Over the past 12 years, Dan has worn many hats, starting in Marketing and progressing through roles like Dealer Development, Sales Operations, and Government Sales. His extensive project portfolio includes national product launches, dealer program management and implementing new dealer agreements.

A true customer-focused leader, Dan's dedication shines through in every role he undertakes...including that of proud Dad and adoring husband. Tune in as Dan shares his wealth of experience and delves into captivating discussions covering a broad range of topics.

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About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] business, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, mini pumpers, 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

About Oshkosh Corporation

At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 17,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common purpose: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Hinowa, Power Towers, Pierce®, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™ Communications, Oshkosh® Airport Products, Oshkosh® AeroTech™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit

®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this news release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the Company's ability to successfully integrate the AeroTech acquisition and to realize the anticipated benefits associated with the same; the risks associated with international operations and sales, including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;  the Company’s ability to comply with complex laws and regulations applicable to U.S. government contractors; cybersecurity risks and costs of defending against, mitigating and responding to data security threats and breaches impacting the Company; the Company’s ability to successfully identify, complete and integrate other acquisitions and to realize the anticipated benefits associated with the same; and risks related to the Company’s ability to successfully execute on its strategic road map and meet its long-term financial goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update information contained in this news release. Investors should be aware that the Company may not update such information until the Company’s next quarterly earnings conference call, if at all.

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