Products/Services/Media: September 2021

Paratech’s RESCUE GUARDIAN is a new support system designed for rescue professionals that leverages remote monitoring for structural collapse, vehicle stabilization, and trench rescue. Rescue Guardian alerts users of any change in status such as load, vibration, and incline on their smart devices. Used as a stand-alone monitoring system or paired with Paratech’s complementary Remote Monitoring App for Android and iOS devices, users can monitor up to 10 Rescue Guardian systems remotely on a single device. Rescue Guardian uses a warning system that includes six high-powered red LEDs, a high-decibel auditory alarm, and Bluetooth notifications. www.paratech.com/future. (800) 435-9358.

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Super Vac’s DEWALT and MILWAUKEE BATTERY FANS now feature three new 20-inch variable-speed battery-powered fans. Equipped with DeWalt FLEXVOLT batteries or Milwaukee M18 or M28 REDLITHIUM batteries, these fans deliver some of the industry’s highest battery fan outputs. Weighing 60 pounds, each fan features a 28.25- × 28.75- × 12.5-inch footprint while delivering the same design of Super Vac’s 18-inch battery fan, including fold-down ergonomic handle, flat-proof rubber tires, and 180° tilt for varying angles of attack. Among the 20-inch models, the V20-BD runs off dual DeWalt FLEXVOLT 9.0 Ah or 12.0Ah batteries, delivering up to 40 minutes of run time. www.supervac.com/battery-powered-ppv. (800) 525-5224.

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Darley’s SMART BOTTLE® is a ruggedized, BPA-free, collapsible bottle that stores flat but stands upright even when partially filled. It is ideal for disaster response and emergency preparedness. Filled Smart Bottles are easy to transport and distribute through integrated top and bottom handles. Bottles come in one-, 2.6-, and 5.3-gallon sizes. Homeowners can maintain a stock of empty Smart Bottles® in less space than a shoe box for a family of three. Municipalities can pre-position pallets of empty Smart Bottles® (2,400 2.6-gallon containers per standard pallet), which can be readily accessible for rapid fill and distribution during emergency operations. www.edarley.com. (800) 323-0244.

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Pierce’s VOLTERRA was placed into service with the Madison (WI) Fire Department’s (MFD’s) Station 8, making it the first electric fire truck in service in North America. The Volterra pumper is serving front line duty at Station 8, the City of Madison’s busiest fire station. The MFD’s Volterra features an Enforcer custom chassis, expanded occupant space and visibility, seating capacity for six, a GVWR of 42,000 pounds, TAK-4® independent front suspension, a 1,500-gpm single-stage pump, a 500-gallon water tank, and hose capacity for 1,000 feet of five-inch hose and 850 feet of 2½-inch hose. www.piercemfg.com. (920) 832-3000.

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AMKUS Rescue SystemsRAM offers high performance and speed in both a battery-powered (iTR500) and twin-lined version (TR500). The RAM is constructed from solid aluminum and is ready for service in the severe duties challenging first responders. The RAM is the perfect addition to AMKUS’s full line of cutters, spreaders, and combi-tools. It has plenty of power, with a 46,500 pounds of pushing force from the first stage and extends up to 50 inches. The RAM also offers great maneuverability with a valve assembly handle that easily rotates out of harm’s way. The ION model is powered by a DEWALT FLEXVOLT 60-volt battery that can be shared with more than 200 other tools. www.amkus.com. (800) 592-6587.

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Lenco Armored VehiclesBEARCAT® X3 FIRECAT is now in use with the Los Angeles (CA) Sheriff’s Department Special Enforcement Bureau, which used the vehicle when they were called after an armed suspect lit his own home on fire, raising concerns that gunfire and flames could threaten the neighborhood. The first responders used a roof-mounted nozzle and drew water from a 300-gallon on-board water tank to extinguish the flames before they could spread to nearby homes or brush, avoiding casualties and property damage. www.lencoarmor.com/model/bearcat-x3-firecat-police-government. (800) 444-5362.

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