Celebrating a Century of Quality, Consistency and Growth
Since 1918, Akron Brass Company has been building life-safety products with a standard of excellence that remains vital to what they do today. That commitment, that pride, has lead them from their humble beginnings in Akron, Ohio to a position as a global leader in fire & rescue. It’s been a long and storied journey of quality, consistency, and growth, leaving behind a legacy the company is proud to share with you today.
Akron Brass is a customer-driven, global manufacturer of firefighting and emergency response equipment. Their extensive product portfolio means you will see Akron Brass products from bumper to pumper. The company has remained committed to moving the fire industry forward, developing innovations that increase job safety and efficiency.
Because every emergency situation is unique, Akron Brass delivers integrated solutions to enable first responders to face each challenge with confidence. To that end, it all starts with a keen focus on customer insight.
Focused Customer Insight
Akron Brass delivers unique value in its products and services through customer research, industry engagement, inclusion in product development and outcome-driven processes. Salesmen, engineers and manufacturers at Akron place a strong emphasis on collaborating with customers and original equipment manufacturers. They observe, listen and learn to maximize collaboration, deliver results, and manufacture a product the customer needs to achieve their goals.
Advanced Manufacturing and Testing
From inception, through design and development, to manufacture and testing, Akron’s advanced facilities integrate lean production methods and the latest technologies for continuous improvement of processes, capabilities and quality. All products are 100% tested for performance, accuracy and function. Third-party testing and certifications reinforce product quality and safety. Extensive research and development coupled with rigorous testing ensure that – first and foremost – when an Akron Brass product makes it into the customer’s hands, they can depend on it.
Thoughtful Customer Service
With a century of experience behind every sale, Akron Brass associates help anticipate needs and supply the knowledge necessary to make the most of customers’ investment. As the largest global sales team in the industry, Akron Brass has dedicated factory resources around the world. The sales team provides the detailed product information, on-site demonstrations and life-cycle costs customers require to make informed purchase decisions.
Our priority is to create the products you trust in defense of life – yours, your department, and the communities you serve. The challenges you face inspire us to solve problems, to laser-focus on quality craftsmanship and to push for innovation. You may have never visited our facility here in Wooster, OH, but you are a part of us. We are proud to work alongside you, creating a working relationship based on quality and trust.
Connect with Us
Akron® Brass Company is headquartered in Wooster, OH USA and is a Unit of IDEX Corporation, a global fluidics leader servicing high growth specialized markets. Leading brands in the Fire & Safety market include AWG Fittings, Class1®, Godiva®, Hale®, and Hurst Jaws of Life®, Lukas, Vetter® and Weldon. Connect with us at akronbrass.com or call Customer Care at 330.264.5678 or 800.228.1161.
Since 1984, Antari has been a leading manufacturer, specializing in special effects, haze and fog for a wide range of international live and broadcast venues – festivals, corporate events, theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, architainment, and houses of worship. Antari has pursued the perfect fog, with some of the most stringent quality control standards in the entertainment production industry.
Antari’s R&D expertise, including an in-house team of engineers and designers, modern production facilities and strict attention to detail allows Antari to create cutting-edge, energy-efficient products, which take environmental and safety concerns seriously. Our equipment is designed and manufactured to conform to all international safety standards such as CE, LVD, and EMC.
Antari products have also been widely used in residential/commercial security, pest control, industrial humidity control, horticultural uses, hospital sterilization, and leak detection.
For more information, visit our website, antari.com, or contact your local dealer for a demo.
Celebrating a Century of Innovation
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. This year, Bullard proudly celebrates its 100th anniversary of the invention of the hard hat.
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.
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 CEO Wells Bullard, President and COO Peter Lugo, 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
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!
Columbia Southern University
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.
Earn Your Degree Online
CSU’s 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
Enroll in a Continuing Education Course
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.
For those wishing to expand their career, Columbia Southern University 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.
ColumbiaSouthern.edu (877) 347-6050
Communicate For Life
It’s been 28 years since we first put our headsets on firefighters and it began with a commitment that still stands today—to provide the communication tools firefighters rely on to save lives. We know that the difference between prepared and unprepared lives in those crucial seconds of communication between command, crew and dispatch.
Seconds count at every incident. When clear communication happens in real time, without interrupting response activities, help arrives as quickly and safely as possible.
Since 1989, Firecom has led the industry in providing advanced communications technology 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 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.
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.
Today Firecom is a proud division of Sonetics Corporation; still owned and operated by Brian VanderPloeg and now 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: to make every day safer, more productive, less stressed and more enjoyable.
You don’t get to be the most trusted name in quality apparatus communication systems without listening. At Firecom, we’ve been hearing our customers loud and clear since 1989. 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.
Nothing compares to MSA’s Globe gear
MSA’s Globe ATHLETIX™ turnout gear deploys new material technology with unique stretch fabrics to provide a body-contoured fit that is lighter weight with less bulk and an unprecedented range of motion. It’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced.
Firefighters informed and inspired ATHLETIX™, a step-change in firefighter personal protective equipment. We interviewed hundreds of firefighters to get a 360-degree view of their experience wearing turnout gear to perform their firefighting duties and then shared our findings with our supplier partners to develop the technology that enables this all-new design.
MSA’s Globe SUPRAFLEX™ boots are state-of-the-art and feature segmented flex panels, because studies have proven that lighter weight and more flexible footwear isn’t just about comfort. It’s about safety.
MSA’s Globe gear is designed to meet the new challenges you face every day to help keep you safe and healthy throughout your career and beyond.
