PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

HANDLINE NOZZLES

Jaffrey Fire Protection Co. has introduced a line of firefighting handline nozzles, the Viper line, ranging from 50 to 350 gpm and made from E-Lite aluminum alloys and synthetic rubber. They are available in constantgallonage and automatic-pressure models. Standard features include large, molded composite shutoff handles; pistol grips; manual flush; and spinning or fixed teeth.

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FIXED SYSTEM GAS DETECTION

AIM Safety USA, Inc., has added fixed system gas detection equipment to its line of portable, handheld gas detectors. The 900 Series can monitor several locations at once with various transmitters and control boxes. Gas sensor transmitters can be specified as explosionproof, one-contact relay, two-contact relay, display, or any combination of the four. Eleven sensor choices are available.

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FLASHOVER OBSERVATION STRUCTURE

The Swede Survival Flashover Container is a low-maintenance, portable structure that gives firefighters the opportunity to observe fire behavior and the signs that lead to flashover in a controlled setting. It can be reused and comes with a three-day training course.

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ROPE RESCUE EQUIPMENT

Rollgliss Inc.’s rope ascent and descent safety device, the Rollgliss, is now available in the United States. It features a reverse lock mechanism and ratchet wheel-blocking assembly. The Rollgliss is designed for securing and rescue applications.

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TURNOUT GEAR HANGERS

C. Gunther Company’s specially configured heavy-duty chrome steel wire hanger, the Dry Kwik, is designed to allow turnout gear to dry quickly. Its open design also helps reduce smoke odor and extend turnout gear life. The closed style prevents the hanger from coming off the rod when the coat is pulled off in a hurry.

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FATIGUE-REDUCING DEVICE

Fire Pro Equipment Inc. has introduced the EZ PUP. a fatigue-reducing unit that installs between the hose and nozzle on fire attack lines. By holding the EZ PUP against your Shoulder, like a rifle stock, the reaction force f frf the water is absorbed more comfortably.

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iODY ELECTRICAL SUBPANEL

saSlass l’s Body Electrical Sub-Panel incorpor;ites a systems engineering approach in its fire apparatus body electrical system, providing the body builder with a standardized platform from which a reliable and repeatable Electrical system can be developed, reducing installation time and increasing serviceability. It incorporates the wiring required to “tie together” the pump panel, left body, right ,kPdy, cab, engine, and taillight functions. Each body system can be prewired and plugged” into the electrical subpanel.

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11~ READS

* MpNuf is now offering its Push-on Threads’ n large-diameter hose couplings with rocker fugs, allowing lire departments to have immediate connection of LDH. eliminating the need locks or wrenches.

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SIBBER CLEARANCE LAMPS

sjilarathon Light has available a line of twoway flexible marker/clearance lamps designed to reduce rear wipe-off accidents and damage to the rear and sides of fire apparatus when leaving and returning to tight quarters. The lamps conform to SAE standards; come in seven versions, covering a range of vehicle applications; and are resistant to vibration, dust, water, ozone, and UV light damage.

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ELECTRIC APPARATUS VALVES

Elkhart Brass has introduced electrically actuated 1two-, 2/-’-, three-, and four-inch ball and four-, five-, and six-inch butterfly valves that comply with NFPA 1901 open-and-close safety requirements. High-torque gear motors provide reserve power to maintain constant opening and closing speeds regardless of pressure and flow conditions. The entire control system is sealed for environmental protection.

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CHROME MIRRORS

Velvac Inc. is offering a high luster/low maintenance chrome Finish standard on its Superstart and Model 2(X)5 bus-style mirrors. The mirrors also are available in a UV-resistanl black Finish. Hie mirror itself is manufactured of a cast aluminum ami and base and has an ABS plastic injected molded head.

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NFPA 1973 C0MPLIANT GLOVE INSERT

W.L. Gore & Associates has introduced its CROSSTECH ‘ technology into a glove insert designed to protect against bloodborne pathogens and liquid chemicals. The insert meets the requirements of the 1993 edition of NFPA 1973 and remains intact when subjected to NFPA heal requirements.

