Product Showcase: July 2021

Check out the Product Showcase from the July 2021 issue of Fire Engineering, which includes profiles of such devices as the Paratech RESCUE GUARDIAN.

The BAUER RFIDPro™ SCBA CYLINDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM is a subscription service which provides fire departments with a system designed to improve the safety of the SCBA cylinder filling process as well as provide compliance with all governmental reporting requirements associated with the cylinder management process such as NFPA 1989 and OSHA 1910.134. The system also serves as a powerful inventory management tool, helping fire departments identify the status and track the location of their entire SCBA cylinder inventory in real time. Learn more at http://bauerrfidpro.com. (757) 855-6006.

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Introducing the groundbreaking Paratech RESCUE GUARDIAN (PART NO. 22-796RG1)—the most advanced monitoring and alarm system for technical rescue available, monitoring load changes, vibration, and incline to increase the safety of rescue personnel and on-scene victims. The Rescue Guardian can attach to any Paratech equipment as well as walls, floors, beams—nearly any object that needs to be monitored. Use Rescue Guardian stand-alone or paired with Paratech’s Remote Monitoring App (Android & iOS) for monitoring and notifications. Protect your crew in building collapse, heavy vehicle rescue, trench rescues, and more. Visit Paratech.com/future for safer rescues. (800) 435-9358.

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Gasmet’s GT5000 TERRA is the world’s smallest FTIR multicomponent analyzer. Deployed by fire and hazmat responders for toxic gas quantification and identification in field activities, this portable instrument is light (20.7 pounds) and splash-proof (IP54 rated). Its unique Calcmet interface allows for simultaneous monitoring of up to 50 gases including TIC’s, acid gases, and so on. Calcmet’s powerful “Identification Tool” gives access to 5,000-plus references from the NIST/EPA© library, so mystery odors can be identified within minutes of arrival on site. Rapidly identify unknown gases or call “ALL CLEAR” with confidence. www.gasmet.com. (866) 685-0050.

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Introducing the dual-certified VIKING SHIELD—multipurpose, lightweight gear that’s as tough and flexible as the challenges you face. Switch from fighting wildland fires to handling technical rescue and extrication tasks simply by snapping in the GORE® CROSSTECH® S/R lining! Dual certified for technical rescue/extrication (NFPA 1951) with the moisture barrier and wildland firefighting (NFPA 1977) without. First responders are particularly at risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other bodily fluids. VIKING Shield is waterproof, breathable, and bloodborne pathogen-resistant to protect you from potential line-of-duty hazards. https://www.viking-fireusa.com/en/viking-shield-nfpa. (757) 855-2233.

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Respected by Leaders in the Fire Industry. Courses That Matter. Schedules That Work. Developed by distinguished names in the U.S. fire industry, Columbia Southern University’s (CSU’s) FIRE EDUCATION PROGRAMS cover fire safety, investigation, leadership, administration, and more. With no required login times for classes, CSU’s online degree programs were designed to fit the schedules of busy firefighters. Visit us at FDIC International booth #13134 to learn more. ColumbiaSouthern.edu/FE. (877) 347-6050.

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The Weight is Over: Bullard’s UST-LW HELMET is a new, super-lightweight traditional fire helmet that is just as strong, just the right weight. Weighing 0.63 pounds lighter, the UST-LW is the latest addition to Bullard’s popular UST Traditional Fire Helmet Series. Lightweight but tough, UST-LW features a new fiberglass shell material that provides a thinner yet stronger layer of protection. Wearing UST-LW, firefighters will feel the difference in weight right away. In addition, the strong shell of the UST-LW features a deeper, richer matte-finished look that firefighters love. Find out more about the UST-LW available soon at www.bullard.com/fire-helmets. (800) 827-0423.

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CET Fire Pumps BRUSH TRUCK. Discover CET Fire Pumps’ New Truck Series Demo made of polypropylene, with a limited lifetime warranty. No two CET Trucks are alike because no two fire departments are alike. Custom options. CET makes trucks that meet your fire department’s needs. Ask your dealer about CET products available now. Now a proud vendor the Sourcewell cooperative purchasing program. Contract number #040220-CET. Call or e-mail for a DEMO today! www.fire-pump.com. (800) 567-2719.