Proud to be at Your Side
At Gore, we push our fabrics to the limit because 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 block blood, body fluids, common chemicals, and water, all 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.
- Certified to the particulate-blocking option of the NFPA 1971 Standard, 2018 Edition, the GORE® Particulate Hood is your best choice for durability, protection, and comfort — blocking smoke even through its seams. This durable hood barrier maintains its 99.9% particulate-blocking performance even after 100 wash cycles.
- 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 maintain a durable barrier that ensures reliable, long-lasting protection while providing the dexterity you need to successfully complete your job.
- Leather boots with GORE® CROSSTECH® fabric have been proven to reduce the risk of slips and falls. This fabric leads the industry in providing durable, breathable protection in firefighter footwear.
You’ve trained hard to get here, and you know your job. We know your battlefield, and we are always with you. For more information, visit GoreProtectiveFabrics.com or call 800.431.GORE.
Holmatro has been engineering, manufacturing, and testing high-performance Holmatro Rescue Tools from its Glen Burnie, Maryland plant location since 1988. From the machining process to the laser-controlled precision work, Holmatro’s manufacturing production process delivers the utmost care to detail.
Holmatro is dedicated to fostering innovation by shadowing end-users on actual job sites and in their workshops to see how and why tools are used, misused or neglected — to identify gaps and frustrations where refinements and new tools would come in handy. Since its inception, Holmatro has released a steady stream of breakthrough products and the pipeline is full of more. These range from new lines of tools to compact, lightweight tools that reset the standards of quality and utility in the industry.
EVO 3 Cordless Rescue Tools
Holmatro’s next generation in battery tools delivers unmatched performance at a higher speed, with no compromise to tool performance. Its unique design improves ease of use, which allows Emergency professionals the ability to deploy our tools safely, quickly and efficiently. Centrally placed at the back of the tool, the control handle is always within reach, while the battery, located on top of the tool, is accessible and easy to change in the tightest situation.
When it comes to Holmatro Greenline EVO 3 rescue equipment, our highly experienced engineers translate innovative ideas into lighter, more powerful solutions for fire and rescue departments. The result is a full range of high-quality tools that enable rescue professionals to work efficiently under pressure, making it safer, easier and quicker to save lives.
THE FUTURE IS CORDLESS!
The Inclined Cutter is part of Holmatro’s innovative 5th generation cutters. Lighter and more ergonomic than ever, no compromise on performance, and equipped with many user-friendly benefits. Inclined cutting is a completely new, revolutionary cutting technology. Extricating patients under challenging conditions has just become safer, quicker and easier than ever. Equipped with a unique 30 degree angled jawthe new Holmatro Inclined Cutter improves user comfort and maximizes working space.
The Inclined Cutter offers 30 degrees more working space between the tool and the car and leaves more room for tool movement, which enhances patient safety and eliminates the need for repeated cutter repositioning. And, the inclined cutter eliminates the need to lift the tool above your head or to bend over severely. It also leaves more space for the tool to move when cutting pillars from the side.
Holmatro introduced CORE in 2005 and it remains the innovative standard for rescue equipment, today.
Traditionally, twin-line or dual hose systems worked with two separate hoses: a high-pressure hose to supply hydraulic oil to rescue tools and a low-pressure hose for the oil return to the pump. Holmatro’s CORE system offers one hose, which is a high-pressure hose inside and protected by a low-pressure hose. Being para-aramid fiber reinforced, the CORE hose is lighter than traditional steel reinforced hoses and does not have the risk of kinking or pinholes. It comes with an easy to clean flat-faced coupler at both ends which locks automatically in just one push.
Sponsor- and partnership program
In 1990, Holmatro became the official rescue tool sponsor of premier open wheel racing in the USA. With the innovation and space age construction used in the world of motor sports, it’s critical that safety crews are armed with tools that keep pace with technology. Our affiliation with motor sports is another reminder of the importance of bringing new solutions to the world of rescue.
Through a dealer network, Holmatro offers products, training, service and support to customers. Firefighters from all over, rescue teams from FEMA, the U.S Naval Academy, the Army, Air Force and Maryland’s Shock Trauma unit come to Holmatro’s U.S. facility to train with the best in the industry, using the best in rescue tools.
Holmatro is registered to internationally recognized ISO 9001 standards for quality. To learn more or request a tour, please visit or call (410) 768-9662. All tours must have a customer, business or employee relation to Holmatro to be accepted.
NEW! Essentials 7th Edition NEW!
Essentials of Fire Fighting, 7th Edition
This ALL NEW edition meets ALL of the NFPA 1001, 2019 JPRs. Essentials 7 is the complete source for firefighter training.
- Organized to meet the needs of students and instructors:
Chapters 1-15 Fire Fighter I
Chapters 16-22 Fire Fighter II
Chapter 23 Emergency First Aid (FFI JPRs)
Chapters 24-26 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations (FFI JPRs)
Chapter 27 NIMS-ICS (FF I, FF II, and Hazmat JPRs)
- IFSTA worked with the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL-FSRI) to incorporate the latest research on fire behavior and fire attack. This research is throughout the text. Essentials 7 uses text, photos, illustrations, key terms and plain language for greater comprehension of this new content.
- Hazardous Materials content is enhanced and meets Awareness and Operations of NFPA 1072, 2017 JPRs.
- The NEW IFSTA ONE COLUMN format means more photos, more illustrations, and more tables. More visuals enhance the student learning experience.
- A complete line of support products for students and instructors include the Curriculum, Workbook, Exam Prep, Interactive Course, Skills Videos, and eBook.
Go to IFSTA.org to see a sample chapter and for more information.