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FOLDING PORTABLE LIGHT

A folding portable light from Churchville Safe-T-Light features a choice of lampheads (300-1,500 watt), a 67-inch Stamina’ wood handle, friction-controlled tilting, compact folding storage, a large flat base for stability, standard tripod adapter rails, and optional one-piece vinyl storage brackets.

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DRY HYDRANT HEAD ASSEMBLY

Schlumberger Industries’ new dry hydrant head assembly includes the following components; a six-inch Schedule 10 PVC coupling, a red “Slick-Coat” aluminum NST threaded intake, a Slick-Coat finish to protect against corrosion and provide a smooth connection to suction hoses, and a patent-pending conical strainer with lock ring. This system features a red “Slick-Coat” aluminum threaded rocker “1 ug cap.

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FLAME-RESISTANT BELT

Valeo, Inc., manufactures a flame-resistant back support belt that incor[x>rates Westex Proban FR/7A fabric, a 1 OO-percent cotton fabric that employs the vertical flammability test generally accepted by military and industrial users and that self-extinguishes when exposed to flame or thermal ignition sources. The belts are available in a four-inchwide model (sizes XS to 3XL) and a six-inchwide model (sizes XS to 4XL). Both models are available in either black or orange.

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PEDIATRIC MANIKIN

Nine-month-old “Danny” from S1MULAIDS is an infant CPR manikin that features a disposable mouth/nose face insert designed to provide individual students with sanitary training fields. The manikin’s lifelike appearance helps students address procedural accuracy.

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VACUUM MATTRESS

The Hartwell Medical Evac-U-Splint pediatric mattress is designed to mold to the contours of the patient’s bcxly for comfort and support during evacuation. The mattress contains a polystyrene bead filling that acts as a thermal insulator to help maintain the child’s body temperature. It is X-ray lucent and waterproof and does not create circumferential pressure.

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EMT DATA RECORDING BOARD

Wehr Engineering offers the NOTEPRO, a lexan board featuring a nonslip backing and Velcro straps for a secure custom fit to a rescuer’s leg. The board has designated areas for [patients’ names, ages, and three sets of complete vitals, as well as room for any remarks and pertinent information. Write informa rion with permanent marker (included); clean later with wet wipe and/or alcohol wipe.

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GAS LEAK DETECTOR

The Sensit Model llXCl-l features a calibrated alarm that indicates the presence ot most types of combustible and toxic gases, small size; a solid-state sensor; and adjustable alarm levels with a wide range of nullable tick detection.

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MULTIPURPOSE TOOL

R & R Associates’ universal utility tool (UUT) is a 11-function stainless-steel tool. It can be used as a shutoff wrench (industrial and residential gas), hydrant wrench, pry bar, nail and hinge puller, spanner coupling wrench, and water-pipe valve stem wrench (3/4, 1/2, 3/8, and inch). It has a rubber handle to minimize vibration shock, prevent electrical shock, and protect against heat transfer. It weighs less than one pound.

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IMPROVED FIREFIGHTING BOOT

The Warrington Group has introduced a system designed to combat abrasion in the toe area and increase the life span of its PRO Leather Firefighting Boots. The system will be available on PRO styles 2006 and 2008.

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PRIORITY EMERGENCY VEHICLE TRAFFIC SYSTEM

The recently improved Opticom priority control system from iM’s Safety and Security System Division enables a vehicle carrying an Opticom emitter to send a coded infrared message to intersection-installed detectors, enabling the system’s phase selector to either preempt a red light or hold a green light until the emergency vehicle passes through the intersection. Operation on two frequencies allows municipalities to choose command priority for emergency vehicles and advantage priority for other authorized vehicles. Data can be input from a Windows’” environment.

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HARD-SUCTION DRAFTING HOSE

Jaffrey Fire Protection Co. has intrixluced the “Mudsucker” “ a PVC-constructed suction hose designed to make drafting operations more efficient. It features a larger bend radius than previous designs, for added flex from -40°F to 150“F, increased portability, and maneuverability. A six-inch diameter, 10-foot standard section weighs 45 pounds.