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The ROLLNRACK SYSTEM streamlines hose management for your department with a priority on safety and efficiency. The battery-operated Power Roller drains and rolls 100 feet of large-diameter hose in 30 seconds! Load hose with two firefighters with the GO-Pack in simultaneous operations. Stop the dangerous task of loading hose on moving rigs. Our Efficiency Package saves you money. The ROLLNRACK System expands your firefighter’s capabilities and gets you back in service faster. MADE IN USA! www.rollnrack.com. (262) 363-2030.

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PGI’s BARRIAIRE SILVER PARTICULATE BARRIER HOODS. PTFE particulate barrier hoods are known to be loud, hot, and lack stretch and recovery. With elongation exceeding 75 percent and recovery of more than 90 percent, air permeability of 12 cfm, and an extremely fast moisture absorption rate for more efficient sweat removal, BarriAire Silver hoods outperform PTFE hoods for comfort. BarriAire Silver hoods also reduce the disturbing crackling noises associated with PTFE hoods by almost 50 percent. BarriAire Silver hoods have outstanding particulate filtration efficiency of 99 percent, giving them the perfect balance between protection and comfort. https://BarriAire.com. (920) 294-4300.

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Key Hose’s COMBAT SNIPER is an operational, game-changing attack line with legendary, double-jacketed, extruded through-the-weave nitrile/PVC tube construction and a true 1.78-inch diameter. Combat Sniper was engineered to deliver targeted flows, outstanding kink resistance, and increased handling. Built for use with low-pressure/high-volume nozzles designed to reduce hose whip and optimize friction loss, Combat Sniper delivers targeted flow ranges of 145 to 175 gpm. This innovative design provides premium kink resistance that allows for precise handling during the push for tight controlled water mapping. Complete with a 10-year warranty, which includes a one-year all-hazards warranty. www.KeyHose.com. (800) 447-5666.

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Turnout gear designed with GORE® MOISTURE BARRIERS offer the lowest resistance to evaporative heat transfer, making it the most breathable even after multiple heat exposures. Wearing gear built with highly breathable fabrics allows sweat vapor to move more easily through them, ultimately helping you maintain your body core temperature better to avoid the effects of heat stress. In a third-party study, GORE® moisture barriers demonstrated a lower heat stress burden on firefighters as seen by lower core temperatures, skin temperatures, and heart rates. www.goretexprofessional.com/industries/fire-and-safety-protection. (800) 431-GORE.

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Spartan’s SMART REACH MULTI-STANCE is a patented new Smeal ladder control system that offers increased versatility and functionality for today’s firefighters. Its 360°, no-dead-zone functionality adapts automatically to any scene while maintaining full reach and provides real-time data, giving firefighters the freedom to focus on what is most important—saving lives. The Multi-Stance technology allows the operator to set up the outriggers to any reach that the fire scene will accommodate. The dynamic load chart identifies the appropriate load for the side of the apparatus from which they are working, offering fire departments three fire trucks in one. https://spartaner.com/smartreach. (866) 582-2376.

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Lake Assault BoatsFIREBOAT 18 is the fourth Lake Assault Boats craft now on duty with the San Bernardino County (CA) Fire Protection District, where it responds to fires, watercraft emergencies, and medical emergencies on Lake Havasu and portions of the Colorado River. Fireboat 18 is outfitted with twin 300-hp Mercury Verado outboard engines controlled through a one-touch Digital Anchor and Joystick Piloting system. It sports a T-top pilothouse, dual dive doors, a hydraulically operated bow door, a 1,500-gpm Darley fire pump, a TFT Typhoon monitor, and twin Garmin touchscreens controlling a full suite of electronics. www.lakeassault.com. (715) 395-2255.

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To answer the evolving needs of the Emergency Response community, TenCate Protective Fabrics introduces FREEFAS, a new finish completely free of PFAS chemicals. This is in response to a growing movement in the fire service industry to completely transition away from products containing PFAS-based chemistry. A high-performance, DWR finish made without the use of PFAS chemicals, FreeFAS™ represents our commitment to putting the needs of the end-user at the starting point of our product development. It’s Future Forward innovation. www.tencatefabrics.com. (770) 969-1000.

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Howe & Howe’s THERMITE ROBOTIC FIREFIGHTERS are one of the most capable, durable firefighting robots on the market. Designed to mitigate life-threatening situations, these tools provide fire suppression, situational awareness, and intelligence gathering to first responders. Operated by remote belly-pack controllers, users are provided a real-time video feed, allowing them to traverse hazardous terrain and push obstacles from their path while withstanding extreme elements. Thermite robotic firefighters are critical to have on your side in high risk, dangerous environments. www.howeandhowe.com.

