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Spanish firefighting and rescue fleet invests in major vehicle upgrade

The Vizcaya Provincial Council in Spain, has invested seven million euros in its fire prevention, firefighting and rescue services. Almost 25 percent of the existing fleet will be replaced by new trucks, which will enhance efficiency and improve rapid response. The 15 new vehicles include six heavy-duty urban fire trucks, three heavy-duty large-tank pumpers, three first-response trucks and three automatic turntable ladders, all fitted with Allison fully automatic transmissions. Heavy-duty urba...

Armstrong Announces Two New Virtual Technology Sessions That Will Be Presented During Digital ISH 2021

Armstrong Fluid Technology announces two new virtual technology sessions that will be presented during Digital ISH 2021, which is taking place March 22-26. The first session, Advanced Pumping Technology, will be streamed live through official ISH channels on March 24, 2:50 – 3:20 pm (CET). The second session, HVAC Pump and Pumping System Optimization, will be streamed live on March 25, 11:15 to 11:45 am (CET). Both sessions will be presented by Andrew Harrop, Director, Sales Enablement Ce...

Toyne Shares Important Tips On Maintaining And Enhancing The Peak Performance Of Fire Apparatus

Fully-operational equipment is essential to taking effective and responsible action during an emergency situation. No piece of equipment is as vital as the fire apparatus. While departments are already armed with the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) codes and standards for emergency vehicle maintenance, there are other general apparatus inspection and maintenance practices that build on top of that foundation. Toyne, Inc. has been building call-ready apparatus for nearly 80 y...

Toyne Provides A New Rescue/Pumper Vehicle To The Rochelle Fire Department As An Upgrade To Their Current Apparatus

In the Midwestern Illinois city of Rochelle, the local fire department took delivery of its first Toyne Apparatus, a fully customized rescue/pumper. The Rochelle Fire Department's (RFD) new rescue/pumper will replace an older fire truck built-in 1995 that had served the department for 26 years. Built to take the call, the department’s latest fire apparatus addition is ready to protect the community. Established in 1877, the RFD has been serving the residents of Rochelle for nearly 145 yea...

Johnson Controls Launches The Tyco RM-2 Riser Manifold With Model TD-2 Test And Drain Valve

Johnson Controls, the provider of smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, introduces the Tyco RM-2 Riser Manifold with Model TD-2 Test and Drain Valve. The UL and UL-C Listed, FM Approved system simplifies installation, testing, and operation for fire protection contractors by providing all the necessary components in a pre-assembled compact unit, including a unique linear shut-off function offering the ultimate sealing design. The RM-2 Riser Manifold is intended for use with wet pipe sprink...

Lake Assault Boats’ Fireboat Serving With Marathon Petroleum Company At Louisiana Refinery Operation

Lake Assault Boats, part of Fraser Shipyards and a renowned manufacturer of purpose-built, mission-specific fire and rescue boats, has placed a custom 36-foot fireboat into service with the Marathon Petroleum Company at its Louisiana Refining Division in Garyville, Louisiana. The craft is serving on the waters surrounding the nation’s newest major refinery. “Marathon’s Garyville refinery, located near New Orleans and the Mississippi River, is an important facility and a vital...

Toyne Delivers A New Pumper Vehicle To Enhance Fire Safety At Skamania Fire District

Trading views of the cornfields of Iowa for forested mountains of Southern Washington state, a new Toyne pumper–named engine 11–has been delivered to its new home with Skamania Fire District #1 (SFD). This is the department's second Toyne tailored apparatus, and just like the other Toyne in their fleet, it is geared explicitly for SFD's needs. Established in 1959, Skamania Fire District #1 has been providing fire protection to the residents of Carson, Cook, Stabler, and surrounding...

AFEX Enhances Control Unit V1.7 With Additional Features

AFEX Fire Suppression Systems control unit has been field-proven for almost 10 years. It is durable, powerful, reliable, and easy to use. This unit features a programmable LCD display, standalone battery, internal data log, telematics connectivity, audible and visual alarms, and up to two simultaneous detection circuits. New Features USB downloadable data log Data log storage increased to 3272 entries Real-time clock for time-stamped entries Normally closed Alarm and Problem relays provid...

Toyne Provides Georgetown Township Fire Department With Two Identical Pumper Vehicles To Enhance Fire Safety

Arriving in the Great Lakes region were two identical Toyne Pumpers. Their final destination, the Georgetown Township Fire Department (GTFD) in Jenison, Michigan. These apparatus are fully equipped and customized to the department's specific needs and the communities they serve. The twin pumpers' bodies are made with bolted painted stainless steel. The designs called for a large variety of dynamic storage and utilitarian solutions. Spacious compartments and ROM painted roll-up doors line both s...

Fire Brigades Union And Fire Service Employers Offers To Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines And Assist Test And Trace

Firefighters are ready to assist the UK’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines after an agreement was reached between the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the fire and rescue service National Employers. The agreement allows firefighters to assist other public sector organizations with the track, trace, and isolate measures, and to check that potential higher risk premises are COVID-secure. Firefighters will inspect workplaces where relevant authorities have raised concerns about COVID-security, not...

American Fire Sprinkler Association Appoints Jason Williams And Tom Noble To Several NFPA Technical Committees

The American Fire Sprinkler Association is pleased to announce that Jason Williams, C.E.T., manager of ITM technical training, and Tom Noble, C.E.T., technical programs specialist, have been appointed to several 2017 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees. Jason Williams has been appointed to serve on the technical committee for NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. He has nearly 20 years of extensive han...

American Fire Protection Group Educates On How To Identify And Counter Microbiologic Corrosion (MIC) In Fire Sprinkler Systems

American Fire Protection Group, Inc. (AFPG) is the expert when it comes to detecting and identifying Microbiologic Corrosion in fire sprinkler systems. There are several types of corrosion that can form in sprinkler pipe. Microbiologic Corrosion (MIC) When a pipe is leaking, it cannot be automatically assumed that the cause is Microbiologic Corrosion (commonly referred to as ‘MIC’). The following is a list of common corrosions: Galvanic Corrosion MIC Corrosion Localized Corros...

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