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APPARATUS/EQUIPMENT NEWS: Auto Cascade System

The fully automatic Smart Fill Auto Cascade System works with or without a compressor and on both stationary and truck-mounted units.

IN THE NEWS: Spartan Motors Reports First Quarter Results

Spartan Motors, Inc. announced operating results for the first quarter of 2011. Revenues were $95.1 million, down 19.1 percent compared to the same quarter of the prior year, which drove a net loss of $0.9 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to breakeven results for the same period in 2010.

No Shortage of Innovations for Tankers and Pumper-Tankers

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.

Safety Equipment and Fire Trucks: Enough or Just Right?

Have fire trucks been "safety-ized" enough that their occupants are being properly protected while riding to and from a fire scene and while using the apparatus to do their jobs?

SmartPlug Systems Makes Emergency Vehicles Safer

SmartPlug Systems' power delivery system is designed to replace the twist-type style that is traditionally used. This solution is already employed by a prominent ambulance company.

America’s 911 Foundation Joins Joplin Effort

America’s 911 Foundation joined the Joplin, Missouri Rescue and Recovery Effort Foundation travelling to the tornado stricken site with supplies, volunteers and requests for ongoing donations to support and aid in relief.

Federal Aid Comes to Tornado Survivors

State and federal efforts remain focused on the recovery mission in Alabama a month after the deadly tornadoes struck there as $60.4 million has already been approved in federal grants and low-interest disaster loans.

U.S. Forestry Service Urges Communities to Prepare for Wildfires

Nine out of ten wildfires are preventable.Homeowners who exercise common sense tactics, such as clearing brush and debris away from structures, play a vital role in slowing the spread of fire and protecting their property.

STIHL Recalls Yard Power Products

STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Virginia, announced a voluntary recall of Gas powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners, and backpack blowers that utilize a toolless fuel cap. 

Waytek Introduces Sealing Tape for Harsh Environments

3M™ Extreme Sealing Tape 4412N is a single coated, pressure sensitive adhesive tape designed for bonding without dripping, oozing and drying time, making it aesthetically precise and neat.

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