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The purpose of the Fire Mechanics Section is to promote standardization of fire apparatus and equipment preventative maintenance, improve safety standards and practices, promote workshops, conferences, and seminars related to the purposes of this Section, and to promote cost savings through standardization of building and equipment purchasing and maintenance.

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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 heartlandfiretrucks@gmail.com. For SVI Trucks full dealer lineup, visit www.svitrucks.com/find-a-dealer.

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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 garyw@supervac.com or garyw@commandlight.com, or via cell phone at 970-217-7158.

To meet Super Vac and Command Lights full sales team, visit supervac.com/sales-support or commandlight.com/sales-support. For more information on Super Vac’s new battery fan, visit supervac.com/battery-powered-ppv, and for details on the light tower giveaway, check out commandlight.com/light-tower-giveaway.

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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 www.coxreels.com.

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Posted: May 22, 2019

Emergency Reporting Fire and EMS Records Management Software Partners with First Arriving to Provide Dynamic Digital Dashboards

Bellingham, WA, May 22, 2019 – Emergency Reporting (ER), the leader in cloud-based Fire and EMS records management, is pleased to announce its partnership with First Arriving, a company that provides marketing, recruitment, website, and technology services for fire, EMS, and public safety workers.

With the new integration, users will be able to display key Emergency Reporting features and data plus real time incident alerts, easy-to-update information, critical messaging, and more. Some of the features from ER that can be pulled into users’ First Arriving dashboard are out-ofservice hydrants, daily rosters, work orders, calendar events, equipment maintenance, and a turnout time dial.

“We continuously search for innovative companies in the fire and EMS industry that we can create useful and seamless integrations with and that will maximize efficiency for our users,” says Dave Adams, Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Emergency Reporting. “First Arriving fit the bill – and we’re happy to welcome them to our growing community of partners.”

“Emergency Reporting connects first responders with software to improve response time, operations, and overall efficiency. Their integrations are a powerful addition to our Dashboards, providing on-duty personnel the critical data they need to be ready to respond,” First Arriving CEO Dave Iannone said. “We are excited about the many solutions ER provides to fit our clients’ individual needs.”

The ER partner community makes it easy to discover and connect the tools that fire and EMS agencies need to grow. ER connects first responders with other useful software products for improved efficiency, response time, operations, asset management, and more. By seamlessly integrating with third parties, ER is able to provide first responders with a single platform that contains all mission-critical information to make more accurate, data-driven decisions, and to save valuable time spent entering and extracting data from multiple accounts.

For more information about the ER and First Arriving integration, visit http://info.emergencyreporting.com/firstarriving 

 

About Emergency Reporting
Emergency Reporting (ER) offers a cloud-based records management software (RMS) solution to Fire/EMS agencies worldwide. Founded in 2003, ER empowers first responders with secure, easy-to-use station management tools that offer single-report filing of NFIRS and NEMSIS data. ER’s SaaS solution allows Fire/EMS departments to run their entire operations efficiently, enhancing both firefighter and citizen safety. Current customers include Fire/Rescue and EMS agencies and DoD/military installations, as well as large entities with self-contained Fire/EMS services such as NASA, nuclear power plants, hospitals, and oil refineries. For more information, visit www.emergencyreporting.com

 

About First Arriving
First Arriving is the leading marketing and technology company powering success for fire/rescue departments and EMS agencies, plus industry businesses, associations, and nonprofits. Led by lifelong firefighters, First Arriving is your partner for tools, resources, and services needed to be a successful, dynamic organization. Solutions include dashboards, websites, fund raising, recruitment marketing, member management, learning management, and much more. For more information, visit Read more

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Chair

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Chair

Elliot Courage
North Whatcom Fire & Rescue
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Vice Chair

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Vice Chair

Mike Smith 
Pierce County Fire District #5
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Secretary

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Secretary

Justin Claibourn
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue 
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Director #1

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #1

Loren Angiono 
City of Lynnwood
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Director #2

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #2

Paul Spencer 
Fire Fleet Maintenance LLC
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Director #3

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #3

Larry Elliott
Olympia Fire Department
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Director #4

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #4

Doug Jones
City of Redmond
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Director #6

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #6

Brett Annear
Kitsap County Fire District 18
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Director #5

Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Director #5

Jay Jacks
Camano Island Fire & Rescue
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Posted: Oct 21, 2015

Legislative Representative

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Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Immediate Past Chair

Brian Fortner
Graham Fire & Rescue

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