3M Scott – Innovation You Can Trust
3M offers a comprehensive, diverse portfolio of personal protective equipment solutions, including 3M Scott branded SCBA, hand-held and hands-free thermal imagers, voice communication devices and firefighter accountability solutions. Most notably, the Air-Pak™ SCBA is used by firefighters, military, civil defense and industrial workers around the world.
For more than 70 years, 3M Scott has partnered with firefighters to develop the most advanced firefighting equipment available. It’s a promise we’ve made and kept since the Air-Pak SCBA was first introduced, and our commitment continues to this day. When 3M acquired Scott Safety in 2018, this culture of innovation was elevated to a new level. 3M is a global leader in developing and manufacturing personal protective equipment, and together with Scott Safety, is advancing technology in the quest to provide the safest and most reliable products to firefighters around the world.
Features that Matter
The Air-Pak SCBA is one of the most iconic brands in the fire service. Since 1945, 3M Scott has applied science and innovation to push the boundaries of product development to deliver the features that matter most. In 2018, the Air-Pak X3 Pro SCBA – 3M Scott’s latest design – was introduced to firefighters in the US and around the world.
The Air-Pak X3 Pro SCBA is built on a foundation of redundant safety features, providing unparalleled performance to protect the family of firefighters who expect the best in the most demanding conditions. With a focus on enhancing cleanability, comfort, and connectivity, the Air-Pak X3 Pro was built to ensure the security and comfort of today’s firefighter. Designed for future compatibility, the Air-Pak X3 Pro is compliant to the latest NFPA 1981/1982, 2018 Edition standards, and comes with a bumper-to-bumper warranty for as long as you own the product.
In addition to the Air-Pak SCBA, 3M Scott provides end-to-end thermal imaging solutions, from hand-held search and rescue and tactical, to hands-free, built to meet the unique needs of firefighters. The 3M™ Scott™ X380 Thermal Imager and 3M™ Scott™ V320 Thermal Imager provide advanced features to help improve situational awareness on the fireground. As the only hands-free thermal imager, the 3M™ Scott™ Sight In-Mask Thermal Imager provides constant vision to a firefighter, helping to enhance accountability and hazard recognition, without the need to drop a hose line or tool.
3M Scott’s commitment to firefighter safety doesn’t stop at product development. Our dedication extends to providing training and service support throughout the life cycle of the products we manufacture. We reinforce this through our extensive service center network. With service and repair teams across the globe, we can assist in providing technical support, warranty and non-warranty services, and technical training to help firefighters ensure their equipment is ready when they need it.
As a firefighter, your job is not easy. You constantly train, day in and day out, not to get it right, but to ensure you don’t get it wrong. At 3M Scott Fire & Safety, we share your passion and have remained dedicated to providing a durable and reliable SCBA, with the features and innovations that matter for your safety. We earn our trust just like you, one day at a time. It is this unwavering commitment that allows you to be more than ready for any task at hand.
Tradition. Innovation. Safety.
Bullard is an internationally known manufacturer of high-quality personal protective equipment and systems designed to help save lives around the world. Serving workers in the fire service and industrial markets, Bullard is a leader in manufacturing firefighter and rescue helmets, thermal imaging cameras, head and face protection products, and respiratory protection equipment.
Bullard traces its heritage back to 1898. Founded in San Francisco by Edward Dickinson Bullard, the Company originally supplied carbide lamps and other mining equipment to gold and copper miners in California, Nevada and Arizona. When his son, E.W. Bullard, returned from World War I, he combined his understanding of customer needs and his experience with his doughboy army helmet to design a protective headgear for miners. This “Hard Boiled®” hat, introduced in 1919, represented the first of many innovative designs that have led Bullard to its prominent position in head protection for industrial and emergency response applications.
Bullard maintains its competitive edge through advanced engineering technologies, research and development, and value-added services to develop the most sophisticated, quality-driven products designed with worker safety in mind. Bullard is proud to manufacture its products in Cynthiana, Kentucky, USA. We are a Company that knows the specific needs of the fire service because we listen to first responders who rely on our products. Bullard Thermal Imagers and Fire and Rescue Helmets reflect that knowledge and experience. With Bullard products, you’ll find the ultimate in toughness and durability. You’ll also find extraordinary service and the most innovative designs that are simple to operate.
Bullard entered the fire service market with the introduction of its first fire helmet in 1930. Since then, Bullard has led the market in product safety with the development of the first fiberglass fire helmet in 1947, followed by the first NFPA-approved thermoplastic fire helmet in 1983. In 2009, Bullard introduced TrakLite®, the industry’s first integrated helmet lighting system that blends engineering, functionality, and safety to help firefighters see in dark or smoky conditions.
Bullard introduced its first high-resolution thermal imager to the fire service market in 1998 with the innovative Bullard TI. This breakthrough in thermal imaging technology quickly secured Bullard’s market position as the industry’s leading thermal imaging manufacturer. In 2003, Bullard introduced its T3 Thermal Imager as the first palm-size, lightweight imager offering innovative features including Electronic Thermal Throttle® and Super Red Hot colorization.
In 2009, Bullard introduced the Eclipse® as the industry’s first low-cost, lightweight, personal-issue thermal imager designed for every firefighter.
Today, Bullard continues to lead the industry with innovative fire helmet and thermal imaging products and accessories designed specifically to meet the needs of firefighters. In 2017, Bullard launched its ReTrak® Fire Helmet Series offering emergency responders a fire helmet with an integrated visor. Bullard’s newest line of thermal imagers, the XT Series, features the NFPA Certified NXT and the QXT. Both models are equipped with X Factor image clarity technology and the industry’s longest battery run time. The X Factor Series of thermal imagers, in addition to the NXT and QXT, include the LDX, T3X, T4X and EcoX.
With Bullard products, you’ll find the ultimate in toughness and durability. You’ll also find extraordinary service and the most innovative designs that are simple to operate. Bullard products are built Bullard Tough and proudly Made in the USA.
Headquartered in Cynthiana, Kentucky, with offices in Lexington, Kentucky and sales offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific, Bullard is led by President & CEO Wells Bullard and Chairman of the Board, Edward “Jed” Bullard. The Company’s products are available throughout the world from a network of distributors operating in most major country markets. For more information on Bullard products, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call Bullard Customer Service at 877-BULLARD/+1-859-234-6616, or visit www.bullard.com.
No Hydrant, No Problem!
CET manufactures portable pumps, skid units, brush trucks and more to allow fire departments to Adapt, Improvise & Extinguish fire in almost any scenario where hydrants are scarce and static water resources maybe all you have to work with. CET- providing fire ground solutions since 1908!
CET engineers and manufactures firefighting equipment and vehicles that allow you to successfully fight fire in non-hydrant scenarios with static water source scenarios. Our product categories include Portable pumps, skid-units, foam trailers, CAFS, Brush Trucks, Glider Flat-Bed Kits -to mount to your chassis- and firefighting UTV’s.
