Industry News

  • NVFC Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations Due August 3

    Nominate an outstanding volunteer firefighter for the 2009 National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) Lifetime Achievement Award. Sponsored by Scott Health & Safety, this prestigious national award annually recognizes an individual whose remarkable...

    Press Release • July 15th, 2009

  • Microsoft and ESRI Launch Fusion Core Solution

    Redlands, California - Microsoft Corp. and ESRI launched Fusion Core Solution, a public safety and homeland security solution architecture, at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, California. Formerly referred to as FusionX, Fusion Core...

    Press Release • July 13th, 2009

  • VIKING Gets Large Order in Norway

    The globally leading manufacturer and provider of marine and offshore safety equipment, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, has been awarded a large contract for a brand new type of work uniforms for the Norwegian Civil Defence. The "Directorate for...

    Press Release • July 13th, 2009

  • Registered Athletes Passes 10,000 Mark

    Burnaby, BC (July 10, 2009) : It's official. More than 10,000 athletes are coming to British Columbia for the 2009 World Police and Fire Games (WPFG). The Games passed the 10,000 mark yesterday with 21 days still left for athletes to register for the...

    Press Release • July 10th, 2009

  • Ohio CAT Adds Fire Apparatus, Joins Crimson Fire as New Dealer

    Brandon, S.D., July 8, 2009 - Ohio CAT, one of the largest distributor of construction equipment, power systems and agricultural equipment in the state of Ohio, has added fire apparatus to its heavy equipment lineup by joining Crimson Fire, Inc. as a new...

    Press Release • July 9th, 2009

  • Scott Uses Advanced Models to Develop SureLife

    DATE LINE (July 9, 2009) - Scott Health & Safety is proud to introduce SureLife™ Cartridge Calculator - a web-based cartridge selection and service life estimation tool for respiratory protection users. SureLife™ Cartridge Calculator utilizes an...

    Press Release • July 9th, 2009

  • Crimson Fire Welcomes EMC as New Dealer

    Brandon, S.D., July 8, 2009 - Crimson Fire, Inc. has welcomed EMC as a new dealer in its growing Southwestern region. The Brandon, S.D. - based manufacturer said EMC will sell and service Crimson's full line of custom fire trucks, aerials and rescue...

    Press Release • July 9th, 2009

  • The Home Safety Council® Appoints Nationally Recognized Leaders to Its Board of Directors

    (WASHINGTON, DC) July 9, 2009 – The national, nonprofit Home Safety Council (HSC) has announced two new members to join its Board of Directors. Combined, Thomas F. Connaughton and R. David Paulison bring more than 50 years of emergency preparedness and...

    Press Release • July 9th, 2009

  • Seagrave Names First Priority Emergency Vehicles, Inc. as Exclusive Dealer

    Seagrave Names First Priority Emergency Vehicles, Inc. as Exclusive Dealer to New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and New Castle County, Delaware. Clintonville, Wisconsin: Seagrave Fire Apparatus announced on July 7 the appointment of First...

    Press Release • July 8th, 2009

  • 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 TheFireStore.com, 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