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In the Watchroom: December 2007

New Switch COLE HERSEE RELEASES NEW SWITCH

Cole Hersee Co.’s new Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD) Switch eliminates dead batteries by automatically disconnecting non-critical loads from a battery when the battery falls below a predefined threshold.

December 12, 2007
By FFIC staff

30aCOLE HERSEE RELEASES NEW SWITCH

Cole Hersee Co.’s new Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD) Switch eliminates dead batteries by automatically disconnecting non-critical loads from a battery when the battery falls below a predefined threshold. When the battery voltage is restored, the switch automatically restores the functionality of the ancillary equipment. Ideal for emergency vehicle applications, the LVD Switch prevents the loads from disconnecting during starting. The switch provides over-current, short-circuit and over-temperature protections to ensure a safe and reliable operation. Additionally, Cole Hersee’s LVD Switch is resistant to vibration and mechanical shock, as well as withstands contamination from moisture, dust or salt spray. The LVD Switch extends battery life. The switch has a 200A at 12V DC rating, and comes with a manual override option to allow users to make or break the connection regardless of the battery voltage. www.colehersee.com

30bHAVIS-SHIELDS LAUNCHES GRAB RAIL

Havis-Shields Equipment Corp. introduces the new optional grab rail for all of its Kwik-Raze Silver Billet outer poles. The knurled design provides a non-slip grip in all directions, a clean finished look and is NFPA compliant. The solid aluminum bar leaves no open cavity, ensuring no water exposure into the grab rail. Easy height adjustability also makes the grab rail a convenient place to hang coats  and gear while on the scene. This new product is perfect when mounting space is limited and is easy to install. The rail is available in 12-inch, 18-inch and 24-inch lengths. Each bar includes two mounting brackets and one grab rail bar. www.havis.com

NEW SCOTT AIRPACKS RECEIVE APPROVAL

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Scott Health & Safety two newest models of Air-Pak SCBAs – the Air-Pak 75 SCBA and the Air-Pak NxG7 SCBA – are fully approved for NFPA 2007 edition, 1981 and 1982 standards. Scott is now the only SCBA manufacturer with complete NFPA 2007 edition approvals on two different models of SCBA, providing firefighters with multiple purchasing options with an array of features not available on any other SCBA.

30c“Based on our long-standing history and relationship with, and     knowledge of the fire service, we knew it was important to provide firefighters with multiple options, in both models and features, as we developed these two new SCBAs,” said Tom Korb, fire service marketing manager for Scott Health & Safety.

The Air-Pak 75 SCBA (named in honor of the company’s 75th anniversary) and the Air-Pak NxG7 SCBA were designed based on the “voice of the firefighter” and incorporate the most advanced materials and technologies available today.  Both models offer the time-tested legendary features the fire service has come to trust from Scott – Top-Down Convertibility, the easy breathing EZ-Flo Regulator, HUD integrated electronics, an array of cylinder options and CBRN approval.

The Air-Pak 75 and the Air-Pak NxG7 SCBA models are designed to meet all the new stringent performance requirements of the new standard.

As part of the new NFPA 2007 edition requirements, both models of the Air-Pak SCBA provide on-board datalogging of the most current 2,000 events, including PASS activation, low battery indication, and PASS alarms. With the Scott Pak-Link, the time/date stamped information can be easily and non-intrusively downloaded wirelessly for record keeping.

In addition to the new additions required by the 2007 NFPA standards, the new models of Air-Pak SCBAs feature new components unique to any other SCBA, including a drag rescue loop, carrying handles, and the integrated Pak-Tracker Locator system – an RF-based distress alarm system designed to help locate downed, trapped or lost first responders in single or multi-story structures.

Scott Health & Safety has already begun manufacturing the previously NFPA-approved Air-Pak 75 SCBA, and will begin the manufacturing process for the newly approved Air-Pak NxG7 to meet the growing demand for this model of SCBA. www.scotthealthsafety.com/airpak.htm


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