111 E. Pacific Ave / P.O. Box 3467 / Salina, KS 67401-3467 / Phone (785) 825-9527 / Toll Free (888) 689-9347 / Fax (785) 825-9538Web www.weisfiresafety.com / Email email@example.comVol. 2, No. 6 November 10th, 2010Improvements For Your Older ApparatusA Message FromThe PresidentDear Customers,Mike WeisPresident/General ManagerJack Urbanek, Fire Apparatus Service Manager, performs work on a fire apparatus pump.Winter is a good time to bring your apparatus into the shop for maintenance. While you have your older apparatus in theshop, consider making some upgrades to them. Upgrading is usually less expensive than buying new apparatus, and it cansignificantly improve the safety, performance and useful life of older apparatus. Here are some ideas on how you mightmake some big improvements for only a little money.START WITH SAFETY(Weis Fire & Safety photo)Upgrading the safety of older apparatus should be one of the first jobs for any department. Most apparatus built before1991 lack many of the safety features that are standard on more modern rigs.• One good upgrade is adding reflective tape to the front, rear and sides of an apparatus to make it more visible to oncomingtraffic.. NFPA standards require one or more stripes that cover 25% of the width of the front, 50% of the width of therear, and 50% of the length of each side.• Alternating red and yellow or red and white diagonal stripes on the rear of the apparatus are effective in catching the attentionof oncoming drivers and can help direct traffic away from the scene. White and yellow stripes reflect the most lightand are the most visible.At the time of the last issue, I was just getting backfrom FRI in Chicago. Unfortunately, Sedan, Kansaswas not chosen to receive the new E-One Pumper,however they did receive some very nice equipment.After getting back from FRI, we got our first look atthe new Hale HP300DK-0 Pump. This is the pump thatwill meet the upcoming ISO standards for Class 9 ratings.We will be building a new Firestorm Quick Attack500 after the first of the year with this new pump.The unit will still feature a 500 gallon poly tank,welded stainless steel plumbing, TFT Tornado remotecontrol nozzle, large aluminum compartments, and aClass A foam injection system. We will be introducingit at the FDIC in March 2011. However, we shouldhave it completed prior to the show. If you would liketo be among the first to see this new innovative apparatus,please feel free to contact your salesman, GlennLippard or myself.I am excited to inform you that we have recently receivedan order for our first Weis manufactured NFPA1901 compliant 750 GPM custom pumper. It was purchasedby the Village of Grady, New Mexico. It will bemounted on a Freightliner M2 All Wheel Drive chassis,have a 750 GPM cross mount pump powered by a JohnSee Improvements For Your Older Apparatus, Page 3In this issue ....Firefighter Of The MonthProgram / Pg 3Recent Deliveries / Pg 4New Products Coming Soon / Pg 6Chief Of The Year Award / Pg 7During the Holiday Season our thoughts turn gratefullto those who have made our progress possible.In this spirit we say, simply but sincerelyThank You and Best WishesFor the Holiday Season and a Happy New YearA Message From the President, Page 2COPY DEADLINEFOR FEBRUARYWEIS IGNITORMONDAY,JANUARY 10, 2009Weis Fire & Safety is a proud member of the Salina Area, Manhattan Area and Junction City Area Chambers of Commerce.
2 November 10th, 2010 Weis Ignitor, Weis Fire & Safety of KansasA Message From The PresidentContinued from page 1Deere diesel motor, 1000 gallon tank, remote control nozzle, Class A foam injection system,all provided on our heavy duty extruded aluminum fire body. This apparatus willtruly be revolutionary, as it will be the first NFPA 1901 complaint urban interface apparatusof its kind. We are expecting completion in spring of 2011. We look forward to showingit to you in our upcoming editions of the Weis Ignitor and our website.After this issue we will publish the Weis Ignitor, quarterly rather than bi-monthly. Thus,the next issue will be coming out in February of 2011.Josh BurtIndustrial ShoptechnicianI have been married for almost 10 years to Katie and we have a daughter named Alea. Ienjoy spending my free time with my family, being outdoors and watching or playingsports. I’m a big Kansas basketball fan and also like the Chiefs, though it has been hardto admit the last few years (lol). I recently received my associate’s degree from BrownMackie at the end of July 2010.Prices are subject to change without notice and may be limited to the quantities on hand. All prices are plus plus shipping charges unless otherwise noted.
