From All-A-Board, the CRESCENT RECLINER is a contract-grade unit designed to handle the rigors of the fire station. Each unit features a double-doweled northern hardwood frame with miter blocks at stress points and a nearly bulletproof mechanism, both protected by a lifetime warranty. Includes hand-tied, five-gauge, heavy-duty springs; block and conjugated microfiber Dacron fill to help maintain loft; an extra-soft seat and back with lumbar support, and a 375-pound weight capacity. (800) 882-2753. Web site: www.allaboardinc.com.
ISG Infrasys’ XR is an upgraded version of the popular ELITE thermal imager used in thousands of fire departments all over the world. The XR incorporates the latest in image enhancement electronics to produce even crisper and clearer images than ever before. And best of all, XR incorporates the largest dynamic range of any thermal camera enabling you to clearly view scenes in excess of 2,000°F. The more you see, the safer you will be. www.isgfire.com. (877) 733-3473.
Save a valued life—yours! Just follow the arrows and find the exit! Don’t bet your life on following a coupling. In an emergency, where time and air are limited and confusion reigns, see or feel your way out with the Key Fire Hose EASY EXIT! Molded from fire-resistant rubber with a yellow or orange arrow, it’s available in 13⁄4- and 21⁄2-inch versions with a lifetime warranty. (800) 447-5666.
VFIS offers a portfolio of INSURANCE PROTECTION and specialized services designed for emergency service organizations. Today, VFIS insures more than 15,000 emergency service clients in 49 states and Canada. VFIS is committed to protecting emergency service organizations, and service is the cornerstone of the VFIS program. That means prompt, fair, and responsive claims service; the continual development of program enhancements, and constant creation of educational and training programs. Web site: www.vfis.com. (800) 233-1957.
Liberty Art Works’ BRONZE PRESENTATION EXTINGUISHER is cast in bronze, high polished, hand detailed, and mounted on a walnut base. The front bears a classic Maltese cross and the artwork on the back depicts a steamer at a working fire scene. The sculptures are framed with a nostalgic leather hose with crossed playpipes and accented by many other rich details. Engraving is included. Overall height with base is 14½ inches; extinguisher height is 11 inches; diameter is 4½ inches; and base is 4½ inches × 5½ inches. www.libertyartworks.com. (888) 411-7744.
Harrington, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of HYDRANT STORZ CONNECTIONS in the United States because we offer AWWA- and NFPA-compliant fittings with tamper-resistant storz caps. We offer an integral storz built into new hydrants and a permanent hydrant adapter that threads onto the existing steamer nozzle threads. Specify security and uniformity throughout your system. Specify Harrington Hydrant Storz on your hydrants! (800) 553-0078. www.hydrantstorz.com.
Honeywell First Responder Products designed its new RANGER COMBAT READY BUNKER GEAR to meet the needs of departments looking for lightweight, high-performance, stress-reducing turnout gear that is affordable for even the most cash-strapped department. The Ranger Combat Ready Bunker Gear is light, comfortable, and easy to move in and is available through selected leading fire product distributors. It is sized to fit individual firefighters and comes with a wide list of available options, colors, and materials. The new line will be NFPA 1971, 2007 edition certified. www.honeywell.com. (800) 688-6148.
Tele-Lite, Inc. is proud to announce the newest addition to their fire rescue product line HONDA MARINE. Tele-Lite is now an authorized Honda Marine dealer offering products and service on all Honda outboards. Honda four-strokes are: super quiet, fuel-efficient, and dependable, ranked #1 by four-stroke owners, we offer the best outboard warranty available and come-in models ranging from two-hp to 225-hp. Tele-Lite takes pride in providing the kind of customer satisfaction that you expect from a Honda. (800) 538-0022.
Sigtronics’ ULTRASOUND INTERCOM/HEADSET SYSTEMS will improve vehicle communication by providing each crew member with hearing protection and voice activated intercom. Our systems will interface to all mobile radios. Additional options include interface to AM/FM radios, GPS systems, or cell phones. Protect your hearing and improve efficiency with one of our American made systems. Sigtronics intercoms, headsets, and radio adapters offer the perfect tools to allow you to hear it right the first time. www.sigtronics.com. (909) 305-9399.
Kussmaul Electronics Co.’s new AUTO CHARGE STATUS CENTER—MODEL 091-189-12 is a universal indicator that reads battery voltage and the battery’s condition through LEDs. In addition to the LED status indicators, a three-digit indicator displays the battery voltage. The unit is designed to be mounted on a vehicle’s exterior so as to readily indicate the battery’s condition. The indicator fits Kussmaul standard indicator panel cut outs, and comes with a three-year warranty. www.kussmaul.com. (800) 346-0857.
American Trade Mark Co.’s CASE COMMANDER COMMAND SYSTEM allows the incident commander (IC) to easily track assignments of personnel and apparatus through the use of the NIMS. Manage large and small incidents with this system. The IC can track all fireground groups and divisions, as well as the officers leading them. The dry-erase surface has space for scene layout, size-up notes, strategic and tactical planning, assignments, PAR, special hazards, tactical considerations, etc. Included are 50 custom-engraved magnetic tags representing your apparatus and officers. Web site: www.firecommand.org. (800) 964-0748.
MagneGrip’s EXHAUST REMOVAL SYSTEMS protect firefighters by removing 100-percent of a firehouse’s diesel exhaust emissions. Systems are fully automatic, easy to use, and have the lowest maintenance of any system. MagneGrip has five systems to meet the specific needs of every firehouse—plus nationwide installation and service. MagneGrip also offers AirHAWK Air Purification Systems, the best no-hose solution for removing exhaust fumes and contaminants from the bay area and living quarters. www.magnegrip.com. (800) 875-5440.
POK’s new SERPENT COUPLING gives you a 40° sweeping range for 360°, allowing a greater coverage area without the worry of hose kinks. There is a stream shaper/screen built into the inlet. The 20° downward angle at the nozzle’s inlet also helps to reduce nozzle reaction force up to 15 percent. The SERPENT coupling is available installed on new 500 series nozzles or you can order it as a 1½-inch inlet/outlet add-on for in-service nozzles. www.pokfire.com. (410) 901-9900.
Mercedes Textiles Limited is a global leader in manufacturing high-quality municipal, industrial, and forestry hose; high-pressure fire pumps; and fire line accessories. Our two featured hoses come with a two-year comprehensive all-hazard warranty. AQUAFLOW PLUS® is a premium all-synthetic municipal attack fire hose available with our patent-pending Mertex Wayout™ couplings. MEGAFLOW® is a 300-psi LDH attack, supply, and relay hose, available with our hydrowick-anodized storz couplings with lock protector technology. www.mercedestextiles.com. (514) 335-4337.
Council Tool’s COMBINATION TOOL, which combines a shovel blade and a pick, is ideal for fighting wildland fires or for general forestry work. Use it to dig up soil to construct fire lines on wildfires, control burn operations, and construct or repair trails. You can use this versatile tool as a shovel/pick, a shovel only, or a pick only. The tool also features a sharp cutting edge that can cut light brush. www.counciltool.com. (866) 646-3011.
Bullard’s T4MAX™ THERMAL IMAGER with technology optimization package offers state-of-the-art, high-quality images and engine performance on the industry’s brightest 4.3-inch widescreen video display. Equipped with an ultra-high resolution infrared engine, 320 × 240 detector, Electronic Thermal Throttle®, Super Red Hot™ colorization, and 2× and 4× digital zoom, the T4MAX is ideal for applications including hazardous materials, wildfire, and search and rescue. www.bullard.com. (877) BULLARD.
Meridian Medical’s DUODOTE™ replaces the Mark I™ Kit using next-generation auto-injector technology. DuoDote contains both atropine and pralidoxime chloride within a simple two-in-one auto-injector, providing an easy-to-use readiness solution for first responders in the event of a chemical nerve agent attack or accidental exposure to organophosphorus insecticides. www.duodote.com. (800) 638-8093.
