Apparatus

Apparatus/Equipment News

Issue 1 and Volume 18.

Haven South LLC AFAST nozzle will flow approximately 200 gallons per minute into a fully charged attic fire and within one minute should quell the fire. The only moving part on this nozzle is the shutoff valve. Without obstructions, the flow pattern is about 35 feet. This covers a 360-degree area with a deluge of water. The nozzle itself is attached to a five-foot piece of pipe for elevation into the attic itself. Once the nozzle has cleared the mark on the pipe, it can be opened for operation. The ideal attack is vertical and as far upward into the attic as possible, then bring it back down before shutting it off.
[email protected], 859-621-2972

Streamlight® Inc. LED models of its Stinger® and Strion® flashlights feature up to 350 lumens for the Stinger models, while the new Strion models now offer up to 250 lumens. The enhanced rechargeable lights include the company’s traditional Stinger and Strion LED products: the Stinger LED; the Stinger DS® LED; and the Strion LED. The “high performance” (HP) models of these lights also have been upgraded, including the Stinger LED HP; the Stinger DS LED HP; and the Strion LED HP. All of the new models continue to offer three microprocessor-controlled variable intensity modes and a strobe function. The run times for all the products remain unchanged, ranging from two hours on high to seven hours and 30 minutes on low, and a strobe runtime of 5.5 hours.
www.streamlight.com, 800-523-7488

KIMTEK FIRELITE™ Transport compact skid unit series offers versatile, cost-effective quick-response solutions for remote and facility fire service use. FIRELITE units are constructed of bright aluminum diamond plate with aluminum tubing subframe and use stainless steel piping and brass valves. The FIRELITE Transport FDHP compact skid unit for pickup trucks features a stationary Darley two-stage high-pressure pump in sizes from 5.5 to 13 hp, some with electric start; an NFPA-compliant baffled tank, with 125-, 160-, or 200-gallon capacity, integrated tank sight gauge, and an adapter to refill water backpacks in the field without stating the pump; a Scotty 4071 Around-The-Pump Foam System with integrated five-gallon foam tank; and a Hannay Series 4000 electric rewind reel with booster hose.
www.kimtekresearch.com, 888-546-8358

Rescue ONE Inflatable Boat Series offers standard features that make it rescue-ready. Among these are the five separate air chambers. Each chamber has its own fill valve and, most importantly, pressure relief valves to enable the boat to be filled with an SCBA or SCUBA bottle without fear of bursting the tube. Other features include a rigid aluminum floor, interior and exterior rescue rope for easy entry and exit, reflective panels for nighttime visibility, and double-layered material on the tube bottoms to provide additional abrasion protection.
www.rescueone.com, 800-737-2831

Panasonic’s Toughbook C2 semi-rugged convertible tablet PC is optimized for the new Microsoft® Windows 8 Pro operating system. The new device includes a third-generation Intel® Core™ processor and delivers approximately 11 hours of battery life. Features include Microsoft® Windows 8 Pro 64-bit operating system with Microsoft® Windows 7 professional option available; Intel® Core™ i5-3427U vPro™ (3-MB cache, up to 2.8 GHz) with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology; five-point capacitive multitouch 12.5-inch, 500 nit, daylight-readable HD display with an antireflective/antiglare treatments and IPS technology to enable a wide viewing angle; digitizer for effortless note taking and signature capture with an electronic pen; and high-definition 720p Webcam with built-in microphone and optional 3-MP rear-facing camera.
www.toughbook.com, 877-803-8492

Wahl Instruments, Inc. z30 and z50 series Heat Spy thermal imaging cameras free rental program allows users to evaluate Heat Spy cameras in their facilities. The Heat Spy unit comes preconfigured and ready to use straight out of the box. A $50 per day value, the seven-day free rental starts the day the unit is delivered. Add wide-angle or telephoto lenses to the free Heat Spy rental for a nominal fee, and discover the extended capabilities of Heat Spy available with these accessories.
www.wahlheatspy.com, 800-421-2853

RescueTECH VANGUARD NFPA Class III rescue harness for rope rescue technicians is designed for function and comfort. Easy donning is aided by two-piece color-coded leg and waist buckles. Special breathable padding keeps rescuers comfortable during exertion. Forged D rings at the front waist and chest provide rescuer main and belay rope attachments. Forged dorsal D ring for fall protection and belay attachments. Lifting rings on shoulders allow vertical lifting with the RescueTECH Heavy Rescue Lifting Bridle. Canted side D rings provide attachment point for positioning lanyards. Harness may be donned using the over-the-shoulder and side-entry methods. Shoulder section attached to seat section with Delta Link.
www.rescuetech1.com, 800-334-3368

Ergodyne ice traction device is part of the TREX™ Footwear Accessories line. The TREX 6315 Strap-On Heel Ice Traction Device will be available this month. The design of the new 6315 uses a corrosion-resistant steel heel plate secured to the boot with heavy-duty webbing that can be adjusted for a snug, secure fit. The aggressive tread pattern of the steel heel plate greatly increases worker traction on ice and snow, yet leaves the midfoot region open for common worker activities such as vehicle operation or ladder climbing. Traction on ice and snow is not just a daytime issue. Reflective accents on the rear of each ice traction device offer the added benefit of enhanced worker conspicuity during nighttime wear. Available in two sizes and fitting shoe sizes five to 16.
www.ergodyne.com, 800-225-8238