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GearGrid’s WALL MOUNT LOCKERS are perfect for the optimization of your firehouse and locker storage. Designed by a firefighter for firefighters, our patented product design provides maximum air flow, which minimizes odor buildup and allows damp items to dry faster. GearGrid’s USA-made and manufactured products are defined by their durability throughout time and the ability to customize them to meet your unique storage demands. Whatever your needs, GearGrid offers a smarter, stronger storage solution. To request your free quote, visit www.geargrid.com. (888) 634-6694.

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Power up your safety with CoxreelsHIGH-VISIBILITY HOSE. When not in use, your hose and cable are safely retracted on your Coxreels reel, but when in use, the hose can become a hazard. By adding high-visibility hose to your hose reel, awareness and visibility are increased to create the safest environment possible. Featured on P, SH, and T series, Hi-Vis hose is hybrid bright yellow hose with a white glossy stripe available in 3⁄8-inch and 1⁄2-inch. Hybrid hoses (PVC + Rubber blend) offer similar performance to rubber with the weight of PVC, combining positive features of both hose types. www.coxreels.com.

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NEW! A WHEEL AND HANDLE KIT is now available for All-Terrain Lentry® Lighting Systems, making them even more portable than before. The kit can be added to any new or existing Lentry Systems with a 2,000/2,200-watt generator and single pole/light. It bolts securely to the underside of the Lentry Frame and includes two wheels; handles that extended up the sides acting as a roll bar to allow a two-person carry; and a vertical handle that moves straight up and down, locking in both the extended and retracted positions. Demos will be available in Booth #745 at FDIC 2021! https://ventry.com. (888) 257-8967.

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The Performance Advantage Company’s (PAC’s) SWING OUT TOOL BOARD KIT provides a robust tool storage foundation. Fully compatible with all PAC tool mounting brackets, PAC Swing Out kits can be mounted to swing open left or right. Providing easy-to-reach tool mounting on two surfaces, locks are provided at both open and closed positions. With a PAC Swing Out installed in your rig, your team will benefit from a less potential for injury and a faster overall emergency response. PAC tool mounting systems save money by prolonging tool life and by avoiding misplaced equipment. https://pactoolmounts.com. (888) 514-0083.

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IMMI® creates products that give our first responders a better chance of walking away from an accident including the cutting-edge, hands-free SCBA holder—SMARTDOCK. With an easy-in, easy-out bracket system, you can make seconds count when they matter most. Don’t get caught fighting your gear instead of the fire! www.imminet.com/smartdock-summer-six-pack. (317) 896-9531.

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INNOTEX® ENERGY high-performance turnout gear bears its name with good reason: It’s packed with innovative features that give firefighters unparalleled freedom of movement and improved comfort without adding bulk or compromising thermal protection. Its dynamic design was developed to complement heat-of-the-action movement and successfully field-tested to never impinge, impede, or constrict, so you can concentrate on fighting fires, not your gear. Along with its streamlined cut- and wear-resistant technology, INNOTEX® ENERGY turnout gear offers some of the industry’s most innovative engineering as well as several patented features designed to elevate firefighters’ performance, comfort, and safety. https://innotexprotection.com. (888) 821-3121.

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Trident’s AIRMAX INTAKE RELIEF VALVE SYSTEM can manage ALL of your pumper’s intake relief valves right from the panel! Air-operated—no water pressure or adjustment springs needed. Self-draining—no water-filled lines that can freeze, break, or clog. Indicator gauge shows the “Opening Pressure” setting. Variable control provides quick adjustment from 50 to 300 psi from the panel—no crawling under the truck! Large volume relief water flow AND low pressure rise at the nozzle. Air operation allows relief valve to open fully. Brass/Stainless-steel construction—no corrosion. On display at FDIC International booth #5821. https://tridentdirect.com/airmax-info.html. (215) 293-0700.

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Liberty Art WorksSPEAKING TRUMPET has been a longstanding symbol of leadership in the fire service. Adorned with artwork this nostalgic trumpet was designed with elements to represent all members who have taken the oath to protect life and property. The lower section displays leather hoses, nozzles, hydrants, and a hand pump cart. The middle portion displays traditional tool scrambles, and the uppermost panel finishes with a trumpeting officer. Encircled in decorative beading and scrollwork, the speaking trumpet is cast in solid bronze, mounted on a walnut base, and includes a customized brass plate of engraving. www.LibertyArtWorks.com. (888) 411-7744.

