Innotex unveiled their new high quality 795 series glove. The glove features improved dexterity and gripping and is available in sizes small through XXL.
RescueNet Road Safety 4000 was introduced by Zoll Data Systems to help monitor vehicle data. The on-board computer uses a SafeForce algorithim to eliminate false triggers and monitors seatbelt usage, speed, braking and can serve as a hotspot for wireless technology.
FireCraft introduced a new line of extrication and work gloves that fit size small through XXL. The FX-80 (orange) has a Kevlar with level-3 cut protection, durable grip pads on the palm and fingers and a snug gator on the wrist. The FX-90 (yellow) features a Porelle moisture barrier and Spectra lining with with-4 cut protection. The FX-52 (blue) series has synthetic leather palm and finger protection, a padded palm and a Velcro closure on the cuff.
Everything old is new again at the Smeal Fire Apparatus booth. After 40,423 calls, Charlotte (N.C.) Fire Department's 2002 Smeal 105-foot aerial was in the booth as a testimony to the durability of the apparatus. The unit has 813,000 miles on the clock. Photo by Ed Ballam
Robert Duffy, a Massachusetts fire captain, introduced the Quick Step Anchor device designed to improve firefighter safety while operating on roofs. The unit slides into two holes and creates a platform that a firefighter can conduct ventilation efforts from. The 16-pound tool, with a capacity of 500 pounds, includes a lip around the base for orientation and a tether line for added safety. Photo by Peter Matthews
Among the many innovative products on display in E-ONE's space on the show floor is a low profile 100-foot, short, single-axle wheel base aluminum aerial. The apparatus, called the Metro 100 Ladder, has an overall travel height of 10 feet seven inches. The aerial feature's E-ONE trademarked ToughTruss welded extruded aluminum ladder which permits lower handrails, and therefore a lower overall height.
Bauer Compressors introduces the CFSII 2S two-position stationary containment fill station. Bauer offers only independently tested containment fill stations which were found to protect the operator from overpressure and fragmentation per NFPA 1901. Photo by Jeff Barrington
ISG INFRASYS introduces the E380 thermal imager featuring Thousand Plus Mode, 100K Super-High Resolution, Ultra-High Refresh Rate, High-Temperature Measurement, Colorization, Exclusive Firefighting Specific Sensor and Engine Technology, Hot Spot Tracker, Intelligent Focus, Video Capture Plus (VC+) and Digital Zoom. Photo by Jeff Barrington
Boston Leather's best-selling Leather Radio Strap keeps your radio secure and in reach. Boston's three-part system mates comfortably with large scissor snaps and D-Rings. The Radio Strap is 1 1/4-inch-wide, heavy-duty leather with two loops to attach speaker mic. Photo by Jeff Barrington
BullEx displayed a digital fire training prop that is used to reinforce fire attack skills inside a trailer. The prop can be installed in structures or mobile training units to create a realistic firefighting prop with LED panels that simulate fire growth. Sensors determine fire attack patterns and the panels become extinguished as water is applied. Photo by Peter Matthews
SVI Fire & Rescue Trucks displayed a heavy rescue truck with an 18-foot body. It was built on a Spartan Metro Star can and chassis with a Cummins ISL 400-hp engine and an Allison 3000EVS transmission. The unit was a demonstrator which was available for sale. Photo by Ed Ballam
The Fire-Dex Active Posture Design (APD) is a collection of design elements on the FX-R line of turnout gear that are specifically designed to minimize firefighter stress and fatigue. It focuses on achieving firefighter comfort and mobility through design rather than by oversizing the garments. APD gets the firefighter in the "ready position" with design features targeting the center point of a typical firefighter's full range of motion. Photo by Jeff Barrington
Hale displayed a DSD pump with SmartCAFS. It is an integrated compressed air foam system for easy installation by truck builders. The system is designed for use with pumps from 750- to 1,500-gpm ratings. With the push of a button, the system produces foam in a user-friendly method. Smart switches select for wet or dry CAFS. Photo by Ed Ballam
Rosenbauer had the newest of its Ultra High Pressure pumps on display at FDIC. The UHPS-V system is a dual pump/dual purpose portable fire suppression system providing ample gallons per minute whether the user is employing the high pressure side of the pump or the normal pressure side. Photo by Ed Ballam