5.11’s warm, breathable JOB SHIRTS resist fading, shrinking, and wrinkling. Added stain and spill resistance helps you stay looking neat, clean, and professional. The no-roll collar stays put and a Chest Breakthrough™ pocket with a Velcro® divider will fit a full-sized radio or a smaller object without it dropping to the bottom. Available in three styles and ready for imprint, 5.11’s Job Shirts are the best on the market. Get yours today at www.MESfire.com.
American Military University (AMU) offers respected online degree programs designed for students who want to advance their careers. AMU caters to response professionals and offers more than 70 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, including emergency and disaster management, homeland security, fire science, criminal justice, intelligence studies, administration, and others. We commit ourselves to providing the best in career-relevant programs. Our professors are industry insiders that combine relevant theory with real-world experience. classes start monthly with reasonable tuition. www.amuonline.com. (877) 777-9081.
The latest innovation in nozzles is AWG Fittings’ TURBO TWIST, a quick connection system with multiple tips. It takes only seconds to change the tips, which lock into place with stainless-steel pins for secure attachment. Tips for numerous applications prepare the firefighter for any situation. www.awg-fire.com. (508) 850-5263.
JunkYard Dog Industries’ SIDEWINDER is a simple, easy-to-use stabilization/jack for auto extrication work. The SideWinder has changeable heads, a carry handle, wide polymer coated base, an attachment clevis, roller bearing drive train, a unique rod-in-tube screw mechanism, and safety pins allowing the head to pivot. The SideWinder is rated for a 7,500-pound weight load limit. The SideWinder is very effective when used with JunkYard Dog Rescue Struts. www.junkyarddogindustries.com (800) 574-8228.
United Plastic Fabricating, Inc. (UPF) delivered 15 FOAM TRAILERS for response to hydrocarbon- and ethanol-type flammable liquid incidents in Massachusetts’ southeast and western regions. The foam trailers were purchased using homeland security grants. UPF foam trailers are used successfully at tank fires, tanker rollovers, fuel spills, industrial fires, boat fires, junkyard fires, electrical transformer fires, and plane crashes. www.foamtrailers.com. (800) 638-8265.
BullEx’s SMARTDUMMY INTERACTIVE RESCUE MANIKINS are tough enough to handle serious training and smart enough to interact with rescuers. As trainees call out, the SmartDummy listens and responds with a built-in voice box. Record messages for continuous or sound activated playback. The SmartDummy can cough, call out for help, and direct rescuers to find additional victims. To see the SmartDummies in action, check out our videos at www.bullexsafety.com. (888) 4-BULLEX.
Retro fit the diamond plate on the rear of your existing apparatus and specify your new apparatus with FirehouseDecals’ DIAMONDIAMONDS, NFPA 1901-(2009 Edition) compliant chevrons. Matching six-inch-wide roll goods are available for application to smooth surfaces on the back, sides, and front bumpers. Reflexite’s Daybright-complaint materials comes in red and a choice of three shades of yellow to significantly enhance your apparatus’ visibility to approaching vehicles. Come see us at FDIC Booth #200. www.diamondiamonds.com. (800) 771-3124.
FirePrograms’ MOBILITY SOLUTION mobile software interface is designed for in-the-field use with tablet PCs and laptops that run Windows operating systems. The Mobility Solution is an Always-on Database® that allows departments to enter and retrieve their data while on-scene regardless of whether there is a network connection. Your critical data will always be accessible in even the most extreme emergencies when communications are impaired. www.fireprograms.com.
A powerful combination, Paratech’s TOPCUT™ FIRE AXE and SPF HOOLIGAN are your essential tools to chop, pry, pound, puncture, twist, and cut in the most demanding situations. Our new TopCut™ Fire Axe has a contoured axe head for the mating of halligan type tools and is heat-treated for strength and durability. The improved SPF Hooligan is a single piece, closed die forging for absolute strength, consistent lengths, and features strap eyelets. www.paratech.us. (815) 469-3911.
Get what you want with Spartan Chassis, Inc., a world-class leader in the design and production of the most powerful and reliable emergency rescue cabs and chassis on the market. The GLADIATOR, METRO STAR, and the FURION are all purpose-built for the emergency rescue industry and offer varying degrees of customization allowing fire departments to meet their specific needs. www.spartanchassis.com. (877) 743-4539.
Elkhart Brass introduces the next generation in electric valves for fire apparatus—the new E3F and E4F UNIBODY ACTUATORS. With the new E3F and E4F actuators, all functions, including valve position, pressure, and status and flow can be broadcast and controlled across a simple two-wire network interfaced to the existing apparatus CAN-bus, thereby eliminating wiring harnesses and third-party interface systems. You can integrate water control, extinguishing agents, pump, and apparatus features and supplied as a firefighting package rather than a collection of components hung on a chassis. www.elkhartbrass.com. (800) 346-0250.
Columbia Southern University offers completely online fire science programs designed to take your career to the next level. From learning about fire prevention to fire service equipment, you will gain the expertise and skills you need to succeed in the fire science industry. Visit www.columbiasouthern.edu or call (800) 977-8449 to apply today and open the doors to an exciting and rewarding future in fire science!
The new W. S. Darley P-2 is a PUMP and GENERATOR in one package! It features a patent-pending clutching system to allow for engagement of the pump when needed. The pump is capable of flows up to 290 gpm at 145 psi. The generator system provides power (1,500 watts; 1,000 continuous). Customers can reduce the space, weight, and maintenance costs. Contact Darley today for details. (800) 323-0244. www.wsdarley.com.
The Scott EAGLE IMAGER® 320 THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA incorporates advanced thermal technology into a rugged tool for search and rescue and overhaul operations. Its amorphous silicone core with dynamic range produces vivid imagery for quick and easy scene interpretation while eliminating whiteout, ghosted images, or other distracting image artifacts. Critical information is displayed on-screen about actual temperatures in overhaul and Temperature Awareness Colorization™ modes. A MaxTemp™ indicator identifies the hottest object. Images can zoom to 2× and 4× normal. The ergonomically-designed, pivoting handle allows users to switch from crawling, handheld, or virtually hands-free positions. www.scotthealthsafety.com. (800) 247-7257.
Hurst Jaws of Life® is proud to introduce the new STREAMLINETECHNOLOGY® HIGH PRESSURE line of rescue tools. This new line of product comes standard with the Streamline Coupling which can be connected and disconnected under pressure. With up to 10 percent more cutting power than previous models, the new Hurst High Pressure rescue tools are sure to have the power to assist in all your rescue needs! www.jawsoflife.com. (800) 537-2659.
Reliability you can trust. Durability when it matters most. For more than 75 years, Stedfast USA has continuously designed innovative new products to protect America’s first reponders, delivering durable yet lightweight, breathable MOISTURE BARRIERS that surpass NFPA 1971 standards. Go above and beyond. Spec Stedair. www.stedfast.com. (888) 673-8441.
The versatile Pierce® 100-FOOT ALUMINUM AERIAL features best-in-class performance in a small overall footprint that includes an impressive 11-foot, nine-inch overall height and a short, compact stabilizer spread. The excellent below-grade operation allows for a low step height to the basket without having to extend the device, providing a more versatile operation in tight quarters. It also features a 235º sweep rotation. www.piercemfg.com. (920) 832-3000.
Make sure you can find your way out with Safety Lamp’s new FIRE FIGHTER’S FRIEND! When entering a structure, place it at the entry point with the strobe and siren activated. It provides visual and audible reference points to the exit. This exit locator could save your life! FDIC booth #3253. www.safetylampofhouston.com. (281) 964-1019.
Fire up your career with a bachelor of science in fire science administration from Waldorf College. The program presents a balanced curriculum and contains courses identified by the National Fire Academy, U.S. Fire Administration, and the National Fire Protection Association for use in academic settings. This program is offered in both online and campus-based formats. www.waldorf.edu. (800) 292-1903.
