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Posted: May 22, 2019

Kirkland Fire Department providing free AEDs through grant program

The Kirkland Fire Department (KFD) has launched a pilot program to provide free lifesaving automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to qualified organizations in Kirkland. The AED grant program, which was originally initiated by the Kirkland City Council, is intended to place AEDs with organizations in the community that would have the greatest likelihood of providing members of the public with access to these lifesaving tools.
- PUB DATE: 5/22/2019 1:09:32 PM - SOURCE: Kirkland Reporter
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Posted: May 22, 2019

FoxFury Introduces the Breakthrough® BTS Right Angle Light

Firefighter with BTS Right Angle Light

FoxFury Lighting Solutions introduces its new Breakthrough® BTS Right Angle Light. This light is the company's response to customer requests for a smaller, brighter, and lighter weight right angle light at a lower price. It is primarily targeted to firefighters but is useful in all applications for search and inspection. The BTS is The Just Right Angle Light, combining performance, compact design, and durability.

Breakthrough BTS Right Angle Light
Breakthrough BTS Right Angle Light

The ultra-durable, low profile BTS provides a 400 lumen beam for cutting through smoke and illuminating the immediate surrounding area. This compact and versatile lighting tool runs on (4) AA batteries and has a stainless-steel clip for hands-free use. It is available now in black or black and yellow for $99.99.

The key features of the BTS are:

SMO-KUT Technology
The BTS boasts a powerful smoke cutting beam to better see obstacles and objects. The light also puts out a wide halo or ring of outer light that illuminates the surrounding area to see the bigger picture.

Low Profile Design
The BTS's low profile lets users move more freely. Its compact size makes it convenient to wear on a jacket, belt, or turnout gear without getting in the way.

The BTS is tough enough for the toughest jobs. It is impact resistant and meets NFPA fire resistant requirements. Its waterproof design allows it to be decontaminated and used in all-weather conditions.

"The BTS is the most durable and powerful right-angle light I've ever used," said Lt. Ryan Pennington from Charleston, West Virginia. Pennington has used the BTS in dozens of live burns and training scenarios without incident. He stopped using his traditional box light because the beam and halo of the BTS is just as powerful in a more compact light.

"We're excited to offer the BTS light," said Antonio Cugini, Director of Marketing at FoxFury Lighting Solutions. "We feel it's the right combination of power, size and price. It's held up to some rigorous testing and received rave reviews. We know it's going to save time and lives."

The BTS is backed by FoxFury's Limited Lifetime Warranty. It is now available through and FoxFury authorized dealers.

At FoxFury Lighting Solutions, we create premium lighting tools that shine brightly in the most extreme environments to keep people safe. Our Xtremium™ products focus on durability and speed, providing unique solutions and possibilities for first responders, enterprise professionals, and videographers in over 65 countries. There is no second chance when it comes to getting the correct lighting. So, when seconds count, depend on FoxFury Lighting Solutions.

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Posted: May 22, 2019

SVI Trucks Adds OK Fire Apparatus Dealer

SVI Trucks

SVI Trucks has added Oklahoma apparatus dealer Heartland Fire Trucks to SVI’s highly selective dealer network, which is made up of only 25 dealers across the nation, each expert in the custom-build process. As one of the nation’s leading custom fire apparatus manufacturers, SVI Trucks is best known for its rescue trucks, command vehicles and hazmat units.

Heartland owners Mark Richardson and Jeff Davenport bring a combined 50-plus years of service as firefighters in Oklahoma. “Together, we have been selling fire equipment to departments across Oklahoma for more than 40 years,” Richardson said. “In all of that time, it’s been one of our dreams to work with SVI Trucks because they bring a reputation that few manufacturers can match.”

Heartland Fire Trucks is located in Marlow, Oklahoma, just an hour south of Oklahoma City and an hour east of Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Surrounded by such diverse terrain and varied population, Heartland is prime to sell SVI Trucks’ full lineup of apparatus, which not only includes light, medium and heavy rescues, but also brush trucks, rescue pumpers, wildland tankers and more.

