CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (Oct. 19, 2010) — As part of its mission to keep the safest and most technologically advanced firefighting equipment in the hands of U.S. firefighters, Hale has donated its Qtwo fire pump to West Metro Fire Rescue in Lakewood, Colo. This is the 25th pump that Hale has donated for training and safety initiatives across the United States. The dual-stage pump will be used for hands-on training at West Metro’s training facility.
Instructors will use the pump as part of a two-week apparatus operator course to train firefighters on pump operation, maintenance and safety while inside and outside of the fire truck. They will also use the dual-stage pump for training new recruits and for the continued safety education of current firefighters.
“We truly appreciate Hale’s efforts to provide us with a pump for training purposes, and they should be commended for reaching out beyond just selling products,” said Steve Aseltine, West Metro’s training division chief. “Hale is giving back to the industry, and they’ve embraced the responsibility of teaching firefighters about safety.”
The West Metro training facility opened in September 2009 and has provided about 140,000 training hours in the past year. Courses at the facility are available to members of West Metro Fire Rescue, as well as members of other regional departments.
Hale, based in Conshohocken, Pa., is a fire and rescue equipment company founded in 1914 by three Pennsylvania firefighters who believed they could build a better fire pump. Today, the company has grown through new product innovation and strategic acquisitions to supply pump modules, compressed air foam systems, electronic controls and valves. For more information, visit www.haleproducts.com.