Rev Group

REV Group name Gary Pacilio as new Director of Operational Excellence

REV Group, a manufacturer of  fire apparatus brands including E-ONE, KME, Ferrara and Spartan Emergency Response, have recently announced that Gary Pacilio has joined the Company as Director of Operational Excellence. Pacilio joins the company with over 10 years’ experience in operational leadership. Over the years, he has held several leadership positions with GE and, most recently, with IDEX Corporation where he served as Vice President of the Fire Suppression Group.

Drone Amplified

Drone Amplified and the U.S. Forest service join forces

Drone Amplified has contracted with the U.S. Forest Service to source and vet U.S.-made drones to fight wildfires with Drone Amplified’s aerial ignition system. The $750,000 contract is designed to increase and scale the utilisation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for aerial ignitions in fire management and develop the next generation of aerial ignition capabilities. The move follows the Department of the Interior’s grounding of their fleet of drones that contained


Bullard complete acquisition of Swiss company Darix

Bullard have recently announced they have completed the acquisition of Switzerland-based Darix, a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne focusing on improving the situational awareness of professionals in critical environments. Darix, founded in 2017, is comprised of a team of specialists in image processing and software, user experience and design, micro-electronics and rapid prototyping, and is a frontrunner on smart-glasses for industrial and commercial safety and emergency responder

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls launches new UL standard smoke detection technology

Johnson Controls has introduced advanced smoke sensors built upon the established performance of its flagship TrueAlarm technology. The latest updates to UL 268, Standard for Safety of Smoke Detectors for Fire Alarm Systems, call for significant improvements to smoke detection technology. Set to take effect in June 2021, the new UL 268 7th edition standard requires smoke sensors, detectors and smoke alarms to pass more than 215 new or revised performance


Link launches Redline Performance series suspensions for fire apparatus

Link Mfg., Ltd. have announced the introduction of its new Redline Performance Series Suspensions that include a broader selection of weight capacities for its acclaimed Air Link tandem drive axle suspension and Atlas single drive axle suspension. In tribute to fire departments and personnel across North America, the company has created a dedicated charity dubbed “Link Cares” that will contribute a portion of the profits from all Redline Performance Suspension annual

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First Arriving names Shannon Gilliland as VP of Business Development

First Arriving have recently announced that industry marketing and business strategy executive Shannon Gilliland has joined its team as Vice President of Business Development. Gilliland will be responsible for planning and implementing new business initiatives across First Arriving’s suite of technology, marketing solutions, and strategic services. “Shannon’s proven track record of building client relationships, delivering exceptional customer service, and improving productivity in the public safety sector make her the perfect addition to

REV Group

REV Group announces George Petropoulos as Vice President of Sales

REV Group announces George Petropoulos as Vice President of Sales REV Group, the nation’s largest manufacturer of Type I, II, III emergency vehicles with over 50 years of experience, has announced the appointment of George Petropoulos as Vice President, Sales for REV Ambulance Group. Overseeing the sales teams for Horton, American Emergency Vehicles (AEV), Leader, Wheeled Coach, Road Rescue, Frontline and McCoy-Miller, George reports into Anoop Prakash, Ambulance Division President,


Pierce Manufacturing secure order from the Charleston Fire Department

Pierce Manufacturing secure order from the Charleston Fire Department Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, have announced that it has secured an order for an Ascendant 100’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower built on an Arrow XTÔcustom chassis. Sold through Pierce dealer Spartan Fire and Emergency Apparatus, Charleston’s second mid-mount tower order for the fire department follows a previous delivery of the same apparatus in September 2019. “The Charleston Fire


HAAS Alert Responder-to-Responder Alerts: V2V comes to key response

HAAS Alert Responder-to-Responder Alerts: V2V comes to key response Recently, the nation’s first vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication network for first responders went live, powered by HAAS Alert’s Safety Cloud – the only technology-agnostic vehicle communication service. Haas have been delivering Responder-to-Vehicle (R2V) alerts to civilian motorists through our connected vehicle technology since our launch in 2015, but today, we’ve enhanced our service so that thousands of First Responder vehicles can alert


Sourcewell strike up a partnership with FireRescue GPO

Sourcewell strike up a partnership with FireRescue GPO Cooperative purchasing organisation Sourcewell has joined forces with the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA), founder of FireRescue GPO. This FireRescue GPO partnership with Sourcewell will provide an even greater opportunity to meet the cooperative procurement needs of the nation’s fire service, as well as enhance FireRescue GPO’s ability to serve the fire service. Revenue generated through FireRescue GPO is shared with fire chiefs’