Industry News 7/13

E-ONE recently recognized dealers and sales representatives for their outstanding performance over the past year. An appreciation breakfast and awards ceremony took place prior to the 2013 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis...


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The first pumper will be a KME Predator with seating for six, external EMS cab compartment access, 450-hp engine and dual secondary braking with a transmission retarder. The pumpers include a 1,250-gpm pump and 500 gallons of water.

Also, KME and Tennessee dealer NAFECO have received a contract for a 101-foot, tractor-drawn AerialCat ladder by the City of Nashville Fire Department. The tiller will include a KME Predator MFD cab with seating for six and an EMS compartment. The KME 101-foot ladder includes a pre-piped waterway with a 1,500-gpm rating and a 2.5:1 structural safety factor based on an NFPA 500-pound-rated tip load. The apparatus is scheduled for completion and delivery in the spring of 2014.

 

R•O•M CORP. has hired Don Fishel as vice president of sales and marketing. Fishel has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and industry. Most recently, he was the senior director of sales and marketing strategy for Commercial Vehicle Group Inc.

“Don has a proven track record of driving change and growth. He understands the results we’re looking for and has a great vision of how we can take R•O•M to the next level,” CEO Jeff Hupke said. “His well-rounded background in sales, engineering and marketing are a great fit for ROM and will help us continue to drive year-over-year growth during difficult economic times.”

 

INVISTA has acquired ASHBURN HILL CORP., associated intellectual property (including the TECGEN brands) and a manufacturing operation in Texas.

“INVISTA has an aggressive growth strategy that includes identifying new business opportunities to allow us to continue building a product portfolio that delivers value to customers,” said Jeff Brown, executive vice president, INVISTA Performance Materials. “The TECGEN flame-resistant brands have quickly gained trust in the marketplace, and by coupling that expertise with INVISTA’s existing global workwear capabilities, we have high expectations for the specialized garment segment.”

The acquisition includes two flame-resistant brands: TECGEN Xtreme, NFPA/UL-certified, lightweight apparel that repels moisture and designed for firefighters for wildland and technical rescue applications; and TECGEN Select clothing developed for manufacturing, transportation, mining, oil and gas and energy utility operations. The brands will fall under INVISTA’s existing Performance Materials business segment, which includes the CORDURA fabric brand.

 

ZOLL MEDICAL CORP., a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, has entered into an agreement with REFLECTANCE MEDICAL INC. to develop and market a ruggedized version of the Mobile CareGuide sensor for detecting the onset of shock in patients during air and ground military and EMS patient transports as well as hospitalizations. Reflectance Medical’s CareGuide sensor continuously and noninvasively monitors tissue metabolism and can be used to determine when a patient has undetected internal bleeding and may be in danger of going into shock.

Rapid treatment of traumatic injuries and shock has been shown to help save lives and reduce complications. By incorporating these new clinical parameters, ZOLL’s patient monitor/defibrillators will provide more than just standard vital signs monitoring. Having early indicators of blood volume loss and impending circulatory failure in the ZOLL monitor/defibrillators will ensure rapid treatment is given to the patients who need it the most. The technology measures muscle oxygen saturation (SmO2), to determine the adequacy of tissue perfusion.

 

TETRAKO LLC, the fire suppression subsidiary of EARTHCLEAN CORP., has announced that Fire X Protections of Amherstview, Ontario, and Al Aman Firefighting Materials Manufacturing of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, are the TetraKO water-enhancer distributors for Canada and the UAE, respectively.

“We are very excited to have these two fine companies join the TetraKO team as distributors of our game-changing water enhancer,” said Scott Bocklund, TetraKO president. “Fire X Protections is an aggressive and hands-on distributor that will help introduce TetraKO across Canada. Al Aman is a quality organization focused on firefighting and dedicated to introducing innovative products in the UAE.”