Engine Company, Equipment, Rescue Company

Product News

Issue 3 and Volume 21.

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 extra low back strain.

Additionally, the lift system is completely compatible with most cots currently being used for ambulances. The TPL features a four-point locking system tested at 16 Gs. The TPL eliminates strain when loading and unloading patients, works on most cots, is easy to clean and sterilize, installs easily, and offers a one-year limited warranty. www.tplift.com, 520-269-9058

Thorogood redesigned Fire Devil wildland firefighting boot for greater comfort, safety, and durability. In keeping with the foot stresses and conditions experienced in wildland work environments, the Fire Devil is designed around a true logging boot for improved fit and performance but without the weight and comfort issues sometimes associated with wildland footwear. Other improvements include lock-stitching with Kevlar® heat- and abrasion-resistant filament thread, bar-tacked seams in stress areas, and a 30 percent increase in leather thickness.

Available in both nine- and 10-inch lace-to-toe models, the Fire Devil features a Vibram® fire and ice outsole for outstanding grip in constantly changing conditions. A removable, moisture-wicking footbed and improved, foot-hugging ergonomic fit help keep hard-working feet comfortable at all times. www.thorogoodshoes.com, 800-826-0002

Rescue 42 PodRunner® Hydrant-Pod™ provides a complete 300-gpm pumping solution that is easy to transport and quick to set up. The scissor lift chassis rolls like a cart and can be easily loaded/unloaded on any vehicle’s two-inch trailer hitch by one person without lifting. The Hydrant-Pod™ sets up quickly and includes all of the equipment needed to set up a 300-gpm pumping operation on one platform.

The entire system is connected with cam locks for quick setup and breakdown without tools in about 10 minutes. The pump’s bypass valve allows the pump to run idle without overheating. A street-side three-inch ball valve with 2½-inch male fire hose connector stays charged and ready to connect to an apparatus or discharge. The pump can be deployed independent of the platform if needed. www.ThePodRunner.com, 888-427-3728