Industry News

  • 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

  • Foam Symposium Continues with New Major Sponsors

      Elkhart, IN, November 24, 2009 – The 2010 International Class A Foam and CAFS Academy in Glendale, Arizona will be sponsored by Elkhart Brass Mfg. Co., Inc., Waterous Worldwide, and Phos-Chek/ICL-PPLP.

    Press Release • December 14th, 2009

  • New Technology To Track St. Albert, AB Firefighters at Emergencies

      Ann Arbor, MI (December 10, 2009) - It's a scene all too familiar for firefighters: Emergency responders enter a burning building, but before the flames are put out, the roof collapses and they dash out. The commander on scene is suddenly left...

    Press Release • December 11th, 2009

  • Ferrara Wins Contract for FDNY Aerials

      Holden, LA – Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America’s premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, has been awarded a three year contract by the City of New York to manufacture FDNY’s new 100’ rear mount aerials. With the initial purchase...

    Press Release • December 10th, 2009

  • E-ONE Receives 30-Unit Order for Royal Saudi Air Force

    Ocala, FL (December 9, 2009) – Through its Saudi Arabian dealer, SESE, E-ONE was awarded a multimillion-dollar contract for 30 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) and first responder units from the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).A long-time SESE...

    Press Release • December 9th, 2009

  • Glendale Fire Department Receives $25,000 Grant Donation

      GLENDALE, CA. Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Fire Chief Scoggins from the Glendale fire department will accept the Heritage Grant donation presented by the Firemen’s Fund Insurance Company. Selected by the Dewitt Stern of California, the Glendale...

    Press Release • December 9th, 2009

  • FDNY Chooses Lion’s MT94 CBRN Suit to Improve Safety, Ensure Mission-Specific Protection

      DAYTON, OHIO – December 8, 2009 – Fire departments around the world are evaluating their operational readiness to respond to hazmat incidents. The Fire Department City of New York (FDNY), the largest fire department in the United States, has taken...

    Press Release • December 8th, 2009

  • Asera Health Care Donates for Smoke Alarms

      Asera Health Care presented St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue with a $500 check on Monday, December 7th., for the HomeSAFE Program. The presentation took place at the Master Fire Station, with Chief James Large and Mayor Rick Baker in attendance. The...

    Press Release • December 7th, 2009

  • U.S. ARMY ORDERS 15 CONTENDER BY PIERCE CUSTOM PUMPERS

    Appleton, Wis. (December 7, 2009) – Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced an order from the United States Army for 15 Contender® by Pierce® custom pumper fire trucks. The vehicles will be deployed in spring...

    Press Release • December 7th, 2009

  • Village of Stillwater Benefits from Generosity of Colonie Fire Department

      STILLWATER - Last week, the Boght Community Fire District came to the rescue of the Village of Stillwater Fire Department after learning the village needed to replace a 29-year-old fire engine that was damaged beyond repair during a mill fire in Valley...

    Press Release • December 7th, 2009

  • CT Red Cross Disaster Exercise Demonstrates First of Its Kind Regional Communications Interoperability

    Farmington, CT. Believed to be the first of its kind, the Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross spearheaded and demonstrated regional interoperable emergency communications and collaboration capabilities involving neighboring out-of-state Red...

    Press Release • December 3rd, 2009

  • IPMobileNet Business to be Acquired by RF Technology Pty Ltd and DX Radio

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, November 2009 – RF Technology Pty Ltd, DX Radio Systems Inc. and IPMobileNet LLC, today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which RF Technology and DX Radio have acquired the business of IPMobileNet...

    Press Release • December 3rd, 2009