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07/15/2014 -

Aladtec, Inc. Announces Branding Consolidation

Aladtec, Inc., the company behind the popular online employee scheduling and workforce management systems, EMS Manager, FIRE Manager, and Zanager, is rebranding and consolidating these products to simply ... Aladtec.  In addition to a different product logo, users will also notice a new and more modern interface on both the Aladtec desktop application and the mobile version.  

“We’ve heard people say they like our product but a friend raved about a competing brand only to find out later both products were Aladtec,” added Feyereisen.  “Our staff would then need to explain that EMS Manager, FIRE Manager and Zanager are all owned by the same company, Aladtec, and all three share a common underlying codebase.”

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Astro Optics Introduces the Traffic Guard Portable Speed Bump System
This one of a kind patented community friendly system offers a temporary and rapid deployment solution for emergency traffic control applications. Its unique mobility and design can help provide much needed motorist awareness to first responder activity when approaching emergency situations. Made out of high quality construction and unique roll out and roll up patented design these products provide a beneficial safety service whenever used.

The Traffic Guard is designed not to interfere with road repair or maintenance. Add our Ultimate Guardian removable barricade option and the Traffic Guard becomes an instant barricade offering added safety and visibility.

For more information on this one of a kind safety product call us now @ 847-488-9151.


First Airway, LLC, Announce New Delivery Model for Their Industry Leading Courses
“The Difficult Airway Course: EMS and Fundamentals of Airway Management” is now offered through Authorized Training Centers (ATCs) worldwide. ATCs are able to independently deliver these courses using First Airway’s state-of-the-art, evidence-based curriculum and materials. This delivery method will make “The Difficult Airway Course: EMS and Fundamentals of Airway Management” accessible to more healthcare professionals.

The training center opportunity is open to paramedic and EMT initial training programs and continuing education providers nationally and internationally. Authorized Training Centers must meet several criteria, including: accreditation by a recognized state, national or international training authority, and an excellent reputation for EMS education and practice.

Currently 10 facilities have been licensed as training centers across the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe, with 27 more in various stages of the approval process. If your facility is interested in becoming an Authorized Training Center, please contact Terry Steele at [email protected] or 860-679-9285

About Airway Management Education Center, LLC and First Airway, LLC

Airway Management Education Center (AMEC) and First Airway are privately held medical education companies founded by Ron M. Walls, MD, Michael F. Murphy, MD and Robert C. Luten, MD.


Kochek’s Storz Installation Tool Simplifies Hydrant Conversions
Kochek Company, the Connecticut-based manufacturer of high quality water flow products and fire connections, has designed and introduced a Storz Installation Tool that speeds and simplifies installation of hydrant conversion bushings when converting existing threaded fire hydrants to quick quarter-turn Storz connections. Requiring only basic tools such as ½” drive ratcheting socket, pliers, wrenches, and a drill, hydrant conversions can now be completed with precision in just minutes using Kochek’s Storz Installation Tool.

The hydrant conversion process, a 10-minute field retro-fit, involves replacing standard threaded fire hydrant connections with quarter-turn Storz connections. After conversion, fire departments can quickly and easily attach Storz equipment directly to the hydrant.

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Smeal Fire Apparatus Awards Atlantic Coast Fire with Dealer of the Year
Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. has awarded Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks with Dealer of the Year at the annual dealer meeting on March 12, held at the Nielson Center in West Point, NE.

The award is presented annually to a Smeal dealer who successfully implements new ways of generating sales through the use of products, advertising, technology and strategies as well as highest sales.

Founded by Don Smeal of Snyder, Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. built its first fire truck in 1963. Today the family-owned company has 26 dealers throughout the United States and Canada, offering a full line of fire fighting apparatus, including aerial ladders, aerial platforms, as well as pumpers.

“It’s an honor to recognize Steve Dill and Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks with this award,” said Jeff Wegner, Smeal Vice-president of sales. “Atlantic Coast has ... achieved or exceeded expectations of sales goals...”

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