PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
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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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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* 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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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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