Got a PPE Problem? Stiff, poor-fitting boots hurting your feet and performance? Globe is the solution. Introducing the first ever leather PROXIMITY™ BOOT. Say goodbye to heavy, stiff, military-construction boots forever—Globe FootGear is here. Remarkably flexible with a unique cushioned and contoured sole and custom fit system, Globe FootGear fits better, grips better, and feels broken in right out of the box. The Globe FootGear PROXIMITY™ is certified to NFPA 1971 (Structural Fire Fighting) and NFPA 1992 (Liquid Splash). www.globefiresuits.com. (800) 232-8323.
BullEx’s SMOKE GENERATORS are designed with one goal in mind: to create the most realistic fire training smoke possible. BullEx Smoke Generators continuously produce thick, heavy smoke without recharging or reheating. Whether you’re doing search and rescue, ventilation, or initial fire attack drills, these smoke generators don’t stop until your training is done. To see the Smoke Generators in action, check out our videos at www.bullexsafety.com. (888) 4-BULLEX.
The HAIX® FIRE HUNTER® XTREME is designed to meet the specific demands of today’s firefighter. It features the HAIX® Secura Liner™ for a liner that will never pull out or wrinkle over time, a profiled rubber toe cap for added abrasion resistance, and a revolutionary shin guard providing the best protection in the industry. With its built-in ankle flex system, the Fire Hunter® Xtreme offers firefighters the best foot and ankle support on the market today. Certified NFPA 1971, 2007 and CAN/CSA Z195-2002.
The rugged construction of W.L.Gore’s CROSSTECH® three-layer moisture barrier is engineered to provide long-lasting protection in the most challenging conditions. Available in certified turnout gear from leading garment manufacturers, this barrier directly addresses the increased emphasis NFPA 1851 places on the durability of turnout gear. For more information on Gore’s complete line of barrier products, visit www.CROSSTECH.com. (800) 431-GORE (4673).
Air Technology Solutions’ AIRMATION® is the U.S.’s #1 progressive filtration exhaust removal system. Reliable, safe, automatic, hands-free, and Environmental Testing Laboratory tested and approved with the highest filter ratings. It meets regulatory requirements and offers multiple equipment choices, with more than 4,500 sold. Free on-site evaluations, quotes, and General Services Administration contracts. Assistance to Firefighters Grant compliant. www.airtechnologysolutions.com. (800) 743-3321.
Stanfield Ltd.’s LIFE LINERS KL23 PROTECTIVE HOOD introduces Kermel to the U.S. Kermel is a para-aramid that outperforms other para-aramids. Accepted in Canada and Europe for 20 years, Kermel is blended with LenzingFR fiber, known for its excellent thermal qualities and breathability. Spandex adds stretch longevity. This unique blend is used in the popular hood pattern developed by Life Liners and now produced by Stanfield’s Ltd. www.lifeliners.com. (902) 895-5406.
Grace Industries, Inc.’s IN-COMMAND is an automated accountability and emergency signaling system. Incorporating the TPASS®, a Windows® personal computer (PC), and the Watchdog Monitor, IN-COMMAND provides firefighter accountability. On scene, it’s easy to use and provides comprehensive information which automatically accounts for the status of every monitored responder. The system has redundancy to ensure operation in the event of a PC or power failure. Integration with third-party software can provide NIMS-compliant total incident management. www.graceindustries.com. (800) 969-6933.
BullEx’s FIRE SAFETY TRAILERS offer training for all ages and feature fully interactive environments with heat, smoke, and digital flames for hands-on adult training and hazard recognition props for children. Severe weather simulations incorporate actual news broadcasts with surround sound effects for hurricane, earthquake, flood and thunderstorm safety education. For more information and to view demo videos visit www.bullexsafety.com. (888) 4-BULLEX.
JunkYard Dog Industries’ SEF94™ SMALL ENGINE FUEL™ is a 94-octane unleaded fuel that provides easier, quicker starts for small gasoline-powered equipment. Gasoline containing ethanol often makes such equipment difficult, if not impossible, to start because of fuel system deposits. SEF94 contains no ethanol, making it a much more dependable and cost-effective solution. SEF94 also makes long-term storage possible, allowing quick starts even after months of equipment sitting idle. www.junkyarddogindustries.com (800) 574-8228.
Northline’s SUCTION ELBOWS are ideal for fire apparatus with front suction connections. The 2½-inch elbows are constructed with anodized, powder-coated elbow and extruded anodized female swivel connections. Four-, five-, and six-inch elbows are constructed with extruded bent pipe available 45°, 60°, and 90° elbows with extruded anodized female swivel connections. No cut welded elbow is provided. www.northlinecplgs.com. (905) 564-5680.
Summit Fire Apparatus’ UTILITY RESCUE offers six side compartments, a transverse front storage compartment, ROM doors, LED lights, rear cargo area with heavy duty slide-out extrication tray, ROM electric hosebed cover, SCBA storage in wheel well, recessed well with drains for Smart Power eight-kw hydraulic generator, two-piece traffic advisor, Warn winch with wireless remote, and Warn transformer brush guard. Improved angle of departure for off-road application. www.SummitFireApparatus.com. (859) 331-0360.
THE liberator™ rescue system saves lives! It offers the fastest extrication, delivers three times more power to the rescue tool pump than gas/electric systems, operates up to three rescue tools while simultaneously generating 20-kw electrical, and its compact size saves valuable compartment space. Breakthrough Smart Power® technology requires 40 percent less vehicle power. Rescue power immediately available at accident scene with no set-up time required. Engine speed can vary; no effect on rescue system operation. Operate rescue tools simultaneously with 100 feet of hose with no power loss. Liberator models: 10-, 15-, and 20-kw. Runs all rescue tools/pressures. Factory tool warranties honored. FDIC booths 8172 and 8156. www.smartpower.com. www.xrtcombi.com. (231) 832-5525.
Got a PPE Problem? Need an everyday harness without the hassle? Globe is the solution. The Globe Cairns™ IH PANTS use hidden Kevlar® leg loops between the shell and the liner without the need for any hardware. Just put your pants on, buckle the waist buckle, and attach your choice of tether and you are ready to go. Certified to NFPA 1983 (Life Safety). www.globefiresuits.com. (800) 232-8323.
Narcotic access can now be controlled and access audited with the new Knox MedVault. With this drug locker, controlled substances are secured until authorized personnel access them with their unique personal identification number (PIN) code. An audit trail showing the time, date, and PIN code is recorded each time the vault is opened. With the patent-pending Virtual Interlock Validator, you must close the door of the unit and lock it for the audit trail to record the box closed. www.knoxbox.com. (800) 552-5669.
Firecom introduces the first wireless headset for the fire and rescue industry, including the new UHW-10 model (pictured). It connects first responders to the in-cab intercom system, at the pump panel, or within 90 feet of the base station. The headset is ideal for command vehicles, on-scene first responders, and ambulance attendants. Firecom’s wireless communication system can handle a large number of headsets in the same vicinity. The wireless headsets and base stations incorporate antenna spatial diversity for a robust RF link and guarantee a 300-foot open field range and a 90-foot minimum range for emergency vehicles. www.firecom.com. (800) 527-0555.
Crimson Fire’s LEGEND SERIES uses precision engineering and manufacturing techniques to provide an affordable solution to your apparatus needs. Every Legend Series pumper comes standard with a high strength stainless-steel subframe and offers a quicker delivery, three pump brand options, 24 different body configurations, and 27 different tank configurations. www.crimson-fire.com. (605) 582-4000.
When you try on Eye Safety Systems’ CROSSBOW™ you’ll discover it’s unlike any other ballistic eyeshield. Experience the Tri-Tech Fit™ frame that achieves an amazing universal fit with zero pressure points. Then notice the lenses: They won’t fog. That’s thanks to groundbreaking ClearZone™ FlowCoat technology, engineered to eliminate fog inside and prevent scratches outside. As you stare down your objective through distortion-free ESSOPTICS™, you’ll see just how optically precise vision can be. When switching tints, the innovative DedBolt™ Lens Lock pivots up for easy release, then clamps down for rock solid retention under impact. Fit, form, function…perfected. www.esseyepro.com/crossbow. (877) 726-4072.
