Akron Brass Company News

Toyne Provides Two Pumper Vehicles To The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District To Enhance Firefighting Operations

California’s seventh-largest fire agency, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, has taken delivery of two Toyne Pumper Tankers. These two trucks are the district’s first Toyne-built apparatus. Both pumper tankers will replace older engines, enhancing their capacity to fight fires. For twenty years, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District (Metro Fire) has kept a watchful eye over a 359 square mile territory, which encompasses 23 communities and nearly 745,000 residents. To cov...

Toyne Provides A Pumper Vehicle To Enhance Emergency Response Capabilities Of Geyserville Fire Protection District

In Sonoma County, California, Geyserville Fire Protection District (GFPD) strengthened its emergency response capabilities after receiving delivery of a customized pumper from Toyne, Inc., a fire apparatus manufacturer. The latest addition to their fleet comes at a time when the threat of wildfires is an ever-present concern for the district. Earlier this fall, members of the GFPD were among the countless number of first responders that worked tirelessly to contain the Kincade Fire – the...

Why Properly Maintaining Handline Nozzles Is Critical

As a professional firefighter, one has likely grown accustomed to people depending on them when disaster strikes their property. And just as the fellow citizens depend on them to suppress a dangerous fire, they depend on fire hoses and other equipment to function efficiently so that the firefighter can do their job. Below is a look at the key role handline nozzles play in extinguishing fires and how they can ensure that the nozzle is kept in good working order. Why is proper nozzle maintenanc...

Toyne Provides Their Priority Response Vehicle To Enhance Firefighting Solutions For The Enterprise Fire Company No. 1 In Phoenix

The Enterprise Fire Company No. 1 in Phoenix, New York has accepted delivery of a custom-built Toyne Priority Response Vehicle (PRV). The fire department received the apparatus in late November. As the department’s first Toyne apparatus, the PRV will fulfill multiple roles for the growing department, such as mutual aid backup and first response. Enterprise Fire Company’s Toyne Tailored Apparatus is mounted on a Spartan Gladiator LFD chassis with a raised 10-inch roof. Powered by a C...

Akron Brass Acquired By IDEX Corporation For $224.2 Million

The acquisition of Akron Brass creates a $330 million premier fire and rescue platform for the global firefighting industry IDEX CORPORATION announced recently that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Akron Brass Holding Corp. (the “Company”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Premier Farnell plc (“Premier Farnell”), and a global leader in the manufacturing of safety equipment and emergency response equipment, for a cash considera...

Akron Brass Introduces New Portable Electric Monitor For Firefighting, Exposure Control And Haz-Mat Mitigation

The Apollo PE electric monitor utilizes an on-board microprocessor based control system  Akron Brass introduces a new Portable Electric monitor (water cannon) designed and tested for superior firefighting, exposure control and Haz-Mat mitigation.  The Apollo PE, Style 3419, is the only portable electric monitor on the market that features a quick-change battery system. The Apollo PE combines high flow 1250 gpm (4800 lpm) capabilities with a self-contained battery...

Akron Brass To Showcase Latest Water Cannons At The 2012 QME To Held At Mackay Showground, Australia

Akron to feature severe-duty water cannons for fire fighting, dust suppression and cleaning machines Akron Brass, a manufacturer of high performance fire fighting equipment, will showcase its latest water cannons in a “dynamic” display on Stand 7119 during the 2012 Queensland Mining and Engineering (QME) Exhibition at the Mackay Showground from July 24-26. The range of manual, joystick-controlled and PLC-controlled robotic water cannons and firefighting nozzles is...

Akron Brass Honoured With The “Outstanding Achievement In Manufacturing” By Interactive Media Awards

The awards were created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. Akron Brass, a leading manufacturer of life safety, fire fighting and emergency rescue equipment, was recently recognized for their redesigned website. The Interactive Media Awards presented Metrics Marketing Group and Akron Brass with an “Outstanding Achievement” award in the manufacturing category. The Interactive Media Awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and develo...

Akron Donates Critical Firefighting Equipments To Aid Firefighters In Forest Fire

Akron delivered nozzles and other equipment to help firefighters battle forest fires in Texas Akron Brass answered the call by donating mission critical product to aid firefighters in their battle against raging forest fires throughout the Austin, Texas region. Delivering in 24 hours, Akron provided forestry nozzles, hand tools and other equipment needed to protect property, acreage and lives.   This much needed product will be replacing equipment already lost in t...

Akron Brass's Firefighter Appreciation Rebate Extended To December 31, 2010

Firefighters appreciation rebate offers nozzles of fine quality and durability The Firefighter Appreciation Rebate offers three, diverse Akron nozzles - The Turbojet®, SaberJet™ and Assault™ nozzles. Akron Brass has extended their Firefighter Appreciation Rebate offer through the end of the year giving every firefighter an opportunity to cash in. To show gratitude to the men and women who risk their lives for their communities and to help save money given...

FAMA Awards Scholarship To Oklahoma State University Student

The 2009 Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship has been awarded to student Benjamin Eschner OSU student was nominated as "outstanding rookie" by his peers The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers' Association (FAMA) has awarded the 2009 Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to Oklahoma State University student Benjamin Eschner. Eschner, a sophomore from Chicago majoring in fire protection and safety technology, will receive a $3,000 scholarship in recognition o...

Akron Brass Expands Product Offerings To The Canadian Market

Akron Brass is continuing to place emphasis on the Canadian market Leading manufacturer is positioned to focus on the Canadian market Akron Brass continues to put emphasis on the Canadian market. With the dedicated sales personnel of Steve Robertson, Ray Thompson, Normand Gareau and Jeff French strategically located throughout the country, Akron is positioned to provide continuous product sales and support to the Canadian fire departments, distributors and OEM customers. Ad...

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