3 November 10th, 2010 Weis Ignitor, Weis Fire & Safety of KansasImprovements For Your Older ApparatusContinued from page 1• Another way to make older apparatus more visible is to install additional warning lights. Many older rigs lack warning lights on the sidesand at the lower corners. Installing some surface-mount warning lights at key points can help avoid collisions at intersections and whileparked at the scene. Also consider installing a mini light bar or directional arrow lights at the rear of the apparatus to help control traffic.• Mounting a few low-voltage white lights to illuminate the steps and ground around the sides and rear of an apparatus can improve thesafety and efficiency of firefighters working in the area. Point the lights down to avoid blinding personnel, and wire all the lights to a singleswitch in the cab.• Install red lenses or place translucent red tape over the dome light and other lights inside the cab to help preserve the crew's night visionwhile still allowing them to read maps while driving to an incident.• Floating embers can be a big safety hazard for apparatus and firefighters alike. More than one fire apparatus has sucked an ember intothe engine air inlet. The paper air cleaner filter element bursts into flames and shuts down the engine, vehicle stops and the pump quits.Installing a fine-mesh metal screen in the air inlet opening the openings on most perforated metal inlets are too large is easy and inexpensive.Periodically inspect and clean the screen as part of your preventive maintenance program.• Take all the loose equipment and SCBA out of the cab and mount them in compartments. Loose items in the cab can turn into dangerousmissiles if the apparatus stops suddenly or rolls over.BOOST PERFORMANCEAnother area where departments can upgrade their older apparatus is by taking some steps to boost performance. There have been a lot ofimprovements in firefighting technology and tactics over the years, and many of them can be incorporated for a minimal cash outlay.• Adding a foam system is a good upgrade that can help firefighters knock down fires in less time and with less water.• Another upgrade that can really boost firefighting performance is the installation of preconnected attack lines. Structure pumpers canbenefit from the installation of high-volume “blitz” lines to let firefighters knock down residential fires or protect exposures.• Departments that use tanker shuttles to supply water at fires can improve the performance of almost any older tanker by installing largerfill and dump connections. Depending on the water flow available at the fill site, adding a second fill connection or replacing a small onewith a larger connection can significantly increase the fill.• Compartment space on older apparatus is usually limited. As departments add equipment, it is usually stored wherever there is room.Sometimes this results in an inefficient arrangement that makes it hard to find equipment and hard to retrieve it once it's found. One goodway to maximize compartment space is by installing shelves, slide-out trays and tool boards.SIMPLIFY MAINTENANCEOne area that departments often overlook when they start upgrading their apparatus is maintenance. With a little thought and a little work,departments can make changes that will decrease the frequency and cost of apparatus maintenance, as well as extend the useful lives oftheir older rigs.• Apparatus equipped with air brake systems can benefit from the installation of air dryers and air-tank drain valves. These devices arestandard on many modern rigs but absent on older ones. Without them, moisture can be drawn into the air system and mix with oil vaporsfrom the air compressor. The combination cools and forms a sticky substance that can clog valves and hinder brake operation.• Fuel filter/water separators are another useful upgrade. Water vapor can get into the fuel through the tank vent and during fueling operations.Once inside, the water can reduce the lubrication properties of the fuel and cause the injector plungers to seize. Water also can suddenlyexplode into steam as it passes into the hot cylinders, destroying the injector tips. Regular pleated element fuel filters may not trapit, so specially designed fuel filter/water separators are required.• If burned-out incandescent light bulbs are a constant maintenance problem, replacing them with light-emitting diodes may be the answer.LEDS come in several colors and sizes and can be used for stop, turn and tail lights, as well as for marker lights, clearance lights and avariety of warning lights.