Northwest Fire Show- 2013

Last week we attended the 2013 edition of the Northwest Fire Show. It’s always fun to look at toys and this show has lots of them.

FireShowTruckWe saw fire trucks, big ones that run around $1,000,000.00. It seems they are so big you need special equipment just to wash them.

FireShowWasherSo they sell portable fire truck washing equipment (it is spinning which is why the picture is a bit weird). But what if you need to change the oil? There is stuff to help there too.

FireShowLiftThree different types of vehicle lifts were on display so you can do that service right at the fire house.

On top of all these big “toys” there was plenty of other stuff to check out. Gloves, turn out gear, hose, tools, medical supplies and even our water rescue equipment and straps.

FireShowBoothWe had the U-Zip-It suit from Switlik, a representative sample of straps, webbing and buckles and some products from the Sterling Rope Company.

Next year’s show is in May and we are looking forward to returning with even more products for this market.

 

 

 

 

Switlik’s U-Zip-It suit goes rock climbing

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I am not one to go rock climbing, actually not liking heights I have never tried, but I can imagine that ease of motion and flexibility are essential. Switlik sent over these photos of their U-Zip-It anti-exposure dry suit being put through its paces on some indoor rock climbing wall.

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If you need one of these advanced anti-exposure dry suits for either rock climbing or more traditional uses give us a call, (800) 343-5826.