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  RAYTHEON CO. has developed a mobile Civil Communications solu-
  tions demonstration unit that lets first responders experience seamless
  communications capabilities that could help save lives when crises
  strike. The mobile demonstration is a high-tech experience where public
  safety professionals can immerse themselves in rescue scenarios and
  realize the benefits that interoperable communications provide.
        The experience features Raytheon’s open architecture solutions,
  which allow users who operate on different types and frequencies of
  legacy communications networks to communicate locally and regional-
  ly, or in systems that span the United States. First responders receiving
  the demonstrations are encouraged to bring their own radios and use
  them to communicate with any radio on another system or frequency.
        “For more than 40 years, Raytheon has provided soldiers on the
  battlefield access to seamless, interoperable voice, video and data com-
  munications systems, without the benefit of existing infrastructure,”
  said Jerry Powlen, Raytheon Network Centric Systems vice president of
  Integrated Communications Systems. “We have now taken that proven
  technology and applied it in a public safety environment, virtually elimi- Raytheon’s Civil Communications solutions demonstration unit.
  nating barriers to communication when it matters most.”
        The mobile Civil Communications demonstration travels on a 33-ton,
  53-foot, 18-wheel vehicle that expands to 733 square feet – twice its normal size – when stationary. It is also a self-contained unit with all the
  necessary equipment for a variety of live, interactive demonstrations using Raytheon’s array of Civil Communications products.
        “When police officers and firefighters from different municipalities respond to emergencies, incompatible radios can hinder basic com-
  munication,” said Mike Bostic, a Raytheon NCS director of Civil Communications and 34-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department.
  “The technology exists to solve that problem, so we want to visit our public safety professionals and let them see for themselves how a truly
  interoperable communications system can help make them safer.”


OSHKOSH AIRPORT PRODUCTS GROUP                         on duty at the airport and replaces an Oshkosh            shown by our employees to help the people of
has delivered an Oshkosh Striker 3000 aircraft         T-Series in service there since 1991. It features         Haiti.” Following the earthquake, Fireman’s Fund
rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle to Min-         a 6x6 all-wheel-drive axle configuration and              pledged to match any employee donation up to
neapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) in       proprietary technologies such as the Oshkosh              $1,000 per person to the American Red Cross.
Minnesota. This is the first Striker vehicle jointly   TAK-4 independent suspension, triple-agent
manufactured by Oshkosh Airport Products and           firefighting capabilities and Command Zone                OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH DYNAMICS (OHD)
its sister company, Pierce Manufacturing. Osh-         advanced electronics. The apparatus is                    has named Bruce Schorer as its national
kosh Airport Products will continue to engineer        equipped with a 1,950-gpm pump and car-                   sales manager, reporting to Andy Coats, the
and manufacture the chassis components and             ries 3,000 gallons of water, 420 pounds of dry            company’s owner and president. In addition
cab, while Pierce will assemble, install and test      chemical and 460 pounds of clean agent.                   to representing manufacturers of respiratory
the firefighting systems and conduct final vehicle                                                               protection systems in a career which covers
inspections. Oshkosh Airport Products and Pierce       FIREMAN’S FUND INSURANCE CO. and                          more than 30 years, Schorer has contributed to
are divisions of the Oshkosh Corp. and business        its employees have donated $94,496 to the                 the formulation of standards within the U.S. and
units under the Fire & Emergency Segment.              American Red Cross to support the relief and              Canada. He also spent time in Europe, where he
      “There’s a great advantage to working with       redevelopment efforts in Haiti. Since the earth-          managed Kemira Safety after its acquisition by
Pierce. As North America’s largest and most            quake, employees made individual donations to             Scott Health and Safety.
respected manufacturer of custom fire appa-            the American Red Cross totaling $47,248. Today,
ratus, Pierce brings a substantial amount of           Fireman’s Fund is matching that amount with               KME FIRE APPARATUS has unveiled a new
expertise to the table,” said Tim Raupp, senior        a $94,496 donation to the American Red Cross              website, www.kmeworksforyou.com, in addi-
vice president/executive director, International       Haiti Relief and Development Fund.                        tion to the corporate site of www.kovatch.com,
Operations, for the Fire and Emergency Seg-                  “Hundreds of thousands of lives were                to let KME customers share their experiences
ment. “As our ARFF business continues to grow,         affected by this tragedy, and we hope our collec-         with KME personnel and apparatus. Within the
this collaborative effort with Pierce will allow us    tive donation will make a difference to a country         site are several case studies that will continue
to become more efficient and deliver enhanced          that so desperately needs the world’s help,” said         to grow in number and dozens of working
customer benefits.”                                    Mike LaRocco, president and CEO of Fireman’s              apparatus photos. There is also an opportunity
      The new vehicle is the third Striker now         Fund. “I am touched by the outpouring of support          for others to tell their KME story online and win
                                                                                                                 a chance for a Netbook. Throughout 2010, KME
                                                                                                                 will randomly choose entries from submissions
                                                                                                                 via the KME Works for You site and award a
                                                                                                                 new Netbook device. For customers that do not
                                                                                                                 yet have a KME story, KME will still place an
                      Advertising Sales, Cygnus Business Media, Inc. • (800) 547-7377                            entry into a drawing for a Netbook.
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         Publisher, Firehouse               (Northeast, Southeast
								
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