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70 l Firehouse l January 2017 INDUSTRY NEWS The Gatlinburg Firefighters Association has established the Gatlinburg Public Safety Employees Wildfire Relief Fund to aid Gatlinburg firefighters and police officers who lost their homes and contents in the late-November/early-December wildfire, which, in part, spread from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park into the eastern Tennessee resort city of Gatlinburg. The fire burned approximately 1,000 buildings in Sevier County, including hundreds in Gatlinburg, killed 13 people and injured 85 people. Fire Chief David Hodges, City of Maryville (TN) and Presi- dent of the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association said, "The magni- tude of this disaster has far-reaching effects, not only in the state of Tennessee but across the nation as more and more of our fire service family are stepping up to offer help in the recovery effort." Visit for more information. The City of Seattle and Seattle Fire Department have completed a multi-million dollar purchase of Scott Safety SCBA equipment through the NPPGov/Fire Rescue GPO MES contract. The pur- chase of the Scott Air-Pak X3 SCBA includes Scott's 5500-psi cylinder technology, which will provide Seattle firefighters with a significant reduction in cylinder weight and profile. Another added feature is the cylinder Snap-Change technology to support rapid cylinder replacement on the fireground. "We're thrilled and honored to welcome the Seattle Fire Department into the Scott Safety family," said Director of Mar- keting Jeff Emery. "Our focus is to provide the highest level of service and quality equipment to firefighters, and we are proud that Seattle chose to put their trust in Scott Safety." Together, the City of Seattle and the Seattle Fire Department worked on a department-wide upgrade of breathing apparatus that met the current NFPA 1981 standards. This required a major procurement for this mission critical life safety equipment. "Ensuring our firefighters have the equipment they need to stay safe and perform their jobs is our first priority," said Assis- tant Chief A. D. Vickery. "Working with MES allowed us to obtain the gear we needed in the required timeframe." Seattle is home of the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, which features 1,900 firefighters from around the world in full turnout gear climbing the 69-flight course of the Columbia Center. It has helped raise more than $12 million since its inception. Digi Security Systems now offers full installation and support ser- vices for new and additions to existing fire alarm systems. Digi partners with customers to provide design, installation, service, inspection, central station monitoring, and other support services for systems that are tailored to each customer's specific needs. "Our experts work in close partnership with customers to determine what the customers needs are in terms of building occupancy and state codes, and to use that information to design the best possible solution," said Scott Simpson, fire alarm man- ager at Digi Security Systems. Digi's experts will provide round-the-clock support for their fire alarm system customers, including inspections, troubleshoot- ing and central station monitoring. Through Digi's central station monitoring, personnel remotely monitor each fire alarm system for issues, notify the customer in the event of a problem, and then are dispatched directly to provide necessary service. For more information, visit Safety Components, Inc. (SCI) has added Bill Black to its fire service sales and marketing team. Black comes to Safety Com- ponents from Municipal Emergency Services, Inc. (MES) where he was the vice president of sales for the California branch. As the western region sales manager, Black will be responsible for supporting garment manufacturers, distributors and end use customers in the expansion of SCI fabrics for use in structural firefighting, wildland, USAR and station wear garments. "Bill displays an incredible passion for understanding and meet- ing customer needs in terms of support, sales and delivery require- ments," said Guy Lucas, director of sales & marketing at SCI. "His track record of success within the fire industry, along with his profes- sionalism and ability to put his customers first, has earned tremendous respect from those customers, his partners and peers alike." To learn more about SCI, visit The Rhodium Incident Management Suite from Incident Response Technologies, Inc. was widely used during the Big X regional train- ing exercise that took place in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Numerous existing Rhodium clients in the area participated in the exercise, giving agencies the opportunity to put Rhodium to the test during a large-scale event. In total, Big X included over Request information for Marketplace ads at e-inquiry MARKETPLACE

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