Most of our products are highly customizable to your specific fire departments needs. Our reliable and efficient craftsmanship provides you with equipment that can last for years and even decades while having affordable upfront costs. CET is always finding innovative ways to help fire departments to adapt, improvise and make things happen on the fire ground to make the most of your limited manpower and financial resources.
CET can be as involved, or uninvolved as you need us to be for both end user fire departments as well as OEM fire apparatus manufacturers. We supply both individual components, such as skid-mounted- pumps and drop-in units, for your chassis, or we can provide the entire vehicle completely outfitted from the wheels up – including lights, sirens and gold-leaf graphics. CET is Practical, Affordable and Customizable.
CET Manufacturing is a family owned- North American- company that has been making firefighting equipment since 1908. The Flow Starts Here, Powerful, Portable Pumps!
Earn Your Degree Completely Online
Developed by distinguished names in the U.S. fire industry, Columbia Southern University’s fire education programs cover fire safety, investigation, leadership, administration and more.
CSU’s online degree programs are recognized by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) program.
• A.S. Fire Science
• B.S. Fire Administration
• B.S. Fire Administration – Fire Investigation
For those wishing to expand their career, CSU features associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and certificates in a variety of areas such as organizational leadership, emergency services management and emergency medical services administration.
Columbia Southern University also offers continuing education courses in fire science that will prepare you for your next role in the department. Visit ColumbiaSouthern.edu/CE for current course listings.
Dräger Up Firefighter Health & Safety on the Fire Ground
The rise of occupational cancer among Firefighters in recent years prompted several changes. Some behaviors — like letting soot and smoky grime stain turnout gear — have started to fade. This evolution of the Fire Service is just beginning as we learn how to best protect the men and women on the fire ground.
Part of this evolution must include providing today’s Command Staff and Incident Commanders with more information on what’s happening on the Fire Ground.
Dräger recognizes the complexities of today’s Fire Ground and the multitude of incidents that require Firefighters to step into areas of increased risk — both short- and long-term. Some dangers are immediate — fire, smoke, toxic gas, etc. Others cause a long-term harmful effect on First Responders — carcinogen particulates, chemicals, cardiovascular insult and damage, etc.
Several Dräger products — when used in combination with one another — provide an unequaled level of safety and protection:
- Reduce the introduction of particulates to the soft tissue in airways and on the face.
- Provides warning to operators and command of potentially deadly gas allowing for retreat or increased protection.
- Provide vital training in a controlled environment to prepare Firefighter for the multitude of circumstances that could occur.
- Assist Special Operations Teams while conducting high-risk, high-impact, low-frequency evolutions.
- Substantially improve the safety and health of Firefighters and other First Responders.
Dräger adapted a representative illustration of a Fire Ground. Every incident is unique and requires the expertise of experienced Incident Command to best determine how to establish the Zones along with the staging support services, rehab, decontamination, medical support, etc. Every Fire Ground is a dynamic environment. Zone boundaries can expand, contract, or adjust based on many circumstances. Among those adjustments, Command can enhance decisions with additional data including information from Dräger products.
When it comes to the products available from Dräger, the following would deployed widely on the Fire Ground:
- SCBA and related components
- Portable Gas Detection
- Other forms of Airway Protection
Beyond these product categories, Dräger offers some products that fit into certain applications, including the following:
- Fire Training
- Initial, On-Site Cleaning
- Overhaul and Investigation
- Special Operations
By no means are the products listed here comprehensive. As a part of Dräger in Fire Ground Zones, products are introduced where each would be most beneficial. The following is just a partial list of the solutions available from Dräger:
- The Dräger PSS 7000 SCBA provides exceptional ergonomic comfort for less stress. So many features make the PSS 7000 stand out including low cost of ownership, 15-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, and batteries that last a year without replacement or recharging.
- Dräger offers a breadth of Live-Fire Training Systems to fit any budget. From a car prop system that can go anywhere to a multi-story, multi-fire Swede System Phase 5 that’s only limited by the training chief’s imagination, Dräger Live-Fire Training Systems always include a “train the trainers” course and curriculum.
- A diverse collection of portable gas detectors including the Dräger Pac 6000 CO, the X-am 5000, and the X-am 8000. Attach the Pac 6000 CO to every medical kit, turn it on and leave it on non-stop for two years. When your EMS team is responding to a sick person, if carbon monoxide is at an unsafe level, EMTs and Paramedics will know immediately. For Firefighters supporting the front-line workers, include an X-am 5000 on apparatus to check for levels of the Toxic Twins CO and HCN, known to reach dangerous levels outside the IDLH. The X-am 8000 detects up to seven gases and oxygen levels; it’s a versatile tool to determine the presence of toxic gases, LEL, some VOCs, and whether hazmat needs to be called.
- Dräger offers a wide range of air-purifying respirators including the X-plore 5500 and X-plore 1700. The X-plore 5500 provides 99.97% protection from particulates when using a P100 filter, protecting both airways and the eyes. The individually wrapped X-plore 1700 N95 disposable masks protect against 95% of fire ground particulates. Due to recent events, some quantities may be limited or inventory may be on backorder.
Dräger published a booklet about how our products might fit best to enhance the health and safety of First Responders on the Fire Ground. To request a copy of “The Fire Ground and Dräger,” please visit http://bit.ly/thefireground. To learn more about more of what Dräger offers, visit http://Draeger.com/Fire.
Communicate For Life
Seconds count at every incident. When clear communication happens in real time, without interrupting response activities, help arrives as quickly and safely as possible.
It’s been 30 years since Firecom put its first communication headsets and intercoms into the hands of first responders. Times have certainly changed since then, and while noise is still a concern today, one important factor hasn’t changed—communication between command, crew and dispatch must happen in the most effective way possible to quickly save lives and keep crews safe.
Firecom emerged from the entrepreneurial spirit of founder Brian VanderPloeg. He took his success with avionics headsets and applied it to help firefighters overcome the extremely loud engine and siren noise that interfered with communication between command, crew and dispatch. This significantly improved response times and helped dramatically reduce hearing loss among the firefighter community.
Today, Firecom leads the industry in providing advanced communication technologies to the men and women on the front lines of first response. Through innovation and outstanding customer service, Firecom has built a name for itself in fire and rescue, working closely with departments to develop the products they need to do their jobs.
Firecom is a proud division of Sonetics Corporation; still owned and operated by Brian VanderPloeg and comprised of three divisions: Flightcom, Firecom and Sonetics. The team at Sonetics Corporation spends each day working with customers to uncover new ways to protect individuals and crews through real-time communication and hearing protection. Our ultimate goal: make every day safer, more productive, less stressed and more enjoyable.
You don’t earn the privilege of trust that Firecom has achieved in support of first responders without listening. Using customer feedback, we advance technology and innovation to set new standards for rugged, mission-critical wireless systems that improve first responder safety and effectiveness.
We know what matters to you—being able to reach an expert when you pick up the phone, quick turnaround on repairs, and getting the support you need when you need it.
Communication isn’t just what we do; it’s who we are. Tell us what you need. We’re all ears.
