Product Showcase: November 2020

Drager live-fire training solution

Innovation, performance, and durability define Bullard’s QXT THERMAL IMAGER. Equipped with Bullard’s X Factor image clarity technology and the industry’s longest battery run time of more than eight hours of continuous use, the QXT is purpose-built for today’s fire service. Bullard offers firefighters the industry’s only five-year imager and battery warranty. Visit our web site to learn about our upgrade and trade-in thermal imaging programs and special pricing on Bullard’s X Factor Thermal Imagers, known worldwide for their superior image quality. www.bullard.com/firstresponders. (877) BULLARD.

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RollNRack’s POWER ROLLER drains and rolls all of your hose, getting everyone home faster. Hose testing will never be the same. The collapsible GO-Pack stows in a rig compartment and transports all hose rolls, so hosebed loading is quick and safe. With the FASTBACK manual roller, one firefighter can drain and roll all of your attack or forestry line. Made in the USA. Customize the RollNRack Hose Management System to meet your needs. www.rollnrack.com. (262) 363-2030.

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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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Keep your crew safe with Spartan’s new ACTIVE AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEM. Designed with advanced photohydroionization and UV technology, the system kills 99 percent of pathogens—including COVID-19—in the air and on surfaces, delivering better air quality and a safer cab environment for your crew. The system is third-party tested and proven to keep cab occupants safe while effectively removing microbes. The Active Air Purification System is a compact, standalone system that can be easily retrofitted on existing trucks. For more information, contact your nearest Spartan, E-One, KME, or Ferrara dealer or REV Fire Parts (firetruckparts.com). www.spartanfire.com. (866) 582-2376.

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Kussmaul’s DUAL PORT USB-C and USB-A, PART #91-264, offers a quick and easy way to recharge electronic devices in a vehicle. It features a 63-watt max output that allows the charging of two devices at the same time (USB-C, 45 watts/USB-A, 18 watts max). It has a built-in LED indicator for easy reading when the device is powered. Designed for easy installation in vehicle switch panels and can be connected to a 12V or 24V switched ignition or directly to battery. www.kussmaul.com. (800) 346-0857.

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Zico builds on its popular utility mounting system with the addition of QUIC-STRAP 1-INCH VARIABLE STRAPS. With five different lengths to choose from, this new, thinner line is an excellent choice for securing smaller equipment, shelf slots, and compartment cubby-holes. Constructed of the same heavy-duty materials as their wider two-inch cousins, these all-weather, UV-resistant hook-and-loop straps provide extraordinary holding power at an extremely cost-effective price. www.ziamatic.com. (800) 711-FIRE.

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TFT’s WORKING FIRE NOZZLES deliver revolutionary performance when you need maximum flows for a “working fire.” The exclusive pressure relief feature limits reaction force when you over pump to get more GPM, or experience an unintended flow increase during a gated wye operation. Available in two pressures and flows, schedule your demo today at https://bit.ly/3jn5d2w. www.tft.com. (800) 348-2686.

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Trident’s patented AIRPRIME PUMP PRIMERS provide significant advantages over electric primers. Automatic, Manual, and Industrial versions are all powered from the air brake system, minimizing the impact load on the chassis electrical system. A vacuum is created with no moving parts, and there are no water lines to the pump panel, eliminating freezing. Choose single- or multi-location options. AUTO PRIME mode automatically engages the primer, ensuring constant prime. AirPrime Primers can be installed quickly and easily on new apparatus or as a retrofit to replace electric primers. NFPA compliant. Buy on https://tridentdirect.com. (215) 293-0700.

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Earn Your Fire Science Degree Online. 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. CSU’s online B.S. in fire administration is recognized through Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education, a network of the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy. ColumbiaSouthern.edu/Fire. (877) 347-6050.

