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CarolinaFireJournal -

01/10/2015 -

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PLACES PINK PIERCE® PUMPER, “COURAGE,” INTO SERVICE TO PROMOTE CANCER AWARENESS

Atlantic Emergency Solutions, Inc. (Atlantic) and Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, has delivered a Pierce® Velocity™ pumper to Prince George’s County, Maryland Fire/EMS Department (PGFD) located in Largo, Maryland. Nicknamed “Courage” through a contest conducted through the department’s social media outlets. PGFD chose to have the pumper painted pink with a lavender stripe — the first ever new Pierce vehicle so painted — as a way to promote its campaign to fight breast cancer and all other types of cancer.

“This new Pierce pumper expands a conversation between our department and the citizens of Prince George’s County; it’s a real community relations builder,” said Fire Chief Marc Bashoor of PGFD “When we ordered these six Pierce apparatus, the decision was made to paint one of the pumpers pink in order to build momentum for our ongoing cancer awareness program. The typical reaction we get is that of amazement, but the underlying goal is to encourage citizens to get screened and tested on a regular basis.”

Atlantic Emergency Solutions serves the states of Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, North Carolina, Virginia and the West Virginia counties of Berkeley, Morgan, Mineral and Jefferson as a total solution provider.

INNOVATIVE ROLLING BASE ENHANCES ROOKIE HOSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS BY REDUCING WEAR ON FIRE HOSE

Deschutes River Manufacturing (DRM), an Oregon-based company, has rolled out a new offering to its fire hose management line — the Sidewinder ReLoader by Firequip. The new walk-behind base moves effortlessly forward toward a stretched out hose, automatically coiling and draining it as it goes, eliminating dragging the hose and unnecessary hose and coupling wear.

The Sidewinder ReLoader was the result of an idea from a customer — Firequip, Inc., a North Carolina-based fire hose manufacturer. The two companies have worked together over the past few years on several hose roller modifications designed specifically for Firequip’s hose manufacturing line. The Sidewinder ReLoader, however, is suitable for widespread use and is now available for purchase. It can be bought separately to augment an existing Rookie Sidekick hose management system or as part of a new system.

For more information visit www.The-Rookie.com or www.Firequip.com or call 800-334-6823.

NEW GAWKSTOPPER SITE SECURITY SYSTEM®

Made in the USA, the new GawkStopper Site Security System® is a ‘Professional-Grade’ privacy shield specifically designed to help save lives by protecting a critical accident or crime scene from curious onlookers and unwanted intruders. First Responders can now do their important work in a secure and protected environment. Built for durable service, in a variety of environments, this new system is an important addition to every first responder’s ‘must-have’ tools. he GawkStopper System easily stores in existing truck tool compartments or auto trunk spaces.

A report issued by The North Carolina Department of Transportation “rubbernecking” is among the main causes of secondary traffic accidents and related injuries. The durable GawkStopper Site Security System® significantly reduces the odds of secondary accidents by providing a quickly deployed, configurable self-supporting privacy shield. This new system discourages onlookers from the temptation to act on their curiosity and become distracted or take unwanted photographs or videos.

For additional information contact: GawkStopper Site Security Systems at (828) 243-9103 or visit them on the web at: www.GawkStopper.com

 

KIMTEK UNVEILS NEW FIRELITE® ULTRA HIGH PRESSURE SKID FOR PICKUP TRUCKS

The new FIRELITE® Transport FTUHP-400 series Ultra High Pressure (UHP) skid unit from KIMTEK Corporation features the FoamPro® Turbo Stream® high energy firefighting system offered by FRC Corporation. Powered by a Honda 13HP gas motor with electric start, the skid unit delivers (8) GPM at 1400 psi. The patented foam concentration injector system allows a precise foam injection rate of between 0.3% and 3.0%, exceeding NFPA 1901 requirements.

Made entirely to the same standards of time-tested proven quality as all KIMTEK’s rugged skid units, the FTUHP’s base and components are constructed from aluminum tubing and bright aluminum diamondplate, and feature all-stainless steel plumbing and brass valves. The unit is specially designed to fit in most short or long box pickup truck beds and flat beds.

For more information about KIMTEK’s full line of MEDLITE and FIRELITE Transport skid units, please visit www.kimtekresearch.com.

INTRODUCING PIEDMONT-TRIAD-BASED MEDICAL GEAR AND BEYOND, LLC

A strong-faith, family-owned business, Medical Gear and Beyond believes in providing high-quality products at a fair cost with excellent customer service. Company founders April and Ben Joyce have backgrounds in fire fighting, EMS, and long-term care pharmaceuticals and want to extend that wealth of experience to the medical supply industry by providing the best possible care for their valued customers.

A one-stop shop for any and all medical supply needs, Medical Gear and Beyond offers everything from gauze/bandages to wheelchairs, from stethoscopes to “beyond.” All partnerships are based in the U.S.

“Our pledge does not stop at a quality product at a fair and affordable cost,” the Joyces explain. “We set ourselves apart from our competitors by our level of customer service. We believe in the golden rule of treating others how we want to be treated, and we will strive to make this a reality for every customer.”

For more information visit www.medicalgearandbeyond.com or call 877-957-8374.

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