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AIRWAY ADJUNCT

Laerdal has enhanced its airway adjunct, the Laerdal Pocket Mask ”, to offer double barrier protection by way of a disposable filter and an improved one-way valve with lower inspiratory and expiratory resistance. The filter, which fits on the underside of the mask, is positioned to protect the valve from blockage by vomit while allowing free passage of expiratory gas away from both the rescuer and victim. The one-way valve also is easier to attach and has a larger mouthpiece than the original pocket mask, and it can be cleaned for reuse during training. The company offers an update pack for owners of the original units.

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UNIFORM LINE

Blauer Manufacturing has introduced the ClassAct “ line of uniform shirts and trousers, made from a machine-washable 55/45 woolblend worsted fabric specially treated to reduce ‘frosting” after extended wear. Three weights are available—8.5-ounce plain weave stretch for shirts, 11.5-ounce plain weave stretch for trousers, and 14.5-ounce serge for trousers.

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PORTABLE PUMP LINE

Hale Products Inc. has launched a line of portable pumps for the firefighting service. The HP series consists of four models, the NFPA-compliant HP100, HP200, HP300, and HP400, which feature the new Vanguard engine from Briggs and Stratton. New features include a built-in fuel tank and a mechanism allowing the user to prime from the instrument panel. The HP400 transfer pump represents a new performance range for Hale, with low-pressure flows in excess of 500 gpm.

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IMPROVED FIRE SIMULATOR

Ideanetics Simulator Systems has redesigned its Model 102 fire simulator to include the following new features: brighter, 2,500lumen output, designed so that classroom lights can be left on during simulation; a wide-angle lens; a larger access panel for easier maintenance; lighter weight; a larger slide projector shelf; and reengineered electronics designed to extend lamp life to an average of 130 hours.

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AMBULANCE COT

Ferno’s new Model 9.3ES SquadMate “ ambulance cot is a patient-handling device that features an auxiliary lock, adjustable backrest, swing-down side rails, shock assembly, fold-down frame, adjustable footrest, and five positions—folded, low-level, mid-level, high-level, and loading. A full line of cot accessories is available.

STORZ WRENCH FOR LOCKS

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Red Head Brass has available an A1 Mag 35 Storz Wrench designed for use with four-, five-, and six-inch Storz couplings with locking levers per NFPA 1963. The wrench, which fits the Red Head model S-146 holder, allows firefighters to disengage the lock and uncouple the Storz connection in one motion, as required by the standard.

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NEW WASHER/EXTRACTOR OPTION

American Laundry Machinery’s L-tron line of washer/extractors now comes with optional Pioneer 2000 series microprocessor control, which enables an L-tron’s cycle to be customdesigned for different loads. Among other capabilities, the Pioneer 2000 makes it possible to set calibrations for motor rotation, water level, etc.; program cylinder reversals, temperatures, and speed; and troubleshoot with a manual utility program.

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PORTABLE EYEWASH STATION

Western Emergency Equipment offers a selfcontained portable eyewash in a thermal jacket. It is designed to be mounted on fire trucks, ambulances, and other vehicles where plumbed water is not available. Model W660 is a 16-gallon gravity-operated tank that can provide 15 minutes of flushing. It is covered with McxJel W9725 high-visibility insulated jacket to keep the water at a moderate temperature in extremely hot or cold temperatures.

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ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE TOOLS

POP-1T Tools’ (Pry-Tech, Inc.’s) HoodBuster is a tool designed to make it easier to open car hoods and extinguish engine compartment fires, disconnect battery cable, and get access to car trunks. It uses the same patented principle as the POP-IT Forcible Entry Tool, a mechanical device that turns torque into power.

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COMPRESSED-OXYGEN DEVICE

Ocenco M-20 SCSR is a self-contained compressed-oxygen device designed to be worn on a belt for immediate access. The unit measures slightly more than six inches square and is less than three inches thick, weighs less than three pounds, o|x rates independently of outside air, and activates immediately ujxm donning.

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