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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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Dec. 28, 2015 – Bayco Products, Inc., makers of Nightstick lighting products, has reinvented the firefighter helmet-mounted flashlight to include three separate lights and a 45-degree rotation. The Nightstick multi-purpose NSP-4650B Dual-Light flashlight includes a main, powerful beam, a second angled, soft floodlight, and a third green rear-facing LED light for optimal visibility in a smoke-filled environment. The slim mounting clamp ensures the light avoids goggles, face shields or other obstructions, and allows for plumb mounting on angled brims. The flashlight is waterproof and chemical and impact resistant.

Bayco Products are available in Canada through ABC Fire & Safety Equipment, First Response Supply Inc., and Dependable Emergency Vehicles.

Learn more at http://www.baycoproducts.com/index.php/product
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Dec. 28, 2015 - The F1500 Series from Hannay Reels is available in manual or power rewind for long-length utility and breathing air hoses. The lightweight, compact reels are designed especially for the fire and rescue industry with a chain and sprocket drive powered by an electric or compressed air motor on power rewind models. Manual rewind models include a cam-lock drag brake and spring actuated pin lock. F1500 reels are made with internal stainless steel construction for compatibility with breathing air applications.

For additional information visit www.hannay.com 
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Oct. 20, 2015 – Manufacturer LEADER has released an automatic, autonomous inductor for precise proportioning of foam concentrates. The mechanical design of the LEADER Mix does not require a power supply, allows for precise concentration adjustments, and has a range of flow rates, between 60- and 250-gpm, to replace four conventional injectors. The LEADER Mix is available in a vehicle version and a portable version. Learn more at www.leadernorthamerica.com
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Oct. 20, 2015 – Kelowna, B.C.-based iGuardFire has created a kitchen fire-prevention solution called the iGuardStove. Using motion-sensing technology, clinical-analysis software and monitoring technology, the iGuardStove is able to automatically shut off a stove if it senses unattended cooking. The safety device easily attaches to an existing electric or gas stove, and features wifi-connectivity, adjustable timers, late-night lock out, smart phone notification and alerts and low-temperature alerts. Learn more at www.iguardfire.com
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Oct. 14, 2015 – TOA Canada Corporation, based in Mississauga, Ont., has released two new speakers that meet ULC and UL safety certified standards. The paging horn is a compact, high-impedance and highly intelligible speaker ideal for public announcement applications. The wall-mount speaker is constructed with a metal cabinet and delivers high-quality sound through a built-in 16-centimentre double cone speaker unit, which makes it ideal for use in a voice-alarm system. Both speakers have five-year warranties. Learn more at www.TOAcanada.com
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Oct. 14, 2015 – Kussmaul has unveiled a line of flexible and rigid solar panels to assist with vehicle loads without the need to idle the engine for prolonged periods of time. The dura-flex/rigid solar panels are ideal for charging mobile computers and radios, and eliminate the need to jumpstart vehicles. The panels come in various sizes to match roof space, are made of industrial-grade components and come with heavy-duty mounts designed for rugged use. Panel kits include all the parts needed for vehicle installation. Learn more at www.kussmaul.com
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Oct. 14, 2015 – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company, has introduced the Snozzle – a piercing, high-reach, extendable turret. The Snozzle uses 2,500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) of force to pierce 12-gage steel in order to make first entry, yet has low-impact on truck design and configuration, needing just 64.77 centimetres (25.5 inches) of space. The Snozzle is able to discharge water, foam and dry chemicals. Learn more at www.piercemfg.com
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Sept. 18, 2015 – LEADER has introduced a new model of PPV battery-powered fan that is lightweight and powerful. The BATfan is available in two-versions, one boasting a 20-minute runtime and weighing 23.5 kilograms and another a 45-minute runtime and weighing 27.5 kilograms. The mobile fans allow for fast implementation and flexibility during responses, and feature compact designs that require minimal storage space.
Learn more at www.leadernorthamerica.com 
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Aug. 12, 2015 – Mississauga, Ont.-based TOA Corporation has introduced the world’s first voice evacuation system to meet both American and Canadian standards for mass notification systems. The VM-3000 is an integrated system that incorporates paging matrix/mixer with DSP, digital messaging, a priority microphone and zone-switchable power amplifier section. VM-3000 complies with UL 2572 Standard for Mass Notification Systems, and CAN/ULC S576 Standard for Mass Notification System Equipment and Accessories.
Learn more at www.toacanada.com
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Aug. 12, 2015 – California-based HigherGround is now offering speech analytics and mobile recording to its Capture911 solution for emergency dispatch facilities and 911-call centres. The new features were introduced during the National Emergency Number Association conference in Denver, Co., in late June. Speech analytics converts recorded interactions into text and identifies and categorizes trends, while the mobile recording app allows users to view, replay and analyze mobile calls.
Learn more at www.higherground.com
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