MSA Safety – Globe Turnout Gear & Boots
At MSA, our business is safety. We’ve been the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality protective equipment for firefighters and industrial workers since 1914. Our commitment to developing innovative safety solutions is founded on one singular and unchanging mission: “that men and women may work in safety, and that they, their families and their communities may live in health throughout the world.” We bring this mission to life through a relentless focus on listening to customer needs, countless hours spent on R&D and product testing, and a never-ending commitment to product quality.
Our core fire service products include the revolutionary G1 SCBA, Cairns® fire helmets, Globe® turnout gear and boots, Altair® portable gas detection instruments, and Evolution® TICs.
For our Globe® line of turnout gear and boots, we partner with leading universities, training academies, technology companies, government agencies, and suppliers to develop solutions that help reduce the health and safety risks faced by firefighters every day.
One of the latest innovations in firefighter turnout gear is Globe® ATHLETIX™. Developed as “athletic gear for firefighters,” ATHLETIX utilizes unique stretch fabrics that provide a body-contoured fit for unprecedented range of motion and flexibility, not to mention lighter weight and less bulk. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced.
Visit www.MSAfire/Globe.com for more information
HFSC Resources Support Community Outreach
The Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It was formed in 1996 in response to the growing need to inform the public about the life-saving value of home fire sprinkler protection.
HFSC develops and offers free educational content, programs and activities designed to increase public interest in, and knowledge about, the dangers of home fires and the unique life safety benefits of installing home fire sprinklers. Our content is available online to download on demand, along with free printed consumer educational material for the fire service. HFSC has always served as a partner to the fire service, helping improve local grassroots home fire sprinkler education as a key component of community risk reduction.
HFSC’s outreach is solely educational, with no product or industry promotion. HFSC does not lobby for code adoption at any level of government. There is no other national nonprofit that is focused exclusively on educating about home fire sprinklers. Because our process and content are timely and trusted, many other organizations use HFSC’s information and resources to extend their own outreach. HFSC has also earned the trust of local and national media as a neutral subject matter expert. In recent years we’ve created partnerships that have enabled us to step up our educational outreach in Canada.
Widespread anti-sprinkler-code activities prevent legislation and hamper voluntary home sprinkler installations. They burden the fire service by spreading myths and negativity. As a result, home sprinklers have been banned or taken out of the codes in more than 25 states. In 2017 HFSC launched a home developer education program for local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) in areas where there are no home sprinkler codes.
We created free tools to help AHJs negotiate trade-ups/incentives to achieve sprinklered new-home developments. The program provides resources for all stakeholders including members of the home building industry, fire service, water purveyors, real estate and insurance agents and consumers. The program has proven that developers will install home fire sprinklers when they realize they can profit from affiliated trade-ups.
HFSC voluntary Board Members include representatives from the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), Canadian Automatic Sprinkler Association (CASA), FM Global, International Association of Fire Chiefs, National Association of State Fire Marshals, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, State Farm Insurance, Underwriters Laboratories and U.S. Fire Administration.
HomeFireSprinkler.org – Visit HFSC online to download free resources, read the newsletter and sign up for the Built for Life Fire Department Program.
HomeFireSprinkler.org/crr – Learn about home fire sprinkler trade-ups/incentives for new home developments.
Experience teaching and learning excellence with IFSTA!
The International Fire Service Training Association is an organization of fire service personnel who are dedicated to upgrading firefighting techniques and safety through training. Our mission is to identify areas of need for training materials and foster the development and validation of training materials for the fire service and related areas.
IFSTA training content is validated by firefighters, for firefighters. Since 1935, IFSTA has been the worldwide leader of the fire service in publishing fire and emergency responder training materials. IFSTA produces training manuals, eBooks, curriculum, test prep, workbooks, skill sheets, interactive courses, instructor resources and more.
Fire Protection Publications is a department of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University. FPP serves as the headquarters for IFSTA.
In support of the mission of Oklahoma State University, and in partnership with IFSTA, the mission of Fire Protection Publications is to be the fire service leader in producing high quality, technically accurate, state-of-the-art, and affordable fire training and educational materials.
FPP is the world’s leading publisher of training materials for the fire and emergency services. FPP’s primary function is to publish and disseminate training manuals as proposed and validated by IFSTA. Additionally, FPP researches, acquires, produces, and markets high-quality learning and teaching manuals to complement IFSTA-validated manuals.
The Essentials of Fire Fighting, 7th Edition Audiobook is now available through the E7 app! All 27 chapters, containing more than 32 hours of content, are narrated in their entirety.
IFSTA-FPP is excited to announce the addition of web-based conferencing to ResourceOne. This allows instructors to shift in-person training lectures online. Features of this web-conferencing system include PowerPoint integration, lecture recording and playback, live chat, screen sharing and more. Demonstrations can be found on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/ifstafpp.
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Key Hose, the Leader in America for 30 Years and Counting.
Key Hose has been a force in manufacturing fire hose and related products for over three decades. We recognize and shall continue to build our role in the global economy as we service existing markets and pursue new emerging markets. We manage to do this through consistent innovation and quality. By combining the best in raw materials and labor, we produce what the customer requires to protect not only their own lives but the lives and property of others. Across all the industries we serve, we echo the customer’s feedback through the design and durability of our products. We will continue positioning ourselves as a provider of high-value goods and services that continue creating demand for our products.
It is long understood that in business innovation is the KEY to staying relevant. So, that’s why we’ve made the commitment to push fire hose technology forward. We’ve assembled an experienced team to provide customers with a product that will operate safely and efficiently — and delivered at the best possible price. KEY continues investing in innovative technologies to stay ahead of the competition and bring products to market in a timely and cost-effective manner. We listen to the experts in the field for guidance on trends in Standard Operating Procedures for fire departments to create the finest hose on the market. KEY develops innovative products based on solid engineering and testing.
Rather than being part of private equity or assets in a portfolio, Key Hose has been family owned and operated since its inception. That means our roots are firmly planted in our community and with the first responders and partners we serve. We are fully invested in manufacturing and delivering quality products and we stand behind all our products with the best warranty in the business. We have pride in ownership and are committed to our customers.
Innovation. Value. Pride. Tradition.
These are our values.
THIS IS KEY.
Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, LION is a family-owned company with a legacy and ongoing vision of introducing new products and services designed to ensure the health, safety and performance of the first responders worldwide. From game-changing personal protective equipment (PPE) and professional gear maintenance to state-of-the-art fire safety training tools and facilities, LION’s mission to make sure that you’re READY FOR ACTION — before, during and after. To learn more, visit www.lionprotects.com.
Fire Training Products
We are the only provider of “clean” digital fire training tools in the world. From cutting-edge digital fire props to made-to-order training structures, LION keeps firefighters prepared for whatever dangers they may face on the fire ground.
• Digital Fire Simulation
• Advanced Live Fire
• Training Structures and Centers
• Incident HazMat Simulation
• Rescue Manikins
• Smoke Generators
• Fire Extinguisher Training
• Safety Trailers and SmartProps
LION offers more models and styles of turnouts, boots, helmets and firefighter accessories than anyone in the industry — and more innovation in each of our PPE product lines.