A touch screen pump control panel was one of the many innovative items found in Rosenbauer's booth. Developed in partnership with Elkhart Brass and Fire Research Corp. (FRC) the unit simplifies operations by integrating valves, pump operation, monitoring and controls into a single interface screen. Photo by Ed Ballam
Among the more than a dozen new products and innovations in the Task Force Tips (TFT) booth was a new quick deployed monitor called the Hemisphere. The new product gives the user the ability to rapidly deploy a portable monitor in places were traditional monitors cannot. The high-flow water monitor can be clamped on to steel beams, hooked to Reese hitches on vehicles and other non-conventional places. Photo by Ed Ballam
Waterous introduced a new easy to access pump panel that will raise hoselays and dunnage areas to provide easy access to the top of the pump for maintenance and repairs. The design also has easily removable access panels and a swing and slide out tray for compressor and foam proportioner maintenance. Even the filters are easy to access. Photo by Ed Ballam
Called the vFlow, Task Force Tips (TFT) has created a flow indicator that vibrates, with the use of water turbulence to let inside crews know instantly that they are being given a predetermined minimum initial attack fire flow without electronics. Photo by Ed Ballam
A new custom bumper design from Rosenbauer provides space for power and electrical reels as well as a variety of tools and equipment. Photo by Ed Ballam
The latest of Rosenbauer's custom side mount pumpers was displayed at FDIC. Built on the company's own commander cab and chassis, the unit has a 400 hp Cummins engine, a Rosenbauer 1,500-gpm pto pump and Green Star Idle reduction technology. Photo by Ed Ballam
Danko Emergency Equipment has introduced a new 180 degree rear dump swivel system based on a Newton stainless steel valve combined with a 20-inch stainless steel extension chute. The system was featured on its new 2,000-gallon wet side tanker. Photo by Ed Ballam
Aircraft cable controls for pump valves was a new feature displayed on a Rosenbauer pumper. According to the maker, Canadian customers had requested completely sealed pump panels for climate control purposes. Cable controls allow the apparatus makers to put the valves were they need to be, rather than limited rod actuators. Photo by Ed Ballam
Cummins Inc. announced its 2013 lineup of its engines for fire and emergency vehicles during the show. The company is offering a complete line of diesel engines from 260 hp up to 600 hp. The line up includes the ISX15, the ISX13, the ISL9, and the ISB6 and 7 models. Photo by Ed Ballam
Elkhart Brass introduced a new monitor capable of flowing up to 1,500 gpm with reduced friction loss compared to similar products, according to the maker. Called the Cobra EXM, the new monitor has a stow height of 16 inches and features electronic controls. Photo by Ed Ballam
Rosenbauer America has built its first tiller aerial which is headed to Baltimore County, Md. It is one of three it is building for the department and it has many unique features like bubble glass on the tiller doors for better visibility, full ground ladder compartmentation, and fully automated jacking system. Photo by Ed Ballam
E-ONE has a pumper loaded up with an array of features designed to keep firefighters safe in their apparatus. Among those features is a high-tech OnGuard collision warning and mitigation system. When necessary, the system automatically intervenes be de-throttling and aggressively applying the brakes to avoid or minimize the impact of an accident. It also has a 360-degree camera system and full airbag protection system. Photo by Ed Ballam
A new urban interface apparatus is on display in the E-ONE booth. The company designed the innovative apparatus to have a 168-inch wheelbase, 20 degree angle of approach and departure. It also has pump and roll capabilities with a bumper turret. It’s primarily used for urban interface protection. Photo by Ed Ballam
Kussmaul Electronics has a brand new apparatus auto eject power and air connection system on display at the show. The system, called Super Auto Eject AE supplies both AC current to apparatus as well as air for air brake systems. It is available in either 120-volt or 240-volt configurations. Photo by Ed Ballam
A low-cost, high quality electrical power distribution system is on display at the Kussmaul Electronics booth. According to the maker, the system simplifies installation and wiring of vehicle electronics and can be configured to power only when the ignition is on, or with a timed disconnect or always on with any combination of loads up to 40 amps. Photo by Ed Ballam