ESSENTIALS 7: CURRICULUM
Instructors know they can count on IFSTA to provide comprehensive and easy to customize curriculum. The Essentials 7 Curriculum includes all 27 chapters. Find these curriculum components on a Flash Drive and ResourceOne:
- Plan of Instruction and Syllabus templates
- Lesson Outlines and PowerPoint® Presentations
- Chapter Quizzes
- Chapter Tests in Exam View
- Workbook Key
- Training Evolutions from Combined Skill Sheets
- Skills Evaluation Checklists
Curriculum is available for instructors to download at no cost
ESSENTIALS 7: SKILLS VIDEO SERIES DVD SET
The 173 videos follow the skill sheet instructions provided at the end of Essentials 7 chapters. The skill requirements of NFPA 1001, 2019, are presented in action videos. These videos assist visual learners and insure hands on training corresponds with the certification exam skill sheet checklists. Fire Fighter I and II skills are demonstrated in these videos. Skills Video Series is Available:
- Skills Video Series DVD Set with all 173 Videos
- FREE to stream on the FREE Essentials 7th Edition App
ESSENTIALS 7: EXAM PREP
Exam Prep is a self-study tool for students to prepare for end of course tests and the written portion of a certification exam. This popular student product includes 1,541 questions from all 27 chapters of Essentials 7. Each question is page referenced to quickly find the topic in Essentials 7. All items are multiple choice so the student practices the way they will be tested instilling confidence and reducing test anxiety. The answers for each question are in the back of the Exam Prep Print.
Exam Prep is available:
• Exam Prep Print
• Essentials 7th Edition App – Easy interface to choose how many questions and from which chapters to customize study time. Questions with wrong answers are stored in a study deck so students can return and focus study on the content that needs the most study. Each question is page referenced to find the topic in Essentials 7. This is an in-app purchase.
ESSENTIALS 7: COURSE WORKBOOK
The Workbook is for the student to review the material in each chapter, to support classroom and online instruction. It is ideal for homework assignments. The Workbook includes more than 3,000 questions and activities covering all 27 chapters of Essentials 7. Each item is page referenced so the user can quickly find the topic to review in Essentials 7. Different types of questions and activities reinforce various learning styles. Activities include:
- Key Terms
- Fill in the Blank
- Picture Identification
- Short Answer
- Multiple Choice
30 Years of Industry Service Represents a Great Achievement…
For the employees, dealers and firefighters throughout the United States and the world, 30 years of industry service represents a great achievement for Key Fire Hose. It marks a new milestone as we celebrate our 30th anniversary as America’s leader in the design and manufacture of woven jacketed and rubber covered fire hose products. From the keen vision and dedication of one man, Charles “Charlie” Genthner, Key Fire Hose vows to remain innovative and responsive to a market that requires an arsenal of products that is second to none.
In the mid 1980’s, the concept for a fire hose company was conceived. The concept became reality in 1988 when 16 used looms rolled into Miami, FL and went to work. There, the company was founded upon the principles of quality, fairness, hard work and common sense. Today, having ventured into many other markets, KFH continues to thrive under those same principals and the fire service remains the primary focus.
Along the way to becoming the world’s largest fire hose manufacturer, we at KFH have continually improved on every process and every product we offer to better firefighters around the world. Listening and responding to the needs expressed by those who rely on hose products to protect not only their own lives, but the lives and property of others, has been the key to new and innovative products. Specially developed weaving techniques for jacketed hose that reduce friction loss, and special yarn combinations that result in jackets that are lighter and stronger are just a few examples. At KFH we want to insure the products you specify work in concert with your nozzles and specific application to meet your goals and objectives. We have assembled an experienced team of factory-dedicated professionals across the country to personally guide each department through the hose buying process. We believe an informed buyer is destined to be a KFH customer and encourage everyone to utilize this invaluable resource.
The Key formula for being the best hose company in the world has seen those original 16 looms expand beyond triple digits with multiple factories and facilities, based in south east Alabama, USA. We’d like to salute all the employees, dealers and fire departments who have made Key Hose the preferred choice for 30 years…and counting.
Phone: 800.447.5666 | Fax: 800.447.5664
LION– Ready for Action
LION keeps you READY FOR ACTION. By looking at both the immediate and long-term risks, LION is actively working on advocating and developing products and services that protect the health of those that protect our communities.
LION’s Comprehensive approach is committed to firefighter health and safety. We serve our customers throughout their firefighting lifecycle. Starting with safe, realistic, scalable training solutions with training props used to create a wide variety of scenarios that allow you to train more efficiently, effectively, and often. PPE design and manufacturing that combines time-honored traditions of the fire and rescue service with the latest technological advancements. PPE care and maintenance solutions through TotalCare® that helps keep gear fit for duty by reducing safety risk through advanced cleaning, inspection, and repair from beginning to end. Along with education and advocacy on behalf of our customers for their future health and safety.
Are you ready for action?
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. Using only advanced materials and accessories allows PGI to create technical products that can be trusted to perform in the most extreme conditions. With a philosophy to design and manufacture products that are as good as they can possibly be, performing over time and beyond expectation, PGI delivers garments that provide unrivaled performance at the point of extreme need. 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™ 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.
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™ 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 can inhibit penetration of harmful contaminants and carcinogenic particles. BarriAire Gold Hoods combine superior comfort, increased protection and maximum durability. barriairehoods.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 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.
FireLine™ Multi Mission Gear: Dual-certified, lightweight, flexible and more responsive. FireLine Multi Mission gear is built for the work you do—thus, reducing dependence on expensive bunker gear for tech rescue. With revolutionary 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
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.