Hydraulics International Inc. manufactures a wide range of pneumatically operated BREATHING AIR BOOSTER PACKAGES for fire departments. They ensure full 4,500- to 6,000-psi SCBA tank fills even if the air storage tanks (in-station or on the mobile unit) drop below 500 psi. You can easily set up the truck-mounted unit to fill 4,500- to 6,000-psi SCBA parked in station or at the fire scene. It can be driven with a low-pressure conventional air compressor or directly from the high-pressure air storage supply in either location. Oxygen booster packages rated to 5,000-psi also available. (888) 780-7867. www.hiipumps.com.
Rescue 42’s JACKMATE® replaces a standard lift jack’s limited capacity top clamp with a multipurpose attachment and is rated to the full capacity of the jack as a clamp, winch, spreader, or base. As a top clamp, the JackMate® dramatically increases the jack’s winching, clamping, and crushing capabilities. As a replacement for the jack base, the JackMate® is engineered to “bite” into boards or logs to help prevent the jack from sinking in mud, sand, ice, and snow. Updated features for 2009 include a super-grip, diamond plate top, wire fence pulling slots, and an easier pin for attaching the JackMate® to the jack. www.rescue42.com. (888) 427-3728.
On Scene Solutions’CARGO STRAPS eliminate broken and shattered plastic buckles. Aluminum and brass buckle is easily released with gloved hands and has a built-in rub guard to prevent equipment damage. Available in a variety of lengths; includes all-stainless mounting hardware. Orders placed online receive same day shipping! www.onscenesolutions.com. (970) 461-8731.
When you have to lug everything up stairs, down a ravine, or over a hill, you need True North’s TRAUMA BAG with a stowable hip belt and shoulder harness that can be worn as a back pack or carried by hand. Main compartments and five external pockets keep large amounts of BLS and ALS equipment well organized for quick access. Main pocket has fully adjustable dividers for custom configuration and can accommodate oxygen cylinders, ambulance bags, and defibrillators. www.truenorthgear.com. (800) 873-5725.
Tempest Technology’s VSX Variable Speed positive pressure ventilation (PPV) blowers feature the highest third-party certified airflow performance in the industry. Available in 16-, 18-, 21-, and 24-inch sizes, the VSX motor can be programmed to match the user’s generator and cord reel configuration, assuring maximum cubic feet per minute and PPV performance. The entire VSX line has been third-party certified for airflow performance by the Air Movement Control Association. www.tempest-edge.com. (800) 346-2143.
Holmatro’s newest innovation, CORE TECHNOLOGY™;, is a revolutionary fluid path and connection technology designed to make hydraulic rescue tool connection, deployment, and use faster, easier, and safer. Patented technology allows the user to connect and disconnect the tools under flow (“hot-swappable”), saving valuable time. The unique coaxial hose design now places the high-pressure line inside the return line, shielding it from physical damage inherent on the rescue scene. Core Technology™ is the next major step forward in rescue tool design. Web site: www.coretechnology.info. (800) 654-0203.
Constructed of 16-gauge steel, Salsbury Industries’ OPEN ACCESS LOCKERS are 24 inches wide, have an overall height of six feet and 24-inch depths. Open access lockers feature a lockable top compartment that includes a spring-loaded door and a padlock hasp. They also include a coat rod and a 14-inch-high foot locker. The foot locker includes a hinged lid and a ventilated front panel with a recessed padlock hasp for secure equipment storage. (800) LOCKERS. www.lockers.com.
Hypres Equipment introduces HPE6550-2-OCL2-B, a class 2 containment with an integrated 110/220 VAC electric oxygen booster. This unit was designed for EMS departments, fire departments, emergency preparedness departments, and portable hospitals that need to use oxygen for emergency situations. Integration of the electric oxygen booster into a class 2 Containment cabinet makes it an efficient, all-in-one unit. With a smaller footprint, it provides safer use and helps retrieve more oxygen from the oxygen storage cylinders. www.hypresequip.com. (888) 317-6445.
Action Training System’s all new four-part HAZMAT DECONTAMINATION SERIESis a detailed operations level guide teaching to NFPA 472, 2008 edition. Covering specific training procedures including emergency, remote, technical, and mass decon, this series outlines steps critical to safe and effective decon ops. See specific decon procedures performed, learn about the handling of injured victims, chemical contamination symptoms, proper site set-up, containment of runoff, and planning considerations. www.action-training.com. (800) 755-1440, ext. 3.
Harrison Hydra-Gen, Ltd. announces the release of the third-generation of their MCR GENERATORS. The MCR generator is available in sizes six to 10 kw. The third generation MCR uses the “EZ Kool” generator cooling system which features a twin draft air duct, a self-sealing air intake, and the industry’s first integrated dual fan technology. The EZ Kool system increases cooling efficiency by 30 to 40 percent. www.harrisonhydragen.com. (800) 723-3334.
PlymoVent makes firefighter safety priority #1. Controlling diesel exhaust in the fire station has become fire departments’ top safety priority. Plymo-Vent is the best proven solution to this problem, offering three types of systems, which are backed by nationwide service and installation teams. PlymoVent’s SBTA SYSTEM is designed to provide firefighters with the most dependable and user-friendly exhaust ventilation system on the market today. www.plymovent.com. (800) 644-0911.
Hammerhead Industries, Inc. introduces its GEAR KEEPER FIRE FLASHLIGHT RETRACTOR with the new Quick Connect II System. Innovative connector system offers a smaller dangle length than a wrist lanyard; enables user to grab flashlight, use it, and let it go without worrying about losing it. FDIC Booth 3311. Web site: www.gearkeeper.com. (805) 658-9922, (888) 588-9981.
The Extendo Bed ROLLERIZED CARGO PLATFORM allows equipment to be suspended from the rear of vehicles for easy access. Rolling on steel bearings, the heavy-duty assembly provides a capacity of between 1,200 and 1,800 pounds at more than 100-percent cargo bed extension. Offers easy one-hand operation with lock positions every 12 inches. Multiple applications are available for fire command centers and rescue equipment. We specialize in custom shelving to meet your needs. Web site: www.extendobed.com. (800) 752-0706.
Warn Industries’ ENDURANCE 12.0 gives you 12,000 pounds of pulling capacity with the longest duty cycle of any electric winch on the market today. The specially-designed cooling fan automatically turns on when the winch’s motor reaches a certain temperature. The fan forces air through a hose and directly into the winch’s motor housing, cooling the motor. More power. More speed. More endurance. www.warn.com. (800) 543-9276.
OMNI ELITE OUTERSHELL FABRIC for firefighters, developed and manufactured by Norfab Corporation, is made using a blend of Basofil and Kevlar, reinforced with a core spun yarn using a PBO filament and a protective sheath of Kevlar fiber. Offers the best combination of durability and heat blocking on the market. Available in Elite Brown. (800) 441-9680. www.norfab.com.
Vertex Standard’s submersible VX-920 series, which includes the VX-924 (pictured), offers an incredible range of features in several package options. As a standard feature, all VX-920 portables are rated for IP55 and IP57, which covers dust and water intrusion. In addition, the sub-receiver option allows multiagency interoperability. Manufactured to strict ISO 9002 and MIL-STD specifications, the waterproof VX-920 series will perform when you need it most. The VX-920 is a simple and inexpensive portable solution for your department. www.vertexstandard.com. (714) 827-7600.
The VizCon QUICK DEPLOY SPRING CONETM is the best solution for directing traffic away from incident responders. The only collapsing traffic cone, MUTCD-compliant for both day and night use, it weighs half as much as traditional PVC or rubber cones and stores in one-third the space. Available in two-, four-, and six-cone totes. VizCon also manufactures emergency traffic control sign systems and high-visibility apparel. (480) 502-3476. www.viz-con.com.