• Another constant maintenance problem involves tire air pressures. Maintaining the proper tire pressures is essential for long tire life andsafe vehicle operation. Low tire pressure can cause severe flexing of tire sidewalls and lead to premature and sudden tire failure.NFPA SETS THE STANDARDSNFPA 1912, Fire Apparatus Refurbishing, establishes requirements for several types and levels of refurbishing work on fire apparatus. Itcovers all but the most minor upgrades and is designed to help departments get the best results for their investment. The standard was revisedin 2006.Annex D of the current NFPA 1901, Automotive Fire Apparatus, and NFPA 1906, Wildland Fire Apparatus, also recommend, but do notrequire, that certain older apparatus either be placed in reserve or replaced. Specifically, they recommend that any pre-1991 apparatus thatis less than 25 years old, has been properly maintained and is in serviceable condition should be placed in reserve and upgraded to incorporateas many features of the post-1991 standard as possible. They further recommend that any pre-1991 apparatus not manufactured toNFPA standards or more than 25 years old be replaced.New Safe Firefighter of theMonth Program RecognizedOutstanding PerformanceCampaign sponsored by Hale andNational Fallen Firefighter FoundationFirefighters serve a sacred duty to protectlife in their communities, but they alsomust serve a higher duty to themselvesand their families to keep themselvessafe and healthy. Weis Fire &Safety takes firefighter safety seriouslyand that's why along with the NationalFallen Firefighters Foundation(NFFF) and Hale sponsor the SafeFirefighter of the Month RecognitionProgram.The Safe Firefighter of the MonthProgram is designed to help firefightersfocus on the 16 Life Safety Initiativesoutlines in the NFFF's "Courage To BeSafe" campaign. Fire Departments sendin nominations to Weis Fire & Safety.Nominations must be submitted in writingand should briefly explain the reasonhow the individual went above andbeyond to make health and safety apriority.Each month, fire departments areencouraged to nominate a SafeFirefighter of the Month. The monthlywinner with be presented with acertificate and will be and submitted toHale as nominations for National SafeFirefighter of the Month athttp://www.safe-firefighter.com Eachmonth, a top candidate will be chosenfrom the submissions made by firehousesacross the US and the winners andnominees will have their photos and profilesdisplayed on the web site.At the end of the first year of theprogram, hale and the NFFF will select a"Safe Firefighter of the Year" fromamong the monthly winners. Hale willaward a health and safety prize packageto the firehouse of the winningfirefighter.Nomination must be received on or beforethe last Friday in each month by5:00 p.m. Nominations are accepted byU.S. Mail or e-mail.Weis Fire & Safety Equip. Co., Inc.PO Box 3467Salina, KS firstname.lastname@example.orgNFPA set these requirements and recommendations to emphasize the significant improvements that manufacturers have made to apparatusover the years and to help departments justify the cost of upgrading or replacing their older apparatus.
4 November 10th, 2010Recent Deliveries .....Weis Ignitor, Weis Fire & Safety of KansasMonticello,IllinoisOn April 9 th , 2010 Fire Chief Ron Rockaby and the Firefighters of Mid Piatt Fire Protection Districttook delivery of their new Weis Fire Quick Attack 300 Fire Body mounted on a 2010 Ford F-450 chassis.Their new apparatus has the following features: 300 gallon custom designed polypropylene water tankwith 10 gallon integral foam cell, LED water level indicators located on pump panel and inside cab, custommanufactured extruded aluminum fire body with front transverse walkways and recessed stepwells, Weis Fire designed top mount pump panel located in the front transverse walkway with whiplines and TFT adjustable GPM nozzles with pistol grips located on both side of the top mount pumppanel, Hale HPX200-BD26 fire pump powered by a 26 hp Briggs and Stratton diesel engine with fuelsupply directly plumbed into the chassis fuel tank, all welded stainless steel plumbing with Akron quarter-turnball valves, Hannay electric rewind booster reel with 150’ of booster hose and TFT adjustableGPM nozzle with pistol grip, TFT Tornado remote controlled nozzle at front of apparatus, 1.5” pre-connectwith aluminum diamond plate hose tray and vinyl cover, 2.5” suction intake at rear of apparatus,Hale 2.1 Foam Logix Class A direct injection foam system, fire service quality compartments with LEDcompartment lighting and adjustable shelving providing for dry and clean storage of Fire Departmentequipment, custom designed full replacement front bumper, innovative Weis Fire custom designed andengineered apparatus electrical system, 12-volt 150-watt manually telescoping scene lighting, Code 3LED emergency lighting package and underbody ground lighting.Apparatus proudly sold by Glenn Lippard, Manager of Weis Fire & Safety’s Fire Apparatus Division.Weis Fire and Safety thanks Chief Ron Rockaby and the firefighters of Mid Piatt Protection District for their support!El Campo,TexasOn April 12 th , 2010 Fire Chief Jimmy Nelson and the Firefighters of El Campo Volunteer Fire Departmenttook delivery of their new Weis Fire Quick Attack 400 F.B. Fire Body mounted on the Fire Departmentsupplied 2010 Ford F-550 4x4 chassis. Their new apparatus has the following features: 400 galloncustom designed polypropylene water tank with 10 gallon integral foam cell, LED water level indicatorslocated on pump panel and inside cab, custom manufactured extruded aluminum fire body with fronttransverse walkways and recessed step wells, Weis Fire designed top mount pump panel located in thefront transverse walkway with whip lines and TFT adjustable