AWG Fittings’ TURBO NOZZLES: Look outside the box and consider the rugged all-metal construction. Choose between the easy-to-operate 75 psi or traditional 100 psi models. Features include an enlarged rubber bumper with easy-to-find raised tab, which indicates middle fog pattern; broad range of selectable gallonage flows; fixed rubber or spinning teeth; all-metal handle; and pistol grips for long life and durability even under extreme conditions. Base connections are available in one-, 1½-, and 2½-inch models. www.awg-fire.com. (508) 850-5263.
W.L. Gore’s CROSSTECH® BLACK MOISTURE BARRIER combines the original CROSSTECH® moisture barrier’s high level of breathability with a more durable NFPA 1851 performance. Multiple field trials verified this increased durability—reducing repair costs by as much as 50 percent when cleaned and inspected using a protocol well beyond that required by the NFPA 1851 standard. With this improved durability combined with a full 3½-year warranty, departments can more easily comply with NFPA 1851 maintenance requirements. www.gore.com. (888) 914-4673.
Spartan Chassis, Inc.is a world-class leader in the design and production of the most powerful and reliable EMERGENCY RESCUE CABS AND CHASSIS on the market. Our engineering and manufacturing expertise—along with thousands of options and premium components—enable departments throughout the world to configure a quality emergency rescue vehicle that will provide many years of reliable service. www.spartanchassis.com. (800) 393-8861.
Bauer, a recognized leader in high-pressure breathing air compressor systems and component technology for more than 60 years, offers a number of VERTECON compressor systems 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.
The new HAIX AIRPOWER® R2 EMS/STATION BOOT was created to meet consumer demand for an EMS boot that meets NFPA 1999-2008. The lightweight, impact-absorbing sole is heat-, oil-, and gasoline-resistant and is nonmarking. Reflective elements are added to the boot for ease of visibility on nighttime runs. The best boot for EMS who also encounter hot grounds and brush fires. www.haix.xom. (866) 344-HAIX.
BRUNACINI’S HAZARD ZONE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE will take place in South Bend, Indiana, on October 18-20, 2010. Hazard zone breakdowns are killing and injuring firefighters. As a result, the most capable group of incident command and tactical operations experts have been assembled to provide you the solutions. Experts include: Alan Brunacini, Bobby Halton, and Jay Reardon. The most recent fire studies conducted by Underwriters Laboratories and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will be discussed along with many other impactful topics. www.regonline.com/hazardzoneseminar.
PBI’s BASEGUARD™ is the best in under body armor protection. PBI BaseGuard’s innovative next-to-skin fabric technology combines unmatched break open protection from heat and flash fire with unrivaled comfort and durability. Lighter, softer, and more flexible, PBI BaseGuard garments are cooler, drier, and absorb perspiration better than traditional knit fabrics. The high moisture regain of PBI BaseGuard wicks sweat from the body at rates several times that of 100 percent cotton and Nomex®—minimizing the risk of heat stress-related injuries. PBI BaseGuard garments will not ignite, melt, drip, shrink, or break open after exposure to a four-second flash fire. www.pbiproducts.com/en/pbi_fiber/pbi_baseguard. (800) 858-2467.
Kochek Company’s ST2 is a dry lubricant for use on firefighting equipment. Ideal for easing stubborn or hard-working Storz and threaded fittings, ST2 is made to ease movement between parts. ST2 is resistant to water wash-off and provides superior, long-lasting lubrication. The lubricant applies wet to deeply penetrate parts, but dries fast to prevent the attraction of dirt and debris. ST2 is environmentally friendly and contains no grease or oil. ST2 comes in two-ounce plastic spray bottles and is sold in cases of 12. www.kochek.com. (800) 420-4673.
Knox’s new ELEVATOR KEY BOX is an Underwriters Laboratory (UL) 1037-listed high security box designed specifically for the elevator lobby. This new box meets the latest International Fire Code standard. It has room for two elevator door access tools and up to 30 keys. This UL-listed key box offers superior resistance to physical attack than the average elevator key box. Available in red, aluminum, or dark bronze, with or without the FD banner. www.knoxbox.com. (623) 687-2300.