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Suit Up—Rethink Your Level A Protection. Experience the most functional, nonencapsulated Level A ensemble—an essential modernization of hazmat PPE. The multithreat suit with GORE® CHEMPAK® ultra-barrier fabric provides NFPA 1994, Class 1-certified protection for the most demanding CBRNe/hazmat missions. Features include greater mission capabilities with tactical effectiveness, an outstanding range and ease of motion, reduced heat stress for safer and longer missions, a lightweight yet rugged barrier, flash fire resistance, and an increased peripheral vision. goreprotectivefabrics.com. (800) 431-GORE.

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Air System’s AIR-KADDY MODULAR ALUMINUM SCBA CYLINDER STORAGE RACKS offer a unique modular design that allows for expansion as needed to accommodate your SCBA storage requirements. Available in free standing (up to 40 cylinders) and vehicle style with a narrow profile (up to 24 cylinders). All racks are lined with nylon pads to prevent cylinder scratches and optional Thread Savers® are available. www.airsystems.com. (800) 866-8100.

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Liberty Art WorksBRONZE HELMET AWARD. Honor your Bravest and Finest with Quality. Our bronze leather helmet (black or brown patina) is mounted on a four-inch walnut base is highly detailed with stitching, reflectors, and scrollwork. A traditional eagle holds your choice of shield. Overall height is eight inches. Includes your choice of bronze shield and brass plate with three lines of engraving. Our products are proudly Made in the USA. Call to place an order. www.LibertyArtWorks.com. (888) 411-7744.

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CET’s PFP-18HPVGD-2D-CE. Discover a very reliable high-volume portable pump. This model is the most suitable for skid-units. The engine and pumps are mounted on a steel protective frame with folding handles. All of our pumps are designed for fire and emergency environments. The Flow Starts Here. Visit our pump section on www.fire-pump.com for more information. (800) 567-2719.

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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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Holmatro’s new 5000 SERIES TELESCOPIC RAMS offer reduced weight and improved performance. These three new telescopic rams are lighter than ever, while offering more length and a higher force of the second plunger, where you need it the most. All models are ergonomically designed, with new carrying and control handles for better grip. LED lights at the front and the back of these tools make sure you always have a well-lit working area. And a unique integrated laser pointer for first-time-right positioning marks the exact spot where the ram head will touch the car construction. www.holmatro.com. (410) 768-9662.

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Hydraulics International, Inc. (HII) offers more than 41 years of pneumatic engineering experience in the design and manufacturing of a wide range of pneumatically and electrically driven PORTABLE AND STATIONARY BREATHING AIR AND OXYGEN BOOSTERS SYSTEMS. Our products are proven, reliable, and unsurpassed…proudly made in the USA. Electric driven breathing air systems rated up to 10,000 psi are designed for fire stations and rescue and safety trucks. www.hiigroup.com. (818) 407-3400.

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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. Handheld 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’ ROVs 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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Since 1981, Matjack AIR BAGS and CUSHIONS have been setting the standard for lifting. Whether you are using the Matjack 120-psi/8-bar or the 175-psi/12-bar lifting bags, you are getting the highest quality air bag in the industry. Look at our track record—over the past 38 years, we are the only manufacturer with a five-year unconditional warranty that is made in the USA. www.matjack.com. (800) 827-3755.

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NOW AVAILABLE—IFSTA’s LIVE FIRE INSTRUCTOR, 1st EDITION. This manual has been constructed to meet current recognized guidelines and practices in the field, with a specific focus on leadership, safety, and supervision. Don’t miss the training exercises in Appendix A. This manual is written to NFPA 1403, Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions, and includes relevant standards for Live Fire Instructors from NFPA 1401. www.ifsta.org. (800) 654-4055.

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Paratech’s HIGH STRENGTH STRUCTURAL KIT (HSSK) is designed to cope with the heaviest loads seen in USAR. The HSSK combines three heavy-duty LongShore shoring struts, the strongest shores Paratech produces, and combines them into a single shoring configuration using a simple and easy-to-install hand-tightened tri-brace. The tri-brace ties the shores together and provides rescuers three times the load rating-listed shoring capacity of the tabulated data on the LongShore strut at a given length. The HSSK can be used to shore the extremely heavy loads at length such as replacing damaged columns in a compromised structure. https://paratech.com. (800) 435-9358.

