Industry News - Issue 24.3 (Winter 2010)

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01/01/2010 -

Industry Leaders Revive Class A Training Program


The 2010 International Class A Foam and CAFS Academy in Glendale, Arizona will be sponsored by Elkhart Brass Mfg. Co., Inc., Waterous Worldwide, and Phos-Chek/ICL-PPLP.


The three-day academy, which begins Feb. 18, will be structured to include roundtable discussions and handson training exercise.

For more info visitwww., www.waterousco. com, and www.phoschek. com. Registration deadline is Jan. 31, 2010.



Pierce Raises Money for NFFF

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., announced the winner of the Pierce employee and dealer sweepstakes drawing
as part of an in-house NFFF Full Throttle Support initiative to benefi t the National Fallen Fire fighters  Foundation (NFFF). The winner, Mark Jones, received the keys to a custom, one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Fire fighter Special Edition motorcycle. Jones is vice president of sales and service for the Pierce dealership Ten-8 Fire Equipment Inc. of Bradenton, Fla., where he has sold Pierce apparatus for 23 years.
Earlier this year, Pierce and Harley-Davidson presented a check for $135,000 to the NFFF, representing the money raised in year one of the national Full Throttle Support campaign. Year two of this program is in full swing, and individuals can donate to the NFFF and enter the 2010 sweepstakes at 
New Technologies for EMS
AccuVein AV300: Enerspect Medical Solutions is the fi rst to offer the AV300, a pocket size, portable, noninvasive vein-illumination device that helps emergency responders and medical personnel more easily locate hard-to-find veins.
Life-Stat Automated CPR: Michigan Instruments introduces their seventh generation technology, the Life-Stat™ provides effective, consistent delivery of both compressions and ventilations.
For more info, 888.522.5574, or visit
Kimtek Supplies FIRELITE Transports to U.S. Army
Kimtek Corporation announced a significant order of their FIRELITE units for service with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. The company manufactured and shipped 10 of their top of the line FIRELITE Transport FDH-09 skid units to fit Military Polaris and John Deere Gator 6x6 UTVs.
For more, 888-546-8358 or visit
Kinequip‘s LED Dome Light
Kinequip’s revolutionary LED dome light is a drop-in solid state replacement for existing 8” High/Low halogen/incandescent fixtures. The low-profile flush mount enclosure is the perfect solution for ambulances and other applications in which space is at a premium. The rugged aluminum housing is light-weight, reliable, and easy to install. Each unit comes with a 5 year warranty. 
For more information a visit
Kochek Appoints Kurt Voland
Kochek Co. has appointed Kurt Voland to the newly created position of Director of Sales and Marketing.
Voland will provide a single point of contact between the fi eld sales force and the factory to better anticipate
customer needs and increase coordination with the management team and company goals.
For more information visit www.
Fire Rehab Kits Sized for Every Department
CrewBoss announces new fire rehab compliance equipment kits that provide turnkey packages for fi re departments needing to comply with recent NFPA 1584 and OSHA rehabilitation standards.
Each CrewBoss Fire Rehab Kit is built around and includes a 16-foot diameter CrewBoss Rehab Shelter to
provide immediate protection from the weather, create a clean environment, and offers a multitude of service
functions such as command and control space. 
For more information visit
New FireStorm 69
MetalCraft Marine Inc. has released their latest version of the award winning Firestorm line of fireboats. The new FireStorm 69 will be the fastest fi reboat in the world in the over 10,000 GPM class. IT is the first NFPA Class 2 vessel built in North America. 
For more information visit



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