Readers Service File
This special section of Fire Engineering briefly reviews current, free literature concerning their products that manufacturers offer to the fire service. Literature is organized under product categories and each entry is keyed to the reader service card which closes the section. For a copy of any literature described, simply circle the number of the item on the card, fill in your name and title, and drop the card in the mail.
Aerial Ladder Trucks
American Fire Apparatus Company offers literature covering 65, 75, 85 and 100-foot rear mounted aerial ladders. These can be mounted on both custom and commercial chassis.
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Howe Fire Apparatus Company, Inc., offers literature covering the 65, 75, 85 and 100-foot aerial ladders mounted on both custom and commercial chassis.
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Literature is available from Oren Roanoke Corporation on its 65, 75, 85 and 100-foot aerial ladders mounted on both custom and commercial chassis.
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Peter Pirsch & Sons Co. offers a brochure entitled, “Quality Aerial Ladders,” illustrating its full line of 65, 75, 85 and 100-foot all aluminum aerial ladders mounted on custom and commercial chassis.
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Pierce Manufacturing Inc. offers literature covering its full line of custom and commercial aerials on a variety of styles and sizes.
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Burns Electronic Security Services offers a pocket size brochure entitled, “Fire Are You Really Protected,” which describes the three protective systems available. They are: 24-hour central station service; direct connections to fire departments and onpremise proprietary total monitoring systems.
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A six-page brochure describes Eagle Signal Corporation’s EVCS (Emergency Voice Communication System), used in two-way voice communication for reporting fire, medical, police and other emergencies. The system operates within and is compatible with existing telegraph alarm systems.
The call box contains a conventional dialless telephone handset. When the handset is lifted, an encoded signal is sent to the central office where an alarm is sounded and the box location is automatically displayed.
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Graviner Inc. announces the availability of a line of fire detection and alarm systems. Literature is available describing the full line of detectors and control units. Data includes information on ionization smoke detectors, fixed temperature and rate-of-rise detectors, U.V. detectors, and related 2-15 zone control panels.
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NuTone Residential Intruder-Fire Alarm Systems are contained in a 28-page brochure, AS 100, from the NuTone Division of Scovill. Three complete systems are described and components shown. A suggested layout is included on planning such systems.
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Preco, Inc. offers a color, 16-page brochure with black and white photos entitled, “Preco Bac-A-Larms.” The catalog, No. 8200-0097-976 describes a line of back-up alarms for many types of equipment. Some features of the alarms are: multiple voltage, adjustable sound, solid-state electronics, universal mounting, steam cleanable, and dual polarity. Bac-A-Larm specifications and recommended usage are also included. Bac-A-Larms meet O.S.H.A., M.E.S.A. and all state regulations and recommended specifications. Also illustrated are super heavy, heavy/medium and light duty mechanical switches.
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A Data-larm Computer System is described in a brochure from Statustronics Corporation. The system identifies, displays, and prints trouble signals originating from manual or automatic alarm devices.
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Ziamatic Corp. offers a bulletin, designated Z-136, describing its Quic-Alert Rescue Alarm which sounds a loud and clear call for help t hat can speed a life-saving rescue. This new product resembles a small flashlight but sounds a powerful signal that can be aimed in the general direction of rescuers to alert and guide them.
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Alternators, Generators, Inverters
Dynamote Corporation offers a 12-page booklet, No. F2302, which explains in detail the requirements and intent of the “KKK” ambulance specification, and how to design and specify ambulance electrical systems to eliminate component damage, premature failure of equipment, complexity and overloading. Included is a “Margin of Safety” Checklist.
The “Margin of Safety” Checklist (F2300) from Dynamote includes electrical power requirements of all equipment used on ambulances, allows you to determine total electrical power requirements on your ambulance and describes equipment available to provide an electrical margin of safety. Included is information on AC power inverters in all three “KKK” sizes: 500, 1000 and 3000 watts.
A new 200 amp Charging System for ambulances is explained in the Power Commander Information Kit (F2299). The manufacturer claims that this centralized power module makes an ambulance electrical system simpler, more reliable and 200 amps powerful.
A Product Selection Guide (F2253A), entitled Inverters for Fire Trucks compares the features of inverters versus generators and tells which inverters to specify for your fire trucks. A separate detailed specification for each inverter is included.
A KKK Inverter Specification Sheet (F2306A) shows how to meet the KKK ambulance spec with a Dynamote KKK Inverter. Recommended specifications for ambulances are given and a descriptive brochure is included on the three units usually used on ambulances. Also provided is a “Margin of Safety” Checklist.
A Low-Speed Inverter Brochure (F2303) is available which gives specifics on fire truck 120-volt AC inverters. It also gives details on low-speed inverters for diesel fire trucks.
A Transformer/Power Pack is described in the new Triton Brochure (F2261). The 1200-watt DC Transformer/Power Pack for fire trucks operates flood lights and power tools.
A Product Selection Guide (F2290) is available for 120-volt electric power on fire trucks. It compares inverters and transformer/rectifiers for flexibility and total power available.
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Kohler Portable Generator Sets is a folder describing the full range of Kohler lightweight and heavy duty models, including the new 1.75 and 3.5 KW units. A new 12-page folder. Kohler Standby Generator Systems, provides basic information on larger Kohler generator sets including the Fast-Response models as well as automatic transfer switches used to t ransfer the load to the generator set when utility power fails. The Kohler generator line ranges from 1.75 to 1000 KW.
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Majol Portable Power Systems has literature available on its Power-Mite 110 Alternator, which is the smallest 3500-watt, (peak power) A.C. 110-volt alternator available, according to the manufacturer.
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Literature is available describing Onan electric generator sets. A single-page specification sheet, folder A-575, describes and illustrates the portable 2500-watt unit, which provides electric power for operating floodlights, smoke ejectors, communication equipment, etc. A 12-page booklet, called “A Guide to the Selection and Installation of Onan Standby Electric Power Systems,” discusses the need, planning and selection of emergency electric generating equipment.
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Ambulances, Rescue Units
American Coach Corporation offers a variety of special high intensive care units including neonatal and cardiac care vehicles. Illustrated brochure and specification describe in detail the Amerivan I and III, built on Dodge chassis and the Amerivan V, built on a Chevy chassis. In addition, several new production models for 1977 have been added, available on Dodge, Chevy and Ford chassis in a modular concept with 120 and 140 style all-aluminum bodies to meet any individual needs. All American Coach built units are certified to meet or exceed Federal regulations.
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Atlantic Ambulance Builders will present specification sheets on their “Daytona Series” of emergency vehicles. Illustrated are all current models available, built to top government standards, and suitable for the needs of many departments. All are titled under “Built By Men Who Know What Emergency Means.”
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Boyertown Auto Body Works offers literature on walk-in type rescue vehicles in various sizes and models for Ford, Chevrolet, G.M.C., or Dodge forward control with custom-made interior, compartments, and generator equipment.
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Car-Mar Inc. offers free literature on its complete line of rescue vehicles. The line includes van types, light, medium and heavy-duty models, both with and without fire fighting capability.
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Custom Ambulances of Florida offers information on designing your own rescueambulance. An all-aluminum modular and rescue body allows you a choice of chassis and your own design of interior and exterior compartments. Design and color brochures are available. Custom Ambulance’s construction and equipment meets or exceeds government regulations.
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Dyna-Med, Inc. now has available a free 230-page catalog full of emergency medical equipment, including the new Hare-Elder Portable, Demand Valve Resuscitator. Information on specifications, styles, and design is included in the literature along with over 2500 other products. Also available is a complete line of extrication equipment for freeing an entrapped victim, as well as basket stretchers for evacuation.
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Gulf Industries, Inc. offers a brochure entitled “Greene Splint System,” illustrating the Greene Rescue and Transport Systems for emergency management of accident victims during rescue, transportation and diagnosis.
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A series of four-color literature and specifications is available from Modular Ambulance Corporation on their complete product line. Included are the Modulance, Classic, Modulvan, Vandulance II and the Rescue Options. Also available is a pamphlet entitled “Guidelines for Ordering Federally Funded Emergency Medical Vehicles.”
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Pierce Manufacturing Inc. offers literature detailing its rescue unit, the CRV-16 crash rescue vehicle. It is designed as a versatile emergency rescue truck for fire departments and paramedic units.