In the Pierce booth, the company has a 116-foot Bronto Skylift rescue ladder platform aerial on display. It is mounted on a Pierce Arrow XT chassis powered by a Detroit Diesel 500 hp engine. Pierce is the sole distributor for Bronto Skylift aerials in North America. Photo by Ed Ballam
A new and improved Velocity PUC pumper, by Pierce, was on display in the Lucas Oil Stadium. According to the maker, the new PUC is easier to use, safer, has more storage, and is easier to service and easier to maneuver. The show apparatus has a 1,500-gpm pump, and is powered by an exclusive 450-hp Detroit Diesel engine. Photo by Ed Ballam
Pyrolance was displaying a new handline and nozzle system that pierces through walls floors and roofs with ultra-high press water and an abrasive granite material. The system can cut through everything from wood, brick, wood, concrete and even plate steel in less than a minute. It’s designed to access fire by piercing and then cool and extinguish it with water. Photo by Ed Ballam
Waterous introduced a one-step compressed air foam system. It features pre-set flow rates and pre-set pressure for water and air which require no operator flow and pressure adjustments during operations. One button engages the fire pump, foam proportioner and the compressor. Operators can select wither wet or dry foam. Photo by Ed Ballam
BullEx displayed a gas-based live fire training simulator that offers realistic heat and fire behavior conditions that can be installed in training structures or trailers. Flashover conditions can be created several built-in safety features create an effective training environment.
The BullEx Smart Class A fire trainer uses gas and wood to create live fire and intense heat conditions. A specially designed chamber captures and cleans the smoke. A high-heat secondary burning creates environmentally safe emissions from the unit. Photo by Peter Matthews
Groves Inc.-Ready Rack offers the Red Rack, designed for maximum air circulation. Red Rack and Dry Kwik accessories help PPE and gear dry faster and last longer. Available in three different sizes. All Red Rack storage systems include adjustable boot and helmet shelves, hanging pole, adjustable apparel hooks, label holder for name plate and heavy-duty powder coat finish. Photo by Jeff Barrington
The new Honeywell EV1 helmets - yet another milestone in our history of championing innovation and bringing revolutionary products to the fire service - driven by the needs and voice of firefighters like you. The progressive interface and cutting-edge features of EV1 helmets offer unmatched performance with a sturdy, sleek, lightweight design that customizes fit for unparalleled comfort and superior functionality. Photo by Jeff Barrington
Introducing the Deltair SCBA by Avon, designed to deliver the same ruggedness and reliability that Avon Protection puts into its other respiratory products. Designed to meet and exceed the NFPA 1981 and 1982 Standards, 2013 Edition, it provides features components providing quick donning, easy maintenance and simple-to-use operational functions.
The Grain Evacuation Tool Coffer Dam Solution from PMI is a complete rescue solution designed and manufactured by Montezuma Rescue Innovations. Made up of six interlocking aluminum panels used to form a circle and Isolate an entrapped person from the grain surrounding them. Photo by Robert Duemmel
Less than 8 ounces, the lightweight aluminum Lightning GT Hook from Sterling Rope offers a functional design with an innovative wire gate for secure and rapid remote anchoring. Made of 7000 series, aircraft grade aluminum and precision machine d to our exact specifications, Lightning hooks are certified to hold loads up to 3,000 pounds at the tip. Photo by Robert Duemmel
Avon's nVision XTP thermal imager utilizes the latest technology advancements in thermal imaging sensors. These sensors provide greater thermal sensitivity, a higher detector saturation point, a wider operating temperature range, improved image update rate and temperature colorization. The unit is designed to withstand a 10-foot drop and remain operational.
MSA introduces the FireHawk M7XT air mask, available in August 2013, providing durability and performance for critical life-safety personnel. Designed to exceed the NFPA 1981 and 1982 2013-edition standards. Features include a FireHawk M7XT carrier and harness assembly with side handles and carabiner attachment, high-visibility shoulder pads, PR14 First-Stage Regulator with only 14 internal parts, Ultra Elite XT Facepiece with high-heat lens, wireless FireHawk M7-HUD Receiver and Ultra Elite XT Voice Amplifier.
