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By John M. Malecky
Trident’s exclusive, patented
AirPrime™ pump primers are powered
by the truck’s air brake system.
AirPrime utilizes air supplied from
the chassis air brake system to operate
the pump primer. This is proven to
be far more efficient and reliable than
the conventional electric motor driven primers. Auto Prime mode
automatically engages the primer when no discharge pressure is
sensed. Choose single- or multi-location priming points. It installs
on new apparatus or as a retrofit. AirPrime also improves performance in the elapsed time for establishing water supply, resulting
in improved fireground operations and safety.
Trident Emergency Products
Mercedes Textiles Limited Wick®
SI 300 HP Portable Fire Pump
The Wick® SI 300 HP Portable Fire Pump from
Mercedes Textiles has less weight, less space, and
less fuel and exceeds United States Federal
pump performance requirements. The air-cooled Briggs & Stratton Vanguard 10-hp
overhead valve engine delivers more
power, longer engine life, improved
fuel economy, and lower emissions. Lower the
weight of your slip-on and/or increase the water tank size without
increasing the total skid weight. Additionally, the Wick® SI 300 can
work in tandem at more than 400psi ( 28 Bar) where higher pressures are required.
Mercedes Textiles Limited
FoxFury Lighting Solutions Command and
Discover Headlamps and Helmet Lights
FoxFury® Lighting Solutions has released
a new lineup of Command and Discover
Headlamps and Helmet Lights. These
rugged and tough lights feature increased
lumens, panoramic beams, and True to
Life™ LED technology. True To Life™
Technology is LED technology that allows
the user to see colors more accurately. It
is the only headlamp on the market with a panoramic design. See
wider for better situational assessment. Durable and tough, these
lights are waterproof, impact and fire resistant, and meet requirements of NFPA.
FoxFury Lighting Solutions LLC.
The West Pierce Fire & Rescue, University Place (WA), operates this
Spartan ER Star Series pumper. It has a Gladiator ELFD chassis with
215-inch wheelbase and 10-inch raised roof cab with an EMS cabinet
and 450-hp Cummins ISL 9 diesel engine. It has a Darley LDM
1,500-gpm pump, a Foam Pro 2001 system, Pro Poly 500-gallon
water and 30-gallon foam tanks, and an Elkhart Stinger monitor.
There are Whelen scene lights and ROM roll-up compartment doors.
The Tuscaloosa (AL) Fire Department has taken delivery of the
first Pierce Ascendant tractor-drawn aerial. It is also the city’s first
tractor-drawn aerial, which, per the chief, can handle the increasing
tight spots and narrow streets. It has an Arrow XT tractor with six
seats, a 500-hp Cummins ISX 12 diesel engine, TAK- 4 independent
front suspension, a 107-foot aerial ladder, and a full ground ladder
The Gray (TN) Fire Department responds with this 4 Guys pumper.
It is built on a Spartan Metro Star MFD chassis and has a 450-hp
Cummins ISL 9 diesel engine. It has a Hale Qmax 1,750-gpm
pump, a Foam Pro 1600 system, a 1,500-gallon poly water tank, and
a 20-gallon Class “A” foam tank. At the rear is a Newton 10-inch
electric dump with a three-inch tank fill next to it, as well as thru-the-tank storage for hard suction hose and a portable water tank.
4 Guys Fire Trucks