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OSHKOSH AIRPORT PRODUCTS GROUP has introduced the Oshkosh Storm aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle, engineered to provide a powerful, yet cost-effective ARFF response for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) airports. The unit features a Cummins ISM 500-hp turbo diesel engine, Allison six-speed automatic transmission, four-door cab with seating for up to eight firefighters, 1,585-gallon water tank, two 2½-inch direct tank fills and 1,250-gpm pump. An in-cab-controlled roof turret delivers 1,000 gpm. A dry chemical system is standard, as is a 198-gallon foam tank.
Firefighting Skid Units
KIMTEK CORP. offers the FIRELITE Transport compact skid unit series, featuring versatile, cost-effective quick-response solutions for remote and facility fire service use. Rugged and rustproof, the lightweight, slip-in fire skid units offer quality construction at an affordable cost. Kimtek partners with Darley, Hannay, Scotty and Integra to produce firefighting skid units for ATV/UTVs and pickup beds. The units are constructed of bright aluminum diamond plate with aluminum tubing sub-frame and use stainless steel piping and valves. The units come with a rescue area to carry a stokes litter, long board or optional crosslay hose tray.
THEFIRESTORE.COM offers new high-performance and comfortable firefighter footwear from THOROGOOD –the GEN-flex2 and ASR (Athletic Slip-Resisting). When it comes to high-performance uniform footwear, the GEN-flex2 boot (WHERE?) meets and exceed the demands for maximum comfort and performance of public safety personnel. GEN-flex2 and Visible Gel System (VGS) technology combine premium materials with an exclusive, net fit flexible welt construction for maximum comfort. VGS technology is designed to absorb 300 foot pounds per square inch. The ASR collection includes six-inch and eight-inch, side-zip, leather and nylon station boots.
HANDHELD has introduced the NAUTIZ X4, a multi-purpose compact handheld computer built for mobile public safety workers. It enables efficient and reliable data collection in the toughest environments. The compact and lightweight rugged computer is optimized for efficient field data collection. It features a high-brightness, sunlight-readable resistive touchscreen for reliable computing in challenging environments and comes complete with either a high-performance 1D laser scanner or a 2D imager for super-fast and accurate scanning and barcoding tasks. The device also features a 5MP camera with auto focus and LED Flash.
Color coatings for connections
KOCHEK CO. offers Quantum Aluminum Hard Coating for fire industry connections and equipment. A proprietary technology, Quantum Aluminum Hard Coat produces exceptionally durable anodic coating with translucent clarity and dye-ability, enabling fire professionals to choose from a spectrum of highly visible colors when color coding fire apparatus and connections to indicate essential information such as available water pressure and flow rate. The patented Quantum coating is available in several vivid shades and colors, including metallics, and can withstand heavy use and exposure. Quantum Hard Coat offers superior durability and resistance to corrosion and abrasion.
HELLA MARINE INC. has introduced the HypaLUME LED floodlight, specifically designed for any marine work environment. The most powerful floodlight ever offered by Hella, the high-performance HypaLUME consumes only 240 watts (10 amps at 24 volts). Designed for heavy-duty and commercial vessels, the floodlight is outfitted with a Grilamid lens made from an advanced polyamide material, making it resistant to impact, fatigue, UV rays and harsh chemicals. In tests, the floodlight showed no decrease in output even when operating in temperatures from –40º F to 120º F.