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Down to the Last Stitch

Material and cover design are the first things you see when you inspect a Valor First Responder Seating product and Valor aims to provide best in class upholstery with a strong design focus from concept to execution, making sure your ...

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Ask a Darley Engineer

Depending on the brand of engine, the new tier 4 engine can mean a number of new exhaust aftertreatment considerations when laying out and installing a diesel-powered pump.

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The Comfort Continues

Seat comfort is designed in from the start, beginning with the frame and perfected with our foam. Valor First Responder Seating foam is focused on three key areas; comfort, aesthetics and durability, providing the appropriate amount of flexibility, shape and ...

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Dimmable Warning Lights: Part 2

By Bill Adams “Dimmable Warning Lights” is a misleading title. I originally thought the proposed changes to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus were to allow dimming warning lights in the blocking the right-of-way mode. ...

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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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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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