Industry News

  • Pierce Manufacturing Receives $10 Millon Order from U.S. Navy for 31 Custom Fire Apparatus

    Appleton, Wis. (July 2, 2009) - Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced a new order from the United States Navy for 29 Contender® by Pierce custom pumper fire trucks. This is in addition to a recent separate...

    Press Release • July 2nd, 2009

  • Hurst Jaws of Life® Announces Free Power Unit Promotion

    Shelby, North Carolina- Hurst Jaws of Life announced today an aggressive promotion directed toward Fire and Rescue Departments. The promotion is designed to assist rescue services with acquiring new hydraulic rescue equipment within the constraints of...

    Press Release • July 1st, 2009

  • "Crunch Time"

    "Crunch Time" , a 100% hands-on extrication class hosted by Gig Harbor (WA) Fire & Medic One has been awarded a Safe Neighbors Grant from State Farm Insurance.  This is the third consecutive year "Crunch Time" has been awarded this grant .  The...

    Press Release • June 29th, 2009

  • National Fire Sprinkler Association Wins Award for Video

    PATTERSON, N.Y. (June 24, 2009) – The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), the longest-tenured fire sprinkler advocacy organization in the U.S., announces it won a Public Relations Society of America New Jersey Chapter “Pyramid Award” for...

    Press Release • June 25th, 2009

  • Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade™ Grant Application Period Now Open

    The application period for the 2009 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade™ grant program is now open. Fire departments located near the company's facilities are eligible to apply for a grant to help purchase needed gear and equipment. The deadline for...

    Press Release • June 25th, 2009

  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®

    On the evening of Thursday, June 18, 2009 James A. Witmer, President and CEO of, a division of Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc. was recognized as the winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2009 Award for the Greater...

    Press Release • June 22nd, 2009

  • Connecticut Fire Dept. Bolsters Prevention with Grant

    Stamford, Connecticut. - The Long Ridge Fire Company received a $2500 fire prevention grant recently from FM Global, a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses based in Johnston, R.I. FM Global representatives presented the award...

    Press Release • June 22nd, 2009

  • Evergreen Supertanker Ready to Fight Wildfires

    McMinnville, Ore. - Evergreen International Aviation's B747 Supertanker won certification for operation this season after receiving its interim approval letter from the Interagency Air Tanker Board. The aircraft also received its Supplemental Type...

    Press Release • June 19th, 2009

  • AFAA Presents Person of the Year Awards to Key Industry Associates

    June 18, 2009, Jasper, GA ... The Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) presented three individual 'Person of the Year Awards' at its Annual Breakfast on June 10, 2009, which was held in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA...

    Press Release • June 18th, 2009

  • Guide for Firewise Developments is Now Available

    Wildfires that damage homes and businesses are increasing in severity throughout the country, as growth patterns put more homes and neighborhoods in areas naturally prone to fire.

    Press Release • June 17th, 2009

  • The Search is on for The Hungriest Firehouse

    Entering is easy! Hungry-Man's® "Hungriest Firehouse" Contest invites firehouses across the United States to submit a list of what their firehouse eats in one week (7 days) along with a photo the squad eating together.

    Press Release • June 16th, 2009

  • TECGEN XTREME™ Protective Apparel Introduced for Firefighters

    TECGEN XTREME™ is a unique, dual-certified product that meets the National Fire Protection Association's specifications for wildland firefighting (NFPA 1977-2005) and technical rescue ensemble (NFPA 1951-2007).

    Press Release • June 15th, 2009

  • 9/11 Anniversary Patch Honors Firefighters, EMT's, Police Officers and Soldiers

    All the net proceeds will be donated to specific funds relating to fire and EMS, police and military non-profits. The patch follows the successful seven-year run of the 9-11 Patch, which features a single firefighter holding an axe.

    Press Release • June 15th, 2009

  • Rescue 42, Inc. Introduces The McLaski™ Wildland Combination Tool

    Rescue 42, Inc. has proudly unveiled its newest product line designed for firefighters, by firefighters, The McLaski™ Wildland Combination Tool.

    Press Release • June 11th, 2009

  • New Hybrid Vehicle High Voltage-SRS Shut Down Procedure Field Guides

    Failure to shutdown / disable a crashed hybrid vehicle’s High Voltage system prior to performing your duties may result in serious injury, even death to first Responders.

    Press Release • June 5th, 2009