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Save time and money with the BME’s CAL FIRE tag-on opportunity. Since 2017, BME’s CAL FIRE tag-on opportunity has made receiving a Model 34 a whole lot easier. By tagging on, your department can bypass the long and grueling bidding process and receive a high-quality and durable BME apparatus in half the time. California fire departments can “tag-on” to the State Contract, allowing them to add their purchases to the existing order. Fire departments can save time and money by tagging on with the BME CAL FIRE tag-on opportunity. https://www.bmefire.com. (800) 445-8342.

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The second edition of Fire Protection Publications PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER is a complete revision of our previous manual, intended to provide basic skills and awareness training for fire department PIOs. This manual has been constructed to meet NFPA 1035 guidelines and practices in the field and features an overview of the skills and knowledge a PIO needs to perform the diverse and demanding tasks associated with the position. See all our products at www.ifsta.org/shop. (800) 654-4055.

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ALCO-LITE DRL LADDERS are the same great pumper-style rail roof ladders you have come to love but with the addition of roof hooks and butt spurs on both ends. Particularly useful for truck company operations when carried mounted to the aerial device. When it becomes necessary to leave the aerial device, whether dealing with a peak roof or a parapet roof system, there is always a set of roof hooks in the proper position for easy placement. Features include double-end roof hooks, solid I-beam construction, and double rung plates. Meets/exceeds NFPA 1931 standards. www.fireladder.com. (800) 752-2526.

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SoundOff Signal’s patented MPOWER LIGHTS have transformed LED lighting. Their molded one-piece, silicone housing, and optic design delivers significant advantages over conventional polycarbonate lenses. The silicone optic offers incredible projection matched with a rugged and durable construction. Offered in your choice of 6 × 4 and 7 × 3 sizes and three models: warning, stop/tail and turn, backup. Full line of heavy-duty bezels available. https://soundoffsignal.com. (800) 338-7337.

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Built with a durable liner, Husky Portable’s FOLDING FRAME TANKS are perfect for rural water supply and water shuttle operations. Husky’s tank frames are made with aircraft-quality material, making them lightweight and dependable. All tanks come with exclusive “Easy Lift Handles,” RF Welded to the floor, so tank tear-down not only takes less effort but also saves valuable time and staffing. Tanks come standard with a Quick-Release Drain Tube with a steel buckle that is virtually unbreakable and are available in 11 standard sizes as well as custom-builds. www.huskyportable.com. (800) 260-9950.

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Safe Tech is a membership-based community whose mission is to bring first responders and armed forces together with innovators who are dedicated to developing public safety technology. Based in College Station, Texas, we operate a maker’s space and fab lab dedicated to public safety technology. This summer, we are launching the #SAFETECHROADSHOW to provide hands-on demos to public safety departments across the nation. We will host four regional pitch competitions and bring all regional winners to College Station to participate in our annual Safe Tech Pitch Competition. Learn more, become a member, and join the mission to create #Safetech at makesafetech.org.

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Skedco’s SKED STRETCHER SYSTEM, although designed to do all types of rescues, excels in the tight, hard-to-access, confined spaces. It can be used in either a vertical or horizontal rescue application. Combined with the Oregon Spine Splint, it allows extrication of a six-foot tall patient through holes as small as 11 × 15 inches, with the patient’s spine immobilized. When packed away for storage, the Sked and OSS both fit in a provided nine-inch diameter by a 36-inch-long backpack, which has storage for accessories. This allows rescuers to carry the complete system in one convenient pack. https://skedco.com. (800) 770-SKED.

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Dräger’s LIVE-FIRE TRAINING SYSTEMS. Only one partner can help your department with live-fire training systems that will fit into any budget. From portable prop systems to multilevel, multifire buildings, Dräger offers every variety. Dräger can work with your chief to design a custom training building. Every system is well engineered to last for years and includes “train the trainers” classes with curriculum for the future. To learn more, visit https://www.draeger.com/en-us_us/Fire-Services/Fire-Services/Firefighter-Training?cid=vu-us-firetraining. (800) 437-2437.

