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Akron Brass releases new SAM™ BOOST nozzle

SAM BOOST uses SAM technology to create most efficient and easiest-to-use total water flow system on any fire apparatus

INDIANAPOLIS — Akron Brass, a trusted brand of IDEX Fire & Safety, has expanded its revolutionary SAM automated water control offerings with SAM BOOST, a retrofitted SAM system that can add new safety and efficiency to any fire apparatus.

“SAM BOOST offers a new way for firefighters at the scene to control the nozzle, different from the full SAM system,” said Jeff Van Meter, Director of Global Apparatus for IDEX Fire & Safety. “It is the most efficient way to equip all your team members with technology that they can easily use.”

SAM BOOST is a scaled-down version of SAM that applies the core of the SAM System, allowing up to two hose lines with automated water flow that can be controlled at the nozzle.

Other benefits of SAM BOOST include:

  • Simpler operation – SAM’s parts automation of the pumping process saves time and simplifies decision-making, alleviating stress for the pump operator
  • Faster production – BOOST helps double the productivity of the first crew, allowing a critical secondary water source to establish more quickly
  • Safer process – SAM adds safety across dimensions, from a combination of an operator whose time is freed up to maintain visibility with the attack crew

SAM BOOST also includes two Akron Turbojet, Assault, or Smooth Bore tips that are compatible with the SAM Smart Nozzle, paired to the SAM™ system. SAM Smart Nozzle is a wireless nozzle-to-pump communication that gives the firefighter at the scene control of the water flow. By working alongside the SAM System, it balances on-scene water pressure and flow with advanced technology to improve communication and reduce fireground risks.

“SAM BOOST offers fireground improvements through heightening safety and optimizing performance,” Van Meter said. “We commit to recruiting the next generation of firefighters by equipping them with high tech – not mechanical – equipment.”

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About Akron Brass Company

Founded in 1918, Akron Brass is a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of high-performance life-safety, firefighting, and emergency response equipment. Markets served consist of fire & rescue, petrochemical, marine, military, airports, mining, specialty vehicles, and bus & student transportation. An IDEX Corporation Company [NYSE:IEX], Akron Brass is ISO 9001 registered and has an excellent reputation for developing and manufacturing innovative products. Headquartered in Wooster, OH, Akron Brass has additional manufacturing facilities in Columbus, OH and Ocala, FL, with sales offices in Beijing, China and Dubai, UAE. For more information on Akron Brass, visit

About IDEX Fire & Safety

IDEX Fire & Safety brings trusted brands together to deliver innovation in both customer experience and integrated solutions that revolutionize performance and technology to make the fireground and rescue scene safer. Our brands include Akron Brass, Alco, AWG, Captium, Class 1, Dinglee, Godiva, Hale, HURST Jaws of Life, Lukas, SAM, Vetter and Weldon. The IDEX Fire & Safety brands represent business units of IDEX Corporation [NYSE: IEX], an applied solutions company specializing in fluid and metering technologies; health and science technologies; and fire, safety and other diversified products.