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Grant recipients are: Augusta, MO, Community Volunteer Fire Department (extrication equipment, $20,864); Brighton Betsey Ann Fire Protection District in Brighton, IL (rescue equipment, $8,331); Bristol Volunteer Fire Department in Ennis, TX (thermal imaging camera, $9,800); Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Kent, TX (skid unit, $10,750); Chester, NJ, Volunteer Fire Company 1, SCBA, $12,6000); Golden Valley, MN, Fire Department (multi-gas monitors and accessories, $6,000); Joplin, MO, Fire Department (helmets, Griff poles, gloves, hoods and hose, $15,000); Marland, OK, Volunteer Fire Department (hoses and nozzles, $7,000); La Grange Park, IL, Fire Department (thermal imaging camera, $8,500); South Norfolk County Arc (ALEC Program in Westwood, MA (firefighter training, $3,000); Stillwater, MN, Fire Department (rescue boat equipment, $7,636); Watford City, ND, Volunteer Fire Department (structural turnout gear, $12,000); and West Valley City, UT, Fire Department (thermal imaging camera, $8,500).
Also, Fireman’s Fund and HUB INTERNATIONAL NORTHEAST have partnered to award a grant of more than $17,000 to the New York City Fire Department to purchase training, technology and physical fitness equipment for Engine 324/Division 14. Fireman’s Fund has awarded more than $540,000 to the FDNY since December 2006. This is the fifth grant HUB International Northeast has awarded the FDNY.
HURST JAWS OF LIFE has launched a website, www.vetter-rescue.com, showcasing its Vetter lifting bag product line. The site, tailored specifically for the North American rescue market, features comprehensive information regarding Vetter products, technologies, innovations and best practices, including the new 2011 Vetter product catalog and a database of dealer locations sorted by state.
PIERCE MANUFACTURING has received an order for three Quantum pumpers and one Quantum aerial platform from the Mesa, AZ, Fire Department. The vehicles will be delivered beginning in January 2012.
Each Quantum pumper is equipped with a 500-hp EPA 2010-certified engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, 19-inch front bumper extension, seating for six firefighters, frontal-impact and side-roll protection systems, Husky 12 foam system, Hercules CAF system, 1,500-gpm single-stage bronze pump, 1,000-gpm monitor with electric remote control, hydraulic ladder rack and Command Zone advanced electronics.
The Quantum 85-foot aerial platform features a 2,000-gpm single-stage bronze pump, twin electric monitors, 250-gallon water tank, Husky 12 foam system, 430-amp alternator, breathing air to the tip and LED lighting along the aerial device.
SEAARK MARINE INC. has temporarily stopped accepting new boat orders, citing very sporadic and extremely low (new construction) sales figures for nearly 24 straight months. The company said it would begin an overhead reduction plan until business improves in the government and industrial marine sectors. SeaArk has several boats on order that will continue in construction until they are completed and delivered. The company will also continue fulfilling spare parts orders indefinitely. New orders for repair/refurbish work with short turnaround cycles will continue to be accepted until Jan. 1, 2012.
CUMMINS INC. has launched Cummins Care, an enhanced customer-assistance program providing 24/7 response for the fire and emergency vehicle market. It is the latest addition to the operation at the new Cummins Customer Support Center in Nashville, TN, and ensures that the location can quickly meet customers’ specific service requirements.
Cummins Care retains the 1-800-DIESELS toll-free number.
EARTHCLEAN CORP. has named JoAnn Tyler sales executive for the Minnesota region. Tyler reports to Scott Bocklund, EarthClean president. Before joining EarthClean, Tyler was a sales representative in Minnesota and western Wisconsin for a fire equipment distributor. She also is a firefighter with the Chanhassen, MN, Fire Department. She holds Minnesota fire service certification, a first responder certification from the Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board and a hazmat specialist certification. She has completed fire protection courses at Hennepin Technical College and undergraduate studies at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN.
SEAGRAVE FIRE APPARATUS has received an order for 12 95-foot Aerialscope aerial platforms and eight 75-foot Aerialscope aerial platforms from the FDNY. The apparatus feature Seagrave’s Marauder II chassis and Aerialscope aerial customized to FDNY specifications. The Marauder II FDNY cabs feature a raised roof, extremely durable interior treatments and additional protection for cab interior occupants. The chassis feature a 500-hp Cummins ISX engine coupled to an Allison EVS4000 transmission with additional bumper reinforcement and undercarriage protection.