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CarolinaFireJournal -

10/14/2010 -

Anchor-Richey to sell Smeal...Bobbitt Selected for Indian Land VFD Addition and Renovation...Elkhart Brass Introduces Electric Remote...Idaho Technology, Inc. launches RAZOR Simulant Training Kit...Kimtek MEDLITE Transport Used on Extreme Home Makeover Show...Lenoir Firefighter Wins Firefighting Turnout Gear In TenCate Sweepstakes...100 Percent Exhaust Removal with No Loops...MetalCraft Marine Chooses OceanView Technologies’ Premium Zeus Night-Vision Camera for New 70-Foot Fire Boat...Pierce Manufacturing and Fire Chief Magazine Honor Career and Volunteer Fire Chiefs of the Year...Radiation Shield Technologies’ Demron Maximizes Public Safety, Minimizes Economic Impact

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Anchor-Richey to sell Smeal

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. announces an additional dealership covering the state of North and South Carolina.

Anchor-Richey Emergency Vehicle Services Inc. is a three phase operation; a fire truck repair facility, a manufacturer of small to medium fire apparatus, and a fire service equipment dealer.

As a fire truck repair facility they have established a great reputation of providing their customers with a level of quality and craftsmanship that is, as their customers say, “as good as new or better.”

As a fire apparatus manufacturer they carry an extremely high level of commitment to quality, innovation, and customer service, therefore allowing them to dominate the small truck market in the Carolinas.

And, as a fire equipment dealer, they have a reputation of honesty, integrity, and speedy delivery.

Now that Anchor-Richey has signed with Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. to distribute aerials and pumpers for eastern North Carolina and all of South Carolina, they have completed the circle and offer a great variety of options and excellent service.

Their customers know that they deliver on what they say, always have and always will.

Metrolina Fire & Rescue, Inc. will continue to cover sales and service for the western portion of North Carolina. The combination of these two companies should provide for excellent coverage for the state of North Carolina.

Bobbitt Selected for Indian Land VFD Addition and Renovation

Bobbitt Design Build was awarded the renovation and addition for the new Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department. The 13,750-square-foot-facility is located on Six Mile Creek Road just off Highway 521 North in Lancaster County.

The new station will be designed and constructed in accordance with the USGBC LEED rating system for new construction. The project is registered for LEED certification. “A number of sustainable design strategies for increased energy efficiency, water efficiency, occupant health and comfort have been incorporated into the project,” said Steve Baird, project developer for Bobbitt.

Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department will utilize a cistern to collect roof runoff, which in turn will be designed to fill pump trucks, wash down bays, and irrigate landscaping.

The new station, with an anticipated completion of summer 2011, will give Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department the opportunity to become a full-time station when the need arises.

Established in 1946, Bobbitt Design Build is the Carolinas’ largest design build contractor for commercial construction. www.bobbitt.com

Elkhart Brass Introduces Electric Remote

Elkhart Brass is pleased to introduce a new concept in Electric Remote Controlled Monitor Systems.

This off-the-shelf system includes:2 Spitfire Monitors, 2 SM-1250BE-HL nozzles, 2 Monitor Motor Control Panels, 2 Operator Control Panels

Visit www.elkhartbrass.com/fireprotectionoffer for more information.

Idaho Technology, Inc. launches RAZOR Simulant Training Kit

The (SIM 10) provides functional training for RAZOR EX and RAZOR operators. The new SIM 10 Kit is formatted exactly like The 10® Target Screen Kit and contains assays for yeast and Bacillus globigii (Bg) which are frequently used as powder or anthrax simulants in training exercises.

“First Responders are called upon frequently to respond to White Powder Threats and they need the best equipment with proper training to effectively respond and make good decisions. The SIM 10 Kit provides the training they need to make these decisions in response to biological threats,” states Rachel Jones, Idaho Technology’s vice president of Marketing and Sales.

Idaho Technology, Inc. is a privately held biotechnology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. For further information, please visit www.idahotech.com.

Kimtek MEDLITE Transport Used on Extreme Home Makeover Show

Kimtek Corporation responded to a unique opportunity to support a medical response team and to serve on the set of Extreme Home Makeover (EHM) for a Pennsylvania family in need.

ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover uses local volunteers to remodel homes for deserving families. The program’s producers contacted Saint Josephs Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania about emergency medical support for the crew and volunteers.

