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Triek-HT Adapts Allison Transmission’s Firefighting Trucks For National Airport And Fire Corps Customers

Speciality vehicle maker, Triel-HT of Brazil, has adapted over 120 Allison-equipped Scania firefighting trucks for its national airport and fire corps customers. Among the reasons for choosing Allison fully automatic transmissions, Triel-HT cites 35 per cent faster acceleration, better vehicle control and ease of integration. Nine different Scania chassis have already been adapted for airport and industrial firefighting, civil defence and special explosives transport, among them the P250, P310,...

Spartan Motors Sponsors Detroit Public Safety Foundation's Sixth Annual Above And Beyond Awards Ceremony

In alignment with its position as a pioneer in enhanced safety technology engineering and manufacturing, Spartan Emergency Response ("Spartan" or "Spartan ER"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., served as a Chief Sponsor of the Detroit Public Safety Foundation's (DPSF) Sixth Annual Above and Beyond Awards Ceremony in Detroit. This is the 4th year Spartan Motors, Inc. has been a sponsor of the awards. The Detroit Public Safety Foundation hosts this signature event to recognize first respo...

Frequentis LifeX And ASGARD Solutions Facilitate Use Of Drones In Public Safety Applications

Frequentis has developed an application which allows location data and video from drones to feed directly into workstations in the control center, through its LifeX and ASGARD solutions. The integrated solution will be presented at the global trade fair for professional mobile communications and control centers, PMRExpo, in Cologne from November 27, 2018. UAVs/Drones Application In Emergency Situations Video and sensor data provided by drones could vastly support rescue forces in their mission...

Intersec 2019 To Focus On Government Regulations And Infrastructure Investment As Key Drivers For Fire Safety Industry

The Middle East’s US$1.9 billion fire safety systems and equipment market will see solid growth over the next six years, with new government regulations around life safety and fire protection along with large-scale infrastructure investment among the key market drivers. A November 2018 report by analysts 6Wresearch estimates the Middle East market for firefighting systems, fire detection & alarm systems, and emergency exit & lighting, will be worth US$3 billion by 2024, growing at...

Spartan hosts manufacturers, fire truck technicians from across North America for FTTC 2018

Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., will host equipment manufacturers, dealers, service centre representatives, emergency vehicle technicians, and first responder driver-operators from across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America next week for its Fire Truck Training Conference (FTTC); the industry's largest emergency vehicle training-centric symposium. The annual event, in its 24th year, will be held at The Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan, from September 30 to...

VDMA’s report shows that Germany’s demand for new firefighting vehicles remains strong

In its report, the VDMA cites technological innovation as a key decision-making criterion for German public authorities and purchasing executives Germany’s robust demand for firefighting vehicles is showing no signs of slowing down. That is the verdict of a recent market and economic status report put out by the firefighting technology association within the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), and welcome news for companies planning to exhibit at INTERSCHUTZ 2020. In...

Pittsburgh appellate court affirms ruling in favour of Federal Signal Corporation in firefighter hearing loss case

The trial court had ruled that the plaintiff firefighters had failed to produce evidence of an alternative siren design Federal Signal Corporation, a provider of environmental and safety solutions, announced that a Pittsburgh court of appeals issued an opinion affirming the trial court's dismissal of a case filed by seven Pittsburgh firefighter plaintiffs who claimed that the Company's sirens on their fire trucks caused them hearing loss. The trial court had ruled that the pl...

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service continue to tackle alarmingly high open fires across Norfolk County

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service countering a spike in open and wildfire incidents across the county With the recent hot weather leading to a huge spike in demand, fire crews from across Norfolk continue to work around the clock to deal with a large number of fires in the open across the county. Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service Since the start of June, crews from Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service have attended a total of 191 open fire incidents in the hot and dry weather....

KIMTEK's FIRELITE and MEDLITE units installed aboard latest energy efficient first response vehicles

KIMTEK's FIRELITE and MEDLITE units installed aboard emergency vehicles KIMTEK CORPORATION, manufacturers of modular skid units for firefighting and emergency medical transport in ATVs / UTVs, and brush trucks, recently implemented their latest line of skid units that support energy efficient electric vehicles.  KIMTEK's commitment to environmental sustainability, quality construction and convenient, modular design features provides important advantages for makers of ele...

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service launch White Goods Safety Campaign

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service launch month-long White Goods Safety Campaign On the 1st May 2018, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service is launching a month-long campaign to remind people to take care when using white goods in their home. In the last two years (during 2016 and 2017), the company has attended over 60 domestic property fires that have been caused by white goods, with almost half (29 out of 66) of these involving tumble dryers. One of the key thi...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service safety directives

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s fire safety request to parents North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is appealing to parents to monitor their children’s activities over the Easter holidays, after an increase in the number of fires caused deliberately during the Easter holiday period last year. In 2016, the service attended 86 deliberate fires during March and April, and last year during March and April, the number had increased to 159. Whilst the Nort...

Opticom Analytics wins Innovation Award at EMS World Expo 2017

The EMS World Innovation Award recognises companies who have produced innovative new products in the previous 12 months EMS World magazine has selected Opticom™ Analytics as a 2017 Innovation Award winner. Opticom Analytics is a web-based platform that can help provide first responders with details about pre-emption system performance by using GPS data collected from emergency vehicles, explained GTT’s product manager Chad Mack. “Bottlenecks and intersection...

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