Industry News

  • N.H. Company Introduces AIR Responder For Water, Ice Rescues

    After seeing media accounts of rescue personnel walking gingerly on, or often sprawled across icy bodies of water to get to a victim, the founders of WISE Technology of Gilford, New Hampshire thought, “There has to be a better way!” After years of...

    Press Release • May 7th, 2013

  • Ferrara Fire Apparatus Introduces Frame Corrosion Protection System

    Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America’s premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, unveils their F-Shield chassis frame corrosion protection for the Ultra, Inferno and Igniter models of custom fire chassis. Ferrara made the introduction at FDIC in...

    Press Release • May 7th, 2013

  • Streamlight Donates $25K to the NFFF From Light Sales

    Streamlight, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting for first responders, donated $25,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF), including $15,000 in proceeds from sales of the company’s Red Nano Light. Streamlight...

    Press Release • May 7th, 2013

  • KME Introduces the Whipline Quick Reaction Bumper Turret

    KME is proud to introduce the new Whipline Quick Reaction Bumper Turret. Partnering with Elkhart Brass, KME designed this turret to mimic the speed and accuracy of a firefighter operating a handline at a brush fire. Designed specifically for wildland...

    Press Release • May 7th, 2013

  • KME Introduces All New 102-Foot AerialCat Platform

    Nesquehoning, PA – The all new KME 102-foot AerialCat Platform brings safety and ease of operation to every response. The 102-foot platform offers the shortest wheelbase and overall lengths and lowest travel heights in the industry. Recognized as...

    Press Release • May 7th, 2013

  • Colorado Dept. Uses Aladtec For Scheduling Management

    Until relatively recently, many fire departments didn’t have internet access. Now not only are they online but many are scheduling personnel, approving trades, and tracking certifications from their smart phones and other mobile devices. “FIRE...

    Press Release • May 7th, 2013

  • AMKUS Introduces New Mini Simo Power Unit

    AMKUS Rescue Systems (Downers Grove, IL) is proud to introduce its latest innovation in high performance extrication tools and equipment, the GH2B-MCH Mini Power Unit. The GH2B-MCH offers two tool simultaneous operation with “BOOST” mode. When in...

    Press Release • May 7th, 2013

  • Ohio Township Adopts SafetyPAD For EMS Reporting

    OPEN Incorporated, makers of the SafetyPAD suite of software products for Fire and Emergency Medical Services, announced its second implementation with a Hamilton County, Ohio agency; Green Township. Training for department personnel on the platform...

    Press Release • May 7th, 2013

  • Industrial Scientific Opens New Global Distribution Center

    Industrial Scientific, the global leader in Gas Detection as a Service, announced that operations went live earlier this year at its newly leased 19,500-square foot facility near Pittsburgh. The new global distribution center supports global order...

    Press Release • May 7th, 2013

  • Avon Protection Introduces The Deltair SCBA

    Avon Protection, a market leader in respiratory protection systemsannounced the launch of Deltair, a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) designed for the fire service industry. As the industry’s first new innovation in the category in many...

    Press Release • May 7th, 2013

  • Watson & Chalin Exapand Axle And Suspension Line

    MCKINNEY, TX. (April 2013) - Watson & Chalin officially expands the TRU-TRACK family by announcing the launch of the SL-2065 TRU-TRACK, 20K self-steering axle and lift suspension system. Weighing in at 1,327 pounds, SL-2065 maintains the durability...

    Press Release • May 7th, 2013

  • Industry News 5/13

    GLOBE , DUPONT and the NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COUNCIL (NVFC) have teamed up once again to provide new gear to volunteer fire departments in need. The application period is now open for eligible departments to apply for up to four sets of gear. Up...

    Article • May 1st, 2013

  • Scuttlebutt 5/13

    Making a Difference Jessica Carscadden is a very special little girl. Born in China and placed in an orphanage, she struggled with some serious medical conditions. There wasn’t much hope for a bright future. But, at age 5, she was adopted by the...

    Article • May 1st, 2013

  • For the Record 5/13

    Former Pierce Manufacturing President, CEO Dies Doug Ogilvie, a former long-time president, general manager and CEO of Pierce Manufacturing, died on March 17. He was 94. Ogilvie started working for Pierce shortly after his discharge from the Air Force...

    Article • May 1st, 2013

  • Cummins Announces 2013 Engine Lineup for Fire & Emergency Vehicles

    Cummins Inc. announced its 2013 engine lineup for fire and emergency vehicles including a complete range of clean-diesel engines from 260 hp to 600 hp. They include the ISX15, ISX12, ISL9 and ISB6.7 engines.

    Press Release • April 29th, 2013