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Posted: Mar 14, 2016

Extrication Equipment Stolen from Tulare County (CA) Fire Apparatus

The Jaws of Life, a hydraulic apparatus used to pry apart the wreckage of crashed vehicles in order to free people trapped inside, and some miscellaneous equipment disappeared during the night of March 2-3 from a Tulare County fire truck used for rescue and extrications.
It was there only for a few days while it was being used for training exercises. The firefighter on duty inside the station never heard a thing when a suspect(s) forced entry into the part of the truck storing equipment. The loss is estimated at $18,000.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2016

Product News

Draft Commander 3000 A/T Mobile Fire Pump Testing and Training Unit performs fire pump tests up to 3,500 gpm per NFPA guidelines, recycling water while maintaining cool temperatures.

It is equipped with the Draft Commander Training Kit, used to train firefighters and fire pump engineers on water flow and pump operations using hands-on exercises. www.weisfiresafety.com, 888-689-9347

TradLabs FROST axe (First Responder On Scene Tools) combines seven of the most common firefighting tools in use today. Its unique design supports attacking a hydrant, hose and coupling work, forcible entry, vertical and horizontal ventilation, and self-rescue-all with a single tool.

Rapid prototyping and direct feedback helped shape the FROST axe every step of the way until it was deemed field-ready. Each axe is made out of solid AR400 steel-the same metal used in construction equipment and vehicle armor-and fitted with a fire-resistant handle. Because it is made out of such durable material, each FROST axe comes with a lifetime warranty. www.tradlabs.com

Channellock Inc. CHANNELLOCK® 86 NINE-INCH RESCUE TOOL was named a “Best of What’s New” by Popular Science magazine. Based on real-world feedback from first responders, the new 86 Rescue Tool is designed for easy, intuitive, one-handed operation in high-stress situations.

It is American-made and combines the versatile linemen’s plier with more than five other tools into one so first responders have to carry only one piece of equipment to accomplish multiple tasks. Features include a gas shut-off slot that fits almost any valve, a spanner wrench that tightens and loosens up to five-inch hose couplings, and a jaw design that accommodates many shapes and provides maximum grip. www.channellock.com. 800-724-3018

Code 3®, Inc. 500 Series Compartment Lights are thin, versatile interior lights perfect for an ambulance, commander’s vehicle, or as extra interior lighting for an apparatus. The 500 Series compartment lights are ½-inch-thick, rectangular flat-panel interior lights with a side rocker switch.The lights feature an aluminum and plastic frame with a frosted lens for a consistent light spread.

The lights come in 42-, 108-, and 138-LED models. Mounting screws are included. Sizes include seven by 3.5 inches, seven by 5.75 inches, 18.25 by 3.5 inches, and 14.75 by 5.75 inches. They are 10-30 VDC and are CE- and RoHS-certified. There is a three-year warranty. www.code3esg.com, 314-426-2700

TPL Crawford Transport Patient Lift (TPL) assists the EMT while loading a patient into an ambulance. TPL Crawford’s lift systems are specifically designed to eliminate almost all lifting and twisting maneuvers that are commonly associated with low back injuries. With the simple push of a button, EMTs can quickly and safely load a patient into the back of an ambulance without the

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Posted: Mar 14, 2016

Product News

Draft Commander 3000 A/T Mobile Fire Pump Testing and Training Unit performs fire pump tests up to 3,500 gpm per NFPA guidelines, recycling water while maintaining cool temperatures.

It is equipped with the Draft Commander Training Kit, used to train firefighters and fire pump engineers on water flow and pump operations using hands-on exercises. www.weisfiresafety.com, 888-689-9347

TradLabs FROST axe (First Responder On Scene Tools) combines seven of the most common firefighting tools in use today. Its unique design supports attacking a hydrant, hose and coupling work, forcible entry, vertical and horizontal ventilation, and self-rescue-all with a single tool.