• Turnout Gear
• Station Uniforms
• Rescue Wear
• Boots by Thorogood
PPE Maintenance – LION TotalCare®
TotalCare provides fire departments with customized solutions to more efficiently maintain turnout gear and other PPE, which optimizes their protective performance, improves firefighter safety, and provides cost-savings to the fire department.
• Advanced Cleaning
• Advanced Inspection
• Custom Care and Maintenance Programs
• PPE Retirement
Education and Advocacy
LION partners with several industry non-profits and thought leaders who are addressing firefighter challenges. By partnering with these organizations, we are able to understand the issues facing first responders around the world and work together to address these issues.
• LION Fire Academy – NFPA certified training
• Not In Our House – firefighter cancer awareness program
Experience the Difference of PPE Redefined
PGI is a high-performance PPE manufacturer with a drive and relentless commitment to meticulous design, craftsmanship and service. PGI Utilizing only advanced premium materials and accessories, PGI creates technical products that can be trusted to perform in the most extreme conditions. With their philosophy to design and manufacture products that are as good as they can possibly be, performing over time and beyond expectation. PGI is an ISO-9001:2015 Registered Company, proving their dedication to quality and ongoing improvements.
As a market leader in technology driven personal protective apparel, PGI designs and manufactures innovative garments for firefighters, EMS, police, military and industrial professionals the world over. The PGI line of high-performance products include:
Cobra™ BarriAire™ Gold Particulate Barrier Hoods: Experience the only particulate barrier hood that feels barrier less. Cobra BarriAire Gold Hoods feature an outer layer of proprietary PGI gold FR fabric infused with meta, para-aramid and anti-stat fibers for exceptional wash, wear, durability and permanent static resistance. An exclusive DWR finish reduces and releases build-up of contaminates and soil. BarriAire Gold Hoods incorporate an inner layer of ultra lightweight DuPont™ Nomex® Nano Flex fabric, which inhibits penetration of harmful contaminants and carcinogenic particles. Choose your fit, choose your coverage with six NFPA certified styles available. barriairehoods.com
Cobra™ Nextgen™ Hoods: Fire fighting hoods are judged by how well they fit, how well they perform and how comfortable they feel. Cobra Nextgen Hoods outperform conventional fire fighting hoods on all three counts. Cobra Nextgen Hoods offer an improved contour that better fits the head. A fuller cut builds “ease” into the hood eliminating the skintight fit of typical hoods. And, this more generous cut also provides additional thermal protection. nextgenhoods.com
Cobra™ Fire Fighting Hoods: Over forty years ago PGI pioneered the first Cobra Hood. Back then only a few fire departments used hoods as part of their protective ensemble. Today fire fighting hoods are a vital part of a firefighters PPE ensemble. Cobra Hoods continue to lead the industry with more protective styles, comfortable designs and fabric choice.
FireLine™ Multi Mission Gear: Dual-certified, lightweight, flexible and more responsive. FireLine Multi Mission gear is built for the work you do reducing dependence on expensive bunker gear for non-structural fire calls. With proven FR fabrics that offer the best combination of comfort, durability and flash fire/ thermal protection in a single layer garment. Innovative design with highly articulated elbows/knees, generous gusseting, radial sleeves and anatomical patterning provides unrivaled freedom of movement. High quality construction and more options for truly custom gear. All Multi Mission garments meet or exceed NFPA 1977: Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting and NFPA 1951: Standard on Protective Ensembles for Technical Rescue Incidents. firelinemm.com
FireLine™ Wildland Garments: Industry leading wildland garments that provide superior thermal protection, enhanced comfort and increased durability. Innovative designs with articulated elbows and knees, generous gusseting, radial sleeves and anatomical patterning provides unrivaled freedom of movement. And, FireLine offers a choice of time-tested and trusted fabrics all of which combine flash fire, thermal protection and abrasion resistance in a lightweight outer shell. FireLine wildland/urban interface garments offer high quality construction, more styles and an array of fabrics and colors to choose from. All FireLine garments are UL Classified and meet or exceed NFPA 1977: Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting, Current Edition.
Rooted in America’s heartland, Green Lake, Wisconsin, PGI products meet or exceed applicable industry standards such as NFPA, EN, CAL-OSHA and OSHA. It’s that type of dedication that propelled PGI for over seventy-five years. And, with people, products and perseverance on their side, PGI will be outfitting the world for safety well into the future.
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Pierce Manufacturing: Perform. Like No Other.
At Pierce Manufacturing, fire trucks are built to live up to the demands of firefighters and the communities they serve. It’s not some nine-to-five-go-home-and-forget-about-it kind of thing. Too much rides on what they do.
Behind every highly customized, carefully-designed and engineered pumper, aerial, tanker and rescue unit is a team of professionals whose mission is to build a truck, exactly how it’s ordered. To Pierce, every step of the process is personal; from innovation and expertise, to customization and service. When the best people you know are the very people you serve, there is only room for exceptional.
As a single-source manufacturer with over one million square feet of state-of-the-art production space, there’s a reason you’ll find more than 27,000 Pierce trucks on the road today. Facilities are ISO-9001 certified, showing the company’s dedication to meet world-class standards for quality.
Performance-driven design means that Pierce is continually evolving to provide firefighters with industry-leading advancements and unmatched innovation. As a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, the experienced team has access to an arsenal of cutting-edge technologies and revolutionary processes that have contributed to the development of seven custom chassis and best-in-class innovations.
- Ascendant® Class of Aerials: The Ascendant technology has expanded into six innovative products: 100’ tower, single or tandem rear axle 107’ ladders, 107’ tractor-drawn aerial and single or tandem rear axle 110’ platforms. The Ascendant Class of Aerials is brilliantly engineered to equip firefighters with more aerial choices than ever before. Whether it be height or weight restrictions, compartment space, preference to ride rather than climb or rescue capabilities, the Ascendant technology provides flexibility and a wide range of options to meet departments’ needs.
- Command Zone™: Cutting edge electronic system that makes it easier for firefighters to maintain their vehicles, prepare for calls and monitor performance on the scene. It also delivers the industry’s first prognostic capabilities.
- E-Coat Corrosion Protection: Delivers a superior corrosion and chemical resistance, while maintaining a high-quality, resilient surface for paint of any color or finish.
- Foam Systems: Pierce’s integrated foam systems help firefighters perform beyond the capabilities of water alone. Whether it’s Pierce’s innovative Husky™ foam system or the Hercules™ compressed air foam system, these systems are designed to improve the fire-extinguishing capabilities of water, enhance on-scene efficiencies and promote water use reduction.
- Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC™): An innovative apparatus solution designed to simplify firefighters’ actions and reduce unnecessary risk. The PUC eliminates the traditional pump house, is easier to operate, maximizes compartment space and simplifies service.
- TAK-4® Independent Suspension: Independent Front Suspension (IFS), stops faster, corners better, improves handling, offers better ride quality and is far more maneuverable than any straight-axle truck on the road. Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) operates like IFS but provides power to the wheels. With the ability to add TAK-4 T3, the 100% mechanical steering system further improves control and mobility.