The AVAO SIT work positioning seat harness from Petzl features a wide, semi-rigid waistbelt and leg loops that give excellent support. They are contoured with breathable perforated foam for maximum comfort unsuspended. Photo by Robert Duemmel
ZICO-Ziamatic Corp. introduces the LAS-XT Ladder Access System-Extend Down, which combines the popular, time-tested LAS design with a new, patented cable and pulley system capable of raising and lowering ladders an additional 12 inches for quick, easy and safe retrieval from high apparatus shelves. Mounting of ladders to an apparatus' high shelf means more space for compartments in the side body underneath. Maximum load 300 pounds. Available for new and existing apparatus.
New from PBI Performance Products are the Glide with PBI G2 high-performance thermal liner and Stedair Gold moisture barrier. The slick, low-friction properties of Glide mean added freedom of movement and less working stress for a more comfortable feel in your turnout gear. Stedair Gold consists of high-performance bi-component ePTFE film with a 15 percent lighter PBI-based substrate providing more comfort and better protection from heat without compromising overall durability of the moisture barrier.
AirHAWK Air Purification Systems from MagneGrip Group offers the AirHAWK 3000 XL. Polluted air passes through the unit's four-stage filtration process to remove harmful substances – particulates, toxic gases and other airborne contaminants. UV lamps kill viruses, bacteria and mold spores. Clean, purified air is then evenly dispersed back into the facility.
ESS offers the new FIREPRO 1971, a low-profile structural goggle that is NFPA 1971 compliant. The U.S. military's No. 1 goggle has been reengineered for firefighting. The low-profile frame enhances peripheral vision and comfort with helmets. It also features the patented Speed-Clip system for quick strap adjustment. ClearZone Flow-Coat treatments minimize lens fogging and scratching.
MagneGrip Vehicle Exhaust Removal Systems offer the most advanced technology for exhaust removal. They are tested and proven in thousands of applications, 100 percent effective in removing cancer-causing toxins, easy to use, dependable and fully automatic. When the engine starts, a wireless sensor automatically switches on the exhaust fan. Toxic exhaust is drawn through a high-temperature hose and sealed ductwork and safely dispersed outside.
The new RS-11 Monster Mini Spreader from Champion Rescue Tools is truly a monster in a lightweight package. With more than twice the power of its predecessor, it operates with extraordinary speed and agility, allowing quick access to patients. It will handle all but the heavy-duty spreader jobs, and is an excellent tool for technical rescue (USAR) and forcible entry. Photo by Robert Duemmel
At the request of customers, Knox-Box now offers a stand to bring the building security consoles away from structures containing hazardous materials and unknown contents. The stand is set four feet below grade and five feet above for easy access and security. Photo by Peter Matthews
Paratech HyperFusion Struts can lift up to 10 tons with a safety factor of 2:1 and stabilize up to 20,000 pounds with a safety factor of 4:1. The innovative, built-in Dual Shaft End Adapter (patent pending) allows users to safely use Paratech LongShore, LockStroke or Acme Thread Struts and Extensions in conjunction with the incredible lifting ability of the HyperFusion Strut. Photo by Robert Duemmel.
Liberty Art Works has unveiled their newest piece, "Last Alarm." The 324-pound bronze statue, which features intricate details of PPE, was designed as a moving tribute to firefighters who answered their last alarm.
Knox-Box showcased a prototype Knox MedVault TC, a high security, temperature controlled narcotics locker. The unit is accessed by a PIN code and has a USB port for data collection. Temperatures can be set for 30 degrees F below and 40 degrees above ambient temperatures. The lightweight design is for emergency vehicles. Photo by Peter Matthews
With threaded collars and placement of their standard pins, the Super X-Strut Lifting Strut from Res-Q-Jack is quick, intuitive and efficient. And it's not just ideal for vehicle stabilization. It's also rugged enough for collapse and trench rescue. Photo by Robert Duemmel
Draeger's X-dock features automatic bump tests, calibration, reduced test gas consumption, short testing times and comprehensive documentation. Testing is as simple as inserting your Draeger gas detection instrument and closing the lid. All relevant data from the test is collected for detailed evaluations. The X-dock comes in multiple configurations to allow for flexibility depending on the type of detection instrumentation being used.
