Industry News 6/12

GEARGRID , specialists in wire forming and fabrication of custom retail POP display and OEM components, as well as its propriety line of GearGrid gear-storage systems for fire and rescue, athletic and equine markets, has received the 2012 Governor’s...


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The PUC eliminates the need for a bulky pumphouse and features a simplified, two-step pump shift operation. The entire pump system is located above the frame for easier and quicker service and maintenance. The SBM pumpers are each equipped with a 450-hp engine, 1,500-gpm single stage PUC pump, 500-gallon water tank, Husky 3 foam system, 20-gallon foam tank, LED lighting package and Weldon V-MUX electrical system. The air/rehab vehicle features an air cascade system with a capacity of 80 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) bottles, health-monitoring equipment, core-cooling chairs and other rehab equipment.

 

5.11 TACTICAL has appointed Guy Burgstahler as chief marketing officer.

“We continue to invest in the 5.11 Tactical brand with the creation of the Chief Marketing Officer role,” CEO Tom Davin said. “Guy Burgstahler will further enhance our efforts to better serve public safety and military professionals around the world.”

Burgstahler’s previous positions include director of marketing at Circuit City, vice president of marketing at Pet Smart, vice president of marketing at Dick’s Sporting Goods and vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Co.

 

FERRARA FIRE APPARATUS INC. has been awarded a contract by the FDNY for 13 additional 100-foot rear-mount aerial ladders. With this latest order, a total of 54 of FDNY aerials will carry the Ferrara nameplate.

“Of course, the only way we could actually prove our product was by putting them into service,” President and CEO Chris Ferrara said. “The feedback we’ve been getting from the department as a whole, along with the crews who work on these aerials, couldn’t be better. These aerial trucks meet all the standards FDNY has set for us: Tough, heavy-duty, dependable and easy for the firefighters to work with.”

 

HANGAR 14 SOLUTIONS, which produces StreetWise CADlink tablet-based response information software, has announced a strategic partnership with CodeMESSAGING.net, providers of text messaging dispatch services for fire departments.

“Our company has a great tablet solution for emergency responders, but it depends on fast and accurate transfer of information from a client’s dispatch center,” said Philip Kouwe, president of Hangar 14 Solutions. “CodeMESSAGING.net excels in providing solutions for CAD messaging export. For many of our clients, we’ll be leveraging their expertise to ensure the best operation of our software.”

CodeMessaging.net President Dewey Thomas said, “Now, first-responders are able to receive and map the alert on their mobile device, monitor the status of other responders in the station, and use that same information in the apparatus enroute to the call via StreetWise CADlink seamlessly and in real-time.”

The agreement includes cooperative marketing efforts and will also let both companies offer discounts to each other’s clients.

 

SEAGRAVE FIRE APPARATUS has received an order for a dive-rescue unit from the Louisville Fire Department/Jefferson County Metro Government in Kentucky.

The Louisville Fire Department is situated on the Ohio River and protects many businesses, a large number of commercial and pleasure craft and the McAlpine Locks and Dam. The department uses a “task force” concept with an aerial ladder and pumper to respond with the rescue truck to water-related emergencies. The single-axle apparatus will be built on a Marauder II chassis with a 500-hp Cummins ISX engine. Delivery will take place in spring 2012.

 

OSHKOSH AIRPORT PRODUCTS GROUP has sold 10 new-generation Oshkosh Striker aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles to Aena Aeropuertos S.A. of Madrid, Spain. The apparatus will be placed into service at Madrid Barajas International and other major airports throughout the country. Delivery will begin in September 2012.