Tactron’s COMMAND CENTER is used by incident commanders to easily manage simple to complex incidents and facilitate tracking of resources and assignments using color-coded printed magnets. Just like all of the Tactron products, the Command Center is ICS-based and NIMS-compliant, assuring consistency with all departments. For use with single agency response to a multijurisdictional unified command incident. (800) 424-8228. www.tactron.com.
The unique ARMORED JAFX4 HOSE from Armored Textiles has four layers extruded through the weave. Hose made from 100-percent high-tenacity synthetic yarn, circular woven and completely protected and locked in by tough highly resistant synthetic rubber, forming a single homogenous construction. The inner and cover layers are red NBR rubber; a yellow extra RLH rubber layer in the cover has extremely high abrasion and chemical resistance, all without the use of glues or adhesives of any type. (888) 229-9655. www. armtexinc.com.
BW Technologies by Honeywell announces the arrival of the GASALERTMAX XT multidetector for H2O, CO, O2, and combustible gases. Simplify remote sampling in confined spaces with the GasAlertMax XT’s nonintrusive integrated sampling pump and SmartSample diaphragm pump technology. With true one-button technology and flexible user options, the GasAlertMax XT provides easy use and simple compliance to industry standards. www.gasmonitors.com. (888) 749-8878.
US Digital Designs’ PHOENIX G2 FIRE STATION ALERTING SYSTEM is comprised of a central controller and a network of alerting peripherals which provide audio, display, lighting, and auxiliary I/O services throughout a facility. The system interfaces with existing emergency computer-aided dispatch systems via data radio modem, modem, TCP/IP, and more. Our computer voice system features crystal clear male and female voices and the ability to edit the pronunciation on the fly. (877) 551-8733. www.stationalerting.com.
The unique design of Skedco’s WINDOW RAPPEL ANCHOR (SK-765) allows escape when no anchors exist. This “last chance” bailout device is carried in a holster or a bailout kit. Place a carabiner into the holes in both parts and attach rope. You must keep tension on rope to prevent anchor slippage. This configuration keeps rope farther from flames to allow more time for the rappel. www.skedco.com. (800) 770-SKED.
PBI TRIGUARD® for USAR, EMS, and Wildland Operations…the lighter, more flexible, and durable solution for personal protection—essential for extended duration missions. PBI TriGuard combines the thermal protection of PBI with high strength aramid fibers, forming a durable outer shell that resists punctures, tears, and abrasions. Available in an array of colors, PBI TriGuard meets or exceeds all NFPA standards and is dual certified by UL to the latest editions of NFPA 1977 Wildland Fire Fighting and NFPA 1951 Technical Rescue protective clothing. www.pbiproducts.com. (800) 858-2467.
Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a member of the Texas A&M University system, trains emergency response personnel from more than 30 countries each year. Each course can be tailored to meet your exact needs in a variety of areas: Industrial/structural firefighting; marine firefighting and spill response; hazardous materials response; weapons of mass destruction response; emergency medical services; search and rescue; incident management; aircraft rescue and firefighting; incident command; and LNG. www.teex.com/fire. (866) 878-8900.
Idaho Tech’s upgraded RAZOR EX system detects and identifies biological agents using cutting edge technology. Made for field use, the RAZOR EX is compact, lightweight, and easy to use. It is a field PCR unit that is fast, with ultra-reliable DNA based results. Created for first responders and front line military troops, it is easily operated while working in protective equipment under extreme conditions. The new battery-powered unit includes Bluetooth capabilities; bar code reader; and a bright, easy-to-read color screen. www.idahotech.com. (801) 736-6354.
How can you protect against what you can’t see? The short answer—you can’t. That’s why E-ONEengineered the QUEST CHASSIS with the best visibility in the industry. An expansive windshield and massive wipers provide best-in-class front visibility while the front cab corner mirrors offer maximum side visibility. Plus, the ergonomically placed controls are easy to find, helping you keep your eyes on the road. Learn how to protect better at www.E-ONE.com. (352) 237-1122.
Snap-tite Hose’s SIGMA™ PISTON INTAKE VALVE incorporates many needed features and is built on knowledge. Completely redesigned, the SIGMA valve includes innovations such as a new high-flow throat with an integral flow vane, new piston design that enhances flow, and a low-profile body with a new antiknee-knock handle. We kept some tried-and-true features such as the sacrificial zinc anode, the stem that you can grease from the outside, and the adjustable relief valve. www.Snap-titeHose.com. (814) 438-7616.
Choosing the best combination of turnout gear fabrics has always been a daunting process. Now, TenCate’s PEAK PERFORMANCE SYSTEM™ eliminates the guesswork. Building on our tradition of fabric expertise and product innovation, TenCate brings the best materials together in fabric systems that don’t compromise protection or quality. This system helps you specify the highest performing materials on the market today, giving you the best protection that money can buy. www.tencateprotectivefabrics.com. (800) 241-8630.
OSI International’s WATCHDOG is a simple, very loud, very rugged, and dependably designed voice pager that offers the user an option of up to five frequencies, voice storage, three selectable scan modes, and an alphanumeric display that allows the user to label the alert’s source. With 15 programmable addresses and five programmable alert tones, the WatchDog offers many options for any system and is designed for peak performance on wide or narrow band. Operates with standard AAA batteries. “Man’s best friend is his dog; A fireman’s best friend is his WatchDog.” www.osiinternational.net. (561) 394-9508.
Seagrave’s THE SENTINEL is the best value in mid-range horsepower, custom pumpers. Seagrave uses the same exceptional chassis and rugged suspension built for today’s higher horsepower engines. The Sentinel features the stainless-steel Marauder II cab with Seagrave’s exclusive safety cage construction, which provides optimum protection to firefighters while en route and at the scene. The stainless-steel MATRIX body, built with cross-panel design and isolator mounting is the strongest in the industry. www.seagrave.com. (715) 823-2141.
TurboDraft’s FIRE EDUCTOR allows fire companies to tap into remote water supplies such as ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, canals, and swimming pools up to 250 feet away and generate usable fire flows up to 670 gpm or more using standard five-inch long diameter hose and 2½-inch fire hose. Recognized by insurance agencies as an alternate water supply source, its lightweight design allows setup in minutes using standard hose, and it eliminates the need for hard suction hose. www.turbodraft.net. (215) 639-0900.
Majestic Fire Apparel’s ULTRA C6 (CARBON) HOOD is inherently fire retardant, and the fiber’s moisture management offers excellent wicking and breathability. Majestic’s generous hood fit allows for enhanced air circulation. Ultra C6 carbon hoods are NFPA 1971-2007 Edition and UL certified, TPP rated at 31.8 cal/cm2 and Level 3 Electric ARC Rated with an ATPV of 31.5 cal/cm². All Majestic hoods are knit and sewn in the USA. www.majhoods.com. (610) 377-6273.
RSDecon, a unit of Bracco Diagnostics Inc., is the exclusive global marketer of RSDL, a patented, broad spectrum skin decontamination product that neutralizes or removes chemical warfare agents or T-2 toxin from the skin. It is packaged in a tear-open pouch that personnel can easily use to aid chemical attack victims or for personal protection. It provides emergency service personnel with real defense from the dangers of chemical weapon exposure. www.RSDecon.com. (888) 773-3266.
Got a PPE Problem? Need long-lasting gear at a value price? Globe is the solution. Globe’s classIX™ turnout gear delivers Globe quality at a value price for today’s budget-constrained customer. Available with a full range of material and option choices, classIX also comes with a choice of regular or low-rise pants. Globe firefighter suits—turning out the world’s best. http://globefiresuits.com. (800) 232-8323.
