Apparatus

In The News

Issue 7 and Volume 22.

ZIAMATIC CORP. (Zico) has announced the three winners of its FDIC International 2017 Z-Shlammer Giveaway. The three winners were chosen at random from nearly 2,000 entrants in a drawing following the show. The three winners are Deputy Chief Michael Haring of Key Biscayne, Florida; Firefighter Leroy Armstrong of Columbus, Indiana; and Firefighter/Paramedic Jacob See of Alexandria, Kentucky. Each chose to receive a Z-Shlammer with a black head and black handle. The Z-Shlammer is a six-pound hammer with a built-in steel pry/hook and hydrant wrench, all on a 1,200-pound-rated, 32-inch fiberglass handle with 3¾ inches of built-in over-swing protection.

GLOBE MANUFACTURING COMPANY continued its partnership with the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund at FDIC International 2017. Attendees were invited to experience the range of motion that is possible with Globe’s new ATHLETIX™ gear in a virtual reality experience for firefighters in the booth. Firefighters then spun a wheel to determine a donation – $10, $20, $50, or $100 – to the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund in their name.

Globe raised and donated $25,000 to the Fund. The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund is made of up firefighters and family members who volunteer their time and energy to help fellow brothers, sisters, and departments in need. The fund sustains itself through fundraising and the donations of individuals, fire departments, and corporate sponsors.

“At Globe, we are celebrating 130 years of innovation this year,” says Rob Freese, senior vice president of marketing at Globe Manufacturing Company.

“We have always given back to the fire service and are proud to partner with the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, a hardworking group of volunteers that assists firefighters, families, and fire departments across the nation in their times of need.”

LAKE ASSAULT BOATS, a manufacturer of purpose-built and mission-specific fire and rescue boats, has one of its fireboats on duty with the Waconia (MN) Fire Department. The custom-built craft was placed into service on Lake Waconia late last summer and has already responded to several on-the-water emergencies. The custom Lake Assault modified V-hull design features a landing-craft-style configuration with a hydraulically operated bow door and removable side railings to enable faster and more efficient rescue operations.

The 21-foot boat is equipped with an extended T-top-style cabin with a roll-up security door for the helm station; a 250-hp Mercury Verado four-stroke engine; a 500-gpm deck-mounted fire pump and monitor; four remote controlled spotlights; a Stokes carrier; and a Garmin 12-inch touchscreen with Chartplotter, GPS, maps, and sonar.

THE LEADER GROUP and TEMPEST TECHNOLOGY have announced a merger of the companies. Leader has been producing and selling equipment used in firefighting and search and rescue operations worldwide for more than 32 years. Tempest has been manufacturing blowers and saws out of its California location for close to the same period of time. The Tempest manufacturing facility in Fresno will continue to operate as normal and will eventually be expanded to accommodate appropriate stocking levels of both Tempest and Leader products.

RAM AIR GEAR DRYER, a manufacturer of dryers made exclusively for drying PPE, recently announced its 2017 Hometown Heroes Gear Dryer Giveaway. The sweepstakes – open to employees, volunteers, and retirees of any fire department within the United States or Canada – will award one fire department with a new Ram Air Gear Dryer.

The 2017 Hometown Heroes Gear Dryer Giveaway was established by Ram Air Gear Dryers as a salute to the firefighters who serve our country and marks the second year of the sweepstakes. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.ramairgeardryer.com/about/hometown-hero-2. The sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2017.

PAUL CONWAY FIRE is partnering with CMC RESCUE EQUIPMENT. “We are proud to be a full line dealer of CMC’s highly specialized rescue equipment,” says Lee Kasten, sales director. “CMC has a long history of serving the fire and rescue industry, and their commitment to quality is one of the same values that we stand behind.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Concho (AZ) Fire Department tanker-pumper listed in the March 2017 Recent Orders is a Danko unit sold by Tom Harley, Red Sky Fire Apparatus, Phoenix, AZ.

Redmond (WA) Takes Delivery of Three Pierce Fire Apparatus

PIERCE MANUFACTURING INC. has placed two Pierce® Velocity® pumpers and a Pierce 100-foot aerial platform into service with the Redmond (WA) Fire Department. Following the department’s “push in” ceremony, the Redmond Fire Department’s fleet is 100 percent Pierce apparatus.

The pair of identical Pierce Velocity pumpers each features a big block Detroit DD13 500-hp engine, TAK-4® independent front suspension, Command Zone™ advanced electronics, and side-roll and front-impact protection systems. The vehicles offer seating for four firefighters (with seat belt monitoring systems), a wide range of compartmentation for rescue tools and equipment, and an EMS cabinet inside the cabs. Each vehicle’s firefighting system includes a 1,500-gpm single-stage pump, a Husky™ 12 single-agent foam system, and a 500-gallon water tank.

The Pierce 100-foot aerial platform, also built on the Velocity chassis, features the same big block DD13 500-hp engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, Command Zone advanced electronics, and side-roll and front-impact protection systems. The aerial platform offers a 50-mph wind rating, a five-inch waterway and 2,000-gpm monitor, a wide and roomy platform basket, a Lyfe bracket rescue tool system, and LED rung lighting. Also on board is a portable compressed-air foam system (in place of a full pump and tank) for quick response to car fires or similar emergencies.

All three apparatus include idle reduction technology to reduce engine emissions, prolong engine life, and improve air quality.

“The Redmond Fire Department responds to a wide range of challenges – everything from fire suppression and emergency medical services to wildland firefighting – and relies on its equipment to perform at a very high level,” says Matt McLeish, senior vice president of sales and marketing of the Fire & Emergency segment. “We’re excited that these powerful, versatile, and innovative Pierce Velocity apparatus are now on duty in the home city of Microsoft and Nintendo of America.”

Pierce dealer, Hughes Fire Equipment, with headquarters in Springfield, Oregon, provides local service and support.