Phone: 800.558.8290 | E-mail: email@example.com
Pierce Manufacturing: Deserve Better. Serve Better.
Fire departments deserve fire apparatus manufactured to match the critical needs of firefighters and the communities they serve. At Pierce Manufacturing, team members understand the demands members of the fire service face each day and remain focused on designing and producing the most innovative and unrivaled products in the fire industry. Pierce representatives take their responsibility personally because many have fire service experience themselves, and possess the expertise and drive required to build fire apparatus that exceeds the ever-changing needs of first responders. The company’s dedicated focus on honoring the brave men and women in service centers around four key themes:
You Speak. We Listen.
At the heart of what the experienced workforce at Pierce does day in, and day out, listening to feedback and recommendations from firefighters helps Pierce team members build innovative design features that address the critical needs of fire departments.
You Question. We Answer.
True innovation comes from collaboration. At Pierce, team members work directly with dealers and firefighters to answer their questions. What type of materials are used? How are products made? The team makes a point of educating firefighters about processes and best practices but also takes feedback to help drive new apparatus design and functionality.
You Ask. We Act.
From product improvements to service and maintenance, the requests of firefighters drive action. Pierce representatives take pride in accommodating the needs of firefighters as they provide the highest level of service throughout the lifespan of an apparatus.
You Lead. We Honor.
Building custom fire apparatus involves a deep understanding of the risks and challenges firefighters are faced with on the job. Throughout Pierce’s over 100-year history, team members have made a point of honoring the noble work of firefighters.
The company’s industry-leading reputation is the result of an unwavering commitment to quality; as such, Pierce Manufacturing is an ISO 9001 certified company. All aspects of Pierce operations meet world-class standards for quality, and as a true single source supplier, fire trucks are manufactured from the frame rails to the detail work inside the cab, ensuring that the vehicles are engineered and built to perform when seconds count.
A chassis determines everything – how you ride, handle, stop, and set up at the scene. That’s why Pierce representatives take considerable pride in the custom chassis team members produce and remain focused on offering more choices to meet the unique needs of fire departments big and small.
In recent years, Pierce has introduced market-disrupting apparatus that address voice of customer feedback and have set benchmarks for performance in the industry. Specifically, the Pierce Ascendant® Class of aerials feature a weight-optimized design structure that places weight and mass only where required. The Ascendant Class has been expanded to include a single or tandem 107-foot rear axle aerial ladder, a tractor-drawn aerial tiller, a single or tandem rear axle 110-foot aerial platform configuration, and most recently a 100-foot heavy-duty aerial tower.
Other renowned innovations include:
- TAK-4® Independent Suspension maintains the feel of the road with outstanding steer-ability and a dramatically smoother ride over any surface.
- Command Zone™ advanced electronics which leads the way in bringing automotive-style electrical systems to fire apparatus with numerous benefits including easier servicing, and long-distance troubleshooting.
- Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC™) system which eliminates the traditional pump house, is easier to operate, adds compartment space, and enables significantly simplified servicing.
- The new Pierce Situational Awareness System by Fotokite is an actively tethered aerial device that can be deployed from any apparatus and is retrofittable with apparatus currently in service. With a focus on increased response effectiveness, this tool is the industry’s only aerial situational awareness system that tethers to the fire apparatus and hard-wires into the vehicle system – so there’s no need for a piloting license or certificate of authorization, and no battery life limitations to work around.
Twenty-six dealerships strong, Pierce’s dealer network covers all of North America and maintains one million total square feet of service center space. Aftermarket service specialists have recently introduced expanded product support capabilities and enhanced rapid proprietary parts delivery services. With a team that leads the fight when it comes to advancing the fire industry, it’s no surprise that firefighters rely on the Pierce brand more than any other for their fire apparatus needs.
E-ONE. WE INNOVATE EVERY DAY.
At E-ONE, our manufacturing processes combine with a dedicated and skilled workforce to develop the highest quality fire apparatus in the industry.
For more than 40 years, E-ONE has been the cutting-edge manufacturer of emergency response vehicles using extruded aluminum technology and also offers products with stainless steel bodies.
To meet the needs of first responders throughout the world, E-ONE manufactures:
- Aerial ladders and platforms
- Custom and commercial pumpers and tankers
- Rescues of all sizes
- Industrial trucks
- Aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles
Each of these vehicles are built from the ground up and customized for each customer. The E-ONE chassis, cab, body, and aerial device are engineered and manufactured by E-ONE at its headquarters in Ocala, FL or Hamburg, NY facilities.
Established in 1974, E-ONE has grown to become an industry leader in just a few decades, and today employs more than 800 people. Innovation has been the company’s driving force and continues to be the impetus behind its pursuit of new technologies. This results in state-of-the-art fire rescue vehicles recognized for superior firefighting and rescue capabilities.
INNOVATION EVERY DAY
E-ONE’s new TITAN 4×4 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle is the first configuration in a completely new line of ARFF products. The new TITAN® series has a striking aggressive stance with innovative styling features and offers industry leading performance in several key measurable categories such as acceleration, braking, dynamic stability and pumping performance.
E-ONE’S SUPERIOR AERIAL DNA
The DNA of E-ONE aerials consist of a unique design that gives E-ONE the advantage of stability and brute strength. Key design features include a 2.5 to 1 structural safety factor, crisscross under-slung jacks, integral torque box chassis, and the strongest cab in the industry.