Rescue 42, Inc.’s VAULT™ is a hitch-mounted, mobile accessory unit that is easily transported on any class III or IV trailer hitch. The VAULT’s™ running gear is suspended off the ground during transportation eliminating the need for trailer licensing and registration. When it arrives at your destination, the running gear descends and the entire unit rolls into place on “never flat” tires designed to handle any terrain. Its simple mobility allows you to easily roll the VAULT™ through doorways and onto escalators and elevators. It is made of lightweight but sturdy aluminum that carries everything from hoses to computers. www.Rescue42.com. (888) 427-3728.
Pierce has sold three PIERCE ULTIMATE CONFIGURATION (PUC) fire trucks to the Pearl (MS) Fire Department. These are the first ever Pierce fire trucks purchased by the department and represent PUC sales #450, #451 and #452. Built on Velocity® custom chassis, each pumper features TAK-4® independent suspension; 1,500-gpm pump; 750-gallon water tank; Husky® 12 foam system; and two low-mount crosslays. www.piercemfg.com. (920) 832-3000.
Kussmaul Electronic Co.’s AUTO CHARGE STATUS CENTER is a universal dual indicator that works with all Kussmaul battery chargers as well as indicating voltage on vehicles without a charger. The indicator reads battery voltage and indicates the battery’s condition through LEDs. The display toggles between Battery #1 and Battery #2. The indicator is designed for mounting on the outside of a vehicle for easy reading, fits Kussmaul standard indicator cutouts, and comes with a three-year warranty. www.kussmaul.com. (800) 346-0857.
Akron Brass’s TRI-BAR™ is a forcible-entry halligan-type tool manufactured as a single piece drop-forged bar. Made of hardened alloy steel, this tool will not chip or break during a critical moment. Use the adz, pick, or fork to quickly pry through locked doors, punch through walls, or shut off gas valves. The Tri-Bar offers three hammer surfaces to force your way through or around the obstructions. Combine an Akron Brass flathead ax with the Tri-Bar for an awesome set of irons. www.akronbrass.com. (800) 228-1161.
Paratech, one of the leaders in vehicle stabilization, introduced the TVS TWISTLOCK VEHICLE STABILIZER at FDIC 2010. The product features the TwistLock Collar, which provides for ease of operation. It comes ready for action: You simply twist, extend, and release the TwistLock Collar. The stabilizer also features a multipurpose head, a combined V-base, cone and wedge bases, and it also accepts a 3⁄8-inch chain. It has an integrated ratchet base for rapid deployment, and it folds flat for compact storage in a rescue vehicle. www.paratech.com. (800) 435-9358.
E-ONE’s HP78 features a 750-pound tip load for increased rescue capability and additional reach of similar products in its class. The ToughTruss™ aerial features extruded aluminum construction that exceeds NFPA’s 1901 requirements with a 2.5:1 structural safety factor. No other manufacturer consistently offers you this commitment to safety. In addition, the aluminum aerial will not rust, need painting, or require rung cover replacement, delivering lower life-cycle cost than steel aerials. Combining generous compartment space, ground ladder storage, hosebed, and tank size; the HP78 outperforms, outmaneuvers, and outreaches the competition. E-ONE’s HP78—the total package. www.e-one.com. (352) 237-1122.
University of Maryland-University College (UMUC) serves the educational needs of the global marketplace by offering more than 100 DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS. Courses are available online and on site, so earning your degree has never been more convenient. UMUC offers a bachelor’s degree in fire science, with courses developed in conjunction with the National Fire Academy and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Enroll now. www.umuc.edu.
Problem: “I’m looking for better gear, but I need to make every dollar count.” Serious performance now comes at a great value. Built with a new, contemporary chassis, Globe’s G-XCEL™ features many of our innovative design features including extended back length in the jacket and extra length in the knee and seat for excellent mobility. Globe Firefighter Suits—turning out the world’s best. www.globefiresuits.com. (800) 232-8323.
TheFireStore exclusive: RED TOE X-STATIC ENDURANCE NINE-INCH FIREFIGHTER BOOT SOCKS. You spend a lot of time on your feet and in harsh environments, battling a wide range of temperatures and in all kinds of weather conditions. RED TOE™ features the X-Static Silver Fiber, made from pure silver, which is permanently bonded to the fiber’s surface. X-Static keeps feet warm in the cold and comfortable when it’s hot. It also accelerates sweat evaporation by giving the sock moisture wicking properties. www.thefirestore.com. (800) 852-6088.
Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition is a 501(c) charitable organization and the leading resource for independent, noncommercial information about residential fire sprinklers. HFSC offers EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL with details about installed home fire sprinkler systems, how they work, why they provide affordable protection, and answers to common myths and misconceptions about their operation. These materials are available on request. HFSC’s Built for Life Fire Department program encourages U.S. fire departments to make home fire sprinkler education a focus of their community outreach. www.HomeFireSprinkler.org. (877) 550-HFSC.
Nederman launches its PNEUMATIC RAIL SYSTEM (PRS), a new state-of-the-art Exhaust Extraction concepts for the North American Fire Service market. PRS is a mostly automatic, high-capacity Exhaust Extraction System for drive-thru applications and can accommodate up to four emergency vehicles per bay. The system’s primary feature is based on a bladder-type nozzle that is expanded by compressed air to seal tightly around the tailpipe. www.nederman.com. (800) 575-0609.
Hurst Jaws of Life® is proud to introduce the EDRAULIC™ EVOLUTION, featuring hydraulic power UNLEASHED. These new tools have the power of standard hydraulic rescue tools but are operated by battery, and can also be plugged into any standard electrical outlet for limitless operation. www.jawsoflife.com. (800) 537-2659.
WHP TRAININGTOWERS is the 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. Five-hundred and sixty-plus projects. Buildings feature a powder coat paint finish. Visit us at FRI Booth #4126. www.trainingtowers.com. (800) 351-2525.
Problem: “I need to be visible on the road, but turnouts are cumbersome and vests are a hassle.” In today’s fast-changing world where your fire/rescue mission is 80 percent rescue, having the right gear for the job is critical. Globe’s HI-VIS is NFPA 1999 (Emergency Medical)-compliant for protection from blood, body fluids, and common on-scene chemicals. It is also ANSI 107 (Class 3) for highway visibility, so it can be the one suit to wear everyday when you’re not fighting fires. www.globefiresuits.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MagneGrip EXHAUST EXTRACTION SYSTEMS provide 100-percent removal of diesel exhaust emissions in firehouses. Systems are fully automatic, easy to use, and require less maintenance than any other system. MagneGrip has five system types to meet the exact needs for every firehouse application. MagneGrip Group also offers AirHAWK Air Purification Systems to ensure protection in all areas of the firehouse, including living quarters, offices, and turnout gear rooms. www.magnegrip.com. (800) 875-5440.
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.
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.
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.
MES’ PRO-WARRINGTON EXCLUSIVE 9010 14-INCH STRUCTURAL BUNKER BOOTS take all of the great features of the PRO-Warrington 5006 and add a PowerHeel and PowerToe. The same basic boot is worn by New York City, Atlanta, Sacramento, Detroit, Indianapolis, and thousands of other fire departments. Available in an array of sizes and only through MES. Get yours today! www.MESFire.com. (877) 711-5777.
Council Tool’s S.O.S™ TOOL (SPECIAL OPERATIONS SURVIVAL TOOL), is a multiuse, three-in-one firefighting tool that has the ability to break through concrete block. The S.O.S. Tool combines a pry bar, a sledgehammer, and a super-hard hook into one dynamic tool. Use the hook end as a battering ram on concrete block to quickly get into a room for a rescue or to get out of a dangerous situation. Constructed of forged alloy steel, the hook end has been heat-treated for extra strength and durability. www.counciltool.com. (866) 646-3011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sparky the Fire Dog is the best-known mascot figure for fire prevention today. A trademark character of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Sparky is at the center of the NFPA’s Risk Watch and Learn Not to Burn programs, two of the most comprehensive safety programs in use in America. The Robotronics ANIMATED SPARKY COSTUME is an especially exciting tool for teaching fire and safety awareness because it is so interactive. Audiences will be delighted when Sparky’s eyes wink and blink (a random blink feature is programmed into the costume), his mouth moves, and he speaks with preprogrammed fire safety messages through an optional mp3 player or the wearer’s voice through a Wearer Amplified Voice Equipment system included with each costume. www.robotronics.com. (800) 762-6876.
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. www.pennwell-store.com. (800) 745-3911. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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? www.pennwell-store.com. (800) 752-9764.