- Pierce Situational Awareness System by Fotokite: An actively tethered aerial device that can be deployed from any apparatus to live stream and document mission-critical aerial views of the scene.
Pierce’s dealer network is the strongest in the fire industry and is always there to listen to what’s needed, provide guidance and offer support. Fire departments count on the Pierce Service Brigade, a coast-to-coast network of more than 600 factory-trained technicians, to ensure the right service is done at the right time. It’s only fair. Firefighters pour everything they’ve got into fighting fires. The Pierce team pours everything they’ve got into making sure a fire truck is ready to perform.
With more than 100 years of manufacturing experience, Pierce’s unwavering commitment to quality is not just a promise. It’s ingrained into who they are. Employees, from the assembly team to the unmatched dealer network, are driven to serve firefighters. Why? Because many Pierce team members are firefighters themselves.
Commitment to performance extends beyond Pierce’s factory walls and into the communities served. A significant part of the Pierce legacy involves giving back to the community and the fire industry through contributions and events like the annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb event that takes place on the steps of Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. All funds raised benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
The Pierce team doesn’t think of building fire trucks as just another job. That’s evident every time you walk through a Pierce facility and have a conversation with the people who build these rigs. Visit Pierce before you settle on your next apparatus.
KME WORKS FOR YOU
Since 1946, KME offers an unwavering dedication to our customers and a passion for offering products and services that make a vast difference in communities across the nation. Each day, KME prides itself on working for our customers in a way that offers several unique benefits:
CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
KME is genuinely a sole source, custom, manufacturer of specialized vehicles. We manufacture cabs, chassis, bodies, and aerial devices. Our engineering, sales, production, and service functions have a dedication to providing solutions, customized for our clients. Lots of companies say they’re custom, but KME suggests you examine the product. With over 300 cab designs, construction utilizing aluminum, steel, or stainless steel; and, no manufacturer offers more styles, models, and features than KME.
ATTENTION TO YOU
Every KME apparatus is assigned a Contract Administrator that works in conjunction with the local sales representative and customer from preconstruction through final delivery. This strategy ensures that the customers’ needs are known, understood, and communicated to our engineering and production teams and that regular communication takes place every step of the way. Also, having stable points of contact at the local sales representative office and the KME factory means customers can have confidence their needs don’t need to be explained repetitively to new faces throughout the process.
COST OF OWNERSHIP
Fighting fire is only half the battle; maintaining your apparatus is the other. A fire apparatus with costly maintenance and replacement parts is like a fire that burns out of control. But when you choose KME, you get the security of knowing that we build every truck with heavy-duty commercial components in place of proprietary parts-which protects you from having only a single parts-supplier.
NATIONWIDE COVERAGE WITH LOCAL SERVICE
KME’s factory locations in Pennsylvania, and Virginia, have teamed with our national dealer network to offer local support for sales, service, warranty, maintenance, training, and parts. Many locations offer in-house service, mobile service, and pump test. Because KME is a REV Group Company, we have one of the nation’s most innovative, dealer aftermarket, parts sales programs at www.firetruckparts.com.
SAFETY AND QUALITY ARE THE DRIVING FORCE
IN EVERY DESIGN
KME has invested millions in design, development, and testing that not only protect operators and occupants but also help to prevent accidents in the first place.
In working with leading third-party safety specialists, KME fire chassis have met and exceeded all crash test standards for frontal and side-impact and roof crush tests. KME also offers over fifty other safety features, including frontal impact protection, occupant rollover protection, electronic stability control, rollover warning devices, smart steering wheels, and camera systems. All KME facilities are ISO 9001 certified and feature a quality policy system. Not only does this system help KME to be more productive and efficient, but our customers also benefit through higher quality products and services, operational excellence, and a consistent, documented processes throughout the Organization.
KME is easy to do business and has experienced consistent growth over the years by focusing on what’s important to our customers: custom apparatus, personal attention, low cost of operation, safety, and quality-driven products. We believe our history, philosophy, and passion make a difference to first responders around the globe. Go to www.kmefire.com or to contact your local KME sales representative to hear how KME Works For You.
ANY ROAD. ANY RESCUE. ALWAYS SPARTAN.
The road to rescues is changing. New technologies and increasing demands on productivity and safety are putting even more pressure on getting the rig right the first time. Spartan understands these changing needs, and is looking ahead with agile designs, enhanced safety features, and a focus on building fire trucks faster and more reliably than ever before.
Our legacy of chassis expertise means your apparatus is built from the ground up on a foundation ready to handle your specific response equipment and route needs. We work with you to strategically configure your truck’s specs into a design that represents the best possible mix of safety, speed, agility, ergonomics, and serviceability. And we don’t stop once the truck is delivered. This paired with five decades of over 6000 aerials and counting. Spartan provides a series of high-performing aerial solutions to meet virtually any fire departments needs, no matter the operational environment. after fifty-five years and thousands of aerials, we have more combined experience in engineering, building, testing, and supporting aerials than any competitor. For over thirty years, Spartan has remained staunchly committed to training service technicians across the country on how to quickly and efficiently service and maintain rigs to last, so firefighters can reliably keep fighting the good fight. Visit us at emergencyresponse.spartanmotors.com
First on Scene with Innovation
For over 50 years, Task Force Tips has delivered innovative solutions to help first responders save lives and protect property. TFT manufactures all of its water and foam flow products at its headquarters in Valparaiso, Indiana and ships them to help firefighters around the globe. TFT has garnered a reputation for innovation of its products, processes and culture in order to best serve its customers.
Serialized Product: Every TFT product has a unique serial number on all products that allows customers easy access to product information, repair kits, manuals, warranty data, and custom technical support.
24/7 Technical Support: Experienced Service and Support Personnel are ready to respond to customer needs 24/7 with information, repairs, parts, returns and more.
24-Hour Product Repair: Product repairs at TFT’s factory are performed within 24 hours of receipt from the customer.
“Customerization”: TFT manufactures core products that can be customized to the unique needs of the customer. Many products offer custom labeling and laser engraving, colored handles and pistol grips, a variety of pressure and flow settings, localized certifications, and a wide range of thread codes.
Product Innovation: The fire service is presented with ever-increasing challenges and TFT listens to the needs of the firefighter. One of TFT’s core missions is to design and manufacture equipment that performs better than what’s currently available on the market, offers increased safety, and lasts for decades even under severe duty.
Because of a passion for innovation and safety, TFT invented the automatic nozzle 50 years ago. However today it’s focused on not just one nozzle type, but instead on building the “best” nozzle of every type. TFT has the broadest range of nozzles available in automatic, selectable, and fixed gpm for a variety of low, medium and high pressures.
TFT products also include flow meters, monitors, valves, foam equipment, apparatus water flow hardware, and a wide range of solutions for both wildland and industrial firefighting. While there are thousands of product configurations, each share common features that provide unrivaled value. For items like monitors and nozzles, the industry’s lowest friction loss combined with an innovative construction yield superior stream and reach. Products include built-in safety features that keep firefighters safe in an ever-changing fire scene. Many items have remote and tethered control modules for maximum control at the scene. Products are hard coat anodized and powder coated for maximum corrosion resistance and rugged durability.