25 PERCENT STRONGER
E-ONE designs are strong. In fact, E-ONE is 25 percent stronger than minimum NFPA 1901 requirements. All aerial products, including the aluminum and steel aerials, have a 2.5 to 1 structural safety factor. The NFPA minimum requirement is a 2 to 1 structural safety factor. E-ONE exceeds this minimum requirement by providing 2.5 to 1, which is 25 percent stronger, contributing to the E-ONE safety record for over 40 years.
SAFEST CAB IN THE INDUSTRY
Keep your crew safe with the cab that withstands over 5 times the static roof load and over twice the frontal impact required by NFPA 1901. The structural cage design provides maximum protection and comfort for firefighters.
UNMATCHED AERIAL STABILITY
Rock solid stability is felt with E-ONE from the core. Even when tested to one and a half times the rated load over the front, with tires off the ground, you can have confidence in E-ONE’s stability. E-ONE has engineered and built more than 2,500 aerials for customers around the world.
NARROW JACK DEPLOYMENT
When time is vital and space is limited, the crisscross, under-slung outriggers deploy to a 15’6″ spread in under 45 seconds on the HPS 100 Steel Platform and a 12′ spread in under 40 seconds on the HPS 105 ladder. As we say at E-ONE, “If you can open the doors, you can set the jacks.”
INTEGRAL TORQUE BOX CHASSIS
The integral torque box chassis is a unique design that provides a solid foundation and low center of gravity for the truck. This provides outstanding stability and strength, with the same 2.5 to 1 structural safety factor as the aerial device.
RESPONSIVE TO CUSTOMERS
Customer feedback is important at E-ONE. As a manufacturer of customized fire apparatus, we depend on our customers to help us build better, smarter and stronger. That’s how the innovative E-ONE Hush Series (HS) was born. Responding to customer demands for a quieter cab to enhance communication and a larger cab to transport more firefighters, E-ONE created the HS. With its engine at the rear, the HS is like no other fire truck, providing enhanced communication, more room for personnel and greater storage capabilities for contaminated bunker gear.
E-ONE is owned by the REV Group, Inc., a $2+ billion manufacturer of industry-leading motor vehicle brands. Products include ambulances, fire trucks, shuttle buses, transit buses, yard trucks, street sweepers, luxury motorhomes and wheelchair accessible vehicles. REV owns 29 brands, employs more than 6,000 people in 16 different manufacturing facilities in the U.S., and produces more than 17,000 specialty vehicles annually.
For further information on the E-ONE TITAN ARFF, visit e-one.com/product/titan-4×4/
To find an E-ONE Dealer near you, visit e-one.com
UNCOMPROMISED PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY.
Leading the way with 6,000 aerials built.
On January 1, 2017, Spartan Motors completed the acquisition of Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. (“Smeal”) including its subsidiaries US Tanker, Ladder Tower Company (LTC) and Telesqurt products. The newly combined company ranks as a top-four North American fire apparatus manufacturer and boast a robust and respected portfolio of industry-leading products.
Spartan, Smeal, and Ladder Tower have more combined experience engineering, building, testing, and supporting reliable aerial solutions than any competitor. Over the past 40 years, we’ve placed more than 6,000 aerials into fire departments across North America. No matter the conditions, no matter the demands, we’ve found a way to take firefighters to new heights in performance and safety.
Our facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Nebraska, Spartan Emergency Response are well positioned to meet the needs of customers and dealers throughout the Americas and the world.
TFT…First On Scene with Innovation
Task Force Tips was founded on innovation. By taking an existing fire service tool (a smooth bore nozzle) and finding new ways to provide increased reliability, performance and safety, the firefighter has been ultimately better protected. Today, TFT’s product line includes over 3,000 water and foam flow products for municipal, wildland and industrial firefighting.
TFT doesn’t make just one type of nozzle, instead it manufactures the best of every type of nozzle. Nozzles with innovations that have set fire service standards for decades. Innovations that include serial numbers engraved on every nozzle, custom engraving and labels, free colored handles and optional grips, hardcoat anodized aluminum, stainless steel valve components, and choice of cast stainless steel spinning, fixed cut metal, or fixed molded rubber teeth permanently bonded to metal. Models of nozzles include:
- Fixed, Selectable, and Automatic
- 100, 75, 55, 50 and 45 psi Pressure Settings
- 10-300 gpm flows for 1.5”-2.5” Hoselines.
Fire Apparatus Equipment
A wide range of fixed and remote control monitors and nozzles are available for every apparatus type including brush trucks, engines, interface units and aerials. TFT’s Ball Intake Valve (BIV) sets new standards in customization and performance and a wide range of adapters are now available.
The water supply line includes intake valves, wyes, siamese, manifolds, water thief’s, and suction hose strainers. The products are flow efficient and include slow close options for minimized water hammer.
TFT’s history began in industrial firefighting so it’s not surprising that there are hundreds of big water and foam solutions specific for industry including the only “transportable” monitor, the Hemisphere, and the Hydrant Under Monitor (HUM).
Products for wildland firefighting include fixed and remote control monitors, nozzles, valves, wyes, tees, and tools.
Foam nozzles and attachment, eductors, self-educting nozzles and foam injection and application systems give firefighters plenty of foam and CAFS solutions.
The new SHO-FLOW flow meter from TFT is just the start of a group of compact and affordable flow test products. The SHO-FLOW is simple to use, accurate, and easily provides real time flow rates and flow totals via Bluetooth® connections to users’ phones or tablets.
Whichever TFT product is selected, all come with 24/7 technical service and support and 24 hour repair turnaround. For more information about TFT, go to tft.com or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube.
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.