GPM nozzles with pistol grips located onboth side of the top mount pump panel, Hale HPX275-B35 fire pump powered by a 35 hp Briggs andStratton gasoline engine with a 10 gallon custom fabricated aluminum diamond plate fuel cell with electricfuel level gauge located on pump panel, all welded stainless steel plumbing with Akron quarter-turnball valves, Hannay electric rewind booster reel with 100’ of booster hose and TFT adjustable GPM nozzlewith pistol grip, 1.5” pre-connect with aluminum diamond plate hose tray and vinyl cover, 2.5” suctionintake at rear of apparatus, Hale 2.1A Foam Logix Class A direct injection foam system, RamseyQM-9000 quick mount located at the front and rear of the apparatus, Kussmaul Auto Charge 2000 apparatusbattery charging/conditioning system, Fire Com 2-Person wireless intercom system, fire servicequality compartments with LED compartment lighting and adjustable shelving providing for dry andclean storage of Fire Department equipment, custom designed full replacement front bumper, innovativeWeis Fire custom designed and engineered apparatus electrical system, 12-volt 150-watt HIDmanually telescoping scene lighting, Code 3 LED emergency lighting package and underbody groundlighting.Apparatus proudly sold by Glenn Lippard, Manager of Weis Fire & Safety’s Fire Apparatus Division.Weis Fire and Safety thanks Chief Ron Rockaby and the firefighters of Mid Piatt Protection District for their support!Taylorville,IndianaOn April 24 th , 2010 Fire Chief Chris West and the Firefighters of German Township Fire Departmenttook delivery of their new Weis Fire Quick Attack 500 Fire Body mounted on a 2009 Ford F-550 chassis.Their new apparatus has the following features: 500 gallon custom designed polypropylene water tankwith 10 gallon integral foam cell, LED water level indicators located on pump panel and inside cab, custommanufactured extruded aluminum fire body with front transverse walkways and recessed stepwells, Weis Fire designed top mount pump panel located in the front transverse walkway with whiplines and TFT adjustable GPM nozzles with pistol grips located on both side of the top mount pumppanel, Hale HPX275-B35 fire pump powered by a 35 hp Briggs and Stratton gasoline engine with a 7 galloncustom fabricated aluminum diamond plate fuel cell with electric fuel level gauge located on pumppanel, all welded stainless steel plumbing with Akron quarter-turn ball valves, Hannay electric rewindbooster reel with 100’ of booster hose and TFT adjustable GPM nozzle with pistol grip, TFT Tornado remotecontrolled nozzle at front of apparatus, 1.5” pre-connect with aluminum diamond plate hose trayand vinyl cover, 2.5” suction intake at rear of apparatus, Hale 2.1A Foam Logix Class A direct injectionfoam system, fire service quality compartments with LED compartment lighting and adjustable shelvingproviding for dry and clean storage of Fire Department equipment, custom designed full replacementfront bumper, innovative Weis Fire custom designed and engineered apparatus electrical system, 12-volt 150-watt HID manually telescoping scene lighting, Fire Com 2-Person wireless intercom system,Code 3 LED emergency lighting package and underbody ground lighting.Apparatus proudly sold by Glenn Lippard, Manager of Weis Fire & Safety’s Fire Apparatus Division.Weis Fire and Safety thanks Chief Ron Rockaby and the firefighters of Mid Piatt Protection District for their support!
5 November 10th, 2010Weis Ignitor, Weis Fire & Safety of KansasRiley County Fire District #1 takes deliveryof Weis Express On-Site Air Trailer.In September 2010 Fire Chief Pat Collins and the Firefighters of Riley County Fire District #1 took delivery of their new Weis ExpressOn-Site Air trailer. Their new air trailer has the following features: Enclosed Cargo trailer, DOT approved LED lighting, 7 blade RV plug,MAKO model MCFS1 mobile fill station with single position containment fill station, fully automatic safety interlock that prevents SCBAcylinder filing until door is closed, Mako model TM 6003 cascade air storage system, six (6) 6,000 psi UN cylinders with service valve,burst disc and interconnecting hardware, cylinder self-standing inline vertical rack, high pressure hose measuring 100 feet in length onan electric rewinding hose reel and cylinder storage system for storage and safe transport of 20 SCBA cylinders.Express On-Site Air Trailer proudly sold by Dugan Frank, Weis Fire & Safety sales representative for Northeast/Central Kansas.Weis Fire & Safety would like to thank Chief Pat Collins, and the entire Riley County Fire District #1 for their business and support!2011 E-One Commercial Pumper• International 4400 Chassis• 1250 GPM Hale Pump• 1000 Gallon Water Tank• (4) 2.5 Discharge• Plumbed For Deck GunAVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERYFor More Product InformationPlease Call Dave Smith888-689-9347THE LOW COST HIGH PERFORMANCE APPARATUSPREMIUM CUSTOM BUILT TO MEET YOUR NEEDSFor a complete set of specifications,set up a demonstration or pricinginformation please contact:Glenn Lippard or Mike WeisToll Free: 888-689-9347Email: email@example.comDELIVERING RESULTS, RELIABILITY & ROCK SOLID DEPENDABILITY AT THE RIGHT PRICE!