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ESO Solutions FIRE RMS: Next-generation software to meet the needs of today’s fire service industry. Why waste time inputting the same information multiple times? ESO’s integrated fire software products let you enter data once—we take care of the rest. We submit data to the state on your behalf in an automated process, meeting each state’s schedule and required format. Meets NFIRS requirements. www.eso.com/fire. (866) 766-9471.

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The Harrington/AWG #H1000 is a low-profile, 12-inch deep, high-flow ball intake valve. The full-flow ball reduces friction loss to 0.1 psi at 1,000 gpm. This valve features a visual ball position indicator, ¾-inch bleeder, 30° elbow, and adjustable relief valve (75-250 psi). You can mount the bleeder and hand wheel on either the left or right side. Comes with a five-year warranty against failure because of corrosion! Available from stock with numerous connections. www.harrinc.com. (800) 553-0078.

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Hot Shield USA manufactures the most protective face personal protective equipment for wildland firefighters. Their MODEL HS-4 is a wildland firefighter face mask that mates with the Sundstrom SR-100 Respirator. The HS-4 uses CarbonX, a proprietary material that far exceeds the RPP requirements of NFPA 1977, 1971, and 2112. The combination of the HS-4 FR Mask Housing with the Sundstrom SR-100 provides easy breathing and greater comfort, even for prolonged periods of time. Allows for “fit testing.” Features 3M Scotchlite Reflective Trim for nighttime visibility. Machine washable. Order the HS-4 Combo for complete turnkey face and respiratory protection. www.hotshield.com. (310) 710-2624.

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North American Fire Hose’s D-BAK 800 has exclusive DURA-CORD advanced air-textured Nylon 6–6 continuous filament warp yarns, resulting in superior toughness, abrasion resistance, cut resistance, tear strength, and heat resistance when compared to competitive nylon, spun polyester, or filament polyester warp constructions. Unique Ultra-Shield high-performance polyurethane coating seals every fiber in the bundle, further improving the abrasion resistance, reducing moisture and chemical absorption, and providing vivid color-coded identification. EPDM rubber lining is unaffected by ozone deterioration, one component in the Friction Fighter System™, creating an extremely smooth waterway surface, reducing friction loss, and improving nozzle performance. https://www.nafhc.com. (805) 922-7076.

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FireCraft Safety’s THE FLAME™ GLOVE is designed to be washed and dried along with your turnout gear. Because frequent washing of your gear is becoming common, you need a glove that can withstand the same cleaning treatment. The Flame™ glove will not shrink, stretch, or become stiff after repeated wash/dry cycles. It is made of Kevlar®, Nomex®, and Porelle® FR moisture barrier; offers excellent dexterity; is available in sizes XXS to 4XL, with or without Kevlar cuff; and meets NFPA 1971, 2018 Edition, FED-OSHA 1910.156€(4), Cal/OSHA Title 8 Section 3407. www.firecraftsafety.com. (800) 369-1800.

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Pierce’s PACCAR MX-13 ENGINE. Two premium brands come together to offer the PACCAR MX-13 big-block engine available exclusively on Pierce custom chassis in North America. At the heart of your apparatus, the PACCAR MX-13 engine brings efficiency and flexibility together into one high-performance solution. This first-class engine, available in 510 hp with 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque, incorporates design features that help keep you running with outstanding fuel economy, low maintenance, and a great return on investment. Perform. Like No Other. Learn about the exceptional out-of-the-gate performance of the PACCAR MX-13 big block engine at piercemfg.com/paccar-mx-13. (920) 832-3000.

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SigtronicsSE-9 WIRELESS HEADSET adds a headset position to your system and does not require removal of the existing Sigtronics intercom. This allows for easy installation—just plug the base unit in-line with the intercom wiring harness. Compatible with Sigtronics Emergency Intercom and MRIM-2 systems. Each SE-9 wireless system comes complete with headset, base unit, 12-volt charger, rechargeable AA batteries, and mounting hardware. www.sigtronics.com. (909) 305-9399.

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The Globe GUARD™ HOOD offers head and neck particulate-protective barrier coverage that is both durable and comfortable. It uses DuPont Nomex® Nano Flex—a thinner, lighter, breathable, and flame-resistant material with exceptional elasticity and superior particulate barrier performance. It helps to protect against airborne particulates that can include toxic substances on the fireground. The Globe Guard head-to-toe system is designed for the health and safety of what’s really most important underneath: you. https://globe.msasafety.com. (800) 232-8323.