CrewBoss — Tough Gear For Tough Jobs Since 1988
CrewBoss was forged in the great western wildfires, where grueling conditions called for gear that could stand up to thick brush and intense heat for weeks on end. Since 1988 we have answered that call by manufacturing quality protective clothing with legendary toughness, and surprising levels of comfort.
In recent years CrewBoss is has brought its reputation for quality personal protective equipment on the fire line into the firehouse with NFPA 1975 certified Station Wear, and the TREX line of dual-certified Technical Rescue and Extrication PPE. Structural firefighters can now experience the same level of American made quality that their wildland counterparts have enjoyed for many years.
CrewBoss is constantly innovating to improve firefighter safety and performance.
Our dedicated product development team works closely with the largest departments in the country to raise the bar for protective apparel design in all of the markets that we serve. We strive every day to build garments that are tougher, more comfortable, more functional and more protective than ever before.
Whelen Engineering Co., Inc.
Whelen is committed to engineering innovative products that are trusted to perform—from powerful warning lights, white illumination lighting, sirens, controllers, and high-powered warning systems for Automotive, Aviation, and Mass Notification industries worldwide. Founded in a garage in Deep River, Connecticut in 1952, we proudly design, manufacture, assemble, and test all of our products in America. With quality as our foundation, we celebrate innovative engineering in every product we produce.
Many of our employees are also volunteer firefighters and EMS workers. They work tirelessly within our communities and know first-hand the need for reliable audible and visual warning equipment.
We’ve always strived to keep manufacturing jobs in America, creating the highest-quality emergency warning products along the way. Every part of every Whelen product is designed and manufactured in the U.S.
Whelen encompasses two state-of-the-art facilities in Connecticut and New Hampshire, with nearly one million square feet of manufacturing space. We have the largest design staff in the industry and over 1,500 employees, all dedicated to producing products that people count on when lives are on the line.
Our production process combines hand assembly with advanced technology, making certain that all of our products are trusted to perform. Our on-site environmental and performance testing lab improves the quality, efficiency, and speed of product development.
On the road, in the air, and around the world, Whelen is trusted to be seen, trusted to be heard, trusted to perform.
DARLEY–TRUSTED WORLDWIDE SINCE 1908
Since 1908, W.S. Darley & Co. has been dedicated to serving the world’s Fire and Emergency Services and Defense organizations. Darley remains a family owned and operated business. Corporate headquarters are located in Itasca, Illinois. Manufacturing and engineering operations are in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Janesville, Iowa and Grand Rapids, MI.
Our entire company is committed to customer satisfaction. We are dedicated to excellence and offer a diverse line of quality products and services through progressive design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution. Darley’s involvement in the fire industry spans over a century and four generations of Darley family members.
FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT Generations of firefighters have relied on the Darley catalog as the ultimate source in product selection. Whether you’re in the market for high tech turnout gear, the brightest LED lights, uncompromising high angle rescue hardware or a simple Halligan bar, Darley carries it. Every edition includes an extensive list of new, must-have items for the fire, rescue and EMS professionals. Many customers also love the convenience of researching and ordering online at www.edarley.com.
PUMPS Whatever your fire fighting needs, Darley has the right pump to do the job. We offer portables, floating, high-lift booster, CAFS, PTO, engine driven, front mount, and midship pumps with flows from 60 to 3500 GPM and pressures up to 1200 PSI. In addition, all Darley midship pumps are UL ratable and meet NFPA requirements. From the smallest skid-mount to the chassis mounted midships, every Darley pump is designed for fast, efficient and safe operation.
AUTOCAFS® Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS), provide superior firefighting capabilities offering quicker knockdown and
improved personnel and structural protection. Darley’s AutoCAFS® are the choice of informed firefighting professionals across the country. Engineered for simplicity and performance, these systems are known for their reliability and high quality.
ODIN FOAM® Based in Janesville, Iowa, ODIN® Foam Division is the world’s leader in Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS) research and development and produces the safest and most reliable CAFS of any manufacturer today. With nearly 20 years of production experience, ODIN® is one of the oldest and most experienced manufacturers of CAFS and holds three separate patents for its innovative designs. Products range from a 70 GPM / 50 CFM CAFS unit, all the way up to a cannon-size CAFS module that delivers 1000 GPM / 400 CFM. We also design and build engine, hydraulic, and split-shaft PTO driven systems. Customers can find product information on www.odinfoam.com.
OHLER PUMP The Ohler Pump Division is also located in Janesville, Iowa, and was established in 1947 by Ralph G. Ohler. Marketed under the brand Ohler Pumps, this innovative company manufactures dependable, rugged and powerful centrifugal pumps, ranging from 1″ to 6″. Ohler has produced thousands of pumps for the U.S. Military and U.S. Coast Guard, as well as many other industries. They have recently manufactured over 1,500 refueling and potable water transfer pumps to the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Visit Ohler online at www.ohlerpumps.com.
APPARATUS Darley offers a full range of apparatus, including mini-pumpers, tankers, commercial and custom pumpers. We are known for building specialized apparatus that often includes compressed air foam systems and co-polymer bodies. These features are evident in Darley’s premier program series apparatus, which is called “The Firetruck”. You can expect an unmatched level of quality and service from our entire line of vehicles.
FIREBOY®-XINTEX® In June of 2017, Darley purchased Fireboy, Xintex and Aetna Engineering, headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. Founded in 1973, Fireboy is the market leader in marine pre-engineered and custom engineered fire safety and suppression equipment. Xintex is a leader in gas and fire detection equipment. Aetna engineering specializes in digital instruments like tachometers. With over one million systems in service and roughly 75% of the recreational marine market, Fireboy suppression systems are well known in the marine markets. Visit www.fireboy-xintex.com for more information.
