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Special Coverage: FDIC 2012

Follow FireRescue1 as we scour the exhibit halls at FDIC 2012 in Indianapolis to report on the newest and most interesting firefighter gear and technology from the annual conference.


Courage and Valor: My 5k run in turnouts I've been a recreational runner most of my adult life. I've been a firefighter for the past three years. I've done a few running events now in partial turnout gear — helmet, coat, pants and sometimes gloves. The most recent was Thursday at FDIC's Courage and Valor 5K. Full Story

Exclusive Coverage

  Free, online training modules that teach emergency responder safety on highway incidents are now available at ResponderSafety.com, a joint venture between the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association's Emergency Responder Safety Institute and VFIS. Full Story

Product Coverage

FoxFury rolls out two right-angle lights 'Breakthrough' units come in 2-degree and 3-degree beam-angle models Full Story
Spartan joins with Gimaex to bring two trucks to US French-based Gimaex's units have been used in Europe and are being configured for the US market Full Story
FoxFire illuminates FDIC with tool materials FoxFire's illuminating helmet and tool wraps, which were among the exhibits at FDIC, are on order for all of FDNY. Full Story
EMS Store unveiled at FDIC Witmer Public Safety Group used FDIC in Indianapolis to throw open the doors of its newest entity, the EMS Store. Full Story
HexArmor rescue glove debuted Gloves are rated to ISEA level 5, and the company is working toward getting NFPA-certified. Full Story
New rear-mounted aerial unit includes data screen Smeal's system provides info on ladder extension, rotation, elevation, load, hydraulic-oil pressure and engine data. Full Story
Honeywell's latest helmet 18 months in making The EV1 helmets weigh less than 50 ounces and have integrated, spring-loaded eye protection. Full Story
Rescue strap tightens down to size of firefighter Golfire introduced its Pest, a 10-foot-long nylon webbing with four preconfigured loops, at FDIC 2012. Full Story
Rehab shirts keep firefighters cool Coolshirt Systems also rolled out a heat-stress alarm to be worn on the firefighter's head. Full Story

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