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The Providence Body Company offers information and literature on its complete line of type I and type III welded aluminum intensive care, modular ambulances and rescue/amhulance combinations. Numerous options are available on interior and exterior design along with devices such as portable ramps, sloping floors, electric cylinder lift and fold-a-way buddy seats for the interior. Also offered is a cross aisle fastening device for the litter, when cardiac care patients are being transported.
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Springfield Equipment Company is offering a new brochure showing many interior and exterior views in full color of the Guard ian I, II and Ill model ambulances. Condensed specifications are also available on the all-steel units which meet Ambulance Specification KKK-A-1822 asamended. Type I is a conventional cab-chassis with replaceable modular body; Type II is a standard van with all-steel roof; Type III is a specialty van with options similar to the Type I.
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A Superior ambulance catalog entitled. “When You Answer With Superior, You Ride With Experience” is offered by The Superior Division of Sheller-Globe Corporation. The catalog colorfully illustrates the entire line of rescue units. Modular and Modular walk-through ambulances are built on Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge chassis. Dodge and Chevrolet van ambulances are also available. The construction, specifications and options on all models are included.
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Travel Equipment Corporation (TEC Ambulances) offers literature and specifications on the TEC “300” Type II Ambulance, built on a B-,300 Dodge Maxi Van Chassis. Also, the TEC “400” Type III built on Dodge and Ford Chassis is available.
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Wayne Corporation offers color literature and specification sheets on its complete line of ambulances–Lifeguard Modular (No. A-77-10), Medicruiser powered by Dodge (No. A-77-12), Vanguard powered by Chevrolet (No. A-77-11). All of these Wayne Ambulances are available to meet Federal Specification KKK-A-1822. Literature is also available on the Miller-Meteor Lifeliner Ambulance with a Cadillac Professional Chassis (No. A-77-14).
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David Clark Company, Inc. offers information on the Medical Anti-Shock Trouser (MAST) for the control or reversal of shock and control of hemorrhage. The MAST has been successfully used by the city of Miami and the United States Army in a variety of pre-hospital emergency care situations.
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Fairfield Medical Products offers liter atureon its Pack No. I, Pack No. 2, and Pack No. 3 equipments as well as new information on special digital pulse tachometer and blood pressure equipment.
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Ferno-Washington Inc. has a new Hi page catalog illustrating their emergency patient-handling equipment, which includes 20 ambulance cots…one, two and all-level, roll-in, cot-bench and chair-cot models. Also included are emergency stretcher models, stair chairs and a variety of ambulance accessories including blankets, IV holders, patient restraints, immobilization equipment and cot bedding.
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Descriptive literature is available from Grace Industries, Inc., about a metronome timing device designed to help the first-aider or rescuer maintain accurate rhythm in the administering of Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.).
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Literature on instant cold treatment for any injury that will he benefited by cryotherapy is available from Kwik-Kold, Division of Kay Laboratories. The catalog shows the complete product line, including instant cold packs and instant heat packs for use in an ambulance, at the scene of an accident, or in the field.
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Rockford Safety Equipment Company offers its Catalog No. PV-75R describing the Rockford Para-Vent Oxygen Ventilator.
A 212-page catalog, EMP-77, describes numerous items to help in the first aid and emergency medical care field. The catalog is entitled “Emergency Medical Care Products and Rescue Extrication Equipment.”
Descriptive literature is available about the Emergency Medical Technicians First Aid Kit. Information about a Law Enforcement First Aid Kit is also available.
Catalog No. EPA-76 describes Rockford’s PK-10 Poison Antidote Kit, used for first aid in accidental poisoning.
Rockford offers a catalog (No. SK-75R) describing the company’s Survivakit, an emergency kit designed specifically for use in ambulances, rescue vehicles and in any instance where a physician might not be immediately available.
Catalog No. JAC-7SR describes jackets for use in the emergency medical and rescue fields.
Information about Rockford’s ThroatE-Vac is available from Catalog No. TEV-76. Throat-E-Vac is used to assist in the emergency relief of a complete t hroat blockage.
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Roehampton Medical Supply Co., Ltd. offers literature on its Emergency Squad Burn Kit No. 122. The kit contains an assortment of commonly needed size dressings and can be used in fire departments and ambulance units. The dressing provides protection from further damage enroute to a medical facility and is a polyurethane foam dressing for use in the care of burns. The dressing sizes are for body arm leg.
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Scott Aviation offers a 16-page brochure, describing a wide variety of first aid equipment. Included are assorted sizes of first aid kits and Demi-Pacs, fire blankets and stretchers. Bulk packaging information is also available. Scott first aid kits and contents have been carefully selected to meet approval of employer’s consult ing physicians in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
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Literature is available from Russell Industries, Inc. describing a wide variety of “Rubber Duckie” Replacement Antennas for CB, UHF, VHE. low band, hi/lo/uhf bands, hi/lo bands, amateur band and business band applications for transceivers and scanners. The literature also includes a variety of bases that make each item adaptable to many requirements.
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A catalog from Fire Research Corporation describes electronic pump governors, pressure computers, flow computers, flow meters, engine monitoring systems, automated pump controls, lighting towers, skull savers, and pre-connect indicators.
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MC Products, Inc. has a brochure available describing its Liquid Level Fluid-Meter, Pump Overheat Indicator, and Panel Gage Heater. Also included are the “Cleanable” Water Fluidmeter and the “Cleanable” Foam Fluidmeter.
The MC Needlemeter is described in a fact sheet, along with the Mark 5 Liquid Level Monitor.
Complete installation instructions and an order form are included with the product literature.
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Bulletin Z100 from Ziamatic Corp. offers informaton on the Walkaway Bracket and the Quic-Swing and Quic-Slide breathing apparatus holders. These devices provide immediate access to breathing apparatus, enabling a fireman to don the equipment from a standing position with minimum loss of time.
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Automated Hose Stream Controls
Fire Research Corporation has information available on its RCAP system (radio controlled automated pumper). This system has the ability to automate pumper operations at the fireground. In addition to a computer that completely operates on pump and engine functions, the nozzlemen are able to control their own pressures and flows by a miniature portable radio. This system also has available a radio controlled hydrant valve that gives the pump operator capability of controlling any hydrant that he may he hooked up to, by radio signal.
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Grumman Allied Industries, Inc. offers a 20-page brochure describing its NPO System. Included are its benefits and cost justification, a description of the system and its components, installation and service, and performance specifications.
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Automated Vehicle Dispatch and Status Reporting
Coded Communications Corp. offers a brochure on Automated Vehicle Status Reporting which features the Star System (Series 2000).
Catalog P0060-096 describes the Model 4000 Low Cost Automated Dispatch System.
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Badges, Emblems, Decals
A 24-page catalog featuring emergency telephone stickers, window decals, rescue markers, and license plate signs is available from Home Safety Equipment Co., Inc. Also included are firematic T-shirts, electronic sirens, warning lights, fire escape ladders, and various fire prevention items.
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Dual-Lite has a 16-page handbook on emergency AC systems, which is a comprehensive reference for specifiers. The brochure covers a discussion of inverters, batteries, chargers and supervision, including standard systems and H1D-UPS systems.
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Building Fire Protection
An Automatic Fire Vent brochure is available from the Bilco Company. The literature contains product description, details and specifications for the complete line of Bilco automatic roof vents. It includes a copy of the Automatic Fire Venting Guide, showing recommended sizes and spacing of vents for various occupancies.
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A new 12-page brochure entitled, “Victaulic for Fire Protection Piping Systems” is available from Victaulic Company of America. The brochure deals with the speed and ease of assembly resulting in lower installed costs. The Victaulic roll grooving method is featured. It is UL and FM approved for fire protection piping.
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Literature is available from Trojan Metal Products, Inc. about the “Trojan Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinet.” The cabinets are built to fulfill the requirements of OSHA and the National Fire Prevention Association for the safe storage of paints, lacquers, thinners and other flammable liquids. They are of double wall construction with 1 1/2-inch air space between the walls. All cabinets have self closing doors.
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Pemfab Custom Fire Chassis offers a special 6-page brochure, covering specifications for their Models 310A, 350,375,410 and 620. Four different cab styles may be used on the five models, covering small-intermediate diesels with 216 HP and 36,000 GVW up to the big 430 HP. 62,000 GVW, automatic. Pemfab’s “standard features” brochure enables you to draw a set of chassis specifications ranging from 500 gpm pumpers, up to 1750 gpm pumpers and for the large ladders, ladder towers, or super tankers.