MAKO’s MODULAR BREATHING AIR SYSTEM delivers where lesser systems fail. Incorporating the latest elements of MAKO’s impressive product range, the MBAC provides you with a flexible synergy of a Breathing Air Module and a Containment Fill Station. Using these technologically proven components, it is easier and safer to ship and install, to maneuver with less freight damage, and to deliver, as the individual elements allow for lift gate precision. The MBAC also allows installation in rooms with restrictive door openings and provides a future-proof equipment cornerstone when elements need updating. www.makocompressors.com. (352) 732-2268.
BullEx’s ADVANCED FIRE TRAINING PROPS are heavy-duty training tools with intense flames, smart controls, and real heat that challenge firefighters to meet your training objectives. The Helicopter Trainer (pictured) features multiple burn zones that allow you to create engine, cabin, cockpit or weapons fires. You can use the BullEx pilot-burner platform with a number of portable props including vehicle fire, propane tank, and fuel spill fire systems. www.bullexsafety.com. (888) 4-BULLEX.
Air Vacuum Corporation continues to be the world leader in engine exhaust removal systems for the fire and EMS industries. Its AIRVAC 911 system is a hose-free, fully automatic filtration system that addresses both the gasses and particulates emitted from diesel engines, making it the preferred choice for fire and EMS facilities worldwide. The AIRVAC 911 system meets current 2007 NFPA 1500 standards, is FEMA accepted, and offers GSA pricing. Contact Air Vacuum Corporation for a free proposal. www.airvac911.com. (800) 540-7264.
Alliance Fire and Rescue’s R3-KIWI is the helmet of choice for ambulance first responders. It features a polyurethane impact liner and three-point chinstrap with quick-release buckle. The lightweight Dupont™ Kevlar® reinforced outer shell offers superior strength and durability and is backed by an industry best six-year warranty. www.alliancefireandrescue.com. (866) 825-2124.
CET’s COMPRESSED AIR FOAM SYSTEM (CAFS) UNITS are self-contained, diesel-powered, and can slide into a standard length and width pickup truck body. The CAFS unit is designed to discharge water only, air only, or compressed air foam from the same discharge outlet. In addition, the consistency of the compressed air foam (expansion ratio) wet/dry is fully adjustable. www.fire-pump.com. (800) 567-2719.
Kochek Company’s line of forged STORZ FIRE DEPARTMENT CONNECTIONS can be uses on buildings and other structures to supplement a fire protection system’s water supply. These connectors enable quick connection of a fire department’s large-diameter hoses to fire sprinkler or standpipe systems. Made of extruded aluminum with forged Storz heads and stainless-steel locks, the connectors are powder coated for a long lasting finish. Options include K-chrome or colored powder coat finish, screen, escutcheon plate, and laser etching. The Storz fire department connections exceed NFPA 1963 requirements. www.kochek.com. (800) 420-4673.
When most litters are 30 pounds of steel, weight adds up. Rescuers routinely haul heavy clothing, tools, the litter, and the patient where even helicopters can not access. This is not a problem for Rescue Source’s 12-pound RQ3 GEAR TITANIUM STOKES LITTER. The RQ3 Gear Titanium Stokes Litter’s light heft coupled with high-strength tungsten welds makes it a piece in the cache that will pull its weight as long as the rescuer can. www.rescuesource.com. (800) 457-3728.
Black Helmet Apparel’s latest bestseller, the FIREFIGHTERS PRAYER THERMAL, this cotton/poly blend thermal is perfect for any season. Sometimes a prayer is all you have left. “Lord, protect our firefighters. Keep them safe each day and night. Give them courage and strength on each rescue and fire they fight.” www.blackhelmetapparel.com. (877) 54-SMOKE.
First Strike Technologies, Inc.’s VINDICATOR line of fire nozzles confirms independent testing results. VINDICATOR nozzles have superior heat absorption characteristics and prove to offer 50- to 100-percent faster suppression. With higher flows and reduced reaction, it’s rapidly becoming the weapon of choice for initial fire attack. With an 18-year warranty, you can’t go wrong. More water, less reaction, faster heat absorption, and dual ISO credit. Find out what others have. Facts don’t lie. Vindicator nozzles are superior. You be the judge! www.1ststriketech.com. (217) 948-5780.
Zico’s MODEL QM-ELB ELECTRIC LOCKING BRACKET marks the next generation of SCBA containment. It is not only the market’s safest SCBA bracket, but also its most user-friendly. The QM-ELB is hands-free and is controlled by a 12v switched source such as the parking brake. Being electrically controlled, it eliminates the need for a pull release. Once you arrive on-scene, simply stand up. There are no cords or straps to deal with. A manual override is standard in case of a malfunction. The QM-ELB fits all SCBAs currently on the market and most seats. www.ziamatic.com. (800) 711-FIRE.
Lightning X Products’ new LXFB60WD/DELUXE XXXL TURNOUT GEAR BAG with wheels is virtually indestructible. Bag features include a fully molded top, bottom, and sides; the largest zippers available; retractable luggage-style handle that you can zip away; larger and wider wheels than similar bags; rear and bottom reinforced with diamond-embossed waterproof neoprene; rubber-reinforced corners and high-stress areas; cording sewn into all seams; large top flap that opens the bag’s full length; two D-rings for attaching shoulder strap (sold separately); and high-visibility lime-yellow/silver triple reflective trim. www.lightningxproducts.com. www.fireoutfitters.com. (888) 556-5777.
Bullard’s UST6TL TRADITIONAL HELMET with TrakLite Integrated Light System is classic protection that was never so bright. Bullard’s durable traditional style UST Thermoglas helmet is now available with an integral LED lighting system that’s always ready to light your way. This is a result of an elegant blend of engineering, functionality, and safety to protect you in any light condition. Bullard NFPA Structural Helmets with factory-mounted TrakLite meet NFPA 1971, 2007 requirements. www.TheFireStore.com. (800) 852-6088.
Innotex’s INNO6222X STOCK GEAR offers an ergonomic design for maximum comfort and protection. The jacket features a FMA™ forward-motion arm system; four-inch four-layer collar; RHL™ (patent and design pending); hook-and-lock fastener; set-in sleeves; radio pocket with mic loop; and flashlight holder. The pants offer a hook and D-ring and a hook-and-lock fastener closure, two semibellow 10- × 10-inch pockets, EMK™ enhanced mobility system in ARA-Shield®, and deluxe heavy-duty removable cotton “H” style suspenders. www.innotex.ca. (888) 821-3121.
The slick, lower friction properties of Safety Components’ GLIDE THERMAL LINERS add enhanced freedom of movement and more comfort to your turnout gear. Our patented, high lubricity enhanced twill weave will not diminish after laundering and is 15-percent slicker than other low friction liner products and up to 40-percent slicker than a traditional liner system. Glide also provides excellent moisture management by wicking sweat from your body and keeping you cooler and more comfortable—for less working stress on the scene. Lightweight, Glide is reinforced with high-strength Nomex filaments for increased durability. www.safetycomponents.com. (800) 896-6926.
Fire Research Corp.’s ULTRABRIGHT SURFACE MOUNTED LED LIGHTING is designed to improve safety on ambulance and emergency response vehicles. A full 4,400 Lumens light output using 24 white LEDs makes this the brightest flood and loading lights available. An innovative lens focuses 100 percent of the light directly on scene and along the vehicle. Extremely low profile extends less than 1¾ inches from the panel. Completely waterproof and easy to install. Twelve VDC—six amps; 24 VDC—three amps. Use it as an optical warning device or strobe light with optional module. FIRE RESEARCH—Choose the best. www.fireresearch.com. (800) 645.0074.
Stop dealing with rusty bolts and damaged FDCs. NuTech National’s FDC CAPS are the simpliest way to protect FDCs from damage and tampering. They are simple to use and feature no rusting screws or broken pieces left in FDC. www.nutechnational.com. (800) 569-1600.