“Our dealer partnerships are very important to us here at SVI Trucks, especially given the custom nature of our trucks. We know Heartland is going to be a great addition to the SVI Trucks dealer team,” said Bob Sorensen, Vice President of SVI Trucks Sales.

To contact Heartland, call 580-467-4199 or email For SVI Trucks full dealer lineup, visit

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Posted: May 22, 2019

Gary Wilkins joins Super Vac and Command Light as Southeast Sales Manager

Super Vac and Command Light

Gary Wilkins joins Super Vac and Command Light as the brands’ new Northeast Sales Manager. He brings more than three years of experience in the fire equipment industry, representing brands like Amkus, FireDex Gear and Honeywell SCBA, as part of C.W. Williams. Wilkins now represents Super Vac’s expansive lineup of ventilation equipment, as well as Command Light’s array of scene lighting products.

Wilkins also brings 11 years of fire service in North Carolina, where he resides. Wilkins is experienced in auto extrication, engine operations and heavy rescue, as well as specialized operations, like RIT team, hazardous material mitigation and wildland search and rescue. During his time volunteering with the Northeast Stokes Vol. Fire & Rescue, he held various positions and currently is the Assistant Rescue Chief.

“We were drawn to Gary’s forward-thinking approach, mixed with his understanding and appreciation of tradition,” says Roger Weinmeister, President of Super Vac and Command Light. “Overall, we’ve never had a candidate come to the interview as prepared as Gary. Not only was it commendable, but that kind of preparation is going to make him a valuable asset to any dealer or department in the southeast.”

Wilkins says it’s an exciting time to join these two brands. “With Super Vac’s new DeWalt- and Milwaukee-battery powered fans, there’s so much buzz just around the Super Vac brand, and Command Light is pushing a light tower giveaway tied to product demos. Not only is the giveaway going to be great for some lucky department, but it means I have a great reason to visit customers, which is really important to me. I really value face-to-face interaction, so I can’t wait to get started.”

Wilkins can be reached via email at or, or via cell phone at 970-217-7158.

To meet Super Vac and Command Lights full sales team, visit or For more information on Super Vac’s new battery fan, visit, and for details on the light tower giveaway, check out

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Posted: May 22, 2019

Coxreels® Introduces a Product Enhancement for the 1¼- and 1½-inch SLPL Spring-Driven Models

Coxreels SLPL model

Coxreels is proud to introduce a product enhancement to the spring-driven 1¼- and 1½-inch SLPL models. Prior to this update, these models of the SLPL came standard with Coxreels’ aluminum inline swivel. Optional on all of these models was the outsourced 90° swivel. For customers needing a stainless steel fluid path, the outsourced 90° stainless steel swivel was the only option.

Coxreels eliminated the aluminum inline swivel on five SLPL models (725, 750, 825, 835, and 850) and incorporated a nickel-plated steel inline swivel (from the 1185-Series). This swivel increases the pressure rating of the inline plumbing from 250psi to 1500psi. The nickel plated steel is also far more rugged and durable than the aluminum swivel that it replaces. The new swivel includes Coxreels multi-lobe seals for much improved leak integrity.

The new inline swivel is also available in stainless steel, which gives customers a choice with their stainless steel fluid path requirements. The stainless steel inline swivel fluid path is considerably more cost-effective than the 90° swivel stainless steel fluid path. The inline swivel also boasts a more efficient, less restrictive flow path than the 90° swivel.

The axle plumbing in both standard carbon steel models and optional stainless steel models was upgraded as well. The 135° elbow on the axle riser has been replaced with the Coxreels swept riser design (also from the 1185-Series). The swept riser design offers a less restrictive flow path for improved flow efficiency.

Coxreels® has remained steadfast and focused on manufacturing high quality, industrial grade hose, cord, and cable reels with leading industry innovation since 1923. Offering a full product line serving the industry in every channel and application, Coxreels® takes great pride in designing, building, and supporting each and every product made exclusively in the U.S.A.

For further information on Coxreels® SLPL spring-driven models, contact Customer Service at (800) 269-7335 or visit


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