The Knox-Box Vault 4500 series is a remote electrical power shutdown station that creates easy access for first responders. This can be used for solar, wind and solar powered systems. The enclosure features a weather resistant silicone door gasket. Photo by Peter Matthews
The Harris XG-75 radio is a lightweight radio featuring high visibility yellow with a yellow speaker microphone. The rugged radio operates on P25, OpensSky2 and EDACS systems. Audio quality is enhanced by noise cancellation features and is immersible. Photo by Peter Matthews
The new Draeger UCF 9000 is a thermal imaging and digital camera in one. It ensures you are well equipped even for complex tasks – from firefighting and hazardous substance operations to the monitoring and documentation of training. NFPA approved.
Scott Safety's new Air-Pak X3 features waist-mounted reducer available with either a CGA or Snap-Change cylinder connection, Vibralert at 33 percent of remaining cylinder pressure, hidden hoses and wires for a streamlined design, articulating shoulder strap and a new console with Large Sweep Gauge and "External" HUD.
Driven to meet the rigorous requirements of the 2013 Edition NFPA 1981/1982 Standards, Scott Safety designed the AV-3000 HT facepiece. It features SureSeal technology, a reverse reflex sealing surface designed for maximum fit and comfort, and meets the 1981 Standard for high heat and flame and radiant heat by utilizing new lens and bezel materials.
Bullard's new T4N thermal imager delivers unrivaled performance and image quality on the industry's largest, brightest viewing display. Meeting all requirements of NFPA 1801-2013, the T4N gives you the extra assurance of maximum durability and performance.
Tempest Technology introduced the Pathmaster device to control smoke damage and redirect interior air flow paths. The unit can also be used reduce the doorway size and create a seal when deploying positive pressure ventilation efforts to increase smoke removal. Photo by Peter Matthews
The Husqvarna K6500 is our most powerful and versatile hand-held electric power cutter available to the fire service. Equipped with a new generation high-frequency technology extraordinary high power output, zero emissions, well-balanced body and both vibration levels make this machine extremely effective and easy to use in all handheld specialty cutting applications. Photo by Robert Duemmel
Tempest unveiled the Tempest Special Operations Power Blower to their line of positive pressure fan product line. The new grill design reduces turbulence from the blades pushing air further and creating less pressure. It also features a new roll cage design and the rear wheel design makes it easier to transport through various terrains. Photo by Peter Matthews
Gear Grid has introduced a new Station Wagon Lift. It's designed to solve the difficult challenge of loading and unloading crosslay trays from apparatus by elevating and lowering them with hydraulic power. It is capable of lifting up to 500 pounds 8.5 feet. Photo by Ed Ballam
Apparatus builder Marion Body Works introduced LED lighting for apparatus hose beds and dunnage areas. The lighting is recessed into the body to prevent hose from being snagged on it and the illumination is place where it's needed most. Photo by Ed Ballam
A simple electrical multiplex system was introduced on a Marion Body Work engine. Aptly called "Sim-Plex," one of its features allows the engineer/pump operator to toggle controls normally found in the cab to the pump panel and vice versa. Photo by Ed Ballam
Pierce Manufacturing decided to recreate a factory tour at the show to mark the company's 100th anniversary. Pierce President Jim Johnson opened the "factory tour" stating Pierce decided to bring the "Pierce Experience" to the show to allow more people to see the company's innovations. Photo by Ed Ballam
Darley introduced a new "drone" system called the Darley Stinger. The 4.4-pound device gives responders 20 to 30 minutes of fly time for surveying a fire scene or hazardous incident within minutes. It has on-board GPS and a “come home” feature. Photo by Ed Ballam
Darley was proud to display a 600-gpm fuel/water pump unit powered by a 149-hp John Deere diesel engine used by the United States Marines. The pump can move either water or fuel and will soon be used by the U.S. Army. It has a maximum capacity of 1,100-gpm at 140 psi. Photo by Ed Ballam
A pump module that is “plug and play” for apparatus manufacturers was on display in the Darley booth. Called the Solution Series, the manufacturer says the pump can be installed in four hours or less by apparatus builders. They are available in sizes from 500 to 1,500-gpm. Photo by Ed Ballam
Self Testing Systems, a new division of Darley, is introducing a new line of residential fire sprinkler systems at the show. The new system is capable of transmitting testing and flow alarms to smart phones to alert home owners regarding its function status. Photo by Ed Ballam
The Vault, by Rescue 42, is a utility load transporter that can be attached to any vehicle with a 2-inch hitch. The system, which is not a trailer, can transport up to 500 pounds of gear and equipment. A unique scissor jack system lifts the Vault and its cargo completely off the ground for transport virtually anywhere. Photo by Ed Ballam
Rollnrack, a hose management system, has a new, manually operated hose rolling device designed for 1-inch or 1.5-inch forestry hose, or 1.5-inch hand lines. The new device is called the Fastback and it creates fire hose donut rolls perfectly every time. Photo by Ed Ballam
Toyne has a brand new aerial in its booth featuring one of the first Spartan-built 75-foot rear-mount aerial. The apparatus is built on Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis and features a Toyne bolted brushed stainless steel body and a Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pump. Photo by Ed Ballam
The SPU 16 BC from Holmatro is a full-size, battery-powered pump that is emission free, lightweight and ergonomic. It features a next-generation LiFeP04 Lithium ion phosphate battery and three-stage pump technology for faster operation and greater control. Photo by Robert Duemmel
TenCate Millenia XTL makes a new leap forward in outer shell comfort, mobility and durability. It's a versatile, premium outer shell that brings all the technical advantages of Millenia XT to a lightweight alternative that delivers outstanding performance in tear strength, tensile strength and strength after thermal exposure.