TMS Medical Technologies’ FINGER PULSE OXIMETERS are a cost-effective solution with exceptional accuracy. Our units feature tremor and artifact rejection algorithms as well as improved low perfusion performance. T4’s ultra-rugged design and rubber protective housing is ideal for highly demanding environments. T33 and T310 add a perfusion indicator, audible pulse rate tones, waveform, and multiple display options. T310 adds a color display and pulse rate/SpO2 alarms. All are built tough and offer outstanding performance! www.tmsmedtec.com. (800) 374-9798.
Reelcraft’s heavy-duty aluminum SERIES 2400 HOSE REEL for booster hose is corrosion resistant and weighs up to 50 percent less than standard steel booster hose reels. Features include an aluminum spool and frame assembly, plated steel fluid path, and plated sprocket and fasteners. No painting or finishing is required. www.reelcraft.com. (800) 444-3134.
WHP TRAININGTOWERS represent an industry leader for live-fire training simulators and burn room liners. Options include rappel anchors, gas-fired simulators, confined space simulators, search and rescue mazes, smoke machines, standpipes, and more. 560 plus projects. Buildings feature a powder coat paint finish. www.trainingtowers.com. (800) 351-2525.
Mountain Uniforms’ ISOTHERM MULTISEASON JACKET was custom made for Arlington County (VA) Fire Department, Prince William County (VA) Fire & Rescue, and others. Durable, waterproof-breathable, and 100 percent seam-sealed fabric with reflective options all fit to your specifications. Choose your own colors and configurations. Functions and features include radio pocket, sleeve pocket, zip-off technical hood, clipboard pocket, two-way front zip, inside pockets, removable insulated lining, zippered vents, adjustable shock cord waist, and ballistic nylon accents. Back reflective appliqué option with larger orders. www.mountainuniforms.com. (775) 831-7670.
The Conterra EMS/RESCUE MICRO LIGHT attaches to virtually anything with its removable clip. Use it as a headlamp or visor light. This four-function LED light shines red or white, as well as emergency strobe. Clip to hats, pockets, or turnouts. Its light stalk is 180° adjustable. Lasts 20-30 hours on a single replaceable battery and has an eight-minute auto shutoff (except in emergency strobe mode). www.conterra-inc.com. (360) 734-2311.
Oklahoma State University presents PRINCIPLES OF VEHICLE EXTRICATION, THIRD EDITION. The new book contains updated information on the hazards presented by extrication operations, vehicle extrication incident management, vehicle anatomy, passenger restraint systems, vehicle extrication tools and equipment, hybrid-powered vehicles, machinery extrication situations and procedures, and emergency medical system considerations at extrication operations. Learn more at www.ifsta.org. (800) 654-4055.
The ZUMRO MODEL C-100 is a portable command shelter that you can attach to virtually any full-sized SUV. Offering nearly 100 square feet of usable space, the unit weighs only 96 pounds. One person can deploy the C-100 in less than a minute. Like all ZUMRO shelters, it is portable, durable, and very versatile. It is fully interoperable with other ZUMRO models, and may also be used as a stand-alone shelter. www.zumro.com. (800) 932-6003.
Raven Technology’s MOTOR-MANAGER™ OPTION is a compact, lightweight generator option that provides scene lighting and rescue pump operation on smaller trucks. Holmatro rescue systems has developed specific pumps which work with Raven’s Motor-Manager™ Option to provide single- or double-tool operation with your scene lighting. Free up space, get the gas off your truck, and more weight off your rear axle. www.raventechpower.com. (207) 721-1044.
The IMS ALLIANCE PASSPORT® and PASSPORT ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM® provides one of the best firefighter accountability systems available today. The system provides for the tracking of emergency personnel, equipment, and assignments inside the incident perimeter. www.imsalliance.com/passport/index.asp. (866) 371-1670.
Class 1’s TOTAL PRESSURE GOVERNOR PLUS (TPG+) places vital pump and engine control information in one easy-to-use compact package. Engine information including oil pressure and temperature, pump hours, fuel rate, and engine hours is available with one touch. The streamlined design reduces pump panel space requirements. The TPG+ is fully compatible with existing class 1 electronic products. www.class1.com. (800) 533-3569.
Zico is now offering a new style of SCBA containment. The ROL-LOC, MODEL QM-ROLO-SA, has been tested to well over Nine G-forces and complies with the 2009 edition of NFPA 1901 for use inside crew cabs. You can adjust it to fit most any size bottle or brand SCBA currently on the market. Releasing the SCBA is as simple as pulling on the release and standing up. To put the SCBA back in the Rol-Loc, just place the valve in the footplate and push back. Now it is locked and ready for the next call. www.ziamatic.com. (800) 711-FIRE.
Blauer’s WZ9435 XRT ENSEMBLE is NFPA 1994 (2007 Edition) class 3 certified for protection against CBRN agents at levels below IDLH. Made with GORE® CHEMPAK® selectively-permeable fabric, the XRT suit is lightweight and highly breathable to provide comfort during extended response operations. The suit’s one-piece design with integrated glove system and booties eliminates the need for chemical tape and allows first responders and down-range personnel to quickly self-don the suit with approved APR/PAPR systems, if necessary. www.blauer.com. (800) 225-6715.
TNT Rescue System’s new NEXUS SHUNT VALVE COUPLER TECHNOLOGY is the toughest, most reliable coupler on the market. It can hot swap tools on over 100 feet of hose, with no need for a special tool to release pressure-eliminating thermal expansion to the hose. It features a unique system that allows for the maximum amount of flow to the tool, reducing temperatures and allowing for maximum speed and performance. Backed with TNT’s true lifetime service and warranty. www.tntrescue.com. (800) 474-4189.
Drawing from its heritage of the innovative and legendary Ahrens-Fox line of apparatus, HME’s THE RAT™, or Rapid Attack Truck, combines a fully rated class A pumper engineered into the size of a mini pumper without sacrificing water, hose, or equipment carrying capacity. The RAT is available on either a custom or commercial chassis. www.hmeahrensfox.com. (616) 534-1463.
Stay focused on firefighter safety with Cengage’s brand new book KNOWING YOUR BUILDINGS: A FIREFIGHTER’S REFERENCE GUIDE. An illustrative guide to building construction terms and concepts, this book is valuable for trainees and experienced fire service professionals. It includes risk management, building construction basics, and A-Z chapters providing terms, definitions, examples, photos, and diagrams to explain materials and techniques. Don’t lose sight of the connection between construction materials, fire growth and, ultimately, your safety! www.delmarfire.cengage.com. (800) 487-8488.
Hannay Reels’ F4000 SERIES REEL cuts response time and increases safety. Because of its compatibility with booster hose, the F4000 Series allows for quick payout time that is critical for firefighting operations. Its compact design accommodates restricted vehicle space. Hannay Reels is the leading manufacturer of durable hose and cable reels for both OEM and aftermarket applications, offering thousands of standard models along with a wide range of custom design capabilities with unmatched value, resulting in the most dependable, best-engineered reels in the business. http://go.hannay.com/PR. (877) GO-REELS (467-3357).
Nederman’s PNEUMATIC TRACK SYSTEM is for stations where vehicles vary from time to time. The system is based on a nozzle expanded by compressed air, fixing and sealing the nozzle tightly around the tail pipe. The Pneumatic Track System is supplied with a choice of two different sized nozzles to fit the most common types of tail pipes. www.nederman.com.
Rosenbauer has developed the first-ever GREEN STAR FIRE APPARATUS to comply with new EPA mandates. The Rosenbauer Green Star uses an auxiliary power unit, allowing the operator to bypass the main chassis engine and keep its systems running, all while the engine is off! This new system is not only good for the environment but it saves thousands every year in fuel and service fees! www.rosenbaueramerica.com. (605) 543-5591.