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Information is available describing “The Fireman” fire fighter’s helmet (Series 1000, 500 and 250) from American Sports Co., Inc. “The Fireman” helmet is made of tough, laminated layers of fiberglass and is contoured to deflect falling objects, yet not interfere with the free movement of the fire fighter. Three different liners are available (one sized and two adjustable). All helmets come in standard white, yellow, red and black colors and are supplied with a polycarbonate eye shield.
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The Bates Shoe Company, a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., offers a catalog describing their complete line of quality career-service footwear…from oxfords to Wellington boots. The information includes upper and soling specifications, in addition to size availability.
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Globe Fire Suits – Safety Products offers a 24-page catalog that describes turnout coats, pants and related accessories. This contains model descriptions, actual fabric swatches of outer shells, linings, trims, optional pockets, and closures, coveralls, jumpsuits and a price list.
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The MSA Phenolic Fireman’s Helmet, from Mine Safety Appliances Company, is designed for situations where a fireman needs a helmet to withstand both convective heat temperatures and radiant heat loads. The phenolic shell will take up to 450 degrees of convective heat. Ask for MSA data sheet No. 06-04-09.
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The Morning Pride Mfg. Co. offers its Red, White & Blue catalog of protective clothing, boots and helmets. This catalog and price list illustrates the 64 model coats and also includes matching bunker pants, boots, helmets, gloves, suspenders and other items.
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Reeves Brothers, Inc. announces a major breakthrough by Reeves’ R & D, utilizing a new ammonia process and resulting in cotton fabrics with improved flame retardant properties. Major users specifying Reeves flame retardant fabrics include the New York City Fire Dept., U.S. Steel, the Ford Motor Co., General Motors, and Consolidated Edison. Literature and sample swatches on the FR-2 and FR-2A Ammoniated Flame Retardant fabrics are available.
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Servus Rubber Company offers a fourcolor brochure illustrating its complete line of fire fighter footwear in a variety of styles and sizes.
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Transcon Mfg., Div. of Transcontinental Sales offers literature on its line of uniforms.
Included are a Dual Protective Oversuit, a Forestry Slip-On Suit, an Instant Donning Utility Uniform and a Firemen’s Utility/ Dress Uniform.
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Ziamatic Corp. offers an illustrated bulletin, ZI22, describing its Quic-Hood head cover, which protects the skin against the heat of flames and cold weather. The unit is compatible with any self-contained breathing equipment mask and helmet manufactured in the U.S.
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Compressed Air Sprayers, Degreasing
Catalog No. 85 from D. B. Smith & Company, Inc. describes compressed air sprayers (galvanized, stainless steel, or polyethylene) for application of truck cleaning and engine degreasing chemicals (or whatever liquid chemicals or cleaners need a method of application). The catalog offers full pictorial product displays and specifications.
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Hughes Aircraft Company, Industrial Products Division, offers a full color brochure describing the Probeye Infrared Viewer. This self-contained hand-held thermal imager converts thermal radiation to visible light patterns through smoke, dust or darkness.
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A new bulletin from Eagle Signal Corporation describes the Hardcopy Dispatch Printer used in conjunction with Hardcopy Dispatch Printer Systems or other computer aided dispatch systems. The high speed printer enables fire stations to receive dispatch messages and special information in written form and provides message acknowledgement from the receiving station to the central dispatch office.
A 16-page brochure describes a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System which can be custom engineered for large or small fire departments to provide alarm receipt, status updating, record keeping, and fast, accurate dispatch of emergency equipment. The CAD System provides the dispatcher with an instantaneous Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) display of complete information on working fires, the status and location of units, and special conditions that may exist at the emergency site.
A bulletin is available describing the Vocalarm II, a new voice dispatch system providing two-way voice communication between central office and remote fire stations. Vocalarm II qualifies as a supervised dispatch system under NFPA 73. The system consists of a central control console connected to from 1 to 1(X) fire station units. Calls may be initiated from either control console or a fire station unit.
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Calavar Corporation offers literature on its Firebird Models. The Firebird, available in heights of 90, 125 and 150 feet is of the telescopic-articulated combination type providing for increased versatility and maneuverability in reaching areas once considered inaccessible. It can reach up to 78 feet horizontally over a 7-story building with the capability of rescue or water tower operation.
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Howe Fire Apparatus Company, Inc. is offering literature on its 85-foot aerial tower mounted on either custom or commercial chassis.
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Oren Roanoke Corporation is offering literature describing its 85-foot aerial towers mounted on both custom and commercial chassis.
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A 12-page two-color brochure entitled “Detroit Diesel Engines for Fire Fighting Equipment” is available from Detroit Diesel Allison. This publication, 6 SA 107, details the advantages of the Detroit Diesel engine for fire fighting apparatus and compares the diesel to comparable gasoline engines.
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Extinguishers, Extinguishing Agents and Systems
Angus Fire Armour Corporation has literature on three and six percent protein, fluoroprotein, high expansion and polar solvent-resistant foams; hand held, mobile and fixed foam equipment; the AF-100 foam unit; Turbex MK2, the water turbine driven high expansion foam generator; monitors and foam trailers. A flyer is also available on long range water/foam monitors for refinery or high-risk fire fighting; these units are available as a mobile unit mounted either on a flat bed or tank trailer or portable bipod.
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Fcecon Corp. has released a new 8-page summary of foam fire fighting products. Photographs, descriptions and other data are given for Feecon’s complete line of products including foam turrets, handline nozzles, proportioned and systems. The brochure includes manual, remote manual and hydraulically controlled foam and water and foam and dry chemical turrets for fire departments, airport crash fire trucks and oil tank ship systems. Data on hand held equipment and foam systems is also outlined in considerable detail.
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Fenwal Inc. offers a 12-page illustrated brochure, No. MC-302, covering fire suppression systems. It includes the advantages of Halon 1301, applications and hardware.
“Specifications for Automatic Halon 1301 Fire Suppression Systems,” No. MC-318, is a 15-page requirement for automatic fixed fire suppression systems using Halon 1301 as the extinguishing agent.
Catalog MC-341 is a 12-page illustrated booklet on the telecommunications market and the catastrophy of inadequate fire protection.
EDP facilities and how a fire suppression system can drastically decrease fire losses are explored in catalog MC-342.
Catalog MC-350, “The Era of Super Risk” is a 12-page brochure focusing on the petroleum/offshore industry and its need for fire suppression systems.
A 10-page brochure, MC-215, is devoted to suppressing industrial explosions.
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Fire Research Corporation has literature available on its new extinguisher alarm. ‘Phis low cost device is designed for use with any wall hung extinguisher, to prevent unauthorized usage, as well as giving a loud, audible alarm, if it is used at a fire.
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Graviner Inc., the Safety Division of Wilkinson Sword, offers a wide line of Halon 1211 fire equipment. Portable units are UL listed from 2B:C through 2A-60B:C, offering a multi-purpose clean agent alternative to dry powder. Wheeled units are available in the 60 and 80-pound sizes for clean agent protection where risks are greater. Ask for numbers 40-BCF-07 and 40-BCF-06.
Literature is available on Graviner’s line of “Thermatic” automatic fire extinguishers which contain the clean, non-corrosive, no residual ABC extinguishing agent, Halon 1211. Installation is simple—no plumbing or electrical connections are necessary. Extinguishers are fully sealed, incorporate a pressure gage for easy inspection and can be serviced/recharged by Graviner distributors throughout the U.S. The “Thermatic” range provides protection for special hazards and hard to reach areas: paint spray booths, record storage, electric control switch gear rooms, as well as many other applications.
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A brochure on “Light Water” brand Aqueous Film Forming Foam Alcohol Type Concentrate (ATC), a new agent for extinguishing and securing polar solvent and other hydrocarbon liquid fires, is available free from 3M Company.
The four-page data sheet describes ATC’s film-forming action against hard-to-extinguish water-soluble and flammable-liquid fires.
A fire test data chart outlines recommended application techniques and rates for specific liquids. Control time, extinguishing time and amount of concentrate used in tests also are presented.
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National Foam System, Inc. offers its Engineering Manual, which is a comprehensive description of National Foam’s large line of foam fire fighting chemicals and equipment, including foam liquids, proportioning devices, foam nozzles, foam chambers, specialized foam making devices and mobile equipment including foam trucks and trailers.