Some of TFT’s innovative solutions include the new Working Fire nozzle for maximum flow and minimum nozzle reaction, Decon/pak for on scene gross decon to reduce firefighter cancer risk, SHO-Flow that is the most rugged, compact, and affordable flow meter available, and VORTEX which gives full flow dispersed patterns to smooth bore handheld and master stream devices. Task Force Tips has also significantly increased its offerings of adapters, fittings, caps, elbows and tools. This expansion has been in response to a strong demand for a wide range of quality adapters, shipped with the correct threads, and delivered in a timely manner. Adapters are available now without restriction through any fire truck manufacturer or fire service dealer.
For more information about the company and its equipment or to find your local dealer, go to tft.com and follow TFT on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.
Fabric Innovations Made for Life
As the leading global producer of protective fabrics, TenCate Protective Fabrics enables millions of people worldwide to be great at what they do. Generations of industry professionals — servicemen and women in fire, healthcare, military and police — rely on our fabrics for safety, comfort and confidence.
From the harshest working conditions, to the welcoming sight of home, we recognize the people we’re protecting are unique individuals whose lives extend beyond work. Supporting a world of evolving needs, our technological innovations lead the way in user-centered design, technology and sustainability.
Where it all began
The first official business document associated with TenCate can be traced back to 1704. TenCate was the first company to engineer a way to spin aramid fibers into yarn to be woven into inherently flame and heat resistant fabrics. The very first aramid-based fabrics were used for turn-out gear and introduced in 1970 at the Cleveland Ohio Fire Department. This changed the future of FR fabrics.
Since the introduction of aramid fabrics to the Fire Service market, TenCate Protective Fabrics has been at the cutting edge of innovation for firefighters all over the world — from pioneering the use of inherent blends, to new and innovative technologies like ENFORCE™ yarns to provide better strength and lighter weight fabrics. As a completely vertical manufacturer, TenCate can keep close control over the production of FR fabrics from yarn formation to weaving to dyeing and finishing. This ensures the best quality control and quickest lead times for customers.
Today, TenCate Protective Fabrics remains the leader in new FR solutions for first responders. We are proud to introduce three new fabrics engineered to meet the needs of our users and partners in the Fire Service market.
PBI® Peak 5 is a new, highly innovative outer shell fabric that delivers a one-two punch of maximum performance. Designed to be a lightweight solution, PBI® Peak 5 begins a new phase in the evolution of outer shell fabrics with the unmatched thermal protection of PBI® combined with the time-tested strength of Kevlar®. Weighing in at 5.6 ounces per square yard, (190 gsm) PBI® Peak 5 delivers the highest percentage of PBI® fiber currently available in the market. Engineered with patent-pending ENFORCE™ Technology, PBI® Peak 5 offers firefighters a balanced fabric that is strong throughout the gear but still lighter in weight to provide a better range of motion and reduce the risks of heat stress.
Titanium™ is the next level in thermal liner technology from TenCate Protective Fabrics. Firefighters everywhere know that, when the call comes in, speed is the key to success. A specially engineered face cloth delivers sustained performance and lubricity that stands up to repeated launderings for a better look and feel over time. The face cloth not only looks and feels great, but it will stay slicker longer and slide on and off easily for faster response times. Pairing the newly designed face cloth with a two-layer, Spun Lace batting means the same thermal protection you’ve come to expect from TenCate fabrics.
Agility® Tactical delivers adaptive protection. Agility® Tactical weighs in at 5.0 ounces per square yard (169.5 gsm) and offers the maximum versatility of tri-certification to serve the ever-changing needs of the modern firefighter. Patent-pending ENFORCE™ Technology ensures a balanced fabric that promises strength and durability throughout the outer layer. Agility® Tactical provides the time-tested security of fibers firefighters know and trust. When the time comes for quick action in tight spaces, Agility® Tactical is the right choice for firefighters who need to get the job done. Its lightweight design and excellent strength make it an optimal solution for technical rescue.
With over three centuries of continuous textile production, we’re proud to carry on TenCate Protective Fabrics’ long-standing manufacturing tradition into the future as we design, develop and produce fabrics that are Made for Life.
United Communications is the Authorized Motorola Paging Distributor in the USA and the Motorola Solutions Accessory and Energy Distributor. United Communications also provides consultative services and pager repair for thousands of Fire, EMS, Hospitals, Rescue and Public Safety Departments across North America. In 1986 our company was founded as McManus Communications located in Blytheville, Arkansas. The company provided regional paging services and pager repair. In 1992, the Paging Division of Motorola named the company one of the very first focused Motorola Paging Dealers. In 1997, due to superior performance in our results as a paging dealer, the company earned the opportunity to take on more responsibly in a new role as a Motorola Paging Distributor. Shortly after being named a Paging Distributor for Motorola, under new ownership, significant investments were made to step up to the new role as a distributor for Motorola. In 1998, the company name was changed to United Communications Corporation (UCC). In 2003, UCC moved our operations, technical, and logistics facility to St. Charles, MO. In July of 2016, UCC was named the Motorola Solutions Authorized Accessory and Energy Distributor here in US market. In this trusted role, UCC has the honor of providing two-way radio accessories, batteries and parts to over 480 US based Motorola Solutions Accessory and Energy Resellers. Today UCC is led by a sales and management team that has over 150 years of combined communications market experience and is recognized as an expert in distribution, logistics and emergency paging. UCC and Motorola Solutions combined have served for over 75 years as the most trusted names in emergency paging; supporting first responders with the iconic Motorola Minitor pager and pager repair solutions.
Waterous Fire Pumps
Waterous Company, a world leader in fire suppression equipment, has been manufacturing products in South St. Paul, Minnesota for over 134 years. Since its humble beginnings, Waterous has continued to develop revolutionary products for firefighting and industrial applications. From constructing the first gasoline-engine-driven fire pump in 1898 to the most efficient compressed air foam systems (CAFS) in the world today; Waterous has maintained a legacy of supporting the global fire service and industry with fire suppression products, equipment and services that meet international demand.
Waterous purchases castings from foundries in the USA, and in our factory, machines the castings and other raw stock material into gears, impeller shafts, coupling shafts and other parts that make up a fire pump. Why is this important? Waterous can control our quality internally, we are not subject to international issues that may create delays in castings and parts, we can provide you answers on orders by visiting the factory (located in the same building as our offices) and it keeps jobs for hard working people.
To bring you the highest quality fire pumps on the market today, Waterous continually invests in its people and machinery. Recent purchases of robots, machining centers and critical measurement devices, Waterous assures you that our pumps are made to strict standards, standards that are required to meet and usually exceed NFPA Standards.
