2012 Top Innovations

Online University

Columbia Southern University (CSU), a completely online university, was established to meet the demand for alternatives to the traditional university experience. CSU online degree programs allow non-traditional students to honor career and family commitments, while steadily reaching their educational goals. CSU features associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and certificate programs in many fields including fire science, occupational safety and health, business, human resource management, emergency management and more.

CSU also offers:

  • Affordable Tuition
  • Financial Aid
  • No ACT, SAT or GRE Required
  • Complimentary Tutoring
  • Career Services
  • Discounts for Military

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www.ColumbiaSouthern.edu

 

Actual Audio Dispatch to Phone 

Narrowbanding limiting your range?  E-Dispatches offers a robust solution to get your actual audio dispatch to your phones by phone call, text notification or app alert, which allows your Android/iPhone to operate like a pager with stored voice.  They provide the hardware for no charge and offer a free 30-day trial to all departments.  Services require no contract. Mass messaging is included with all plans.  Dispatch does not need to even know you are using our system!  We deploy a national network for reliability and redundancy and have served our hundreds of thousands of recipients since 2004.

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www.edispatches.com

 

Emergency Response Vehicle

The E-ONE eMAX pump location and apparatus configuration is designed to offer maximum maneuverability with a short wheelbase; maximum storage space, with up to 586 cubic feet of storage; maximum accessibility, with low, pre-connected handlines and a rear-access ladder; and maximum fire/rescue, with the ability to carry equipment necessary for fire, rescue and EMS response in one organized apparatus. All these features combined allow you to maximize your performance with the eMAX by E-ONE.

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www.e-one.com/products/emax

 

Turnout Gear

With G-XTREME turnout gear, Globe launched a new era in firefighter suit performance by designing it to move the way the human body moves: without restriction. When your gear really fits, it’s not just more comfortable, it enables you to perform your job to the maximum of your ability – without extra bulk and without compromising movement. That’s why G-XTREME comes in a whole new dimension in fit: SHAPE.

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www.globeturnoutgear.com

 

Multi-Threat Suits

Certified to NFPA 1994, Class 2, durable multi-threat suits made with GORE® CHEMPAK® ultra barrier fabric provides enhanced functionality, helping you operate more confidently and remain engaged longer during physically demanding missions in hot-zone environments. Learn more about Gore’s innovative ChemBio fabrics for technical rescue, hazmat, decontamination, and containment on the company’s website.

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www.GoreChempak.com/multithreat

 

Online Program

Take the next step as a firefighter with an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science from Keiser University. This online program helps firefighters gain increased performance on the ground, in the field and to qualify for potential management positions. To qualify, you must be a certified firefighter with documented evidence of FFP 1000, Introduction to Fire Science, or comparable coursework/experience.

Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges, 404-679-4500, for further information.

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www.KUSarasota.com 

 

Automated Test System

MSA’s new GALAXY GX2 Automated Test System provides advanced safety management and effortless operation. Efficiently manage your portable gas detection fleet through simple, intelligent testing and calibration of MSA ALTAIR® and ALTAIR PRO Single-Gas Detectors and ALTAIR 4X and ALTAIR 5X Multigas Detectors. New MSA Link™ Pro Software offers proactive safety management; significantly reduced total cost of ownership through reduced calibration gas usage and faster testing times.

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www.MSASafety.com/GalaxyGX2


Pre-Mixed Fuel

When the call comes in, count on TruFuel® to give you superior performance from your gear and the protection to keep it running stronger, longer. An innovative product for first responders, do-it-yourselfers and commercial users, TruFuel is the first pre-mixed fuel engineered specifically for 2-cycle equipment, including chainsaws and TNT tools.  It’s a high performance, ethanol-free fuel that’s precisely mixed with the most advanced synthetic lubricant and performance enhancing additives available. That means easier start up, smooth idling and quicker trigger response.

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www.trufuel50.com

 

NFPA 1971-Certified

Veridian Limited is the first garment manufacturer fully certified to NFPA 1971, 2013 Edition. Veridian Limited makes no compromises in constructing comfortable, performance-based fire protective apparel. Clever design elements with superior materials and workmanship are standard with every set of gear that it builds. New innovative features along with the latest and most advanced materials available.

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www.veridian.net

 

Multiversal Extrication Tool Holder

Ziamatic’s Quic-Mount Multiversal Extrication Tool Holder is an adjustable, upright extrication tool mounting solution. The heavy-duty, cast aluminum QM-ET-MV boasts 10 independently adjustable components, including tilt angle, enabling it to safely and securely accommodate many popular makes and models of cutter, spreader and combination tool. Mounting to virtually any flat surface, this bracket eliminates the need for expensive custom-fabricated mounting boxes. Whether buying a new apparatus or replacing the tools on an existing one, a single Multiversal Extrication Tool Holder can be used over and over again with only a few minor adjustments.

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www.ziamatic.com

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