Fire Industry News for July 2019

Madeira Military Zone (ZMM) And Operational Command (COM) Teams Deploy Sepura Hand-Portable Radios And Mobile Terminal In SIRESP Crisis Test

Over a period of 2 days starting from the 8th of April 2019, a communications exercise (SIGEX) titled “ESPADA 19” was carried out by Madeira’s Operational Command and Military Zone teams in Portugal. SIRESP The exercise was to test the practice of using SIRESP (the Integrated System of Emergency and Security Networks of Portugal) to support the command and control of requests made through the Regional Civil Protection Service. The press release from the Army stated that the...

Ferrara To Showcase Skippack Fire Company’s 107-foot MVP Rescue Ladder At FDIC International 2019

Ferrara, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, will debut Skippack Fire Company’s 107-foot MVP Rescue Ladder at FDIC International in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 11th-13th, 2019. The new 107-foot Rescue Ladder is the first aerial over 100’ on Ferrara’s custom MVP cab and body. Ferrara’s MVP concept is known for the low mounted speedlays and customized equipment mounting with over 250 cu.ft. of storage capacity. “Incorporating the MVP conc...

KME Fire Apparatus Unveils New Range Of Mid Mount AerialCat Platforms At FDIC International 2019

KME Fire Apparatus announces release of the new Mid-Mount AerialCat, which are now available with an 84’ and 102’ platform. These two replace the existing line up of 81’, 95’ and 100’ Mid Mount Platforms, with a longer horizontal and vertical reach and a shortened overall length. Mid Mount AerialCat Platforms The 102’ Mid Mount AerialCat Platform has a 2’ rated increased vertical height to 102’ and a 3’ horizontal increased horizontal reach...

Oshkosh Corporation Hires John C. Pfeifer As Executive Vice President And Chief Operating Officer

Oshkosh Corporation, global designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles, heavy trucks, emergency services vehicles, vehicle bodies and access equipment, has announced that it has appointed John C. Pfeifer as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, a newly created role, effective May 1, 2019. Fire solutions head Pfeifer brings to Oshkosh more than 25 years of senior leadership and management experience, most recently serving as President of Mercury Marine, a division of Brunsw...

Goiás State Brazil Police Equipped With Sepura SC21 Hand-Portable Radios

Sepura, in partnership with Hytera subsidiary Teltronic have been awarded a contract by the authority of the state of Goiás, Brazil to supply TETRA radios to the local police forces. SC21 hand-portable TETRA radios The police forces in Goiás State Brazil will be introducing a fleet of over 2,000 Sepura SC21 hand-portable radios, alongside further radios from the Hytera range. The SC21s will provide the police force with a compact radio without compromise on audio. The latest in...

FoxFury Lighting Solutions Introduces Multi-purpose Scout Clip Light With Two Different LED Options

FoxFury Lighting Solutions introduces the new and improved Scout Clip Light. The extremely versatile Scout Clip Light serves as a utility light, task light, search light, and more. This durable light is waterproof and meets NFPA fire resistant requirements, so users can rely on it working in extreme environments. It's lightweight, compact, and the built in J-Clip ensures it stays with users no matter where they go. The Scout comes in either a black or orange exterior with two different LED opti...

Tyne And Wear Fire And Rescue To Host Trophies For The Heineken Champions Cup And European Rugby Challenge

Rugby fans will be able to get up close to the prestigious Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup trophies as they embark on a tour of the region before the Newcastle 2019 Finals in May. Community groups, businesses, rugby clubs and schools will all be part of the Trophies Tour. The three-week program will cover 59 separate events and will take place from Saturday 23 March until Sunday 14 April. Emergency Service As part of the tour, the trophies will be at Tyne and Wear Fire...

Stockholm Air Ambulance Announces Upgrading Their Hand-Portable Radios To SC20 TETRA Technology

Stockholm Air Ambulance has recently upgraded their TETRA hand-portable radios to the latest in TETRA technology, Sepura’s SC20, for use on the Swedish RAKEL network. There is a total of 10 air ambulances in Sweden, operating in Norrtälje (2), Gällivare, Lycksele, Östersund, Uppsala, Göteborg, Mora, Karlstad and Visby. Stockholm Air Ambulance station Stockholm’s air ambulance station is based at Mellingeholm airport, where two air ambulances are based. This air...

Tyne And Wear Fire And Rescue Service Guides Residents And Businesses On How To Reduce Risk Of Arson

From Monday, March 18th Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) will use Arson Awareness Week to provide targeted information to local residents and businesses on how to reduce the risk of arson. In the last year TWFRS communities have experienced an increase in deliberate fires, with wheelie bins being a prime target. From March 2018 – March 2019, TWFRS has attended 723 wheelie bin fires that were classified as arson. Causing Significant Damage Wheelie bin fires cause significant...

Navistar Announces Friedrich Baumann As The New President Of Aftersales

International brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines and heavy vehicles firm, Navistar International Corporation has announced that Friedrich Baumann has been named president of Aftersales, a new role at the company. Additionally, Baumann will continue to be Navistar's TRATON alliance liaison. Previously, Baumann was the company's senior vice president, Strategy and Planning. Aftersales head The new Aftersales business will manage every facet of the business after the...

Sepura Unveils High-Tech Body Worn Camera Accessory, sRVM At The BAPCO Show In Coventry, UK For Public Safety Users

Sepura have unveiled their new body-worn video camera accessory whilst at the BAPCO show in Coventry, UK. The sRVM (Remote Video Microphone) is a robust, feature-rich recording device combined with remote speaker microphone functionality. sRVM (Remote Video Microphone) Designed specifically for public safety users, the sRVM can be either connected directly to a Sepura SC2 Series TETRA radio, wirelessly connected using Bluetooth, or used as a standalone product. The device includes GPS tracking...

Sepura Launches mRSM Compact Remote Speaker Microphone Compatible With TETRA Terminals

Sepura has extended its range of communication accessories by introducing the mRSM – a compact remote speaker microphone compatible with Sepura’s SC2 and STP Series TETRA terminals. Small, robust and lightweight, the mRSM has been specifically designed for users operating in a wide range of environments including public safety, commercial and industrial operations. Easy to use in dark environments The intelligent design of the device ensures that users are protected whatever the c...

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