Many of Waterous’ developments were industry firsts, including the first fire truck that used the vehicle engine to drive both the truck and the fire pump. Here are just a few examples: Flame Plated Impeller hubs provide four to five times more life expectancy of the hub of the impeller. Labyrinth-Style Wear Rings appreciably restrict recirculation and improve overall efficiency and longevity of the wear ring. The Chain-Drive Transmission provides the smoothest, quietest and most efficient transfer of power from the vehicle’s driveline to the fire pump. Separable impeller shaft assembly on CS/CSU, CM/CMU pumps allows for the removal of the pump from the transmission without having to remove both items from the apparatus. Eclipse™ CAFSystem, known as the “King of CAFS” in the industry, was one of the first midship, fully-integrated compressed air foam system on the market. Aquis™ Foam Proportioners provide systems that deliver the most balanced water to foam ratio in the industry.
At Waterous, reliability is our backbone; in fact, it is part of our mission statement, “Waterous will serve the global marketplace by providing innovative products that perform their intended functions safely, reliably and at a competitive price by continuously improving our processes, products and service.” Waterous guarantees that we will have parts in stock for a period of twenty years from the date of the products manufacture. Finally, what can more reliable than a product built in the United States? Waterous pumps and transmissions are proudly manufactured in South St. Paul, Minnesota.
When the alarm bell sounds, firefighters respond. That’s their job. That’s what people depend on. And that’s exactly how Waterous feels about service. This mentality makes our service the best in the fire pump business. We’re on call to answer your questions from product use to service maintenance. Service you can depend on. It’s our promise. Our service staff ensures that over 95% of the parts orders received ship within two business days (ground shipments) and on the same day for rush orders. Our parts department maintains an order accuracy of 99% for all parts orders. We offer individual parts and repair kits. All Waterous pumps are tracked by serial number which ensures accurate pump records and parts orders.
For more information on Waterous, visit our web site at www.waterousco.com.
Committed to your safety and performance
At W. L. Gore & Associates, we know the most important aspect of your turnout gear is protection. That’s why we push our fabrics to the limit knowing your safety has no price. We are driven by science; we base decisions on data; but in the end, we always think about you — the firefighter. Our protective fabrics for turnout gear, gloves, and boots block blood, body fluids, common chemicals, water, and fireground particulates, while maintaining high breathability in all kinds of conditions, even after exposure to extreme heat.
These protective barriers deliver head-to-toe protection so you can focus on what really matters — your performance.
- The GORE® Particulate Hood GEN2 is your best choice for protection and comfort. It exceeds the requirements of the NFPA 1971 Standard, 2018 Edition for particulate-blocking, thermal protection, and breathability — also blocking smoke at critical seams more effectively than other particulate hoods available. This durable hood maintains its 99.9% particulate-blocking performance even after launderings, and its innovative design includes an inspection opening to help ensure the integrity of the particulate-blocking layer.
- Third-party testing has confirmed that the GORE® PARALLON™ Liner System in your turnout gear delivers the highest breathability, followed closely by the GORE® CROSSTECH® black moisture barrier. Both of these products performed significantly better than the competition in helping to reduce heat exhaustion.
- Gloves with GORE® CROSSTECH® glove inserts
are engineered to provide maximum flexibility and protection. Our fully-bonded, form-fitting 3D construction results in a thinner glove offering less bulk at the palm and excellent dexterity so you can successfully do
- Leather boots with GORE® CROSSTECH® fabric have been proven to reduce the risk of slips and falls. Our fabric leads the industry in providing durable, breathable protection in firefighter footwear. In fact, no other manufacturer requires the level of testing we do to ensure the end product performs as intended.
For more information, visit GoreProtectiveFabrics.com
or call 800.431.GORE.
DARLEY–TRUSTED WORLDWIDE SINCE 1908
Since 1908, W.S. Darley & Co. has been dedicated to one mission: connecting first responders to the equipment they need to do the job. Firefighters, EMS, members of the DoD, as well as organizations across the industry, know they can trust Darley because of our history of reliability and the passion we have for their mission.
Today our first responders are facing unprecedented circumstances with the outbreak of the CoViD-19 virus. We understand that uncertainty doesn’t need to include finding a reliable source of viral grade PPE. We at Darley have committed ourselves to sourcing this equipment exclusively for you, the first responders.
For a reliable source of all your equipment needs, look no further than Darley. Learn more on www.darley.com .
If You Want Quality You Want Zico
For over 50 years, Ziamatic Corp. has dependably provided first responders with the tools and equipment they need to make their jobs safer and easier every day.
Quality. With every new design, Zico strives to meet the ever-evolving demands of the fire service with fresh forward thinking and cutting edge development. New products are put through rigorous and extensive in-house and third-party testing to confirm they exceed the highest standards of safety and durability. Then, using only the highest quality materials, virtually everything is crafted and assembled with care right here in the USA.
Innovation. As an industry leader, the company works diligently to stay at the forefront of firefighting technology, with exciting new engineering designed to make tasks faster, safer, and easier than ever before. In addition, older products are continually upgraded and improved upon as opportunities arise and standards change.
Flexibility. From color, material, and mounting location to size, drop distance, and so much more, Zico offers a level of choice and customization that simply cannot be matched. Whether a department is building a new apparatus or laying out a single compartment, Zico is prepared with solutions specific to their needs.
Ziamatic proudly introduces the following new products –
Multiple Extrication Tool Holder, Model QM-MEH-1 (Pictured)
Make more efficient use of available compartment space by securing up to four extrication tools in the space of one. This easy-to-use “Lazy Susan” rotating platform accommodates most cutters, spreaders, and combination tools with an option for one or more rams. To operate, simply raise the center knob and rotate the turntable to access the tool you need. The turntable locks into place after each 90-degree rotation for quick and safe tool retrieval.
SURE-GRIP Tool Mount, Model SG-VM-1
A revolutionary new way to secure 3/4” to 1-3/4” diameter tools, the SURE-GRIP utilizes a time-tested, all-weather hook & loop strap to provide more surface area and a more precise grip on every tool, regardless of handle shape. Operation is simple—just unfasten the strap and pull the tool free, quick and easy. A fixed support arm provides added assistance and stability during operation, and the smaller overall dimensions allows you to fit more tools in the same space.
Stackable Scene Light Bracket, Model QM-SLB-2
Protectt stackable scene lights from tilting, shifting, and bouncing during transport. One bracket can accommodate multiple stacked scene lights, utilizing a heavy-duty rubber strap and a durable steel guard to gently but firmly secure them against the baseplate. Powder-coated black for maximum durability, the sleek, low-profile design requires minimal additional compartment space.
EZ-MOUNT Tool Boards, Various Models
Layout and mount tool brackets while comfortably seated at a workbench, then slide the entire board into the compartment. To change a layout or add a new bracket, just pull out the board, re-arrange the tools, and slide it back in. Swap entire boards between same-size compartments. Available in Aluminum Peg and Solid Poly styles. Multiple common compartment sizes to choose from.
Want to try before you buy?
Many of Ziamatic’s products can be requested for 30 days of test and evaluation before purchase. For more information please call 1-800-711-FIRE or visit Zico on the web at
David Clark Fire/Rescue Headset Communication Systems
David Clark Company is a leading manufacturer of ˜Proven Under Fire’ communication systems designed for high noise and hazardous environments. Our fire/rescue vehicle communication systems include wired, wireless and digital technologies. Systems feature durable, noise-attenuating headsets and related system components to provide clear communications above the roar of engines and sirens to enhance the situational awareness, safety and performance of firefighting and EMS professionals.
