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USSC Group, LLC, Acquires Vista Brake Lock, LLC

EXTON, PA—USSC Group,  (USSC), a manufacturer of custom seating and fire suppression products for the transit, military and first responder markets today announced the acquisition of Vista Brake Lock, LLC. Vista Brake Lock, located in Sanford, Florida, manufactures and sells ...

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2017 E-ONE Cyclone II Aerial

Truck 451 was placed into service with the University Park (TX) Fire Department in the spring of 2017.  The cab (raised roof) is the Cyclone II X medium model mounted on a Cyclone II chassis. 

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Dimmable Warning Lights, Part 1

By Bill Adams Mentioning warning lights and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1901) Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus in the same sentence might elicit emotional and occasional irrational statements from firefighters, the NFPA safety gurus (not a derogatory term), and ...

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Top 5 Posts from “The Rig” in 2018

Enjoy looking back on the top five posts of 2018 from “The Rig.”   Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Department Taking Delivery of Six Clean Cab Concept Rescue-Pumpers The Rig: It’s the Little Things Gallery: Rigs on the Show Floor at ...

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It Starts with the Frame

  Engineered with superior industrial strength for extreme durability, Valor First Responder seats are designed from the frame up for advanced comfort, safety, and performance. We know the rigorous demands of today’s firefighters call for seating that can withstand tremendous ...

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