Contributed by: NateBerry Monday, July 24 2017 @ 06:05 am PDT
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The treasurer, Barbara Connolly, reported the balances to the members and talked about the possibility of sending a couple of members to FDSOA or other factory training classes.
Rob Buglione is arranging a Barnwell day class. Tom Probst is arranging a date to visit the New York City shops. He is also talking to Waterous to put on a training class.
There is a need for a department to host a daytime class for Fire Research in September, October or November. FRC does not have enough room for all the attendees who plan to go.
The members discussed taking an ad in the journal for the annual Firematic Drill. A motion was made and approved for LIEVT to take a half page ad for $125.
Bill asked Steve Schulman to introduce Parker Browne of Trident Emergency Products - Steve knows his products well. I asked him to write this for me –
“Our speaker tonight is Parker Browne of Trident Emergency Products, LLC. Parker has enjoyed a long career in the fire service spanning over 50 years as both a firefighter and for various apparatus and equipment manufacturers. This is the second time he has presented at our meetings and we and are grateful for the knowledge he shares with us. After inventing the very successful Trident Air-Prime a few years ago, Parker showed and explained the new Trident AirMax intake relief valve which looks to be real game changer for intake pressure control. The AirMax utilizes regulated air pressure from the chassis air brake system and a pump panel mounted remote control with indicating gauge. It is fully adjustable with a range of 50-300 psi intake pressure. Like the AirPrime, the system is virtually maintenance free since it uses air to operate (no water or electronic controls), has minimal moving parts, and is entirely constructed of bronze and stainless steel. By having a readily accessible remote adjustment the valve should eliminate the main cause of intake valve problems, which is usually sticking closed from lack of use. The system is available on all new apparatus and is also easily retrofitable to all existing pump makes and models. For more information contact: Parker Browne”
The president presented a framed certificate to Parker Browne and to Joe Daniele for Wantagh. Parker Browne remarked how much the employees appreciate receiving this.
After the raffle – FRC donated an LED SPA260 Surface mount light - the meeting was adjourned.