6 November 10th, 2010Weis Ignitor, Weis Fire & Safety of KansasNEW PRODUCTS COMING SOON!!AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM WEIS FIRE & SAFETYOur Thanks ToDon Spangler, Sales Representative for Weis Fire and Safetyand Stan Tarnowski, Field Operations Manager/North Americafor Hazard Control Technologies would like to thank thefollowing departments for hosting the Live FireDemonstrations on the HCT F-500 Encapsulator Technologies.Our thanks to;McCook Fire Station, McCook, NEChief Marc HarphamColby Fire Station, Colby, KSChief Bob McLemoreNess CountyFire Station #1, Ness City, KSChief Andy FellhoeterAssistant Chief Sean SehlSeward County Fire Department, Liberal, KSChief Mike RiceFord County Fire Station, Dodge City, KSChief Jay TaylorPratt Fire Department, Pratt, KSChief David KramerWe would also like to thank all of the fire departments andindividuals who attended and made the demonstrations anoverwhelming success.Welcome To TheRESQTEC FamilyWeis Fire and Safety would like to thank the following departmentsfor their recent orders for new RESQTEC RescueTool Systems consisting of Simo power units with Hondamotors and integrated hose reels, 28” spreaders, cutters andrams with extensions.Congratulations to;Chief Don Henson and the Greeley County Fire DepartmentChief Ken Flax and the Ransom Fire DepartmentWeis Fire and Safety appreciates your business!Weis CracksEveryone around the department felt John was no longerdedicated to the job, but couldn't explain why exactly.Special Sale Price$34.95See the back cover for more information on the Pro-Tech 8-X Extrication and Rescue GlovesPrices are subject to change without notice and may be limited to the quantities on hand. All prices are plus plus shipping charges unless otherwise noted.
7 November 10th, 2010JIM VANSCHAICKKSAFC FIRE CHIEF OF THE YEAREach year at the KSAFC conference, a KansasFire Chief is recognized for outstanding serviceto community, department, and the Kansas FireService. You've seen him in action...earning therespect of others, demonstrating exemplary attitude,always an advocate for fire service in thecommunity. Weis Fire & Safety is proud to announcethat Halstead Fire Department ChiefJim VanSchaick was presented with the Chiefof the Year award at the KSAFC 94th AnnualConference.Congratulations Chief VanSchaick!Welcome To TheMako FamilyPleasanton Fire Department takes delivery of Mako Modular Air Compressor System.In August 2010 Pleasanton Fire Department took delivery of their new Mako ModularBreathing Air Center. The new modular system that Mako offers can be tailored to meetyour specifications! The system at Pleasanton includes the following options amongothers.• BAM05E1 5000 psi, 8.6 cfm air compressor. Options on this compressor includeelectronic CO, moisture monitor and shutdown audible alarm.• SSCFS2 fill station with 4 cascade bank control system with auxiliary port.• 4-5000 psi cascade cylinders with racks.• 50 foot spring rewind hose reel cabinet.Due to its well thought through design, the MBAC in addition allows for installation inrooms with restrictive door openings and provides a future-proof equipment cornerstoneas elements can be updated as and when required (compressor size, number of storagecylinders and number of fill positions).Modular Air Compressor System proudly sold by Rick Lemons, Weis Fire & Safety salesrepresentative for Southeast/Central Kansas.Weis Fire would like to thank Chief Rob Dent, and the entire Pleasanton Fire Departmentfor their business and support!Weis Ignitor, Weis Fire & Safety of KansasWeis Quick Attack In ActionJackson Blue River Township Fire DepartmentCharlottesville, INFirst fire with our new truck. We love it.John CollinsSend Us News ofYour DepartmentThe Weis Ignitor is looking for stories and photographs from yourdepartment. We not only print stories about fires and motor vehicleaccidents, but are also looking to publicize your training sessions,drills, weddings, and obituaries.Firefighters try to contain a blaze outside of Columbus, Ind., last month Associated Press
8 November 10th, 2010Weis Ignitor, Weis Fire & Safety of Kansas