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  • CPR By Colleagues Saves Retired Conn. Firefighter

    The Hartford Courant
    Posted: April 15th, 2014

    A former Farmington firefighter's heart stopped beating at the fire chief's retirement party. Fortunately, responders and medics were already on the scene.

  • Scuttlebutt 4/14

    Posted: April 1st, 2014

    Extreme Run to Benefit Fallen Heroes On May 17 and 18, runners from around the country will gather in Santa Barbara, CA, to take part in the American Hotshots Extreme Run, a 10+ mile obstacle course in the heart of California’s Wine Country. The event will include live bands, fine food from area restaurants and beverages from the wineries...

  • Duracell Quantum Offers Power to First Responders

    Posted: September 12th, 2013

    Duracell has developed their biggest innovation since the Copper Top. The brand, long-trusted by fire, law and other professional organizations, has recently introduced Duracell Quantum--the world’s number one most advanced alkaline battery with unbeatable long lasting power, and announced a commitment to donate one million Quantum batteries to first responders nationwide to use in their life-saving equipment. Duracell partnered with FEMA to identify the first responder groups who are in...

  • Kochek Expands their Storz Hydrant Converters with Two New Cap Models

    Posted: July 18th, 2013

    Kochek Company offers storz hydrant converters in two NEW models that expand options and efficiencies for fire fighting personnel in addition to its existing line of storz styles. Kochek engineers have designed a dedicated groove to the low profile pentagon nut and button style caps for more dynamic cable and chain retention as well as expanding the caps' coating and color options. The assembly features Aluminum Alloy 6061-T6 forged extrusions and stainless steel aircraft cable with a...

  • Fire Wire 4/13

    Posted: April 1st, 2013

    FEB. 25: DELTONA, FL – Bystanders noticed an SUV smoking next to the gas pumps and quickly pushed the vehicle away from the gas pumps while off going City of Deltona Engineer/Paramedic Fire Fighter Heather Langston quickly evacuated the Kangaroo Express Store and made sure the emergency fuel shut off valve was activated. Crews from Deltona FD...