Industry News – 01/23/20

KIMTEK’s New FIRELITE® Answers FD Calls for Rear-winding ReelIn response to requests from fire departments, KIMTEK has introduced the FIRELITE® FHR-205, a new version of its popular FIRELITE® series skid units for use with UTVs. Distinct from KIMTEK’s patient transport units in the FIRELITE series, the FHR-205 skid unit positions the hose reel to wind off to the rear. Constructed of KIMTEK’s signature rugged, high quality aluminum diamond plate and tubing, FHR-205 skid units are durable, attractive, and produced to KIMTEK’s highest standards of manufacturing.

Utilizing the space other models reserve for patient transport, KIMTEK’s FHR-205 has positioned the Hannay 4000 Series manual reel to face rearward, winding off to the rear rather than to the side. In addition to the Hannay reel, FHR-205 units come with a hose storage area with tailgate adjacent to the pump and a Darley-Davey pump.

KIMTEK Introduces Three New Brush Truck Skid Units

Fire departments with brush trucks are benefitting from three new skid unit options just introduced by KIMTEK Corporation. These additions to KIMTEK’s FIRELITE® 300 series meet the latest demand for basic, firefighting-only skid units ideal for applications that do not require area for storage and patient transport.

KIMTEK’s new FDHP 304, 305, and 306 model skid units come equipped with a manual Hannay 4000 Series reel and a water tank in 125, 160, or 200 gallon capacity. Buyers have their choice of four pump options: the Davey 6.5, 9, and 13 hp pumps and the new Darley 1.5 AGE 13HX which produces pressures up to 225 psi and is also available on all KIMTEK brush truck 300 series skid units.

The entire line of KIMTEK brush truck skid units and all available options may be viewed at

For more information, contact KIMTEK at 888-546-8358 or visit

Knox Partners With National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

As a major component of the Knox Company’s continued commitment to reducing firefighter risks, a partnership with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has been formally established. The two organizations share many important synergies along with the goal of reducing risks that firefighters face daily.

The partnership includes a general donation to the NFFF, as well as a donation earmarked for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend held annually in Emmitsburg, MD. That weekend provides a time of sharing and healing for families and co-workers of firefighters who have died in the line of duty. Included in the tribute for those being honored are Honor Guard and Pipe Band Units from throughout the nation. Every year families express their gratitude for the love and honor bestowed at the national tribute for their family member.

“The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation thanks the Knox Company for their generous donation and support,” said Chief Ronald J. Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “They have been supportive of firefighter safety for more than 40 years and we welcome their participation with the Foundation.”

For more information contact Cathy Prudhomme, or 602-489-1084.

Rosenbauer America Appoints Phoenix Fire Apparatus as Dealer for South Carolina

Rosenbauer America is pleased to welcome Phoenix Fire Apparatus as the authorized sales and service dealer for fire apparatus and products for South Carolina.

Phoenix Fire Apparatus was founded in 2014 and is owned by Kent Cummings, who has over 30 years of fire apparatus design, sales, and service experience. Phoenix Fire Apparatus is centrally located in Sumter, SC, and is a full-service dealer that offers bumper-to-bumper inspections, testing, and maintenance performed by EVT certified technicians onsite at its 7,500-square-foot facility, or remotely using its mobile service fleet.

“We are happy to welcome Phoenix Fire Apparatus into our family,” said Dave Reichman, Rosenbauer’s National Sales Manager. “Kent has a great facility and many years of experience selling and servicing fire apparatus.”

Visit and their Facebook page for more information.

Fox Manufacturing Aquires Glass-Master from Wehr Engineering

Fox Manufacturing, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Glas-Master business from Wehr Engineering. This transition took place November 1, 2019. All manufacturing practices and equipment have transferred as part of the acquisition, ensuring that the Glas-Master tool is manufactured using identical means, and to the same quality standards. The business is now located just 15 minutes from its original location, assuring that shipping transit time & cost remain unchanged.

Wehr Engineering developed the Glas-Master tool and created specialty manufacturing processes and first-class quality standards. Tom & Kyle Wehr served as stewards of this product from its inception until this sale. Fox Manufacturing’s president, Todd Fox, brings 30 years of manufacturing experience to this acquisition and is dedicated to maintaining the same level of quality & service that Glas-Master customers have come to expect. One of the critical points in this acquisition was that it be seamless, with customers noticing no change in product, packaging or documentation and that shipments continue uninterrupted. The only planned change is to maintain inventory of finished tools, thereby reducing shipment lead-time. We sincerely look forward to serving the Glas-Master customers for many years to come!

For more information: 317-430-1493, 800-457-4527 or visit

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