Globe has unveiled the PBI Lightweight Gold System and G-XTREME. These new materials are light and more flexible without compromising protection. G-XTREME is less restrictive by design and, unique to Globe, comes in multiple shapes to fit you better.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.'s CROSSTECH glove inserts have the best combination of thermal protection and dexterity while also offering high breathability and abrasion, cut, tear and puncture resistance that can't be beat by traditional polyurethane inserts. Additionally, the inserts protect against water, blood, body fluids and NFPA common chemicals.
Bunker Gear Wallets from TheFireStore.com are manufactured from real bunker gear. Show special $40 at Booth 106 (and look for a special surprise inside).
The Shark Collapsible Step cribbing from Rescue 42 will save critical storage space on your rig for more important equipment. Its innovative design is taller than most traditional step chocks, it collapses to 5 1/2 inches and provides a solid platform for vehicle stabilization. Photo by Robert Duemmel
VISION Risk Assessment from Emergency Reporting enables fire and emergency service agencies to analyze and categorize the risks and hazards in their community, rate every building in the community, calculate response times and plan resource deployment, record the location and potential impact of hazardous materials and much more.
The Delsar Life Detector systems from Savox Communications are used by FEMA, USAR, SUSAR and rescue teams from around the world, The Delsar Life Detector is a seismic / acoustic listening device used to detect and locate victims trapped in: structural collapse, landslides, explosions, earthquakes, mine disasters and cave-ins. Photo by Robert Duemmel
Globe has introduced its new SUPRALITE and CBRN boots. SUPRALITE is a structural pull-on boot that is even lighter and more flexible. It comes the closest yet to feeling like your favorite sneakers, while providing the protection, support and slip-resistance you depend on. CBRN is the world's only leather boot for hazmat emergency responders.
Fresh on the market and starting under $4K, FLIR's new K-Series TICs combine high-performance with groundbreaking affordability. Both the K40 (240 X 180) and the K50 (320 X 240) feature five imaging modes, a bright 4" LCD, image storage, and more.
The RAVEN CFS is Eagle Compressor Inc.'s new revolutionary cylinder fill system. Its high-end, technically advanced features offer maximum user efficiency and flexibility with a unique four cylinder fill capacity speeding up the fill process.
Better manage your heat stress across a broader range of environments with W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.'s CROSSTECH Moisture Barriers. Firefighters face many environments that contribute to heat stress, particularly warmer conditions and conditions with radiant heat. When you work a highway accident on hot asphalt or vent a rooftop in the heat of the sun, these conditions can result in significant heat stress. Learn more at Crosstech.com.
Need to spread, move, shift or even lift? The V-Series Rams from ResQTec are there waiting to be used and integrated into the Octopus system! Photo by Robert Duemmel
The Rescue Twin Saw from RescueVac is a revolution in cutting technology. It utilizes two Teflon-coated tungsten carbide blades mounted side by side spinning in opposite directions. This means it is capable of cutting materials such as wood, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, plastics and more without the need to change blades. Photo by Robert Duemmel
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