The Series 3800 Vehicle Intercom System is a wired communication solution, while Series 9900 Wireless Systems are designed to enhance the mobility of personnel and provide additional system versatility. The Series 9100 Digital Communication System is a wired system that provides multi-channel flexibility, ideal for ARFF communications. The Series 9100 Digital System can also be seamlessly integrated with wireless technology.
David Clark Fire/Rescue Headset Communication systems allow all firefighters to hear critical dispatch communications while en route to the scene, resulting in better preparedness that may save time and lives during fire ground operations. Once at the scene, our headset systems facilitate clear communication for incident command, at the pump panel, and during aerial operations — all while affording excellent hearing protection to firefighters and first responders.
The company has recently created the David Clark Biannual Headset System Giveaway for volunteer fire departments. Volunteer Departments that submit entries at www.dc-vfd-giveaway.com become eligible to be awarded a FREE headset communication system, in April and November, based on their communication needs, as well as installation and training on their apparatus. This is our small way of saying thank you to the thousands of volunteer firefighters that selflessly serve and protect countless communities across the United States and Canada.
For more information regarding David Clark Fire/Rescue Communication Headset Systems, visit www.davidclark.com or call 800-298-6235 to schedule a hands-on, system demonstration at your department.
Innovative Equipment That Can Lift, Shift, Stabilize & Penetrate
For over fifty years, Paratech Incorporated, an ISO 9001 certified U.S. manufacturer, continues to be the leader in the design and production of lifesaving, state-of-the-art emergency, tactical and industrial equipment.
Paratech has become the standard for disaster agencies’ rescue teams and technical rescue caches both in the U.S. and internationally and has been called upon to assist in all major natural and human caused disasters throughout the world. Paratech’s product lines include:
MultiForce Air Lifting Bags – The high lift of MultiForce can get into the tightest places possible, while the innovative remote lifting base keeps personnel safely away from the load when positioning. Plus, our Rapid Extrication Kit is now available packaging MultiForce bags and Rescue Struts for a fast, simple and safe solution to vehicle rescue.
MAXIFORCE® G2 Air Lifting Bags – The MAXIFORCE® G2 Air Lifting Bag is a thin, strong, molded envelope available in 14 different sizes and has the power to lift, move or shift weights up to 89 tons (80.9 metric tons) per bag.
Structural Collapse – Earthquakes, construction collapses, cave-ins, floods and structural fire damage require a collapse rescue system designed to extract victims quickly and safely.
Vehicle Stabilization – Paratech’s Vehicle Stabilization Kits (VSK’s), with a load capacity of up to 120,000 lbs. (54,431.1 kg) with a 4:1 safety factor, have the strength and flexibility to handle sub compact cars, buses, cement trucks and even train locomotives.
Powered Impact Tools – Rugged, ergonomic, lightweight and utilizing minimum air consumption to break and cut through concrete, masonry walls, steel, metal and composites, aircraft fuselages and beyond.
Special Mission Tender/SMTTM for Urban Search & Rescue and Trench – The SMTTM, an organized, low maintenance and cost effective trailer comes fully loaded to facilitate rapid response to rescue scenarios.
HydraFusion Struts (HFS) – offer end users the ability to lift up to 10 t with a safety factor of 2:1 and to shore up to 20,000 lbs. with a safety factor of 4:1.
Thanks to their instinct for innovation, cutting edge technology and excellent customer service, Paratech will continue to lead the world in the design and production of innovative lifesaving emergency equipment.
The RollNRack Hose Management System
A hose related back injury led firefighter Javier Fernandez to design and patent a tool that would prevent back injuries for all firefighters. Since back injuries are the number one cause of early duty disability retirement across the US, his goal was to exceed NFPA safety standards throughout the process and eliminate the potential for injuries during hose management. This system prevents loading hose while riding precariously on top of moving apparatus. This dangerous and antiquated practice has led to injuries and deaths. “The goal was to improve a firefighter’s quality of life by working smarter, more efficiently and being as safe as possible. Heavy rolls of LDH are rocked into or out of the units and loaded onto stationary rigs with minimal firefighters. No one rides on moving apparatus to load hose, ever.” Fernandez states.
The RollNRack was introduced in 2003, an LDH drain attachment in 2004. In 2007, the Power Roller, the industry’s only battery-operated LDH roller was introduced. It drains & rolls a 100’ length of LDH in under thirty seconds! The System can handle up to 7 ¼” hose. Loading hose off any unit is accomplished with two or three firefighters. The Efficiency Package saves budget dollars and cuts scene time in half. This allows a department to respond to other calls. In 2011, the FASTBACK, a manual roller for hand lines was introduced. In 2012, the GO-Pack, a collapsing, stowable ‘Rack and LDH drainer were added. All components of the RollNRack System are innovative, patented and designed for durability and ease of use. RollNRack Tools are made of aluminum and stainless steel. The customizable system is portable and fully independent of the apparatus.
With shrinking budgets, higher workman’s comp insurance, an aging work force, the current shortages in the volunteer ranks and expanding coverage, the RollNRack system makes a difference. Videos show how they can help any department. “It’s the safest system on the market and has streamlined hose management for volunteer, career, industrial and military firefighters all over the world.” The RollNRack System is MADE IN THE USA and demonstrated at all shows attended.
CEO/Owner RollNRack, LLC
We’ve Got You Covered
TheFireStore, a division of Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc., is your one-stop-shop for the gear you trust and rely on to get the job done right. We provide fast access to a full range of specialized equipment and supplies from the biggest names in the industry and from many small manufacturers of excellent, innovative products. Shop our wide selection of firefighting gear, including: helmets, boots, flashlights, tools, apparel, PPE, and more.
TheFireStore.com allows you to easily access the gear you need online. Offline, we have a full-fledged outside sales team that extends from Maine, down the Eastern seaboard to our location in Richmond, VA and westward towards West Virginia and Ohio. Also, be sure to ask us about how our Department Portal can help you meet your department’s demands. In addition, our retail showrooms are staffed with experienced public safety professionals and provide customers the opportunity to test, try on, and take home specialized products. On top of that we also have our multi-truck service team, custom graphics department, in-house embroidery capabilities, and the best group of employees a company could hope to have.
When our Co-Founder and Chairman Jim Witmer founded Witmer Public Safety Group, he did it because of his passion. Having been a firefighter for many years, and currently Chief Emeritus, his passion for firefighting, community, and making the world a better place has guided our company in our decision making processes. No matter how much we grow, a large percentage of our staff will always be active or retired firefighters as well as law enforcement agency members, EMTs and Paramedics. That’s how we operate…and it’s how we live. We’re colleagues. We’re family. We understand your needs. We know our products. And we’ll never compromise on quality. As always, we’re prepared to meet or exceed your high expectations in every way.
Our motto is Equipping Protectors with Passion™, and we continue to uphold this promise by providing the industry’s best equipment and supplies to the individuals who serve to ensure the public’s safety. For more information, please call (800) 852-6088 or visit .