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Walter Kidde & Company, Inc. offers a 16-page brochure that illustrates and describes Kidde pressure operated carbon dioxide fire extinguishing systems. Cutaway drawings of component parts show system operation in detail.
A data sheet (P-95) is available on Kidde portable carbon dioxide fire extinguishers, effective protection against Class B and Class C fires.
A six-page folder (1-58) is available from Kidde which discusses custom designed carbon dioxide fire extinguishing systems for electronic data processing and tape storage facilities. EDP installation with major system components is illustrated.
Kidde’s large dry chemical (LDC) units are featured in a 12-page brochure, No. 1-70. The units have broad application, multiple adaptation, long range, high volume and reliability, according to Kidde. They offer fire fighters protection in large-scale hazard areas.
A data sheet, P-141 is available on Kidde portable pressurized 10-30 lb. dry chemical fire extinguishers—Regular (effective against Class B and C fires) and Tri-Class (effective against Class A, B, and C fires).
High expansion foam systems, portable generators and trucks are featured in a 12page brochure, No. 1-64. The complete story of Hi-Ex Foam from production, how it works, to actual application is told.
An 8-page brochure, 1-72, on Kidde’s Halon 1301 engineered fire protection systems deals with the overwhelming need for fast acting fire extinguishment where water damage costs could exceed that of the fire.
An eight-page brochure (1-66) explains in detail the effectiveness and advantages of Halon 1301 fire extinguishing systems. Typical EDP and tape storage room application is shown with major system components.
Kidde offers a data sheet, P-148, on Kidde portable Halon 1211 fire extinguishers, fast and effective protection against Class B and C fires.
Kidde’s heavy-duty wheeled extinguishers—dry chemical and carbon dioxide are described in a data sheet by Kidde, No. P1280.
An eight page brochure, 1-73, deals with the alternatives of a carbon dioxide or Halon 1301 extinguishing system. Applications, direct comparison and rules of thumb for selecting a system are discussed.
Kidde offers an eight page brochure, 1-57 that covers Sentinel pre-engineered dry chemical and Halon 1301 systems; customengineered carbon dioxide, dry chemical, Hi-Ex foam and Halon 1301 fire protection systems. Advantages, applications and system components are described. The brochure also contains a chart showing portable and wheeled fire extinguisher uses by type of agent and fire classification.
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Fire Department Supplies
W. S. Darley &Co. offers a 180-page catalog of fire equipment. Included are pages on pumps, clothing, hose, nozzles and other fire department equipment.
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Flame Gun Unit
D. B. Smith & Company, Inc. offers a single page (2-sided) parts and instruction sheet on their 4-gallon compressed air, flame gun burner unit. The unit is used for brush and weed control; ice removal and thawing; back fires and other fire service requirements.
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Flow Meter, Pumps
Dieterich Standard Corporation (subsidiary of Dover Corporation) offers a brochure on the Eagle Eye Flow Meter System, which measures flow in gallons per minute regardless of pump pressure, hose length or nozzle size.
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Fire Research Corporation announces its new Model 500 flow meter, which measures the flow of any pumper discharge, from 100 to 500 gallons per minute.
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Grace Industries, Inc. offers a catalog on its “Electronic Nose” handheld gas and hydrocarbon detectors. The literature describes and recommends various models for arson investigative work, life safety application and gas detection. These portable units may be used as atmosphere monitors and some are available for the detection of carbon monoxide.
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Scott Aviation offers a four-page brochure, describing a series of portable instruments used for the detection of combustible gases and vapors in air. Included are the Scott D-ll and D-16 Vapotesters, D-15 Gastesters, D-17 Vapolert and Vapolert Sample Pump.
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Hose and Accessories
Angus Fire Armour Corporation provides specifications on Duraline hose, automatic hose reels, building protection hose, forestry hose and a full range of Storz couplings and fittings. The FM and UL approved Duraline hose is covered and lined with a low temperature polymer and is available as Redchief, Redskin or Hi-Vol relay hose.
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The Circul-Air Corporation has new descriptive bulletins for its complete line of fire hose dryers, either for electric, natural gas or LP (propane) operation, designed to make hose last longer. They dry hoses up to four inches in diameter uniformly at moderate heat levels, saving energy, time and manpower.
Literature is available on Circul-Air’s Roto-Jet Hose Washer, the device that soaks, scrubs, cleans, rinses and drains hose as it is self-propelled through the machine with its four plastic brushes and rinsing jet nozzles at over 30 feet per minute.
The “Tilt-Top” Hose Table drains hose while re-rolling in vertical position, and is used for keeping hose from falling to the floor.
Literature is available about 3 types of all-steel hose racks. The “Porto-Rak” mobile storage and loading unit can be rolled into position for re-loading hose beds from the optional detachable table. The “Econo-Rak” stationary racks can be furnished in 8-foot, 7-inch long sections of two or three tiers each. They may be anchored to the floor and ceiling.
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Fire-End & Croker has a new fire hose catalog, describing their complete line of all-polyester, cotton-polyester, hard and soft suction hose.
The special features that make this hose both flexible and durable are listed. The latest improvement, “End Protection” is also explained.
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Fire Research Corporation has literature available on its new mobile hose rack, used for hose storage and handling. It is equipped with a device for winding of hose, or unwinding it when it is being put back on the pumper.
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Jaffrey Fire Protection Company, Inc. offers a catalog on “Today’s Fire Fighting Hose and Equipment,” which describes a complete line of large diameter (sizes 2,3,4, 5, and 6-inch) single-jacketed synthetic hoses. Three-ply construction is explained with a choice of two different styles—Jafcoat and Jafrib.
Information is explained on a new method of coupling attachment—Jafcollar —that is fast, easy and protective. Pictures and description are included for the full line of Jaffrey valves and accessories, as well as powered reel capacity charts, hypothetical high vol ume water systems and hose specifications.
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Ken-Mar, Inc. offers literature on its HiVolume Water Handling System for rural fire fighting. A four-page illustrated brochure gives description and specifications on the electronically heat sealed water holding tank, the anti-swirl strainer, supply line holder, and butterfly valve. Sizes are available from 2 1/2 inches to 6 inches.
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National Fire Hose Corporation has recently published a new 8-page catalog describing the entire National line of custom municipal fire hose.
The 4-color catalog not only includes information on the N-Dura and Dura-Cron constructions, but also provides extensive information on the 100 percent polyester and cotton/polyester double jacket specifications. A complete section is devoted to both soft and hard suction hose and 3/4-inch and 1-inch high pressure and medium pressure booster hose.
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Ziamatic Corp. offers a four-page bullet in, number Z-102-A, that describes and illustrates its Quic-Tote Hose Pack. This unit enables a fireman to carry 150 feet of 1 ⅛ -inch hose with nozzle and gated wye while wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus.
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Clifford B. Hannay & Son, Inc. offers a reel selection guide, No. H-7203-F, which covers how to choose and specify reels to handle hose on fire apparatus.
Catalog H-7001-EC describes reels that handle electric cable.
“Hose Reels for Industrial Fire Protection” is the subject of brochure H-7511-1D from Hannay.
A 17-page catalog designated H-513-F is available on handling hose and electric cable for the fire service.
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Literature is available on Fire Research Corporation’s truck mounted 8-watt intercom system. This system can monitor a radio continuously at any of the intercom stations, as well as act as a full intercom system throughout the vehicle.
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Ratelco, Inc. is offering literature describing their Model IC-9 and IC-10 Mobile Intercoms. The intercom system consists of a master control unit and a remote speaker unit. Model IC-9 has 18 watts RMS output and Model IC-10 has 5 watts RMS output. The system will operate on any 12VDC battery but can be adapted to 24 and 32VDC or to 120VAC.
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Jewelry, Photographs, Gifts
Everson Ross Company offers literature on their complete stock line of badges, jewelry, and accessories at reasonable prices. They also handle custom work of special designs.
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Duo-Safety Ladder Corp. offers literature covering their complete line of fire and rescue ladders featuring aluminum, fiberglass and wood ladders and pike poles.
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Fire Research Corporation has a new brochure describing its chrome plated 16-foot tower lights. These 500-watt quartz lights help with nighttime lighting problems.