Heavy duty just got lighter!Honeywell’s new PRO-WARRINGTON MODEL 4200 weighs in at just 4.9 pounds, making it the lightest boot in the history of the fire service. Feeling like a sneaker and wearing like the most durable leather boot, the 4200 is unlike any boot on the fireground. Contact your local PRO-Warrington dealer to start a field test today! www.honeywell.com. (800) 688-6148.
CET’s SKID UNITS can combine a tank, a live hosereel or crosslay, a portable fire pump or compressed air foam system, and an engine into a single one-piece assembly that you can slip onto a truck bed; trailer; or into a body to flow water and foam on a structural fire, car fire, or wildfire. The most common wildland and urban interface fire engines in North America combine a small truck with a water tank and a high-performance portable pump. Visit www.fire-pump.com to build your own drop-in unit. Follow a few easy steps and get your quote. (800) 567-2719.
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. www.coretechnology.info. (800) 654-0203.
Hale’s SIDEKICK is a new high-volume booster pump kit. This 500/750-gpm high-volume booster pump kit can be installed below the chassis top of frame, allowing more space for body components or additional tank capacity. The compact, innovative design results in a lower center of gravity, making vehicles easier to handle and safer to operate. The SideKick exceeds all industry ratings and requirements and includes a stainless-steel pump panel that can be installed in the side compartment or hung below the apparatus body as a free-standing panel on a simple frame with brackets. www.haleproducts.com. (800) 220-4253.
Blauer’s three-in-one EMERGENCY RESPONSE JACKET (STYLE 9840Z) is certified NFPA 1999 (2008 Edition) and ANSI 107-2004 Class 3 and is your perfect year-round PPE solution. Made of CROSSTECH® fabric, the waterproof, windproof breathable shell will protect you from the elements as well as provide blood; bodily fluid; and chemical resistance. The zip-out B.Warm fleece is perfect for insulation or as a stand-alone jacket. www.blauer.com. (800) 225-6715.
PAC’s new DUAL ADAPTER LOK can keep double male/female adapters attached for quick access! Like the Adapter Lok, the Dual Adapter Lok features an automatic lock made of high-visible yellow space age Elastomer. No electrolysis. A spacer ring allows for varying adapter lengths, making it a significant space saver. www.pactoolmounts.com. (888) 514-0083.
Problem: “My feet aren’t bad. I’m thinking it’s my boots.” The latest model in the Globe FootGear Structural Series—SHADOW—joins the lineup of athletic footwear for firefighters that has taken the fire service market by storm. SHADOW shares the remarkably flexible platform with cushioned and contoured sole that makes Globe FootGear fit better, grip better, and feel broken in right out of the box. And SHADOW has been designed to slide more easily under narrower turnout gear pants. www.globefiresuits.com. (800) 232-8323.
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. www.pennwell-store.com. (800) 745-3911. E-Mail: email@example.com.
ZOLL’s RescueNet CommCAD provides a map-centric software tool that allows you to completely manage an incident within a map, almost like you are on scene. With a simple user interface, intuitive process, and high level of configurability, CommCAD was designed to work the way first responders think. With RescueNet CommCAD you can visualize the incident’s environment and surroundings and quickly and efficiently build the right response. There is no need to rely on text or radio communications to get a clear picture of the situation. Because the system is so intuitive, it is easy to use and training is streamlined. www.zolldata.com. (800) 663-3911.
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 to 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.
Informed’s new 7th edition Fire & Rescue Field Guide® includes new national ICS profiles, updated AHA guidelines, updated fire strategy and tactics, enhanced WMD and HazMat response, and improved operations center guidelines. This guide makes it easy for firefighters, command officers and volunteers to coordinate fire attack, incident command, tactics, look up LELs, UELs and friction loss. Now seven-color, this pocket-sized field reference is still only three × five inches, has color-coded tabs, and is waterproof, alcohol-fast, durable, and “street-tough.” www.informedguides.com. (888) 624-8014.
Navistar’s MaxxForce® 13 diesel engine provides 475 hp and 1,700 pounds-per-square-foot of torque in aerials, pumpers, tankers, and other custom fire apparatus. Fire departments that specify MaxxForce, the same engine found in International® commercial chassis, are assured reliable power; performance; durability; and safety in demanding fire and rescue operations. Fully compliant with 2010 emissions standards, this engine provides the industry’s only no-SCR operation for operational advantages over competing diesel power trains. www.MaxxForce.com.