Apparatus

Product News

Issue 6 and Volume 22.

HURST Jaws of Life, Inc., launched six new tools, including cutters, combination tools, and spreaders. The SP 777 Spreader is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, the SP 510, and perfectly suited for high-strength steel. Like the SP 777, the SP 777E2 Spreader from the HURST Jaws of Life eDRAULIC line has a single integrated cylinder body design and large blade opening.

The intuitive blade design of the S 312 and S 312E2 cutters provides a powerful cut while increased cutting force and fast opening and closing action ensure a quick rescue. With a compact cylinder body design, the SC 358 and SC 358E2 bring increased pulling force to the rescue scene. All six tools feature the ergonomically designed star grip for tool actuation from almost any gripping position, and a dead man control valve reverts to the neutral position if a worker’s hand slips from the control. www.jawsoflife.com, 800-537-2659

HME Ahrens-Fox, Inc., Ahrens-Fox Stainless Steel Centrifugal Pumps are for installation in all HME Ahrens-Fox fire apparatus. They feature a corrosion-resistant stainless steel volute case to extend service life and performance while reducing the need for anode maintenance typically found in iron case volutes. The stainless steel volute case is nearly three times more resistant to damage from cavitation and six times more resistant to wear or damage from pumping abrasive materials.

The construction of the pumps incorporates helical drive train gearing for quieter operation and double taper roller bearings supporting the shafts. These design elements allow a transfer-case rating of 19,500 ft-lbs in the AF-2000SS, 2,000-gpm model. The line includes 1,000-, 1,250-, 1,500-, 1,750-, and 2,000-gpm models, designated as the AF-1000SS, AF-1250SS, AF-1500SS, AF-1750SS, and AF-2000SS, respectively. www.firetrucks.com, 616-534-1463

The Scott Sight software release includes a new standby mode that provides firefighters with the ability to enable and disable live thermal video on the in-mask display without removing the face piece. Additional enhancements in the software release include streamlined methods for powering the in-mask display and thermal imaging camera on and off.

Customers who purchased the first version of Scott Sight will have the opportunity to update their software to take advantage of the latest enhancements. www.scottsafety.com, 704-291-8300

W. L. Gore & Associates GORE® Particulate Hood is manufactured and distributed by Majestic Fire Apparel and combines comfort, durability, and certified protection at an affordable price. The GORE Particulate Hood provides particulate blocking throughout the entire hood. Its design integrates a barrier that blocks more than 99.9 percent of particles between 0.1 and 1.0 microns in size.

This durable hood retains its level of particulate-blocking performance for at least 100 wash cycles and exceeds the strength requirements set forth in NFPA 1971. The hood also enables visual inspection of the protective barrier. It is available in two knit options: Ultra C6 (black) and Nomex® blend (white). www.GoreParticulateHoods.com, 800-467-3839

Whelen Pioneer LiFe™ LF35 battery-powered light combines an all-new Pioneer SlimLine™ flood optic with the portability and flexibility of a grab-and-go light. The first of its kind, the LiFe LF35 is just 7.5 pounds.

It’s Intelligent Inductive Charger™ provides easy, wireless charging, and the built-in battery is lightweight and thermally protected. www.whelen.com/auto/featured products.html, 860-526-9504

Tempest Technology Corp. VS-1 battery-powered blower is a lightweight (48 pounds) and ergonomic blower. A lithium-ion battery allows continuous operation for a full 70 minutes while maintaining high airflow performance. LED flowpath lighting illuminates the walkway in front of the blower, improving visibility in low light. Its transverse wheels allow it to be easily rolled into position, and a very compact design makes it easy to maneuver and to store when not in use.

An ergonomic design and integrated handle make it a breeze to carry, if necessary, with minimal fatigue and risk of injury. Battery-powered blowers can be instantly turned on, require less maintenance than gas-powered blowers, are easier to transport and turn on than electric blowers, and do not introduce combustion products into the airstream. www.tempest.us.com, 800-346-2143