SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA—Product quality is a matter of life and death for first responders who rely on 1st In Emergency Products to outfit their vehicles. Users must be able to access their gear quickly, safely and easily, and 1st In’s products need to withstand frequent use under extreme conditions.
To make it easier for first responders to do their jobs, 1st In uses only Accuride® International drawer slides in the emergency vehicle cabinets that it builds and installs in police, fire and EMS vehicles.
“Our customers need our products to work all the time, every time,” said Ryan Dodd, vice president of operations of 1st In, based in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. “If equipment can’t be reached immediately or fails, a life can be lost.”
Dodd, also a volunteer fire chief, added, “Accuride helps us fulfill our mission by providing high-quality, dependable products that are built to last.”
1st In uses Accuride’s 9301E Enhanced Heavy-Duty and 9308E Enhanced Heavy-Duty with Lock-In & Lock-Out slides. “Our customers are extremely satisfied,” Dodd said. “With the trend of first responders carrying more and more equipment, they depend on the slides’ heavy weight capacity (up to 600 pounds), the lifetime warranty, and the 9308E model’s ability to keep drawers and other compartments closed.”
“We’re pleased to see 1st In Emergency Products’ innovative use of our products,” said Sid Kalantar, Accuride senior vice president of sales and marketing. “It demonstrates the results of our extensive investment in designing solutions to meet specific, evolving market needs.”
About Accuride® International
Founded in 1962 as a small tool and die shop, Accuride International is the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of sliding hardware. The company offers the broadest selection of movement solutions across markets and applications, as well as unmatched innovation, quality and dependability. Accuride produces light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty drawer and door slides for commercial and residential uses, and it is the leading producer of specialty slides.