Fol-da-Tank’s original self-leveling FLOAT DOCK® STRAINERnow has an improved riser plate. When attached to the strainer barrel, this plate will have a dual purpose as a floating strainer and a low-level strainer. When using the floating strainer in a Fol-Da-Tank® at low pumping levels, it can sit on the bottom of the portable tank and draft to a level of just two inches without pulling the liner to the strainer screen. When using the floating strainer and riser plate in a lake or stream, the strainer will not suck up any debris from the bottom. www.fol-da-tank.com. (309) 787-3500.
No one needs high performance portable lighting more than firefighting professionals, which is why the Underwater Kinetics engineers have designed the NITEX. The rechargeable, waterproof NITEX is a small fire helmet light with huge features: ninety lumens of light, a rear switch, and a drop-in charger are combined with a clip that allows the user to remove the light from the fire helmet for use as a handheld light. Try that with any other fire helmet light. www.uwkinetics.com. (858) 513-9100.
The Unruh FIRE RESCUE TRAILER was designed specifically to carry rescue, hazmat, and dive equipment within one sturdy, lightweight, and completely customizable trailer. Aside from the gooseneck, the trailer is all-aluminum and offers a unibody type frame to keep the trailer low to the ground for easier access to equipment. This unit is upgradable with assorted options such as light towers, generators, shelving, slide trays, coffin boxes, and more. www.unruhbrushtruck.com. (888) 578-6759.
For the ultimate confined space rescue training experience, the Roco TRAINING CENTER (RTC)in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, offers emergency responders the chance to learn the latest techniques and put their skills to the test. This unique five-story prop offers realistic problem-solving scenarios in all six confined space types as well as high angle, fall protection, tower work/rescue, firefighter escape, structural collapse, and trench rescue. Training is offered from basic skills to Rescue Technician levels. (800) 647-7626.
Task Force Tips’ new OASIS HYDRANT ASSIST VALVE is a lighter, more efficient hydrant assist valve that you can use as a hydrant booster, a gated wye, or for inline pumping during relay operations. A clapper valve with position indicator provides uninterrupted water flow to the fire when transitioning to boost mode, and in the event of boost pump failure. Unique position indicators tell the operator if the ball and clapper valves are open or closed. Stainless-steel half ball valve provides corrosion protection. www.tft.com. (800) 348-2686.
RAE Systems’ TOXIRAE 3is a full-featured single-gas monitor that offers unequaled cost of ownership value. The ToxiRAE 3 is compatible with the AutoRAE Lite bump and calibration station. You can record STEL, TWA, low, and high alarms. The detector is warranted for two years and maintenance free with replaceable battery and features the market’s lowest cost of ownership, rugged steel housing for harsh environments, and the market’s fastest instrument response time for better protection and worker safety. www.raesystems.com. (877) 723-2878.
As a recognized leader in high-pressure breathing air compressor systems and component technology for over sixty years, Bauer offers a number of HIGH-PRESSURE AIR COMPONENTsystems through GSA Contract #GS-07F-9711G. Whether your need is for a stationary all-in-one system design to outfit your fire station or perhaps a trailer-mounted compressor package, we have the products to fill your needs. www.bauercomp.com. (757) 855-6006.
Hydro Flow’s Pitotless Nozzle™ and new LITTLE HOSE MONSTER™ for fire flow testing and flushing. How do you improve on the Hose Monster? You make it smaller. You make it lighter You make it Pitotless. It measures one square foot and weighs six pounds. No more damaged pitots from rocks and flushing debris—ever. www.HoseMonster.com. (888) 202-9987.
The Flitz THREE-ALARM EMS/FIRE TRUCK VEHICLE CARE KIT contains enough products to clean and care for a fire truck for one year. The kit includes 2 X-large buff balls, one quart can of metal/plastic/fiberglass polish, one 32-ounce pump of wax protectant, two microfiber cloths, and two bottles of aluminum preclean. A One-Alarm kit is also available for EMS vehicles. www.flitz.com. (800) 558-8611.
Ferrara Fire Apparatus’MVP RESCUE PUMPER is designed for suppression, rescue, hazmat, and much more. With 460 cubic feet of storage on a 183-inch wheelbase, the MVP has a traditional 2,000-gpm midship, shaft-driven pump. The MVP’s available pump-and-roll achieves 330-gpm at 80 psi while travelling just over two mph. The crosslays are stored at frame rail height for easy, safe deployment, and reloading. www.ferrarafire.com/Apparatus/Pumpers/MVP/MVP.html. (800) 443-9006.
Kinequip introduces a drop-in solid-state replacement for existing eight-inch HIGH/LOW HALOGEN/INCANDESCENT FIXTURES. The low-profile, flush-mount aluminum housing is lightweight, reliable, and easy to install. Featuring low power consumption, reduced heat generation, and comparable brightness, the fixture is specifically designed to provide highly distributed brilliant white light for ambulances. An optional built-in dimming function allows continuously adjustable lighting intensity and requires no external module. Each unit comes with a five-year warranty. www.Kinequip.net. (800) 982-8894.
Everything about firefighting is built around speed. Fast response times, fast rescues. So why does it take forever to get new turnout gear? The wait is over. Fyrepel’s OSX™ TURNOUT GEAR is made for fast delivery. Get turnout gear that’s a tough workhorse with plenty of bells and whistles, right off the shelf. Place the order…it ships. Contact Fyrepel Customer Service today for more information on the fastest turnout gear on the planet. www.fyrepel.com. (800) 933-0115.
PRIDE & OWNERSHIP: A FIREFIGHTER’S LOVE OF THE JOB by Rick Lasky, from Pennwell Books & Videos, is a guide for the seasoned veteran, the new firefighter, and anyone in between, bringing them together for what it all takes to have that love for the job. Chapters address the necessary steps in the leadership chain for a fire service professional to succeed and include Our Mission; The Firefighter; The Company Officer; The Chief; Our Two Families; Sweating the Small Stuff; Changing Shirts—The Promotion; What September 11th Did for Us—The Good and the Bad; Ceremonies; Marketing Your Fire Department; Making It All Happen—Embracing Success; and Have You Forgotten? (800) 752-9764. Web site: www.fireeingineeringbooks.com.
Fire Engineering Books and Videos’ VOLUNTEER TRAINING OFFICER’S HANDBOOK by W. Edward Buchanan Jr. provides the volunteer training officer with everything needed to develop and implement a successful program while promoting quality and discipline in volunteer firefighters. Presents alternative delivery options that allow volunteers to achieve their training goals while meeting their responsibilities at home. Covers topics such as fire service training philosophies, organizational needs, recruiting, discipline, scheduling, marketing, drills, and graduation. Includes CD-ROM with appendices, instructor materials, presentation material in PowerPoint®, and student material. (800) 745-3911. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.pennwell-store.com.
TRUCK COMPANY OPERATIONS by John Mittendorf. Published by Fire Engineering. This book begins with an overview of fireground operations, including apparatus placement, building construction, and response. It then goes into the specifics of truck company responsibilities—forcible entry, search and rescue, ladder placement, inside operations, overhaul, salvage, and more. A must for any department that performs “truck” functions on the fireground. (800) 752-9764.
Fire Engineering Books & Videos’ FIREGROUND STRATEGIES by Anthony Avillo addresses many fire situations and explains the relevant tactics for each situation. Designed for the fire officer who must identify a strategy, develop an action plan, and implement tactics. Covers size-up, prefire planning, incident communications, building construction, strategic modes of operation, operational safety, and more. Incidents involving specific occupancy types are addressed. (800) 745-3911. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www. pennwell-store.com.
A fire department that isn’t moving forward is dying or in danger of dying. In this second edition of Fire Engineering Books & Videos’ FIRE DEPARTMENT STRATEGIC PLANNING: CREATING FUTURE EXCELLENCE, author Mark Wallace notes that if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. Knowing where you’re going, the environment in which you must operate, and identifying how to get there offer you the best chance of achieving your goals; this is the foundation of strategic planning. Fire chiefs must move from typical operational thinking to strategic thinking and manage their organizations strategically. (800) 752-9764. Web site: www.fireengineeringbooks.com.