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Catalog CS-1 from the Koehler Manufacturing Company covers rechargeable, portable lights which save 90 percent of dry cell battery costs. These are 12-volt vehicle mounted and 120-volt chargers.
A 6-volt Commando All-American 1/2-miler hand lantern is described in Catalog CS-20. Commando hand lanterns have adjustable focus and are constructed of stainless steel. Model 281-GB 6-volt dry cell hand lantern is explosion proof and meets OSHA’s safety requirements for Class 1 Group D use.
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Lectric Lites Company offers free literature on the Ranger Strobe Warning Bar Emergency Light, and the Astro-Flash Strobe Light, as well as the Duo-Flash Flashing Warning Lights available with magnetic bases, and cigarette plug connectors.
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Majol Portable Power Systems offers literature on its Stem-Lite, which is available in both D.C. 12-volt and A.C. 110-volt versions. At night, the light from the StemLites’ 2,000-watt floods can illuminate to near daytime conditions an area of over 200 feet in diameter.
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Mars Signal Light Company offers a 40-page, color and black and white brochure covering its entire line of emergency vehicle lighting, signals and sirens. All products are photographed to give an accurate picture of each item offered along with a written description. Line drawings are included to show intended applications of specialty lights and sirens. Many new products have been added to this year’s catalog.
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Sireno offers a concise and informative catalog on newly designed warning equip merit products. Strobe and revolving warning lights, electronic sirens, light bars and remote control searchlights are featured in the new Sireno catalog offered by ITT Jabsco Products. Handlights, area lights and loudhailers are also presented in Ibis catalog.
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Sirens & Emergency Beacons, Inc. offers a brochure describing strobe lights, warning lights, revolving lights and sirens.
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Specialty Lighting Inc. offers an eight page catalog of portable lighting equipment. Many products feature low voltage operation from transformed AC portable power supplies or vehicular power. The compact units can be used for fire scene flood lighting or high intensity spot lighting. Accessory items such as heavy duty telescoping tripod bases, cord reel units, colored lenses etc. are also available.
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Tcledync Big Beam offers a 16-page catalog entitled “Portable Lighting Equipment” which features a complete line of Big Beam lights.
“Emergency Lighting Equipment” is described in a 48-page catalog from the company.
Several models of hand lamps, lanterns and safety flashers are covered in a brochure entitled “Personal Lighting Equipment.”
A brochure entitled “Service Lighting Equipment” describes several models of utility and emergency flashers, flares, hand lamps, lanterns, flood and spotlights.
A six-page brochure is available on Avanti, a 100-percent sealed silicon solid state fluorescent emergency light.
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Rotating beacons described in Unity Manufacturing Company’scatalog provide the best attention commanding signal available, according to the manufacturer. They have a continuous duty enclosed motor, positive action wormgear drive with protective slip-clutch and triple chrome plating. Series 26 and 46 Unibeacons provide 60,000 candlepower from two or four 6-inch (par 46) sealed beam lamps. 35,000 candlepower is provided from four 5-inch (par 36) sealed beam lamps with the series 45 Unibeacon. Smaller models also are available. Also described is the patented Spitfire dome for more power with color, and Uniracks for efficient, effective mounting of warning lights.
Fog, driving, emergency lights are described in catalog 143AP. The lights feature 6-inch (par 46) sealed beam lamps with up to 1,200,000 candlepower in the super crystal for emergency vehicles and 5-inch (par 36) sealed beam lamps with up to 200,000 candlepower in the super crystal for passenger cars. They are available in clear, red, blue and amber. The 6-inch and 5-inch deck lights are made to withstand rough handling and allow for a full 360-degree rotation and 180-degree vertical movement. The Unilite is a powerful sealed beam hand spotlight.
Literature 1435 describes Unity’s line of spotlights for emergency vehicles, passenger cars, trucks and other vehicles. The lights have 360-degree rotation and 180-degree vertical movement to put light where it is needed. Sealed beam lamps provide 75,000 candlepower (6-inch par 46) or 50,000 candlepower (5-inch par 36). Model 10300 also has an emergency, warning flashing signal in red, blue, amlrer or clear. Also described are roof mounted spotlights for work vehicles. All Unity spotlights and rooflights can be furnished with sealed beam lamps of different voltages, colors, beam patterns and candlepower on special order.
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Ziamatic Corp. offers an illustrated bulletin, designated Zl13, on its Quic-Hy-Lyte, a completely rechargeable flashlight system. The flashlight is always on recharge when not in use from a fire apparatus battery.
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Zip-Up, Inc. offers literature on portable, telescoping light towers for large area emergency lighting. It features an hydraulically operated mast that is raised or lowered in 60 seconds with pushbutton control, according to the manufacturer. The unit is a one man set-up and operation, generates its own power, and is mounted on a small trailer for quick access into remote locations.
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A free brochure, entitled Plan Your Family’s Escape Before Fire Strikes Your Home, has been sponsored jointly by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Dictograph Security Systems. Dictograph, a division of Guardian Industries, Inc., manufactures automatic fire, smoke and burglar alarm systems. Literature is also available on various alarm systems and components.
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Literature is available from May and Associates describing their “Fireman’s Friend” synthetic chamois cloth.
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Information is available on a folding bed system from Sico Inc. The system incorporates twin-size beds that fold into the same wall unit as personal-size wardrobes, and is designed for use in fire station dormitories.
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Universal Gym Equipment has information available on its Physical Conditioning Systems.
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Nozzles and Fittings
Akron Brass Company offers a six-page brochure covering the complete Marauder line. This brochure shows the availability of 1, 1½ and 2 ½-inch nozzles both in one piece and breakaparts which are available with or without our new pistol grip. The line also covers tips in the 1 ½ and 2½-inch size, ball shutoffs in the 1, 1 1/2 and 2½-inch size, and pistol grip ball shutoffs in the 1, 1½ and 2½ -inch size. The entire Marauder family is a rugged, tough line designed to meet the stringent demands of a heavy duty municipal and/or industrial grade nozzle. The units are constructed of extruded Pyrolite, a lightweight alloy that is lighter and stronger than brass, according to the manufacturer. The bumpers, handles and pistol grips are rubber.
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Catalog S from Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Company, Inc. contains 68 pages of nozzles and related accessories. Included are the Select-O-Matic nozzles, the SelectO-Flow nozzles, the Select-O-Stream nozzles, the Mystery nozzles, master stream nozzles, special purpose nozzles, foam accessories, ball shutoffs, playpipes, straight tips, monitor nozzles (portable and fixed), ladder pipes, apparatus valves and accessories, wyes, Siamese, hydrant wrenches, spanner wrenches, hose expanders, hose racks, hose test pump and tap and die sets. The catalog also provides information on nozzle discharge and effective reach data.
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Fire Task Force Innovations, Inc., inventors of automatic constant pressure fire nozzles, offers information on applications and operations involving automatic “Task Force Tips” in new simplified automated hydraulics, while assuring more water, faster and with fewer men. Flow sheets for various sizes are offered, notably 1 3/4-inch preconnects, highlighting flows of 225 to 250 gpm. Products data is offered for master stream tips, handline nozzles, and accessories with controlled nozzle pressure.
“Task Force Tips” is ideal with “Rapid Water,” AFFF, and radio-automated pumpers.
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Description sheets are available from United Fire Safety Co. Ltd. about various models of fire nozzles. Also available is a sheet on plugs and caps.
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Bulletin Zlll from Ziamatic Corp. is an illustrated guide to Lexan nozzles and fittings.
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American Fire Apparatus Company offers literature covering front mounted fire apparatus, midship mounted fire apparatus, PTO midship mounted fire apparatus and tankers, mounted on custom and commercial chassis.
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Literature on the Car-Mar, Inc. Portopumper is free. This unit is a drop in type uni.t and utilizes a gasoline powered pump. The units can be built to your specific needs.
Free literature is available on the Model 75 Series Class A pumper fire apparatus. The apparatus is available with custom or conventional chassis. Midship pump capacities of 500 gpm to 1750 gpm are offered. The bodies are constructed of steel or stainless steel and are available as an option.
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W. S. Darley & Co. offers literature on their Monarch and Challenger models, which are in-stock pumpers in two different designs. The Monarch line is made up of 500, 750, 1000 and 1250 gpm tilt cab units and the Challenger line consists of conventional cab pumpers in the same sizes plus a 1500 gpm model.