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High-Power Triple Bank Charger with Advanced Capabilities. NEW! Kussmaul’s “CHIEF SERIES™” SMART CHARGERS. This emergency vehicle purpose-built charger allows for two battery chemistries to charge simultaneously. Features include integrated systems communications, the ability to charge three battery banks, a built-in touch display, parasitic load compensation, three-step or float charging, Pump Plus feature, and it accommodates most battery chemistries and has an optional remote-control touch display. Buy now! https://kussmaul.com/multiple-system-battery-chargers?product_id=623. (800) 346-0857.

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Designed to be an adaptable and a powerfully quick fire apparatus, the Toyne PRV (PRIORITY RESPONSE VEHICLE) is the perfect balance of form and function for supporting fire departments. The PRV maximizes space for increased storage and can be fully customized to meet specific needs. Boosting efficiency and storage, PRV features an enclosed pump panel that’s available in four styles: “slide out and down,” slide out tool board, permanently mounted in a compartment or the cab, or a stationary panel with electric or manual controls. Whichever configuration fire departments choose, they can be confident taking the call. www.toyne.com. (800) 648-3358.

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CrewBoss has big things brewing. Our top-tiered product offerings of WILDLAND, STATIONWEAR, TECHNICAL RESCUE, and STRUCTURAL TURNOUTS are built with purpose to maximize your protection and performance without compromising your comfort or safety. Like everything with CrewBoss, we equip our customers with the highest quality PPE, coupled with enhanced designs that leverage full motion while using the most advanced technical fabrics in the industry. Visit us at FDIC International 2021 Booth #2437 to learn and see more! www.crewbossppe.com. (877) 756-1988.

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Rosenbauer’s CLEANAIR. Firefighters are at risk of exposure to hazardous environments and airborne chemicals while responding to calls. They bring these volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the cab of the truck with them after every fire call and continue to breathe these harmful chemicals. Rosenbauer developed the CleanAir re-circulation air scrubber to combat and reduce exposures of these carcinogenic toxins. Using MERV filters and activated charcoal, Rosenbauer’s CleanAir system eliminates up to 80 percent of VOCs after only five minutes of usage, making it safer for crews to travel in their cab after a fire. www.rosenbaueramerica.com. (877) 543-5591.

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More departments than ever before are using Ziamatic’s SURE-GRIP TOOL MOUNTS. Why? Because the dependable, all-weather hook-and-loop straps provide a greater surface area and a stronger, tighter, and more “true” grip on every tool no matter the handle shape. Because operation is simple—just release the strap and pull the tool free, quick and easy. And because they’re designed with a smaller overall footprint, potentially allowing more tools in the same space and increasing apparatus carrying capacity. Want to see for yourself? Call now to try a pair for 30 days! www.ziamatic.com. (800) 711-FIRE.

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Gear Wash LAUNDRY and DISINFECTANT PRODUCTS are specifically formulated to care for and treat the unique characteristics of each PPE layer. Choosing the right products for exposure reduction and in-station cleanings makes all the difference in your safety and PPE performance. Be sure you are choosing NFPA-compliant laundry and disinfectant products that are approved for the task at hand. Our formulas remove soot, grease, liquids, biohazards, and particulates while helping to keep the integrity of the protective fabrics intact. Visit www.gearwash.com to explore our NFPA-compliant solutions today! (866) 657-0111.

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LION’s REDZONE PARTICULATE BLOCKING TURNOUT GEAR is the only gear tested, proven, and verified by UL to block particulates. Features particulate-blocking zones designed to help reduce your exposure to the dangers lurking in fireground smoke. The LION RedZone turnout package shows no ingress at the turnout coat, pant, glove, boot interfaces and closures, and requires no changes to the donning and doffing procedure. In addition to being certified to NFPA 1971, the gear performs consistently with existing turnout standards, meaning no added heat stress or mobility restriction. www.lionprotects.com/redzone. (800) 548-6614.

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Rescue 42’s The Ripper™ is the rescue solution to tackle FMVSS 226! Is your department ready for the rescue challenges ahead? Laminated side windows are now standard in most new vehicles. Window punches won’t work! Will you be prepared when the time comes—when you have only seconds to save a trapped occupant? The Ripper is a critical life-saving tool that safely cuts and removes laminated side windows in less than TEN SECONDS! Visit www.rescue42.com/the-ripper for everything you need to know about The Ripper. (888) 427-3728.