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The Globe PANT SYSTEM—pants that fit you like a pair of jeans, enhancing your performance and comfort while ensuring your protection and safety. Key features and options include a choice of Slim, Regular, Relaxed, and Women’s fits; a choice of closures—tunnel or loops, or hook-and-dee with take-up straps; optional Globe Guard System for the cuffs and fly; and choice of outer shells, moisture barriers, and thermal liners. https://globe.msasafety.com. (800) 232-8323.

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In the race against time, time is no object when you have HURST Jaws of Life’s EDRAULIC® WATERTIGHT EXTRICATION TOOLS. Our battery has the longest run time in the industry. These types of innovations give emergency responders the power and speed they need to make the rescue. www.jawsoflife.com. (800) 537-2659.

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Unlike any other company in the apparel industry. Excel Sportswear has been working for more than 35 years to give our clients the highest quality APPAREL available. Our team of talented artists work with our customers to provide high-quality graphics that pop off the shirt. Our unparalleled customer service begins with the design concept and continues through every step of fulfillment. In as little as 10 minutes, we can have you on your way to designing T-shirts, hats, hoodies, jackets, sweatshirts, and more. www.exceltees.com. (800) 784-8857.

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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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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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The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has your back. We provide volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue personnel with the TOOLS AND RESOURCES to help you be your best. From training to advocacy to specialized benefits, we are here to assist those who serve. Our member forum also allows you to connect with fellow volunteers from across the country. Let your voice be heard—join the NVFC today at www.nvfc.org/BeYourBest. (888) ASK-NVFC (275-6832).

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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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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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Skedco’s RAPID ACCESS SYSTEM contains a flat hanging wall storage bag that will hold up to four stretchers. These unique bags are usually placed onto the back wall of closets that are strategically located throughout the hospital or other building. When needed, one person can grasp the cord attached to the bag’s zippers and pull down to open the bag. www.skedco.com. (503) 691-7909.

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For indoor training, Superior Signal’s ST-10 SMOKE MACHINE produces large volumes of nonirritating, odorless white smoke, leaving no residue. The rugged ST-10 Smoke Machine is economically priced with high-end features, 20,000 cfm Maximum Output, and 6,000 cfm Continuous Output. Superior ST-10 Smoke Fluid is made from pharmaceutical-grade ingredients designed to produce a safe, nonirritating thick fog. Superior Premium ST-10XP Smoke Fluid produces dense smoke with the maximum hang time. Superior ST-10 Fluids are also compatible with most competitive smoke/fog machines. www.SuperiorSignal.com/FE. (800) 945-TEST.

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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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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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The ESS Rollbar INTERCHANGEABLE LENS SUNGLASS is certified ANSI Z87.1+ and offers U.S. Military-rated MIL-SPEC ballistic protection. Choose from multiple interchangeable lens colors to fit your exact needs for eye protection in any environment. Follow us on Instagram @esseyepro. www.esseyepro.com. (877) 726-4072.

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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 its 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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Frank Viscuso’s COMMON VALOR describes the firefighting world as only a firefighter can. Viscuso captures the human emotion and drama from firefighters who have endured a wide range of firefighting and rescue scenarios. He goes way beyond the stories that the public may hear about. With Common Valor, you live it. From these dramatic descriptions, you feel yourself right there, up close with the rescuers. From seeing fellow firefighters die to being caught in a flashover and living to tell about it, Common Valor captures the true spirit and camaraderie of firefighters. www.fireengineeringbooks.com. (800) 752-9764.

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Fire Engineering Books & Videos CHALLENGES OF THE FIREFIGHTER MARRIAGE by Anne and Mike Gagliano. 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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