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Bullard T3X Thermal Imager Joins X Factor Series

Wed, Jul 1, 2015

Bullard’s T3X offers firefighters an economic thermal imager equipped with the latest X Factor engine technology and image processing techniques.

TheFireStore Announces Expansion in New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Fri, Jun 26, 2015

TheFireStore, the leading source for firefighting equipment and supplies, recently announced that it is now MSA’s sole distributor to the 750 fire departments in the state of New Jersey.

EmiControls, Magirus Expand Research into Nozzle Technology, Fire Suppression

Thu, Jun 25, 2015

Since its founding in 2011, EmiControls, the company that emerged from the TechnoAlpin Group, has specialized in dust suppression, harmful gas and odor control in various areas, and the extinguishing of fires presenting specific challenges.

Pierce Expands Dealer Territories in New York, Pennsylvania

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced an expansion of the dealer territories for Churchville Fire Equipment, headquartered in Churchville, New York; Firematic Supply Company of Long Island, New York; and Glick Fire Equipment, based in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania.

TheFireStore Awarded Breathing Apparatus Contract from Baltimore County

Thu, Jun 18, 2015

TheFireStore announced that it has entered into an agreement to supply Baltimore County (MD) with new and cutting-edge G1 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), manufactured by MSA.

Firefighters Flock to Interschutz 2015 in Hannover, Germany

Mon, Jun 15, 2015

On Saturday, June 13, the gates closed on what proved to be a record-breaking INTERSCHUTZ, the massive fire prevention, disaster relief and safety & security sectors that took place in Hannover, Germany.

True North Hires Designer Paul Gleason of Mystery Ranch

Mon, Jun 8, 2015

True North announces that designer Paul Gleason has joined their organization to assist with the expansion of the company’s best-selling line of Wildland packs and bags.

Hurst Jaws of Life Introduces StrongArm

Mon, Jun 8, 2015

Hurst Jaws of Life, Inc., an industry leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, has introduced StrongArm™, a versatile, multipurpose tool that fills a critical need for fire, technical rescue, FEMA and Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) task forces.

Oshkosh Displays All-New Oshkosh XP Fire Apparatus at Interschutz 2015

Mon, Jun 8, 2015

Oshkosh Fire & Emergency Group is unveiling the new Oshkosh® XP fire apparatus at Interschutz 2015 on June 8-13 at Messegelände, D-Hannover in Hannover, Germany.

Oshkosh Subsidiary Pierce Manufacturing Chosen by Saudi Aramco to Supply 22 Industrial Multi-Purpose Firefighting Trucks

Fri, Jun 5, 2015

Oshkosh Fire & Emergency Group, part of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), has been selected by Saudi Aramco to engineer and manufacture 22 heavy-duty industrial multi-purpose firefighting apparatus.

Husky Portable Containment Introduces PRO500 Tank Liner

Thu, Jun 4, 2015

Husky Portable Containment has designed a new folding frame tank liner called the “PRO500,” patent pending.

MN8 Foxfire Teams with Honeywell to Bring Life-Saving Photoluminescent Technology to Honeywell First Responder Products

Wed, Jun 3, 2015

MN8-Foxfire, a UL certified and NFPA-compliant developer of photoluminescent firefighter safety products, and Honeywell, a global leader in first responder gear and personal protective equipment (PPE), announced today they will bring Foxfire’s photoluminescent technology to Honeywell’s First Responder Products.

Coxreels Introduces Universal Bracket with Various Payout Angles for 1600 Series

Tue, Jun 2, 2015

Coxreels 1600 Series features the most versatile symmetric reel design in the industry.

New Tool Makes Cutting Glass Easier and Safer

Fri, Apr 3, 2015

A line of new glass knife kits introduced by Junkyard Dog Industries makes it easier for first responders to remove glass in extrications.

New Research Investigates Hose Failure

Sat, Nov 29, 2014

Studies currently undertaken by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute are examining hose failures on the fireground.

UNH Delivers Secure Emergency Alert Information to Mobile Devices With Triveni Digital Solutions

Thu, Jul 3, 2014

Triveni Digital today announced that the University of New Hampshire (UNH), in partnership with New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV) and the New Hampshire Department of Safety (NH DOS), has deployed a statewide public safety datacasting service based on an integrated technology solution from Triveni Digital.

Tips for Improving Effectivenes in Forcible Entry

Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Follow these fundamental rules to enhance safety and effectiveness during our next forcible entry operation. Experienced firefighters know when to use conventional methods to force doors and when more difficult doors call for power tools or through-the-lock methods. Here is a look at conventional techniques-using hand tools to pry and strike.


Firefighter Designed Pocket Multi-Tool Now Available at TheFireStore

Tue, May 13, 2014

TheFireStore, an online source for firefighting professionals, introduces the all new, Firefighter Pocket Multi-Tool, the Tygh Tool.

High Tech Enhancement a Major Advancement for Canadian Public Safety Community

Sat, May 10, 2014

Winter ice storms in Toronto. Spring flooding in Calgary. Summer wildfires in Kelowna. Large-scale disasters are on the rise across the county, and every disaster brings multiple agencies struggling to obtain and share critical information. National efforts to advance information sharing are in place, but communication between multiple systems remains a weak point.

Montgomery County (MD) Fire Department Using Drones

Tue, May 6, 2014

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Department has invested in a new tool that will help it better fulfill its mission of public safety -- three Unmanned Aircraft Systems, better known as drones.

FDM Announces Support for New Text to 911 Standard for Hearing Impaired

Tue, Apr 8, 2014

For Canada's hearing or speech impaired, calling 911 in an emergency hasn't been possible. Until now.

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