"There's a great advantage to working with [Pierce]. As North America's largest and most respected manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, Pierce brings a substantial amount of expertise to the table," said Tim Raupp, senior vice president/executive director, International Operations, for the Fire and Emergency Segment "As our ARFF business continues to grow, this collaborative effort with Pierce will allow us to become more efficient and deliver enhanced customer benefits."
>>> INDUSTRY NEWS 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. Patricia Maroder Gene Prall Jeannine Chandler Publisher, Firehouse (Northeast, Southeast
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