Rapid prototyping and direct feedback helped shape the FROST axe every step of the way until it was deemed field-ready. Each axe is made out of solid AR400 steel-the same metal used in construction equipment and vehicle armor-and fitted with a fire-resistant handle. Because it is made out of such durable material, each FROST axe comes with a lifetime warranty. www.tradlabs.com

Channellock Inc. CHANNELLOCK® 86 NINE-INCH RESCUE TOOL was named a “Best of What’s New” by Popular Science magazine. Based on real-world feedback from first responders, the new 86 Rescue Tool is designed for easy, intuitive, one-handed operation in high-stress situations.

It is American-made and combines the versatile linemen’s plier with more than five other tools into one so first responders have to carry only one piece of equipment to accomplish multiple tasks. Features include a gas shut-off slot that fits almost any valve, a spanner wrench that tightens and loosens up to five-inch hose couplings, and a jaw design that accommodates many shapes and provides maximum grip. www.channellock.com. 800-724-3018

Code 3®, Inc. 500 Series Compartment Lights are thin, versatile interior lights perfect for an ambulance, commander’s vehicle, or as extra interior lighting for an apparatus. The 500 Series compartment lights are ½-inch-thick, rectangular flat-panel interior lights with a side rocker switch.The lights feature an aluminum and plastic frame with a frosted lens for a consistent light spread.

The lights come in 42-, 108-, and 138-LED models. Mounting screws are included. Sizes include seven by 3.5 inches, seven by 5.75 inches, 18.25 by 3.5 inches, and 14.75 by 5.75 inches. They are 10-30 VDC and are CE- and RoHS-certified. There is a three-year warranty. www.code3esg.com, 314-426-2700

TPL Crawford Transport Patient Lift (TPL) assists the EMT while loading a patient into an ambulance. TPL Crawford’s lift systems are specifically designed to eliminate almost all lifting and twisting maneuvers that are commonly associated with low back injuries. With the simple push of a button, EMTs can quickly and safely load a patient into the back of an ambulance without the

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Posted: Mar 14, 2016

Recent Apparatus Orders

Arkansas

KME-Bella Vista Fire Department, Challenger Series pumper. Predator Panther cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Hale Qflo 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank. Sold by Steve Loftin, Jon’s Mid America Fire Apparatus, Rogersville, MO. Delivery in May.

Illinois

Alexis-Crete Township Fire Protection District, pumper. Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; Pro Poly 1,000-gallon polypropylene tank; 30-gallon foam cell; 125-gpm foam eductor ; Will-Burt Night Scan Chief NS 2.3 light tower; Harrison 10-kW generator. Sold by Greg Landon, Alexis Fire Equipment, Alexis, IL. Delivery in August.

Pierce-Village of Lombard Fire Department, pumper. Impel cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; top-mount controls. Sold by Rick Berndt, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL Delivery in August.

Pierce-Midlothian Fire Department, pumper. Enforcer cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; Harrison 7.2-kW generator. Sold by Vince Baudek, Global Emergency Products, Aurora IL. Delivery in June.

Pierce-Morris Fire & Ambulance Protection District, platform. Velocity cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 525-hp engine; 100-foot aerial platform; Onan 15-kW generator. Sold by Larry Graves, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in November.

Toyne-Pearl City (IL) Fire Protection District, pumper-tanker. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 350-hp engine; Waterous CSC20 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 1,500-gallon tank; 20-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 1600 Class A foam system. Sold by Brad Aude, Illinois Fire Store, Amboy, IL. Delivery in October.

Toyne-Prophetstown (IL) Fire Protection District, pumper-tanker. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 350-hp engine; Darley LDM 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 3,000-gallon tank; 20-gallon foam cell; prepiped for foam system. Sold by Brad Aude, Illinois Fire Store, Amboy, IL. Delivery in October.

Pierce-St. Charles Fire Department, PUC pumper. Dash CF cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; Pierce 1,500-gpm single-stage pump. Sold by John Kenna, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in October.

Alexis-Toluca Rutland Fire Protection District, Toluca, tanker. Kenworth T370 two-door cab and chassis; Paccar PX9 380-hp engine; Darley PSM 1,500-gpm pump; APR 3,000-gallon polypropylene tank. Sold by Stan Froelich, Alexis Fire Equipment, Alexis, IL. Delivery in November.