In late July, Saint Joseph Medical Center contacted Kimtek about their MEDLITE Transport unit. Kimtek learned that the MEDLITE would be used on the set of EHM. Kimtek expedited a MEDLITE Transport Deluxe MTD-10 out the next day to allow Saint Joseph Medical Center’s crew to train with the unit before the August event.

For more information, contact Kimtek at 888-546-8358 or visit the company Web site at www.kimtekresearch.com.

Lenoir Firefighter Wins Firefighting Turnout Gear In TenCate Sweepstakes

Travis Morrow, a firefighter with the Lenoir Fire Department of Lenoir, NC has won a set of TenCate Peak Performance turnout gear for his department.

Travis Morrow is redeeming his Peak gear from Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC, a garment manufacturer that uses TenCate protective fabrics in turnout gear for firefighters.

TenCate Protective Fabrics provides fabrics for Emergency Response, including Structural Firefighting, Technical Rescue, Wildland Firefighting, Emergency Medical Service, and Station Wear.

For more information, please visit www.tencate.com.

100 Percent Exhaust Removal with No Loops

MagneGrip’s new Flexhose system attaches to the apparatus tailpipe for 100 percent exhaust removal in fire stations, and it has a narrow profile and no hose loops. The compact system requires only 16-24 inch aisles between vehicles. System operation is fully automatic and the connecting hose automatically retracts away from the door when the apparatus exits. A support cable inside the hose eliminates stretching or stress and also ensures a smooth nozzle disconnect with every exit.

For more information or a budgetary proposal, call 800-875-5440 or visit www.magnegrip.com.

MetalCraft Marine Chooses OceanView Technologies’ Premium Zeus Night-Vision Camera for New 70-Foot Fire Boat

MetalCraft Marine, a leading manufacturer of custom, high-speed aluminum fire, patrol and workboats for the North American market, has chosen the state-of-the-art Zeus night-vision camera manufactured by OceanView Technologies for its new 70-foot FireStorm fire boat.

Representing the top of OceanView’s extensive night-vision camera line, the Zeus, features three cameras in one robust unit: thermal zoom, low-light zoom and color zoom. The Zeus also offers highly innovative fiber-optic image-stabilization and lock-on object tracking. Lock onto any object and the Zeus will keep the object steady in the center of the picture.           

OceanView Technologies, Inc. manufactures a full line of combination night-vision cameras utilizing state-of-the-art camera sensors, such as thermal imaging, ultra-low-light and color. OceanView Technologies allows boaters to cruise comfortably in a variety of no-light/low-light and inclement weather conditions.

For more information, visit www.nightboating.com, or call 954-727-5139.

Pierce Manufacturing and Fire Chief Magazine Honor Career and Volunteer Fire Chiefs of the Year

Fire Chief Magazine and Pierce Manufacturing Inc., announced the 2010 winners of the annual “Fire Chief of the Year” awards. Volunteer Fire Chief Timothy S. Wall of the North Farms VFD in Wallingford, Conn. and career Fire Chief Thomas W. Carr, Jr. of the Charleston FD in Charleston, SC received the awards.

Winners are honored for their dedication and leadership in the fire and emergency services.

Career Fire Chief Honoree – Thomas W. Carr, Jr., Charleston FD in Charleston, SC, has served with distinction in the fire service since 1978 as a firefighter/paramedic with the Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue Services in Montgomery County, MD. He rose through the ranks to become Montgomery County’s chief in 2003, leading a force of 1100 career and 1000 volunteer personnel that now serves a community of nearly 1,000,000 residents and supports over 100,000 emergency responses a year.

To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.

Radiation Shield Technologies’ Demron Maximizes Public Safety, Minimizes Economic Impact

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) has selected Radiation Shield Technologies’ (RST) new Demron personal-protection armor as part of its commitment to improve firefighter safety, RST President Ronald DeMeo, MD, announced. Demron is the world’s first and only fabric that provides multi-hazard protection from all nuclear, biological, chemical and bomb and ballistic threats as well as infrared radiation and heat. 

Demron consists of a radiopaque nano-polymeric compound fused between fabric layers and manufactured into lightweight garments

For more, visit www.radshield.com or call 866.7.DEMRON.

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