Industry News

  • LAFD Shares 'Managed PPE' Plan

    Multiple research reports from NIOSH, University of Cincinnati, and the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) show that Firefighters are far more likely to develop multiple types of cancer compared to the general population. One of the reasons is...

    Press Release • September 12th, 2013

  • Waterous Hosts Home Day Activities For Elected Officials

    On Thursday August 22nd 2013, Waterous Company was pleased to host the 2013 Minnesota Home Day. With sponsor support from Rosenbauer-America, Physio Control, Image Trend, Emergency Apparatus Maintenance, Foam Pro and the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs...

    Press Release • September 10th, 2013

  • Kussmaul Introduces New Power Distribution System

    Kussmaul's PDS-100 P/N 390-5711-0 is a six-circuit programmable power distribution system which is a quick and easy way to connect, protect and program power to emergency vehicle accessories. The unit provides six dedicated fused circuits configured...

    Product • September 10th, 2013

  • First Line Technology Named Fastest Growing Company

    Inc. Magazine listed First Line Technology, LLC on their annual Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the second year in a row. First Line Technology, a small business provider of Out of the Box Solutions that solves...

    Press Release • September 9th, 2013

  • Standards Development Organizations File Copywrite Suit

    Three standards development organizations (SDOs), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ASTM International (ASTM), and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have filed a lawsuit against...

    Press Release • September 9th, 2013

  • Start-up Company Makes New Helmet Tool System

    3LS, Inc., an entrepreneurial start-up product firm, announces its GUTS tool brand, and its first product, Helmet Mount One (HM1). The start-up is raising capital by crowdsourcing on Kickstarter.com, a leading online source. 3LS was started by...

    Product • September 9th, 2013

  • Industry Icon Bill Bruns to Retire From UPF

    United Plastic Fabricating, Inc. (UPF) has announced that Bill Bruns, VP of Sales and Marketing plans to retire effective October 31, 2013. “It’s going to be different around UPF, it’s going to be different without Bruns in the fire industry as...

    Press Release • September 9th, 2013

  • Waterous Launches New Web Site

    Waterous, a global leader in fire suppression technology released a new version of www.waterousco.com . The benefits of the Waterous web site are: makes it easier to find products with dropdown menus, side menus and links to product offerings...

    Press Release • September 9th, 2013

  • Globe Awards Gear in NVFC 2013 Giveaway Program

    Globe, in partnership with DuPont and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), has made the first two awards in the 2013 Globe Gear Giveaway program. East Glacier Park (Mont.) Volunteer Fire Department and Happy Jack (Ariz.) Fire Services will each...

    Press Release • September 4th, 2013

  • Paul Conway Shields & Equipment Hires New Operations VP

    NEW BERLIN, WI-- Former Director of Research & Business Development for LION Apparel, Tom S. Martin has accepted the newly created position of Vice President of Operations for Paul Conway Shields & Equipment effective September 1, 2013. He served as the...

    Press Release • September 4th, 2013

  • Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Co. Sold to Investors

    Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company have announced that company founders Scott and Pam Schneekloth have sold the company to a family investor group lead by Sarah Atchison. Atchison along with family members Lyle and Jane Gessell purchased the...

    Press Release • September 4th, 2013

  • Scuttlebutt 9/13

    Georgia Firefighters Visit “Angel of Mercy” A former city clerk in Lighthouse Point, FL, who saved all her life so she could retire and travel the country, is now giving that money away. Not to just anyone, mind you, but to volunteer fire...

    Article • September 1st, 2013

  • Industry News 9/13

    SMEAL FIRE APPARATUS CO. has announced the retirement of Delwin Smeal, company president, effective Sept. 1. He has worked for the company for 47 years, including the past 20 as president. “Del has given his whole adult life to our company and our...

    Article • September 1st, 2013

  • Spartan Introduces New Multi-Function Pumper/Aerial

    Spartan ERV, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. has announced the availability of its MPA (Multi-Function Pumper / Aerial) 65-foot, a new emergency-response apparatus that redefines the price/performance equation for best value. The MPA 65’ is...

    Product • August 28th, 2013

  • NFFF Host Firefighter Appreciation Day at Dover Speedway

    Emmitsburg, Maryland – What could be better than a great day of NASCAR racing at the Monster Mile? How about a great day of racing with family, friends and firefighters at the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. Show your support for your...

    Press Release • August 27th, 2013