Pierce-Wonder Lake Fire Protection District, pumper. Enforcer cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 1,000-gallon tank; Harrison 3.6-kW generator. Sold by Rick Berndt, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in May.

Indiana

Pierce-Carmel Fire Department, pumper. Enforcer cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon tank; Harrison 10-kW generator. Sold by Garry Davis, Global Emergency Products, Whitestown, IN. Delivery in June.

Pierce-East Chicago Fire Department, 100-foot platform quint. Arrow XT cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 525-hp engine; Waterous CSU 2,000-gpm pump; UPF Poly 300-gallon tank. Sold by John Kenna, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in December.

Pierce-East Chicago Fire Department, top-mount pumper. Saber cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank. Sold by John Kenna, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in July.

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Posted: Mar 14, 2016

Recent Apparatus Orders

Arkansas

KME-Bella Vista Fire Department, Challenger Series pumper. Predator Panther cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Hale Qflo 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank. Sold by Steve Loftin, Jon’s Mid America Fire Apparatus, Rogersville, MO. Delivery in May.

Illinois

Alexis-Crete Township Fire Protection District, pumper. Spartan Metro Star cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; Pro Poly 1,000-gallon polypropylene tank; 30-gallon foam cell; 125-gpm foam eductor ; Will-Burt Night Scan Chief NS 2.3 light tower; Harrison 10-kW generator. Sold by Greg Landon, Alexis Fire Equipment, Alexis, IL. Delivery in August.

Pierce-Village of Lombard Fire Department, pumper. Impel cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; top-mount controls. Sold by Rick Berndt, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL Delivery in August.

Pierce-Midlothian Fire Department, pumper. Enforcer cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; Harrison 7.2-kW generator. Sold by Vince Baudek, Global Emergency Products, Aurora IL. Delivery in June.

Pierce-Morris Fire & Ambulance Protection District, platform. Velocity cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 525-hp engine; 100-foot aerial platform; Onan 15-kW generator. Sold by Larry Graves, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in November.

Toyne-Pearl City (IL) Fire Protection District, pumper-tanker. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 350-hp engine; Waterous CSC20 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 1,500-gallon tank; 20-gallon foam cell; FoamPro 1600 Class A foam system. Sold by Brad Aude, Illinois Fire Store, Amboy, IL. Delivery in October.

Toyne-Prophetstown (IL) Fire Protection District, pumper-tanker. Freightliner M2 cab and chassis; Cummins ISL 350-hp engine; Darley LDM 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 3,000-gallon tank; 20-gallon foam cell; prepiped for foam system. Sold by Brad Aude, Illinois Fire Store, Amboy, IL. Delivery in October.

Pierce-St. Charles Fire Department, PUC pumper. Dash CF cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank; Pierce 1,500-gpm single-stage pump. Sold by John Kenna, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in October.

Alexis-Toluca Rutland Fire Protection District, Toluca, tanker. Kenworth T370 two-door cab and chassis; Paccar PX9 380-hp engine; Darley PSM 1,500-gpm pump; APR 3,000-gallon polypropylene tank. Sold by Stan Froelich, Alexis Fire Equipment, Alexis, IL. Delivery in November.

Pierce-Wonder Lake Fire Protection District, pumper. Enforcer cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,250-gpm pump; UPF Poly 1,000-gallon tank; Harrison 3.6-kW generator. Sold by Rick Berndt, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in May.

Indiana

Pierce-Carmel Fire Department, pumper. Enforcer cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 500-gallon tank; Harrison 10-kW generator. Sold by Garry Davis, Global Emergency Products, Whitestown, IN. Delivery in June.

Pierce-East Chicago Fire Department, 100-foot platform quint. Arrow XT cab and chassis; Detroit DD13 525-hp engine; Waterous CSU 2,000-gpm pump; UPF Poly 300-gallon tank. Sold by John Kenna, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in December.

Pierce-East Chicago Fire Department, top-mount pumper. Saber cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Hale Qmax 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon tank. Sold by John Kenna, Global Emergency Products, Aurora, IL. Delivery in July.

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