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01/10/2013 -

Code 3 Introduces the Defender TC2

Code 3®, Inc. Enhances the Defender TC2 MultiColor Lightbar!

The new Defender TC2 maintains the same great intense brightness and off-angle signal that the Defender has come to be known for PLUS offers many enhancements to its dual color capability.

  • Select from several different dual color TC6 lightheads that can flash two full distinctly different color signals: red/blue, red/white, blue/white, red/amber, blue/amber, and amber/white.
  • Flash a dual color lighthead in a single color only, to be compliant with any state or local color requirements.
  • Flash a dual color red/blue lighthead and then switch to a takedown function that mixes the two colors to produce a powerful white takedown/scene light, or if in a corner position an additional alley/side light.
  • Flash a dual color red/amber or blue/amber lighthead and then switch to an all amber signal for NarrowStik® traffic directing functions.
  • Operate a red/white or blue/white lighthead in a single red or blue flashing mode, a multi-color mode that flashes both colors, or switch it to a takedown function that steady burns the white signal to create additional takedown/scene lighting. This can also be done in the corner position of the Defender to create additional alley/side lighting.

Multicolor Capability Offers Several Advantages

Two full signals out of one lighthead — no more compromising signal strength and size by splitting an LED lighthead or using two lightheads to get two colors.

By turning a dual color lighthead into a clear takedown or alley light, officers do not have to worry about giving up lighting positions in the bar for takedowns or alley lights—they are already there!

The additional takedown, scene or side lighting also creates a large area of bright lighting that is perfect when conditions require extra lighting of the area around or in front of the vehicle.

Visit for more information or contact Code 3 at (314) 426-2700 to arrange a demonstration.


B.S. in Fire Science offered at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The Worldwide Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is now offering a B.S. in Fire Science degree, one of only a few collegiate programs nationwide to carry the prestigious “Certificate of Recognition” from the National Fire Academy’s Fire Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) program.

Embry-Riddle’s program is based on the FESHE model curriculum for a bachelor’s degree and meets the higher-education criteria set by the National Fire Protection Association and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

The coursework for the Fire Science degree incorporates analytical approaches to fire dynamics and fire protection, fire prevention organization and management, fire analysis and investigation, disaster planning including dealing with hazardous materials, administration and personnel management, and the political and legal issues involved in fire services.

“The new degree is offered entirely online, allowing the student to complete the degree from anywhere in the world,” said Dr. Ronald Wakeham, Fire Science program chair at Embry-Riddle. “It was designed specifically for fire and emergency professionals who want to advance into higher-ranking, higher-paying roles in their field, whether that be command officer or chief of fire service organizations, industrial fire companies or emergency management agencies.”

The Fire and Emergency Services specialization focuses on leadership and management skills and the technical knowledge needed to lead fire and emergency services organizations into the future.

Individuals who hold existing certifications through the National Fire Protection Association or state regulatory agencies, or who have taken courses recommended by the American Council on Education at the National Fire Academy or the FEMA Emergency Management Institute may be eligible for transfer credit.

For more information on the B.S. in Fire Science at Embry-Riddle, contact Dr. Ronald Wakeham at 804-380-0731 or [email protected].

Compact Pick-Up Truck Skid Units Catch On In A Big Way

Making off-road and smaller scale firefighting efficient and effective

KIMTEK’S FIRELITETM Transport compact skid unit series offers versatile, cost effective quick response solutions for remote and facility fire service use. Rugged and rust proof, these lightweight slip-in fire skid units offer quality construction at an affordable cost. Kimtek partners with the best fire equipment producers: Darley®, Hannay®, Scotty®, and Integra®, to produce premium firefighting skid units for ATV/UTVs and pick-up beds.

FIRELITE units are constructed of bright aluminum diamond plate with aluminum tubing sub-frame and utilize stainless steel piping and brass valves. All FIRELITE units come with a rescue area to carry a stokes litter, long board, optional cross lay hose tray or optional fully enclosed tool storage area. A large storage section with tail gate for storing hard suction, forestry hose, nozzles, and other appliances is built in. The units are designed to be lifted by reinforced undercarriage fork lift supports or by four corner eye bolts.

Compact pick-up truck FIRELITE skid units are utilized in rural construction areas, mining operations, off-road fire-rescue calls, and various other events throughout the United States. These skid units are quickly making their presence in the firefighting scenes as quick, effective, and efficient response units.

The FIRELITE Transport FDHP compact skid unit for pick-up trucks features a stationary Darley two stage high pressure pump in sizes from 5.5 to 13 HP, some with electric start; an NFPA compliant baffled ploy tank, with 125, 160, or 200 gallon capacity, integrated tank sight gauge and an adapter to refill water backpacks in the field without stating the pump; a Scotty 4071 Around-The-Pump Foam System with integrated five gallon foam tank; and a Hannay Series 4000 electric rewind reel with booster hose.

KIMTEK Corporation was founded in 1984 as a research and development company dedicated to advances in life safety technology in the fire sciences. For more information, contact KIMTEK at 888-546-8358 or visit the company Web site at

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