POLYBILT® In 2001, Darley partnered with ProPoly Inc. to start a new Company, Polybilt LLC. PolyBilt® has been manufacturing the latest state-of-the art truck products and bodies for the fire truck market. Polyprene™ provides for years of trouble-free service life and will not rust or corrode. Also, unlike other materials such as aluminum and steel, our material will not ding, dent or crack. More information is available on www.polybilt.com.
DEFENSE EQUIPMENT In 2007, we were awarded the first of two major DLA contracts under the Tailored Logistics Support Program (TLSP) for both Fire and Emergency Services Equipment (F&ESE) and Special Operational Equipment (SOE). Equipment can be ordered through TLS, GSA, DoD FEDMALL, or open market. Darley Defense is currently working with major military bases throughout the country. Visit www.darleydefense.com for view our Capabilities.
WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEMS Darley has developed a complete line of quickly-deployable water purification systems that can be used by first responders and military professionals to aid in establishing and maintaining a potable water supply in the event of an emergency situation. The systems are available as portable self-contained units, standalone solar-powered units and fire apparatus integrated systems. Learn more on www.darley.com.
If You Want Quality You Want Zico
Since its inception, Ziamatic Corp. has continually provided first responders with new and innovative products designed to make their jobs safer and easier every day. While the way we fight fire has changed over the years, that “safer & easier” philosophy has not.
Quality. Over the last half-century Zico has strived to consistently meet the ever-evolving demands the industry with exciting new designs and forward thinking. With the start of each design, one tenet has always come first: quality. Before a new product is proudly stamped with the Ziamatic logo it undergoes rigorous and extensive in-house and third-party testing to confirm it meets the highest standards of safety and durability. So when you see the Zico name, you know you’re getting a product you can depend on.
Innovation. There is a reason that Zico SCBA brackets, with their familiar black and yellow color scheme, have been an industry standard for decades. Zico works diligently to stay on the cutting edge of SCBA technology, always ready to help departments transition to new NFPA standards. Whether designing new brackets or improving upon older models, Zico always keeps the needs of the individual firefighter in mind.
Flexibility. While other manufacturers adopt a “one-size fits all” strategy toward SCBA bracket design, Zico offers flexibility and options the competition just can’t match. From self-locking and hands-free brackets to side-mounted and center pull releases, Zico has an SCBA bracket solution to all of your problems. Most models are fully adjustable, many allowing for fine tuning on the fly, keeping your SCBA secure and minimizing annoying rattling.
Ziamatic proudly offers the following new products –
SURE-GRIP Tool Mount, Model SG-VM-1
Why make the switch to SURE-GRIP Tool Mounts? These 3/4” to 1-3/4” grip range brackets combine the time-tested, all-weather hook & loop straps that you’ve relied on for over 20 years with new high-strength plastic bases to deliver a faster tool removal experience with a more precise grip range and tighter retention. Plus, they require less space for mounting, potentially allowing you to fit more tools on each wall. To learn more, check out the video at youtube.com/ziamatic. Coming soon!
EZ-MOUNT Tool Boards, Various Models
You’ll never outfit your compartments the same way again. The EZ-MOUNT Tool Board Process allows you to layout and mount your tool brackets while comfortably seated at your workbench—no twisting or straining required. Want to change a layout later? All you have to do is pull out the board, re-arrange the tools, and slide it back in. Swap tool boards between same-size compartments by just sliding the board off one set of studs and sliding it onto another. Available in Aluminum Peg and Solid Poly styles. Multiple common compartment sizes to choose from. See youtube.com/ziamatic for a demonstration video. Available now.
Multiple Extrication Tool Holder, Model QM-MEH-1 (Pictured)
Make more efficient use of your compartment space by securing up to four extrication tools with this “Lazy Susan” style rotating platform. The adjustable mounting brackets accommodate most brands of cutter, spreader, and combination tool—both hydraulic and battery-powered. To operate, simply raise the center knob and rotate the turntable to access the tool you need. The turntable safely locks into place after each 90-degree rotation for quick and safe tool retrieval. An option for one or two ram mounts is also available. Available now.
QUIC-MOUNT Premix/Bar Oil Container Holders, Various Models
Our full line of premix and bar oil container mounts let you safely store your containers right beside your saws, secured and organized where you need them most. Available in a number of different configurations to accommodate a wide range of containers and setups, the mounts reduce the risk of rolling, falling, leaking, & puncturing during transport. Made with heavy-duty steel with your choice of a yellow or black powder-coat for maximum protection. Available now.
Want to try before you buy?
You can request Zico products for 30 days of test & evaluation. Need help writing a product into your spec? Zico can help with that too. Interested in the latest product news, catalogs, videos, and contests? Follow Zico on Facebook at facebook.com/ziamatic or on Twitter @ziamatic
For more information please call 1-800-711-FIRE or visit Zico on the web at www.ziamatic.com
The Binder Lift helps you safely lift any size patient with ease, so you can get back to rest of your shift pain free.
It’s safe to assume most firefighters don’t become a firefighter because of their childhood dream of lifting a patient out of a bathtub or other confined space. But nonetheless, this is a routine task for most first responders and firefighters. Not only is this job function difficult, it is also the most injury-prone task a prehospital provider will perform on a typical shift. The Binder Lift changes this by attaching up to 25 handles to the patient’s torso, so providers can lift patients easily and safely. It is impossible for crews to effectively team lift with proper ergonomics when following outdated and improvised lifting techniques involving a sheet, blanket, or transfer-tarp. When lifting with the Binder Lift crews can avoid lifting related injuries and have longer healthier careers.
