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Simon & Schuster Canada has announced the publication of Inside the Inferno: A Firefighter’s Story of the Brotherhood that Saved Fort McMurray, a memoir by Fort McMurray firefighter, Damian Asher. The book is available on May 2, 2017, the first anniversary of the wildfire.

For more information or to pre-order: https://www.firehallbookstore.com/product/inside-inferno-firefighters-story-brotherhood-saved-fort-mcmurray/
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After last year’s preview, Globe will officially launch its ATHLETIX turnout gear at FDIC in Indianapolis in April. The gear uses stretch fabrics that allow a wider range of motion with less bulk.

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Rosenbauer has added a multi-functional Compact Line vehicle to its emergency response line up. The unit was created to provide a multi-functional interior to keep up with individual fire service demands. The unit has an aluminum profile and sandwich design, which offers a customizable layout. Width, height and length can all be varied without any dividing walls, opening up any amount of space for the payload.

For more information see http://www.rosenbauer.com/en/ca/rosenbauer-group
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Scott Safety has launched a mobile application that allows firefighters edit, save and share configurations for the in-mask display. Users can customize the brightness, icon layouts, temperature display and display colours. With the app, firefighters can personalize their in-mask displays. The app is available for Apple and Android.

For more information visit https://www.scottsafety.com and click on products/thermal imaging.
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Avenza is a new mobile application that enables users to access PDF maps on smartphones or tablets. Without using data or wi-fi, Avenza utilizes devices’ built-in GPS receivers to mark positions, routes and points of interest. Avenza has a vast catalogue of maps and users can import their own PDF maps. Avenza allows crews to mark hazards, plot waypoints and routes, and track positions.

For more information go to https://www.avenzamaps.com/maps/how-it-works.html
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The Scott Safety EPIC 3 Radio Direct Interface (RDI) voice amplifier enhances SCBA facepiece voice intelligibility and delivers clear, two-way radio communication when operated with compatible handheld field radios and remote speaker microphones. The amp is compatible with all Scott AV, Vision and Promask series facepieces and breathing apparatus systems. The amp operates directly with all compatible Bluetooth-enabled handheld field radios and matching remote speaker microphones.

Details can be found at http://www.scottsafety.com under products/communication.
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Aero Tec Laboratories (ATL) has launched a line of potable water bladder tanks. The ATL Aqui-fer is designed to save space, while the Aqua-Flex has a more conventional pillow-like shape. The bladder tanks are constructed of a lightweight, durable nylon-reinforced rubber. ATL’s water bladders are fully collapsible for compact storage and simple transport.

For details visit http://www.atlinc.com/potable-drinking-water-bladder-tanks.html
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Coltraco Ultrasonics recently introduced its Portasonic Portable Ultrasonic Flow Meter. The handheld, clamp-on flow meter provides accurate flow measurement from the outside of a pipe – especially for fire protection water sprinkler and fire hydrant systems. The meter can take measurements anywhere on full pipes from 12 millimetres to 4.5 metres in width with its non-invasive external clamp. Regardless of pipe material, the Portasonic gives accurate readings.

For details go to http://www.coltraco.com/portasonic-page/ 
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Scott Safety has released the RIT-Pak Fast Attack, which offers a lightweight and com- pact solution for rapid entry and air replen- ishment for injured firefighters. The RIT- Pak Fast Attack enables rapid intervention teams to focus on locating and assessing the downed firefighter. The product comes in two bag sizes – small and medium – and can be configured in both 4500 psi and 5500 psi.

Visit www.scottsafety.com and click on products/respiratory protection.
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Swissphone’s new generation of fire pagers – the s.QUAD series – is available in both tone/voice and digital formats, and can be converted from one format to the other. S.QUAD pagers feature 16 minutes of stored voice memory, multi-colored alarm LED, and a large LCD display.

