Manufacturers have introduced an array of new valves, monitors, nozzles, and other fire suppression equipment. In many cases, these devices incorporate technology, making them "smarter" than their predecessors.
Grote Industries introduced a purpose-built LED lighting solution that can bring fire rescue vehicles into lighting compliance with NFPA 1901 apparatus standard.
Magnalight.com has added the EPL-JH16C-1MLED-100 ladder-/rail-bracket-mounted LED light to its explosionproof lighting lineup.
As departments around the country move to using compressed-air foam in municipal fire operations, fire officers typically have several technical questions about its effective and safe application for structural firefighting.
Physio-Control, manufacturers of the LIFEPAK 12 Defibrillator/Monitor, released a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery for the LIFEPAK 12, along with the REDI-CHARGE battery charger.
FoxFury offers side-worn helmet lights that attach to special ops, EMS, and flight helmets via the side mounting screw or hook-and-loop fastener.
Tankers or tenders, East or West-the name depends on where you are. But, the purpose of the vehicle is the same: to move large amounts of water to an emergency scene quickly and safely.
Waytek, Inc., a distributor of electrical supplies, has introduced engine start and engine stop momentary switches for emergency vehicles.
In this month's column, I will cover alternative vehicles as a means of cost containment, as well as reasons why smaller apparatus might NOT work.
Setting up scene lighting is one of the less glorious tasks on the fireground.