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Emergency One, Inc. offers color brochures describing its line of attack rescue pumpers and commercial pumpers. Included are The Sentry (a Class A pumper) and The Hellcats models 18060 and 15060 Quick Attack Heavy Rescue Pumpers.
Additional brochures are available on Models 15084, 20084,24084 FWD Quick Attack Heavy Rescue Pumpers, Model 10060 four-wheel drive and Model 10060 two-wheel drive Quick Attack Rescue Pumpers.
The Protector II and III lines are covered in illustrated brochures, as well as a rescue vehicle.
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FMC Corporation offers a new 12-page color catalog covering a complete line of Bean fire apparatus. Included are custom pumpers, volume pumpers, high pressure pumpers, front-mount pumpers, mini-pumpers and tankers.
A 4-page brochure is available on FMC’s mini-pumper line. Available with PTOdriven volume or high pressure pumps, three different sized water tanks, and several compartment options, the units can be tailored to a department’s needs.
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Fire Trucks, Inc. offers an eight-page four-color brochure covering its line of custom pumpers and other information detailing Waterous pump configurations and truck service and restoration.
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Two, four-page brochures are offered by Howe Fire Apparatus—one on pumpers built on commercial chassis and the other on pumpers built on custom chassis.
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Middlesex Fire Equipment Co., Inc. offers illustrated brochures on its line of pumpers, tankers, and reel trucks for large diameter hose.
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Oren Roanoke Corporation offers two, four-page brochures on its commercial and custom-built pumpers.
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Peter Pirsch & Sons Co. offers a brochure, “In A Class By Itself,” illustrating various styles of construction on custom and commercial chassis. Single or multi-stage centrifugal pumps are available from 500 gpm to 1500 gpm capacity.
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Pierce Manufacturing offers literature on its initial attack pumper available on a 4 X 4 or 4 X 2 chassis. It is a scaled-down, fast, hard-hitting pumper manned by two men for first out attack purposes.
Literature is available on custom pumpers —1250-2000 gpm powered by either diesel or gasoline engines with automatic or five speed manual transmission.
Pierce offers literature on commercial pumpers available with either gas or diesel engines as well as 500, 750, or 1000 gallon water tanks and single, two or three-stage midship pumps. They are also available with top mount controls.
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American Fire Pump Company offers literature covering front mount, midship, PTO, and portable pumps.
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Angus Fire Armour Corporation offers literature on their new “Lightweight 1200” portable relay and fire fighting pump. Output is from 100 gpm @ 150 psi to 500 gpm @ 60 psi. It has a 4-cylinder water cooled gasoline engine with electric starting, exhaust priming, 4½-inch suction, and 2½-inch outlets. It weighs 255 pounds.
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Aviation Power Supply, Inc. offers a Firefly color brochure and specifications. Firefly is a new, lightweight, powerful gas turbine powered pump module rated at 2500 gpm—150 psi / 1250 gpm—250 psi. The module is 6 X 4 X 5 ft., weighs 1200 pounds, is helicopter transportable and can operate off a pickup truck, trailer or small boat.
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Sheet No. 137 from D. B. Smith & Company, Inc. describes their “Indian” Fire Pump. The single 2-sided sheet displays five models of portable backpack fire pumps and replacement parts and accessories.
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The Waterous Company offers an illustrated brochure form F-1148-3, titled “Fire Pump and Accessories” covering midship fire pumps with internal speed increasing split shaft transmissions in capacity ranges of 500 or 2500 gpm in both single and two-stage series/parallel designs. Also included are three-stage pumps in comparable capacity ranges and a variety of power take-off driven pumps, direct bell-housing mounted engine driven pumps, and front mounted pumps.
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Literature and specification sheets on Public Safety approved two-way radio systems are available from Aerotron, Incorporated. This line of base, mobile, and portable units is available for the low, high, and UHF frequency bands. The meeting or exceeding of current government requirements is evidenced by Aerotron products being accepted by the United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Services and their listing under current GSA Contracts.
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A brochure from Eagle Signal Corporation describes ERCS (Emergency Radio Communications System), a solid-state, wireless AM radio system that provides push-button speed and accuracy. The battery-powered radio call boxes operate from any pole location.
The heavy-duty call box utilizes a “pull down” hook for fire alarms and up to three pushbuttons for police, medical aid, road service or other emergency.
The solid state radio console receiver and decoder provides visual readout, audible alarm and message printout whenever a radio call box is activated. Each unit automatically reports its condition and battery status daily.
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Literature is available from General Electric Mobile Radio Department on communications equipment for the emergency medical services and for other fire service uses. The information covers system needs and hardware.
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Harron Labs, offers literature and specifications on their portable and mobile transistorized radio receivers for monitoring fire calls in the 30-470 MHz band. All models have adjustable squelch and a selector switch for five channel operation. An optional nicad rechargeable battery and recharging unit is also available for the portable model.
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The new Heathkit catalog describes nearly 400 do-it-yourself electronic kits including a portable megaphone/yelp alarm, programmable stopwatch, auto PA/siren system, VHF and UHF scanners and more.
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Instalert has literature available on its Mark IV Series, EC 22 Series and EC Series combination tone alerting and monitoring receivers. These units may be operated from 110 VAC, 12 VDC or a 1200 MAH rechargeable nickel-cadmium power source. Literature is also available on its ET Series encoders.
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Pathcom Inc. offers a complete line of two-way radio products to meet the needs of the Public Safety user, including mobile and base station equipment, handheld portable transceivers and pocket pagers in the 30 MHz, 150 MHz and 450 MHz frequency bands. Information and specification sheets are available without charge.
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Form 3J5995, a full-color brochure from RCA covers their new line of Veetac 2-way radio equipment—the radio system that, the company claims, provides performance equal to the highest priced equipment, but without the high price. The system features advanced plug-in modular design with only three wires inside the radio. Models are available in VHF and UHF frequency bands, and in both low and high power versions.
The RCA Tactec Portable Radio, a microelectronic portable 2-way radio system is featured in color brochure form 3J5939 Rev. The compact hand-held radio features beam lead integrated circuitry for maximum reliability. Units are available in two frequency bands and in several powers and models. The portable system ig also available for use as a 35 or 55-watt mobile radio with the addition of an under dash battery charger and power booster.
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SBE Inc. has literature available on their complete communications products line, which includes 40 and 60-watt VHF and 25 and 40-watt UHF transceivers. All are four channels and have tone squelch capability. Also in the line are crystal controlled and programmable scanning monitors and a full complement of 40 channel citizens band transceivers.
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.Color brochures and specifications are available from SoundScriber Magnetic Recording Company, Inc., for their Model S-124T Monitor. The Monitor offers 24 hours of uninterrupted recording on a single reel of tape, providing an accurate daily log of all communications. The SoundScriber system provides a proven method of word for word recording which maintains permanent, unalterable records for verification of facts.
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Respiratory and Cardiopulmonary Equipment
Able Fire & Safety Equipment, Inc. offers a data sheet and brochure describing the Able High Pressure Air Filling System. The system compresses and filters air for human respiration.
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A brochure on AMBU Rescue Breathing Equipment (Detail Aid 1306), is available from Air-Shields, Inc. Featured are AMBU Resuscitators and Foot Suction Pumps. The resuscitators utilize room air and are available with an oxygen inlet valve. Some features of the foot suction pump include: high vacuum, overflow valve, and lightweight, portable construction.
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American Bristol Industries has a free literature package available on high and low pressure systems ranging from 2 to 400 CFM output with working pressures up to 7000 PSI. Purification systems provide air exceeding all purity standards. All systems and components are designed to meet current state and federal OSHA standards. A firm price and delivery quotation is available. Also available is a mobile air station, the Mobile Air Charger, which comes either trailer or truck mounted.
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Datascope Corp. offers literature and specifications on the M/D2J Portable Monitor/Defibrillator system, Databank ECG/ Voice Recorder and Strip Chart Recorder. These instruments are designed for and used in emergency medical systems where advanced life-support (paramedic) capabilities are provided. Reprints of research on energy dose levels required for defibrillation, in relation to patient weight, are also offered.
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Deltech Engineering, Inc. offers a brochure describing its Del-Monox Breathing Air Purifier for high pressure compressed air. Del-Monox Purifiers remove carbon monoxide, oil, oil vapor, water, solid particles, and most tastes and odors from compressed breathing air.