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Res-Q-Jack’s APEX X-STRUT® is latest pin-free stabilization and lifting strut. The Apex is ready to go right off the truck and sets up in seconds for fast vehicle stabilization. Need to lift? Just attach the side-mounted jack and crank the handle for 12 inches of resettable travel. Unlike some other lifting methods, there’s no need to take the strut out of service to add or remove the jack, and no time-consuming setup. Learn more about the Res-Q-Jack Apex X-Strut® and get your free, hands-on demo at www.res-q-jack.com. (800) 466-9626.

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Darley’s CAR FIRE BLANKET by Bridgehill is the quickest and most effective way to extinguish a car fire by removing the oxygen supply and avoiding the risk of heavy smoke or fire spread. Isolate fire and smoke within seconds by spreading the blanket over the car. Quickly deployed with a two-person operation. Ideal solution for parking garages, shopping centers, hospitals, hotels, boat ferries, car dealerships, metropolitan areas, and more. www.edarley.com. (800) 4-DARLEY.

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JW Fishers are specialists in the design and manufacture of UNDERWATER SEARCH SYSTEMS. Hand held metal detectors such as the SAR-1 and the Pulse 8X (which is rated #1 by U.S. Homeland Security) aid teams in locating missing evidence. Location of drowning victims and recovery operations are done simply and safely with JW Fishers’ ROV’s equipped with sector scanning technology and with the use of towable side scan sonar systems. With more than 45 years of industry experience, JW Fishers equipment is in use by law enforcement agencies, fire departments, search rescue teams, and military units worldwide.

JW Fishers are specialists in the design and manufacture of UNDERWATER SEARCH SYSTEMS. Hand held metal detectors such as the SAR-1 and the Pulse 8X (which is rated #1 by U.S. Homeland Security) aid teams in locating missing evidence. Location of drowning victims and recovery operations are done simply and safely with JW Fishers’ ROV’s equipped with sector scanning technology and with the use of towable side scan sonar systems. With more than 45 years of industry experience, JW Fishers equipment is in use by law enforcement agencies, fire departments, search rescue teams, and military units worldwide. www.jwfishers.com. (800) 822-4744.

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Calling all fire investigators! Get your CERTIFIED FIRE & EXPLOSION INVESTIGATOR (CFEI) CREDENTIALS from the National Association of Fire Investigators. Established in 1983, CFEI is the world’s oldest and largest certification program of its kind and is the one chosen most often by professionals in the industry. CFEI is a great stepping stone for advanced certifications such as CVFI and CFII, and it encourages continuing education through recertification every five years. For details, visit www.NAFI.org.

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PBI’s LP™ is a revolutionary new PBI fiber that maximizes flame and break-open protection in lighter weight outer shells. We were able to achieve this by strengthening the bonds between the PBI polymer chains. This new technology, engineered specifically for lightweight fabrics, allows to develop much lighter outer shells while increasing flame and break-open resistance. PBI LP Outer Shells such as PBI Max LP offer high break-open and flame protection, reduced risk of heat stress, greater freedom of movement, and more flexibility. www.pbiproducts.com. (704) 554-3865.

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Fire Engineering Books & Videos CHALLENGES OF THE FIREFIGHTER MARRIAGE. Author Anne Gagliano, the widely read Fire Engineering and FireLife.com columnist, has teamed up with her husband, Captain Mike Gagliano, to share their 30-plus years of personal experience on how marriage can thrive in the chaotic world of firefighting. In addition, they have called upon well-known and respected couples who share their stories of comfort and guidance for firefighter families everywhere. www.fireengineeringbooks.com. (800) 752-9764.

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United Communications Corporation (UCC) is the authorized Motorola Solutions paging distributor in the USA. UCC recently celebrated its 32nd anniversary as a company and our 26th year representing Motorola as a distribution channel partner. UCC is honored to be named the exclusive U.S. distributor of the Motorola Solutions MINITOR VI PAGER family of products. UCC operates the largest Minitor repair center in the U.S., serving more than 4,000 first-responder organizations and more than 350 dealers. UCC also provides consultative pager support for thousands of hospitals and fire, EMS, rescue, and public safety departments across North America. www.UCCWireless.com. (888) 763-7550.

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