Wayne Baker joins DJI to expand drone use in public safety

DJI welcomes retired fire chief Wayne Baker as its new Director of Public Safety Integration, enhancing the company’s support for the police, fire and rescue personnel across America who rely on DJI products to protect the public. Baker is a 26-year veteran of the fire service and recently retired after serving the past 10 years as Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Joshua, Texas. He is a founding member of the North Central Texas

Pierce Manufacturing

Pierce Manufacturing and Fotokite establish exclusive alliance

Pierce Manufacturing announced before Christmas that it is partnering exclusively with Fotokite to provide situational awareness systems to firefighters and first responders. The introduction of the Pierce Situational Awareness System by Fotokite was announced at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in April 2019. Through a newly-established exclusive arrangement between Pierce and Fotokite, the vehicle-integrated situational awareness product will be available solely through Pierce’s dealer network. The situational awareness system is a

SVI Trucks

SVI Trucks launches brand new website specifically for their refurb division

SVI Refurb – a subsidiary of the hugely successful SVI Trucks – have taken the next steps of their growth by launching its own website, Countless fire departments across the country have trusted SVI Refurb with their fire apparatus refurbishment needs, adding 10 to 15 years of life to their trucks. SVI Refurb is a division of SVI Trucks, a leading manufacturer of custom fire trucks, located in a 160,000-square-foot

Super Vac

Super Vac delivers two large-scale fans to international manufacturer

Super Vac, a manufacturers in fire ventilation equipment, delivered two large-scale positive pressure ventilators, the SVU DD 50, to an international manufacturer in late December. Powered by a Cummins 3.8L diesel engine, the large fans each deliver a 200,000 cfm output to ventilate smoke, fumes and gases from manufacturing facilities, large warehouses, airport terminals, commercial structures and high-rise buildings in a fraction of the time. Downtime can adversely affect many


Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Swears In Rebecca Ramirez as Chief of the YDFD

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has sworn in Rebecca Ramirez as the new Fire Chief of the Yocha Dehe Fire Department (YDFD). She became YDFD’s third chief following the retirement of Chief Gary Fredericksen. “We are pleased to have Chief Ramirez join as the next leader of our Yocha Dehe Fire Department,” said Yocha Dehe Tribal Chairman Anthony Roberts. “Our team has known Chief Ramirez for many years as an


FIERO celebrates strong station design symposium

It was a record year for the Fire Industry Education and Resource Organization (FIERO). In September, FIERO recently completed their 19th annual Station Design Symposium (SDS) held in Raleigh, NC. The conference was full of attendees that had traveled from across the country and the globe, including from over 35 states, Canada, the UK, and Saudi Arabia. For the first time, FIERO offered a pre-conference seminar on Training Facility Design

Social Media Strategies Summit

Social Media Strategies Summit for First Responders coming to San Francisco

On February 4-6, 2020, the Social Media Strategies Summit for First Responders will host more than 50 speakers and 40 sessions covering topics on social media strategy, community development, crisis communications, content marketing, influencer marketing, paid media, brand engagement, and more. The agenda has confirmed practitioners from departments and agencies from across the country, including the San Francisco Fire Department, Hawaii Department of Public Safety, Arkansas State Police, Connecticut State


ESO acquires Digital Innovation, Clinical Data Management and Lancet Technology

ESO have announced its acquisition of Digital Innovation, Clinical Data Management and Lancet Technology, as well as a key collaboration with DICORP to continue driving trauma registry innovation. By combining the assets, expertise and customer base of the three companies, ESO will have the largest portfolio of state trauma registries (26) in the United States and will deliver a world’s first – the ability to see time-sensitive emergencies and patient


Two Pierce Arrow XT Pumpers purchased by City of Charleston using NASPO contract

Pierce Manufacturing Inc have announced that Finley Fire Equipment has secured an order for two Pierce Arrow XT pumpers for the Charleston, West Virginia Fire Department. The trucks will be procured through a partnership established with the West Virginia Purchasing Division using a National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) contract. Streamlining the city’s purchasing processes has been a top priority for Charleston, West Virginia City Manager, Jonathan Storage. “When I discovered

Aqua Metal

Aqua Metals suffers significant fire damage following incident in late November

Aqua Metals announced that on November 29, a fire occurred in the AquaRefining area of the plant. The fire took place in the evening and fortunately, there were no injuries as the building was vacant at the time. Local fire authorities responded rapidly and extinguished the fire that evening. The cause of the fire is presently unknown and the Company is working with the local authorities and other parties to investigate