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Posted: Apr 23, 2018

Fire Apparatus at FDIC International 2018 HOT Evolutions

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Posted: Apr 23, 2018


Tame your turnout gear with the Dispatch™ Duffle, our new 80L bag designed to fit all your gear comfortably. This fire fighter-approved bag’s simple-yet-functional design is roomy enough for your bunker gear, boots and helmet. A zippered storage pocket on the front of the bag and two roomy interior pockets make space for gloves, small tools or other essential items. Constructed from water-resistant 1000D Nylon Cordura® with a double-bottom layer for abrasion-resistance, this bag’s materials and design make it durable, easy to clean and ready for your next dispatch.


For more than 25 years, True North® has been a trusted source for quality packs, bags and FR clothing. We design and manufacture gear and accessories for structure fire, wildland fire, and search & rescue markets. From our extensive line of RIT bags and turnout duffels for structure – to a full line of packs, bags, radio harnesses and clothing for wildland fire and search & rescue – every True North® product is built for demanding, everyday use. Product innovation and intentional design practices are just starting points; what truly distinguishes True North® is superior customer service backed up by a lifetime materials warranty. In more than two decades, our passion for creating and improving upon ways to help people be as comfortable and safe as possible in their gear has not changed, and the proof is in our products.

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Posted: Apr 23, 2018

FDIC International: Making the Most Out of Connecting with the Fire Service

By Chris Mc Loone

Although exhibiting at a trade show is an opportunity to show off a company’s latest and greatest, exhibitors also value the interaction they have with show attendess. Dave Meyer, director, sales and marketing, Pierce Manufacturing, says, “The most important part of exhibiting at FDIC International is making the most of the opportunity we, in partnership with our dealer network, have to connect with the more than 30,000 fire service representatives that will be in attendance. The time we spend with those who use our products on a daily basis is invaluable—and provides us with the critical insight and feedback needed to make continual apparatus advancements. In addition, we are excited to reflect on all we have learned from the past year as we get set to introduce the latest and greatest innovations, apparatus, and technology enhancements at FDIC 2018.”

Pierce will, of course, be displaying several new innovations—one of which was to be unveiled on April 26. Additionally, the company displayed a clean-cab pumper designed using feedback and research provided by workplace health and carcinogen reduction advocates. Additionally, the Pierce booth is featuring the all new Saber® featuring a Ford powertrain. Attendees will also have an opportunity to experience a rapid configurator that provides authentic, engineered approval drawings in less than 10 minutes. At the company’s booth in the Indiana Convention Center, where Pierce will showcase its aftermarket capabilities, there will be on-the-hour tech talks.

The connections made at FDIC International, however, continue to be an experience at the show that the company considers important benefits. “We value the time we have at FDIC International to connect one on one with fire service representatives,” says Meyer. “We are committed to providing a wide range of educational tools and opportunities to connect with the many Pierce product experts who will be present. Our hope is that all attendees will take advantage of the hands-on training and resources offered, and we look forward to listening to and collecting ideas and feedback that is sure to come our way.”

Pierce’s booths are 5501, 14000, 14010, and 8807.

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Posted: Apr 23, 2018

Bullard EcoX is the economical solution for fire departments


The Bullard EcoX is the economical solution for budget-constrained fire departments to put more “Bullard Tough” thermal imaging cameras (TICs) in the hands of their firefighters. The EcoX is equipped with Bullard’s X Factor image clarity technology, providing firefighters with clear, crisp, detailed images. The TIC comes standard with basic Super Red colorization that highlights high-heat scenes in yellow, orange, and red.

All X Factor TICs come standard with a five-year, industry-leading, full-service warranty on parts and labor. Stop by Bullard’s FDIC International 2018 Booth #1213 for a chance to win an ECOX TI. Learn more at


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Posted: Apr 23, 2018

Bullard's newest thermal imaging cameras X factor image clarity and 8 hours of battery run time

Bullard’s newest line of thermal imaging cameras (TICs)—the XT Series—features the NXT (with NFPA 1801-2013 Certification) and the QXT. Both TICs are equipped with Bullard’s X Factor image clarity technology and provide the fire service with the industry’s longest battery run time of more than eight hours of continuous use. The NXT and QXT models come standard with Bullard’s five-year, industry-leading warranty on the TIC and the battery.

Both models are equipped with an ultra-high-performance LCD display, which greatly increases brightness and contrast, letting firefighters see more clearly in smoke and direct sunlight. The NXT and QXT TICs are ergonomically designed like the popular form factor of the Bullard LDX. This distinguishable lightweight design allows the TIC to fit comfortably in the palm of a firefighter’s gloved hand. The NXT and QXT are available with a 240×180 or 320×240 resolution infrared engine.

To learn more about the new XT Series, stop by Bullard’s FDIC International 2018 Booth #1213 or visit

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