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The following three brochures are available from Dixie U.S.A., Inc., exclusive distributors for Michigan Instruments, Inc. “Thumper … The Life Aid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitator” describes an oxygen powered unit which combines mechanical, closed, chest massage with synchronized, time-cycled, positive-pressure ventilation.
The MOC brochure describes a mobile oxygen carrier which provides 50 psi of oxygen for powering a wide range of resuscitation equipment.
The Thumper Board, a patient retention system and cardiac arrest board, is detailed in its own catalog.
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Mako Engineering offers a brochure covering High Pressure Respiratory Air Systems. Also available is a brochure about the Mako K-20 DDK Air Truck, which is a high capacity breathing air support truck for fire departments.
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Medical Research Laboratories, Inc. offers literature on its complete line of cardiac defibrillators and telemetry equipment. The illustrated brochures outline the details on a variety of monitoring and defibrillator units for ambulance and hospital use.
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Mine Safety Appliances Company offers a data sheet. No. 01-02-10 which describes the Demand and Pressure Demand Air Masks with Composite Cylinder. This pressure demand self-contained breathing apparatus provides respiratory protection in low-oxygen or toxic gas conditions. The Composite Cylinder provides a stronger and more abuse and corrosion resistant cylinder, also being lighter than the previous steel cylinder (10.2 pounds vs. 18.20 pounds).
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Pressure Systems, Inc. offers a booklet entitled. “Guide to Respiratory Air Systems” which covers the air compressor, purification systems, fill stations and storage systems for the filling of rescue air pacs. The company also offers specifications, OSHA requirements and engineering service, and catalog and price sheets.
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Catalog A from Rico Suction Labs describes their emergency medical aspirators.
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A new four-page illustrated pamphlet from Robbins Aviation, Inc. describes the new RAF “Lifeguard” line of compressed air processing equipment. The many safety and performance features of this equipment are numerically keyed to a large photograph of a typical model. Also shown are the many applications, both respiratory and non-respiratory, that require compressed air processed to a very high purity level. A listing of the various pressure and flow ratings available is included in the brochure.
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The Robertshaw CPR Demand Valve and its accessories are described in a brief, yet informative catalog. The Demand Valve is designed to resuscitate a non-breathing patient, or to supply oxygen on demand automatically by a patient’s inspiration. Other products include: portable assemblies, an aspirator and dual portables.
Robertshaw’s Air Capsule is illustrated in a 6-page color brochure. The Air Capsule is a lightweight, self-contained escape device. This device is ideal for use in the event of a fire when located near working areas, in hotels, high-rise buildings, etc. It may also be used to help provide fresh air for an “overcome” victim until he is able to get outside the burning building.
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Scott Aviation offers an eight-page brochure, describing a variety of air supplied respiratory products. Included are the Scott Demand and Pressure-Demand Air-Pak, the four-hour duration Rescue-Pak, Mask and Chest Mounted Communications Equipment and other Scott breathing apparatus.
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Stephenson Industries offers a catalog which details four self-contained Minuteman Resuscitators, capable of automatic breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Lists for standard and optional equipment and instructions are included. These lightweight units mix air and oxygen for extended operating times.
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Survivair, a division of U.S. Divers, offers its new 28-page, illustrated catalog number 9958-02 on self-contained breathing apparatus, cascade filling systems, and accessories. The catalog describes the complete 1977 Survivair product line. Each unit is presented with complete specifications and a list of its unique component features.
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Survival Technology, Inc. offers a system of products for emergency resuscitation for use by ambulances and rescue squads, fire and police departments, and industrial clinics. They include the heart-lung resuscitator for the continuous application of C.P.R., the Esophageal Airway for establishing an open airway during resuscitation and the Mani group of training devices for teaching C.P.R. Also included in this group is the Life Support Litter, which is a new lightweight, selfcontained system of emergency C.P.R. and ECG monitoring. These products provide a major capability for resuscitation and primary medical support in emergency situations.
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Atlas Safety Equipment Co., Inc. offers a 16-page catalog No. 706 of safety equipment items for fire departments and rescue squads.
Described and illustrated are the full lines of life belts, rear-step and aerial safety belts and straps, spanner belts, rope and chain ladders, safety harnesses, axes, circular lifesaving nets, drill tower safety nets and frames, descent control devices, portable fire pumps, and hose-roll carriers.
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E.D. Bullard Company has literature available on its safety equipment for fire fighters. A six-page brochure describes and illustrates fire helmets, insignia and decals, face shields (brackets and visors), winterliners, first aid kits and supplies, chemical burn first aid stations, stretchers, blankets, and back-up alarms.
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The Hines Company’s new Fire Safety Booklet for children comes in full color, contains 16 pages of games, puzzles, a safety check list quiz and fire pictures to color (and learn). It’s ideally designed to reach the younger children.
For older children and adults, a unique Home Fire Safety flip-booklet offers fire prevention and escape information for everyone. Also includes information on heating, electrical appliances and wiring, flammable liquids, types of fire extinguishers and much more. Thirty other items are included in the catalog available for your printed fire-safety message.
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Rockford Safety Equipment Company offers a 164-page catalog, GSP-76, entitled “Industrial Safety Products and Fire Safety Supplies.” It describes items for personal protection and industrial safety, which help you comply with OSHA regulations.
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Described in Unity Manufacturing Company literature are the Si-tron PC 75-A switching console and Si-tron SPR 75-A siren amplifier. The manufacturer claims that they provide the most versatile public safety package available. Each can be mounted and used separately or stacked for maximum use of space. The PC 75-A has 21 programmable switching combinations, a 50 ampere circuit breaker, 4 power relays and a 7 position pushbutton switch. The SPR 75-A is a dual range siren with a powerful 200-watt output and many unique features. It is CHP Class “A” approved. Speakers, microphones, cables and remote activators also are covered.
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Smoke and Heat Detectors
A brochure entitled, “Detect-Report-Deter Fire and Burglary Automatically” is available from Burns Electronic Security Services. It describes the different types of services, which are: complete automatic fire detection services; automatic waterflow alarm service; automatic sprinkler supervisory service; early warning automatic alarm service; air temperature supervision; furnace supervision; and elevator and other emergency call services.
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Fenwal Inc. offers an illustrated fact sheet, “The Confidence Builder,” FA-106, which covers residential, ionization type smoke detectors.
Sheet FA-107, “The Confidence Builder” illustrates and describes residential, ionization type smoke detectors and specifies three models: battery powered, direct wire, and plug-in type.
Brochure MC-374 describes “Industrial and Commercial Fire Detection Devices.” A broad range of smoke and fire detectors is covered.
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A four-page brochure telling how the ionization type products of combustion detectors manufactured by Hochiki America Corporation can be used in differing types of fire alarm systems for the detection of smoke and fire. The brochure is available from the company’s qualified dealers and distributors and is titled “PID-B, Products of Combustion Detector.” It describes the general operation of the Model PID—B detector and provides data for the specification writer. The method of testing for function as well as testing the detectors’ sensitivity to products of combustion created by overheated and burning material are explained.
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Smoke Ejectors, Blowers
Stihl Inc. offers a color brochure on the SG-17 Blower/Sprayer, a compact, lightweight back-pack unit that’s ideal for smoke ejection, ventilation, and fighting brush fires. It sprays a mist at a velocity of 225 mph. at the nozzle.
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Illustrated Bulletin Z-114 from Ziamatic Corp., covers the Quic-Grip smoke ejector holder which is spring loaded and features a locking action that keeps the unit firmly in position. It’s made of high tensile aluminum alloy.
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Literature is available from Car-Mar, Inc. on its all type 304 stainless steel tankers and tanker pumpers. Units can be used as a first line piece of apparatus or as a drinking water carrier. The tank capacity is 1250 to 3500 gallons and the pumps are from 250 gpm to 1750 gpm.
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FMC Corporation offers a 4-page brochure on their line of rural tankers. Designed for single-axle trucks, water tanks sizes of 1000, 1250 and 1500 gallons are available along with an optional PTO-driven transfer pump.
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Middlesex Fire Equipment Co., Inc. offers illustrated brochures on its line of tankers, pumpers, and reel trucks for large diameter hose.
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Davis Publishing Company, Inc. offers a list describing fire textbooks and study guides it publishes. Some topics include Administration Supervision, Bombs, Explosives & Hazardous Materials, Fire Fighting Equipment, Fire Fighting Strategy, First Aid and Rescue and Hydraulics.
