Fire Industry News for August 2019

VFIS 50th Anniversary Celebration Added As A Historic Event To The Congressional Record

VFIS is pleased to announce that the Honorable Scott Perry of Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives has added the VFIS 50th anniversary celebration as a historic event to the Congressional Record. “In 1969, Mr. Glatfelter, a well-established insurance agent, recognized a need for specialized insurance coverage for firefighters – a coverage based on their motivations, their aspirations, their needs and the risks they were willing to assume to protect others,” says the pr...

KME Fire Apparatus Announces Delivery Of Six Custom Pumpers To The City Of Atlanta

KME Fire Apparatus, globally renowned manufacturer of fire apparatus, announces the delivery of six KME custom pumpers to the City of Atlanta, Georgia. These six pumpers will join the existing fleet of 45 KME pumpers already deployed within the city limits. Severe Service cab These six new pumpers are built on KME’s Severe Service cab and will serve the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department’s 35 fire stations, including five stations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airpor...

Motorola Solutions Provide TETRA Digital Two-Way Radios To Equip Over 500 Ambulances In Moldova

Motorola Solutions’ authorized reseller BASS Systems has been selected, under the tender issued by the National Pre-Hospital Health Emergency Center, to equip over 500 ambulances in Moldova with state-of-the-art TETRA digital two-way radios from Motorola Solutions. The future-leading communication solutions enable medical staff to provide better medical services to Moldovan citizens. Within the framework of the contract, Motorola Solutions will deliver about 1,000 TETRA digital two-way ra...

KME Fire Apparatus Unveils Latest PRO Series 79’ AerialCat Ladder

KME Fire Apparatus, globally renowned manufacturer of fire apparatus, is proud to introduce the new PRO Series 79’ Ladder to its AerialCat products line. The PRO Series was built as a multi-purpose response with ergonomically designed manual controls, increased pump operator safety features and ultimate equipment carrying capacity. PRO 79’ AerialCat Ladder benefits: Ergonomically engineered manual control panel –with vertical swing and push-pull handles to reduce complexity...

Firefighters Issue A Safety Plea To People With Braziers, Chimineas Or Fire Pits Ahead Of Summer

Firefighters have issued a safety plea to people with braziers, chimineas or fire pits when using them this summer; ‘never leave them unattended’. The warning comes as the warmer months are now here and with a growing trend of people spending the evenings outside in the garden sitting around a fire pit or brazier. Despite their atmospheric and social benefits, they also come with serious risks. One Kent family knows only too well after experiencing the consequences of leaving theirs...

Motorola Solutions’ TETRA Digital Two-Way Radios Enhance Security For Romanian Police

Motorola Solutions’ local partner in Romania, ASTI International, has been selected in a tender by the General Inspectorate for the Romanian Police to equip its police officers with state-of-the art Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) two-way digital radios. TETRA digital two-way radios Motorola Solutions will deliver 10,000 TETRA digital two-way radios to the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police. The 18-month framework contract covers the supply of 10,000 MTP3550 TETRA portable rad...

Motorola Solutions Announces Implementation Of APX Project 25 Two-Way Radios Into The Maryland FiRST Radio System

Motorola Solutions announced its implementation of APX Project 25 (P25) two-way radios into the Maryland FiRST Radio System for Allegany County. Used by law enforcement, fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS), the radios provide seamless communication across agencies and state borders. For 20 years, Allegany County has used Motorola Solutions for mission critical communications. APX Project 25 two-way radios “Communications is vital in everything we do from a simple contro...

Motorola Solutions’ Mission-Critical Device, LEX L11 Gets Altan Redes Certification To Operate In Mexico

During the Expo Seguridad 2019 (Safety Expo 2019), Motorola Solutions announced that its mission-critical device, LEX L11, has been certified by Altán Redes, the developer of the Red Compartida, to operate on the 4.5G-LTE broadband network that already covers more than 40 million people in 14 cities. LEX L11 mission-critical device The LEX L11 is a rugged and durable mission-critical LTE-device created for public safety users who need efficient, instant and secure communications. It ena...

Motorola Partners With CSE Genesis And TL Parker To Deliver Advanced Communications Network In New Zealand

A state-of-the-art digital communications network based on Motorola Solutions’ technology will enable New Zealand’s commercial organizations to reach new levels of safety and productivity. The OC3 (Orion Converged Communications Core) will be powered by Motorola Solutions’ advanced, MOTOTRBO Capacity Max technology, providing highly secure and reliable voice communication, extensive coverage and access to feature-rich applications. Modeled on a similar network in Australia, N...

Fike’s PROINERT2 System Meets Requirements And Protects Melvin Weaver & Sons’ Warehouse In Pennsylvania

Established in 1975, Melvin Weaver & Sons has provided crop protection products for the agriculture industry for over 40 years. The company’s steady growth throughout these years generated the need for additional space at their Lancaster, Pennsylvania based facility. In summer 2014, Melvin Weaver began planning the construction of a 16,800-square-foot addition to its warehouse. Having a long-time relationship with Kint Fire Protection, Melvin Weaver turned to Kint to explore fire supp...

Firefighters Urge People To Never Store Anything On The Electric Kitchen Hob To Prevent Fire

Firefighters are urging people to never store anything on the kitchen hob – especially if they’re electric – they can easily and accidentally be knocked and become switched on. It comes after two Kent homes experienced fires in the kitchen where items were placed on the hob and by accident, the hob switch was knocked and the ring started to warm up, and before long caused the house to fill with smoke and a fire to start. Safe escape due to smoke detectors The first incident...

Salisbury (MA) Fire Department Acquires KME Fire Apparatus’ Tuff Truck Aerial Ladder

The Salisbury (MA) Fire Department was in a bit of a fix. It was running a 1991 aerial ladder that it had purchased as a used vehicle 10 years previously, but the rig needed to be replaced, yet the department didn’t have the money to do so. But when it received a $975,000 funding assistance to its Firefighters Grant, the fire department moved ahead with getting a new aerial ladder. Scott Carrigan, Salisbury’s chief, says he formed a committee of firefighters to study what type of ae...

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