The Binder Lift is available in two sizes, Standard and Bariatric, that will fit patients ranging from 80lbs to 800lbs. The Vinyl model is completely impervious, so cleaning simply requires a quick spray and wipe with disinfectant. All Binder Lift products are handmade in the USA and warrantied with a firefighter proof warranty for 5 years. If anything happens to it for any reason we will repair or replace it free of charge. We’ve already helped thousands of providers who were struggling to safely lift patients, and we’d love to help your department as well. Trying the Binder Lift is simple and free. Simply contact us and ask to participate in our FREE 30-day field trial so you can experience how the Binder Lift can help you lift and assist patients with ease. After the field trial we’ll even give you a return shipping label, so it won’t cost you a dime. Call or email us today. www.binderlift.com.
Audio/CAD Dispatch to Phones
eDispatches was launched in 2004 with the mission of providing value driven secondary notification services to the emergency responder community. eDispatches prides ourselves in employing customer focused staff to assist you when necessary, free of charge.
Many two-tone paging systems used by emergency responders experience limitations due to range or topography of their coverage area. eDispatches is able to capture your dispatch audio and deliver it to both cell phones or landlines using a variety of delivery options. We offer a variety of alerting methods to cover all styles of phones.
eDispatches sends your audio dispatch, dispatcher CAD information as well as personnel response and availability data to your wireless device for a low cost subscription. Nearly all services do not require dispatchers to perform any added steps to their normal operation. In almost all cases, you need not even notify your dispatch center you are using our system.
Our mobile apps offer the most robust experience and include many features. These apps allow your phone to operate similar to a voice pager with repeat and streaming audio. Also included is the ability to identify you are available or not prior to calls coming in and your response status once you have been dispatched for all members to view in app or on monitors. For people who embrace a more basic form of technology, we have direct phone call and/or text messaging. Regardless of the device you use, eDispatches can work for you.
Our mass messaging component is included with all plans and allows users the ability to send their own messages to the department.
eDispatches built a vast network for reliability and fail-over redundancy monitored 24 hours per day with technical support available to individual clients Monday-Friday. eDispatches provides reliable services to hundreds of thousands of recipients under no-contract. A minimum 30-day trial for all new accounts and necessary equipment free of charge. Our staffed US-based technical support department is available to offer assistance as needed. If you have any questions, please call (973) 453-5810 or visit us at www.eDispatches.com.
Software Engineered for Public Safety
Envisage Technologies builds public safety software based on a single, powerful principle: we want to ensure that our nation’s first responders come home alive. Our clients include federal, state, and municipal agencies serving more than 1.6 million first responders across 10,000 public safety organizations. We work closely with each client to develop products that meet their specific needs.
The Acadis® Readiness Suite is the flagship software solution from Envisage consisting of multiple software modules streamlining complex, high-liability training operations. Acadis is a proven enterprise system designed to ensure that firefighters are trained, equipped, and ready to respond. A COTS turnkey solution, Acadis provides solutions “out of the box,” yet allows for customization to solve each organization’s unique challenges.
FirstForward® is the nation’s first online professional training network built specifically for first responders, created by Envisage. A free account on FirstForward provides access to more than 650 courses and includes all courses vetted by ISFSI’s National Fire Training Certification Program, ensuring that courses are of the highest quality. Individuals can use FirstForward to track exposures, training, and certifications in one secure online record. Departments can use FirstForward PRO to manage departmental training, policy documents, and performance evaluations for only $10 per person per year.
Learn more at envisagenow.com/solutions, or call us at
888-313-8324 to set up a personalized demonstration.
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 leader in helmet design
Phenix Technology, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company and operates out of its facility located in Riverside, California. Phenix believes the best people to design and sell fire helmets are the people who have worn them personally. Our headquarters’ staff collectively has over 150 years of firefighting and EMS experience, and we are proud that our distributor network is made up of companies who employ both current and retired firefighters as part of their staffs.
Now operating for over forty-six years, Phenix Technology, Inc. has accumulated a wealth of design knowledge and is a recognized manufacturer and seller of high-quality professional fire helmets built to NFPA industry standards. Phenix Technology, Inc.’s fire helmets are used by thousands of firefighters in the United States and around the world. We are proud to manufacture entirely American Made fire helmets as our entire line of fire helmets are made in Southern California.
Phenix Technology, Inc. operates with a mission of producing quality products while staying committed to total customer satisfaction. All levels of the organization are involved in the process of meeting or exceeding customer requirements. Staying true to our roots, Phenix Technology, Inc. continues to be the leader in helmet design while staying attentive to the rich history and tradition of the fire service.
With three different helmet models, Phenix has something for everyone. Our Traditional Leather helmet is the lightest NFPA compliant helmet on the market and offers customization options not available on any other NFPA compliant leather helmet on the market. From custom paint colors to name stamping, we will make sure that your leather helmet is as unique as you are. Our Traditional Composite helmet mirrors the style and comfort of our leather at a more flexible price while our First Due Contemporary helmet brings together style, durability, and comfort for the firefighter seeking a modern style. In addition to our fire helmets, we have expanded our product line to include other items to serve the fire service. From hose rollers to collectible pieces, we have what you need to get the job done.
No piece of equipment is more symbolic of a firefighter than a fire helmet. Phenix understands how personal and unique every firefighter’s helmet is to them. We recognize that your helmet is your most important piece of equipment, and we work tirelessly to ensure we provide only the best. Because nothing is more important to us than you and your safety.
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 .