Industry News

  • PBI Marketing and Sales Organization Announcement

      With the success that PBI has enjoyed around the world, and PBI’s commitment to support our customers worldwide, the following changes to PBI’s Marketing and Sales organization are being announced: Effective immediately… Walter (Walt...

    Press Release • January 13th, 2010

  • Lance Matiste promoted to Strategic Account Manager for Fire-Dex

    Cleveland, Ohio - (January, 2010) – Lance Matiste has been promoted to Strategic Account Manager for Fire-Dex. In his 10 years with Fire-Dex Lance has been recognized various times for his sales growth and is a three time recipient of the “MVP...

    Press Release • January 13th, 2010

  • Knoxville Awards Contract to Ferrara

    Holden, LA – Knoxville, Tennessee has awarded Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America’s premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, a contract to build three (3) new Igniter custom pumpers. Knoxville has been operating Ferrara trucks since 2003...

    Press Release • January 12th, 2010

  • Kovatch to Race in Support of Everyone Goes Home® Program

    Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania//January 12, 2010 -- KME Fire Apparatus and the Kovatch Organization are pleased to announce their sponsorship of Kovatch Motorsports, Ltd., a new racing team owned by John Kovatch IV, Kovatch’s Director of New Business...

    Press Release • January 12th, 2010

  • PDSI Awarded Major Contract by Los Angeles County to Automate Employee Scheduling for the Sheriff, Fire, and Probation Departments

    Irvine, CA. – January 6, 2010 – PDSI (Principal Decision Systems International), the leading provider of automated workforce management solutions for Public Safety through its product TeleStaff, today announces it has been selected by the County of...

    Press Release • January 8th, 2010

  • E-ONE Appoints New Egypt Dealer

    Ocala, FL (January 7, 2010) – E-ONE is pleased to announce the appointment of Kemet Airport Suppliers as the new E-ONE dealer for Egypt. For more than 20 years Kemet has supplied various airport equipment as well as Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting...

    Press Release • January 7th, 2010

  • St. Petersburg Fire Chief James Large Promotes Big

    Mayor William Foster and Fire Chief James Large stand with the nine newly promoted fire officers of St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue at a promotion ceremony that was held on January 4th, 2010 at St. Petersburg College.

    Press Release • January 6th, 2010

  • DuPont Certifies All Painters at Ferrara Fire Apparatus

    Holden, LA – Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America’s premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, announced today that all painters employed at the factory have been certified by DuPont under DuPont’s Top Gun Training Course. Ferrara uses DuPont...

    Press Release • January 6th, 2010

  • Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award

    The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)are accepting nominations for the Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award. Presented annually at the CFSI National Fire and...

    Press Release • January 6th, 2010

  • 4100 Knox-Vault® Now Available

    Phoenix, AZ – The 4100 Knox-Vault is the newest edition to the Knox Family of Rapid Entry Products. It was designed for those applications where a 3200 Series is too small yet the 4400 Series is too large. Available in both single and dual lock...

    Press Release • January 6th, 2010

  • Wildland Fire Gear Specialist Coaxsher™ Ventures into the Wildland Fire Apparel Market with the CX Wildland Vent Brush Shirt

    Chelan Falls, Washington, January 5, 2010– After eight years of developing outdoor gear for wildland firefighters and search and rescue teams, Coaxsher™ is excited to announce its first venture into the wildland fire apparel market with the launch...

    Press Release • January 5th, 2010

  • Home Safety Council Sees Pennsylvania’s Protection of New Homes with Fire Sprinklers as a Hard-Won Battle for Consumer Protection

    Citing the fact that more than 80% of fatal fires occur in residential properties, the nonprofit Home Safety Council (HSC) today applauded the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for its recent action to adopt the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC), which...

    Press Release • December 28th, 2009

  • NFPA announces redesign of Sparky the Fire Dog® Web site

    December 16, 2009 – The Sparky the Fire Dog® Web site, belonging to the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), has been redesigned to include new features that keep kids entertained, engaged, and most importantly...

    Press Release • December 16th, 2009

  • ESRI Announces Support for Virtual USA

    Redlands, California—ESRI announces support for Virtual USA, an initiative designed to improve decision making for local, state, tribal, and federal homeland security practitioners. Virtual USA integrates existing resources to provide real-time access...

    Press Release • December 16th, 2009

  • National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System Receives Record-breaking 1,000 Reports In 2009

    2009 Annual Report and 2010 Near-Miss Calendar Now Available Fairfax, Va., December 14, 2009… The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System reached a milestone this month when it posted the 1,000th report for 2009. This marks the first time...

    Press Release • December 15th, 2009