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Kochek offers extensive line of big water strainers for maximum flow applications

Kochek's strainers are constructed of lightweight aluminum durable to withstand harsh weather conditions Kochek Company of Connecticut, manufacturers of high quality water flow products and fire connections, offers an extensive line of big water strainers ideal for maximum flow applications in the firefighting, power, irrigation, facilities and industrial fire protection markets. Company marketing director David Matthews said Kochek customers have recognized the brand as a...

Oshkosh’s fleet of six new generation Striker chosen by the Manchester airport in the UK

The Striker provides airport enhanced emergency response capability as well as unmatched training Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, has placed six new generation Oshkosh® Striker® aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles into service at Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom. All six identically equipped apparatus feature the innovative Snozzle® high-reach extendable turret (HRET). The Striker fleet was introduced to a group of o...

Intersec 2015 to have record turnout of safety and security companies from Germany, UK and the USA

The three-day event nears sell-out three months ahead of opening its doors for the 17th time World's premier safety and security exhibition expects stronger than ever turnout as global players converge in growing market. A record turn-out of safety and security companies from Germany, UK and the USA will be at the forefront of international participation at Intersec 2015, as the three-day event nears sell-out three months ahead of opening its doors for the 17th time. Organis...

Fike Safety Technology appoints Alan Locke as the new head of sales

Alan Locke has been appointed as the new head of sales by Fike Security Technology Alan will have full responsibility for developing and implementing sales strategies for the UK and for world export markets. His initial focus will be on restructuring the Fike sales team in line with the principles of lean operation. To support and further enhance the success of its fast-growing business, fire protection expert Fike Safety Technology has appointed Alan Locke as Head of...

London Fire Brigade prompts the use of more fire sprinklers

London Fire Brigade has emphasized the use of of more fire sprinklers to decrease the risk of fire accidents Last year there were 36 arson attacks on London’s schools, colleges and nursery buildings and a further 113 accidental fires. New figures released by London Fire Brigade show that last year, there was one fire every three days in the capital’s schools, colleges and nurseries the equivalent of one fire for nearly every school day. Fire chiefs say these st...

Ferrara Fire Apparatus releases 2012 schedule of EVT & service training classes

Ferrara has released their 2012 schedule of EVT fire apparatus technician preparatory classes Ferrara Fire Apparatus continues to provide a complete line of fire and emergency vehicles, including their Ultra, Inferno, Igniter, Ember and Intruder 2 custom chassis etc. Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America’s premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, has released their 2012 schedule of EVT Fire Apparatus Technician preparatory classes and certification tests, as w...

Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue wins World Extrication Challenge with assistance from Vimpex

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Extrication Team  Realistic crash situations were created with vehicles and casualties. The teams had to rescue the trapped casualties safely and were awarded points on their performance.Makita Rescue Tools from Vimpex have helped Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue to be crowned champions at the recent World Extrication Challenge held in New Zealand.Teams from all over the world competed in three challenging extrication scenarios. Reali...

Pierce Dash CF apparatus gets a boost up in sales

Cedar Hill , Bloomington and Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services have placed orders for Dash CF Dash CF has generated much excitement and broad appeal as evidenced by recent orders from diverse regions of North America. Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, kicked off its exhibition at Fire Rescue International (FRI) by displaying a total of nine trucks and showcasing the new Dash CF apparatus. Since its introduction in April this year, the Dash CF has gener...

Pierce and Fire Chief magazine honors fire chiefs of the year 2011

2011 Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year, Robert Perry, of the Union Fire District in South Kingstown, R.I. Chief Robert Perry has been a volunteer firefighter for more than 40 years. He has served as the chief at the 300-member Union Fire District since 2004. Fire Chief Magazine, part of Penton Media, Inc.’s Public Infrastructure Group, and Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced the 2011 winners of the annual “Fire Chief of the Year&rdq...

Fire Rescue International 2011 witness vehicle capabilities of Pierce Manufacturing

Pierce Dash CF apparatus headlines a display at Fire Rescue International that includes nine Pierce vehicles Visitors to the Pierce booth experienced the NFFF Full Throttle Support 3 program, featuring a sweepstakes for the chance to win a custom one-of-a-kind Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle and the opportunity to donate to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation Company , displayed nine fire and rescue vehicles at the...

FIREX 2011 in pictures

TheBigRedGuide.com was at FIREX 2011 this year to check out the latest offerings in the fire industry: See the album with captions

NFPA and Ford join hands to provide Electric Vehicle Safety Training

The Electric Vehicle Safety Training programme educates in fire safety The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced its collaboration with Ford Motor Company to provide electric vehicle safety training to first responders. The announcement comes as Ford prepares to launch the 2012 Focus Electric its new all-electric vehicle in 19 markets at the end of this year. Ford joins Chevrolet and Nissan in working with NFPA as part of its Electric Vehicle Saf...

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