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Tools, Power and Manual
Ajax Tool Works, Inc. offers literature covering their Nos. 711, 715, 911 and 915 Air Hammer Rescue Kits.
Also included with the available literature are complete operating instructions for the use of these kits in extrication work.
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Bell & Peel Company offers a color, four-page brochure describing their complete line of hose repair and maintenance tools. Their expander line includes the PX-65 D HP motor-driven), the RE-427 (bench or portable hand hydraulic), the LXJ-40 (manual, acme screw) and the new air-powered hydraulic expander. Their other manufactured products include hose cutters, expansion ring extractors, tap and die combinations, segment assemblies, gaskets, and brass expansion rings.
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Diversified Mfg. Co., Inc. has literature available on their fire-fighting combination tool, the Super-Ax. The Super-Ax is patented and comprises eight features, including: an ax-head, hammer-head, nail puller, pick-head, ripping edge, fire hydrant wrench, pry-bar, and a gas valve wrench. The Super-Ax is 15 inches long, weighs 3 ¼ pounds, and can be worn on a belt.
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A four-page brochure from K-Tool Mfg. Corp. illustrates their forcible entry lock puller. The K-Tool which facilitates the “Thru the Lock” method of forcible entry is said to pull the rim or mortise lock cylinders from any type of door permitting the user to gain entry faster with less damage.
A two-page brochure is also available describing the new drop-forged, one piece construction Pro-Bar. The Pro-Bar may be used as a crowbar, pick or sledgehammer and has a slotted fork for gas-cock shutoff. It is a Halligan-type designed tool with improvements for modern and older type doors and locks.
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Partner Industries of America, Inc. offers literature designated P/N 097016 on its multi-purpose Pry Axe. The Pry Axe can be used for shutting off gas lines and meters, removing windshields, operating in confined areas, breaking glass block, crash rescue work and opening floors and walls.
Literature P/N 097016 describes the Super Rambar, which can be used for shutting off gas lines and meters, breaking glass block, opening floors and removing hasps.
The Hooligan Tool is described in a brochure designated P/N 097016 and is used for removing hasps, shutting off gas lines, breaking glass block, opening floors and walls, opening jammed doors and forcing windows and doors.
The M-100 Impact Tool from Partner is a lightweight, portable, self-contained impact breaker and cutting tool, as described in brochure P/N 097050. The M-100 is less than 20 pounds in weight, is powered by a fully integrated two cycle gasoline engine, and offers fire departments and rescue squads complete mobility. It can dig a hole in frozen ground and drive an air tube to trapped victims or rip through a car.
The Partner K12S Rescue Saw is available in two models–12-inch blade (maximum depth of cut 4 inches) or 14-inch blade (maximum depth of cut 5 inches) and is described in literature P/N 096133. The manufacturer believes the K12S to be the most powerful, safest and technically advanced unit ever developed by the Partner team. It is claimed that the K12S cuts through the heaviest water soaked flooring, reinforced concrete, tar and gravel roofs, or the steel of autos and aircraft.
Literature P/N 098252 describes Vetter Super Bags, which have a normal working pressure of 90 psi and can be pressurized from either a low pressure (100 psi minimum) source or from a high pressure air source and can exert over 80,000 pounds of force with one bag. These bags are constructed of multiple layers of synthetic rubber and two layers of woven steel wire reinforcement. Each layer is vulcanized together to form an almost impenetrable bag which resists cutting and tearing. The outer layer of the bag is neoprene which is formed with a raised grid to maximize the non-slip surface. This neoprene coating is also highly resistant to many acids and solvents.
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A six-page brochure is available from Ring Saws, Inc., describing the Ring Saw and its use in ventilation, masonry, and rescue. Details on making cuts in a flat tar and gravel roofs, ventilating a wall and ventilating a pitched roof are given. Also a few techniques are offered for cutting auto bodies.
The Ring Saw offers a 12-inch depth of cut, fast blade change without tools, has no kick back, fast blade stop and is lightweight. (21 pounds)
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Special Service & Supply, Inc. is offering free literature on its complete line of specialized rescue equipment illustrating such items as come-a-longs, porto-powers, air cutting guns, acid suits, and everything that is needed for the light, medium and heavy rescue squad whether it be a new squad or updating an established squad.
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Stihl Incorporated offers color brochures and specification sheets on the full Cutquik line of portable, gasoline powered cut-off saws. The brochures are specified as the TS-08/TS-50 Cutquik Brochure, and the TS-08, TS-50, TS-200 Specification Sheets. The Cutquik saws are quick starting, selfcontained, rescue saws that have various uses.
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Catalog sheet No. 350 from Superior Pneumatic describes two Air Hammer Rescue Kits which attach directly to standard compressed air tanks used for fresh air masks. The manufacturer claims that these kits will cut away an automobile post in 30 seconds and an auto top in 15 to 30 seconds as well as freeing trapped accident victims quickly and safely. The kits eliminate sparks from conventional cutting devices that can ignite spilled gasoline in a wreck. The kit comes ready to hook up to your air tank.
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Information is available from Welders Service, Inc. about the Packo, a self-contained, portable, oxy-acetylene cutting unit. It is lightweight, easy to wear and operate, and is designed particularly for fast and effective rescue when steel bars the way. Comparable equipment is standardized for damage control on all vessels in the U.S. Navy.
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Ziamatic Corp. offers a packet of bulletins entitled the Rescue Bulletin Series, which describe a variety of life-saving rescue tools. They include the Quic-Bar, the multi-purpose rescue tool that is drop forged for maximum strength, the Quic K-Bar-T, the one man emergency tool for instant extrication or forcible entry, and the Quic-Cut pneumatic rescue kit, which, the manufacturer claims, can cut through metal factory or fire doors.
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Traffic Control Systems
Solid State Sonics & Electronics, Inc., offers a brochure describing the Siren Sensor, a traffic signal light emergency pre-empting system that is activated by the vehicle siren. The Siren Sensor is installed at the intersection on the same pole as the traffic controller. Operation of the Siren Sensor leaves the vehicle operator’s hands free to drive because the siren is the encoder. The brochure provides descriptions of how the system works, user operation of the system, available configurations to suit various needs, application notes, and a listing of distributors and their addresses.
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Training Aids, Films, Visual Aids, Simulators
Film Communicators offers a variety of literature pertaining to films, filmstrips and slide programs dealing with saving lives. These films cover important areas of interest to the fire service such as – fire prevention, survival and training; safe driving of emergency vehicles; and emergency medical services including auto extrication, basic medical care at the scene of an accident and life support.
A Quick Reference Catalog has a complete listing of titles and prices. Also available is literature on Film Communicators’ latest film, “Life Or Death,” a film showing the do’s and don’ts, rights and wrongs of EMS operations.
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Fire Prevention Through Films, Inc., offers a catalog describing many new films dealing with fire prevention and general safety. These films are non-technical and teach people how to be safe in their home or at work. Other films are to train employees in hospitals, nursing homes or mental care facilities.
Two films deal with the problems of highrise buildings. A new public education film just released illustrates the services offered today by fire departments to the people of their communities.
These films are available through rental or purchase.
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Fire Research Corporation has a booklet on training aids and simulation equipment available for the fire service, including pump simulation, tactics trainers, radio network simulators, pump mock-ups, rescue dummies, crash truck simulators, pump computers and flow computers.
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Motorola Telcprograms, Inc. offers a free brochure on its new film “Five Minutes For Survival.” This 21-minute film is an ideal training aid for personnel involved in providing pre-hospital care in trauma situations. The film demonstrates proper techniques for handling many emergency situations and is motivational as well as instructional.
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Information is available describing “Rugged Ron,” the simulated test dummy from Sierra Engineering Co. The simulator may be used for rescue, retrieval and job evaluation programs of fire, police, utility and paramedic departments.
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Detroit Diesel Allison offers a six-page, four-color folder on “The Allison Automatics: A Fire Fighting Family of Transmissions.” This publication, number SA 1552, explains the advantages of an automatic in the fire truck and details the Allison automatic line.
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. Sireno – ITT Jabsco Products
See listing under Lights, Lighting category
American Fire Apparatus Company offers literature covering 55 and 75-foot Aqua-Jet water towers mounted on custom and commercial chassis.
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