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EMS Depts in Chicago are getting more Personnel and Ambulance Upgrades

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Ambulance lights, Ambulance Sirens | 0 comments

As experts in the emergency vehicle light and equipment industry, we understand how important it is for departments to deal with budget cuts and decreased manpower. Budget cuts and staff cuts are needed because of decreased tax revenues and an overall weak economy. However, in Chicago, recent controversy has encouraged the city to upgrade their ambulance fleet and refuse to sit idly by while their EMS department is cut back. In fact, Chicago is getting more paramedics on duty and is upgrading aging ambulances. Chicago EMS was not Meeting...

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Emergency First Responders Prepare for Landslides across the Country

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Emergency First Responders Prepare for Landslides across the Country

After the devastating Washington landslides, many other states are being cautious when it comes to land movement. The Washington landslides took 36 lives and destroyed homes, buildings, and other property. One area in particular that is worried about land movement is Jackson, Wyoming, a popular tourist resort. In Jackson, officials have noticed recent land slippage and are worried that a potential landslide could cost lives and destroy property. Jackson, Wyoming Land Slippage has a 5-Percent Chance of Creating a Landslide The officials in...

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The City of Detroit receives Needed Police Cars

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Latest News, Police lights | 0 comments

The City of Detroit receives Needed Police Cars

Over the past few years, the city of Detroit has been hit hard financially. The economic struggles of this city has affected the lives of its citizens and it public services as well. With this in mind, the city of Detroit recently received a donation of 25 police department vehicles. Penske Truck Rental Company Donated Police Vehicles to the City of Detroit The company behind the huge donation was Penske, a popular truck rental company. These vehicles were donated so that the historical Motor City can stay safe, despite the municipal budget...

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Arizona Police Officers to get New Emergency Vehicle Equipment

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Emergency Vehicle Lights | 0 comments

Arizona Police Officers to get New Emergency Vehicle Equipment

Northern Arizona police officers in the Paradise Valley Police Department will soon be getting new technology. In fact, the police department is getting $2.3 million in new emergency vehicle equipment thanks to the town council’s unanimous decision to approve the expenditures in late March 2014. The new technology is expected to help the department with record keeping and dispatch and will outfit each squad car with on-board computers. Paradise Valley Public Safety Task Force In many areas, police departments are being asked to reduce their...

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Can Placing Ads on Fire Trucks Earn Money for Fire Departments?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Can Placing Ads on Fire Trucks Earn Money for Fire Departments?

It’s no secret that many fire departments are struggling with small budgets. This is true in both the volunteer and paid sectors. In some areas, fire departments are going beyond flower sales and hosting dinners and are actively seeking alternative ways to earn money for needed emergency vehicle lights, fire trucks, and other equipment. An article in the Chicago Tribune reported that the Palatine Fire Department in Illinois is considering placing ads on fire trucks for a fee. Placing Ads on Fire Trucks may be a Valid Option when Raising Taxes...

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Spring is Sprung – Watch out for Motorcycle Lights

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in LED Lights | 0 comments

Spring is Sprung – Watch out for Motorcycle Lights

Officially spring started over ten days ago, but for most parts of the country, it didn’t really start to feel like spring until today. While spring is the growing season and a favorite of many, it is also a good time to remember that vehicles have to share the road with motorcyclists and bicyclists. Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, it is a great idea to start taking notice of bikes on the road. For bike riders, now is also the time to invest in LED lights for your motorcycle or bicycle. Bike Riders should do their part...

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Firefighter Arrested by Cop over Fire Truck Dispute – Who’s Right?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Firefighter Arrested by Cop over Fire Truck Dispute – Who’s Right?

By now most of you have probably seen the video of a police officer arresting a firefighter at the scene of an accident, but do you know the whole story? Check out the information provided below and then vote in our poll to express who you think was right in the situation. Why did a Police Officer arrest a Firefighter On February 4, 2014, Chula Vista firefighters were dispatched to a roll-over accident on the freeway. Three fire engines responded to the call. According to the local IAFF, the three firefighter trucks were parked in a manner...

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Would Things be Different if you were Chief?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Latest News | 0 comments

Would Things be Different if you were Chief?

Whether you are a rookie in your department or a veteran that hasn’t yet reached the rank of chief, you may be eying the position. In this blog, we have created a list of characteristics that every chief should have. Check out the article to see if your chief has all, or most of these characteristics. Who makes a great Chief? Whether we are talking about the fire department or the police department, a chief serves as a public figure and a person that the community looks to in a time of need or crisis. For this reason, it is important that a...

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