For more information visit http://www.swissphone.ca/products/s-quad-voice-pager/
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Hurst Jaws of Life has introduced four new spreaders to the market that are lighter and stronger than their predecessors. Two of the spreaders have launched as part of the eDRAULIC line and two within the 10,000-psi high-pressure offering. All four include Shark Tooth removable tips and four rows of teeth for grip, and squeezing plates integrated into the arms. The SP 55E2, one of the four new spreaders, is one of the strongest portable spreaders on the market – 16 per cent lighter and 4 per cent stronger than its predecessor. Find more information at www.jawsoflife.com
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Safety Components, a manufacturer of firefighting fabric technology, has created a new line of thermal liners that are engineered with DuPont heat and flame-resistant fiber to help firefighters handle hotter fires. Called Glide Ice, the liners are designed to feel cool with a weave that combines 60 per cent DuPont Nomex filament yarns with 40 per cent DuPont Nomex/Lenzing FR spun yarns. The liners allow for breathability, freedom of movement, comfort, heat-blocking capability, moisture management and fast dry times. Glide Ice thermal liners are fully UL approved, and will be available beginning in late 2016. Learn more at www.safetycomponents.com
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Minnesota-based EarthClean Corporation – a maker of non-toxic products for fire management – has introduced a new formal for its TetraKO firefighting water enhancer. The new TetraKO XL-P is a biodegradable corn starch-based granulate that, when mixed with water, can be poured into a range of fire fighting equipment such as air-pressurized extinguishers, backpack sprayers, skid units and utility vehicles. The mixed solution provides Class A firefighting and fire management performance. Learn more at www.earthclean.com
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Holmatro has designed a new line of battery-operated Greenline EVO rescue tools that includes three cutters, three spreaders, four combination tools and two rams. The emissions-free range of tools feature lithium-ion batteries, low self-discharge rates, LED indicators to check battery capacity, weather proofing, including wet weather, and a centrally positioned handle. Learn more about the new Greenline EVO range at www.holmatro.com 

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Scott Safety has created a new line of breathing air system products that include the HushAir Connect 7500, RevolveAir Connect and SmartTouch Controller. The HushAir Connect's 7,500-psi design decreases fill times and increases capacity, all will improving safety with fewer maintenance requirements. The HushAir Connect has automatic sensing technology with a touch-screen interface that allows for automatic cylinder fill recording, fulfilling NFPA 1989 logging requirements. Learn more about the line of breathing air system products at www.scottsafety.com
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FLIR has introduced a mountable OEM thermal imager designed specifically for aerial apparatus applications. The KF6 proves a high-angle thermal view of rooftops and other elevated structures to help teams see clearly through thick smoke to more efficiently target the hottest areas and direct firefighting efforts. The KF6 is easily and securely fixed-mounted under or atop aerial platforms, and features 640x480 IR resolution and 69-degree field of vision. Learn more at www.flir.com 
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Hamilton, Ont.-based Quickstop Fire Sprinkler Tools has designed a new product that is an all-in-one tool for firefighters to stop the flow of water from activated or damaged fire-sprinkler heads. The multi-purpose tool, designed by San Diego firefighter Matt Scarpuzzi, is tested to hold 100 per cent water tight up to 2,400 KPA. The tool is designed to released when heated and to function as a temporary sprinkler head in the event of a second fire.
The tool is also able to remove FDC caps, make standpipe connections, shut off residential utilities, adjust system pressures (PRV), open oxygen cylinders, block doors open and stop a variety of fire sprinklers.
Learn more at: www.firesprinklertool.ca
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Pelican Products, Inc., has improved its remote-area lighting system with Bluetooth capability using a smart-phone app (iOS and Android) and a high-efficiency lithium-ion battery. Further upgrades include doubled lumen output with high, medium and low settings, a full-time battery level indicator, and separately-sold external hot-swappable PowerPacks to extend use. The system features a 125-degree bean spread that effectively lights a large area, and a self-deploying tripod for easy placement. Learn more at www.pelican.com
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Bayco Products, Inc., maker of Nightstick, has created three new LED safety light models with integrated lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. The models, NSR-2070, NSR-2072 and NSR-2078, combine full-size flashlights rated at 150 lumens and lasting 7.5 hours, with flood/flashing safety lights rated at 50 lumens lasting four hours. The compact, water resistant LEDs are lightweight and made from durable engineered polymer. Learn more at www.mynightstick.com
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Holmatro has created a series of materials to teach vehicle extrication techniques. The series includes a 156-page training book written by Holmatro rescue consultant Ian Dunbar, an interactive app for iPads and Androids that explains technical-rescue techniques in detail, posters that illustrate various techniques, and an e-learning platform that can be used as an assessment tool by fire and rescue services. Learn more at http://www.holmatro.com/en/vet
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