Industry News

  • For the Record 3/14

    American LaFrance Closes its Doors Almost six years after filing bankruptcy, longtime fire apparatus builder American LaFrance told employees that January 17 was their last day. All three of the company’s facilities (Moncks Corner, SC, Los...

    Article • March 1st, 2014

  • Industry News 3/14

    W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES, following its November 2013 Product Safety Alert for firefighter turnout gear, has worked with fire departments, dealers and manufacturers throughout North America to assess and reseal, as necessary, the seams of turnouts with...

    Article • March 1st, 2014

  • New Products 3/14

    Hand-Held Tactical Light STREAMLIGHT INC. has introduced the ProTac HL 3, a high-lumen (HL) light that delivers 1,100 lumens of bright-white light. Designed for operations requiring maximum illumination, the programmable, lithium battery-powered...

    Article • March 1st, 2014

  • Nevada Fire Fighters Support Red Cross

    On January 23, at the Henderson Fire Training Center in Henderson, NV, the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada (PFFN) made a financial contribution of $20,000 to the American Red Cross “Fire Hurts. Red Cross Helps.” campaign, which provides...

    Article • February 27th, 2014

  • Odyssey Specialty Vehicles Announces New Management

    Odyssey Specialty Vehicles is entering 2014 with new management, expanded sales and service teams, new vehicle and cabinet products, and dramatically enhanced customer support. The company is looking forward to serving your specialty vehicle needs this...

    Press Release • February 24th, 2014

  • Spartan Motors Appoints New CFO

    Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) announced that Lori Wade has been named Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective immediately. Ms. Wade has served as Spartan's Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since early 2013. John Sztykiel...

    Press Release • February 24th, 2014

  • KME Adds Dealer For DC, Northern Va. W.Va. Area

    Nesquehoning, PA – KME is pleased to announce that Matheny Motors ( www.mathenymotors.com ) has joined KME’s sales and service network.   Matheny Dealer is now KME’s dealer in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. Matheny...

    Press Release • February 24th, 2014

  • NFFF Hosts Responder Fundraiser at Calif. Speedway

    The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is hosting the Annual First Responder Appreciation Event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif on March 23. In addition to the NFFF, proceeds from the purchase of tickets go to the California Fire...

    Press Release • February 24th, 2014

  • LION Enters Agreement to Assist Firefighters in Developing Countries

    CHICAGO — LION and the International Fire Relief Mission have entered a new partnership to provide gear, tools and training to firefighters and emergency personnel in underserved communities around the world. The agreement, signed at LION’s Chicago...

    Press Release • February 24th, 2014

  • Ferrara Adds Dealer in North Carolina

    Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America’s premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, has named First Choice Fire & Safety as its dealer in North Carolina. First Choice, with President Mike Bordeaux and sales representative David English, has...

    Press Release • February 24th, 2014

  • Pierce Announces 'Storm' Road Show Across Mexico

    Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), introduced the all-new Oshkosh® Storm aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicle. The Oshkosh Storm is engineered to provide a powerful, yet cost- effective, ARFF...

    Press Release • February 24th, 2014

  • Cummins Supports Next Phase of Emission Standards

    Cummins Inc. has announced its support for the development of a second phase of greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. "Cummins supports standards that deliver environmental benefits and...

    Press Release • February 23rd, 2014

  • IAFC Receives Grant From Motorola Solutions

    Fairfax, Va. – The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today announced it has received a grant as part of the Motorola Solutions Foundation's Public Safety and Security Institute; the Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable arm of...

    Press Release • February 22nd, 2014

  • KME Adds New York Dealer to Network

    Nesquehoning, PA – KME is pleased to announce that Proliner Rescue Vehicle Sales & Service of Medford, New York (www.prolinerrescue.com) has joined KME’s sales and service network. Proliner will represent KME in Nassau and Suffolk counties with...

    Press Release • February 22nd, 2014

  • NFFF Partners With NY Islanders For Fundraiser

    The New York Islanders are teaming up with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to help fire heroes' families raise funds for the foundation. Tickets are going fast for the NFFF awareness night which is scheduled for Saturday, April 5 for a 7...

    Press Release • February 22nd, 2014