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Boot Paste for Leather Firefighting Boots

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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STC has introduced an excellent boot paste that is formulated for use in leather firefighting boots. This is a nice addition for those of use that like to use a boot paste to help keep our boots in good condition, here is one with a chemical design to allow it to be used with all leather firefighting boots. Let us know if questions.

Boot Paste

FOR SALE: Holmatro Rescue Tool Parts & Testing Equipment

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Santiam has a bunch of available Holmatro Rescue Tool parts for sale, largely because of almost 25 years of being a dealer… Also some diagnostic & testing equipment for both Twin-Line and CORE tools.

Parts include for 1000 series, 2000 series, 3000 series, and 4000 series tools. Also Holmatro airbag coupling replacement parts. They include tool and pump seal kits / o-ring kits, main bolts, valves, pump plungers, etc. Approximately 30 boxes full of equipment.

With the three below PDF files, I outline the majority of what we have… File ending in “Item Sort”, products are sorted by Item #. Holmatro items start with HO in our system. We also have a mass of Honda engine parts associated with this, and they (along with lots of other things) are listed under SA (for Santiam source products).

111815-HolmatroParts-Item-Location (updated November 18, 2015)

Holmatro Parts – 051215-pictures (some of the items in this have been sold…)











Washing Instructions: Pro-Tech 8 Firefighting Gloves

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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Pro-Tech Gloves just published instructions regarding how to clean their gloves. Apparently there have been problems with people machine washing their gloves, which ruin the gloves prematurely. Gloves are supposed to be Hand Wash Only, in Warm Water, with small amount of Mild Detergent / Soap, and Hang Dry.

PR8 Titan - low res pic

For more information, below PDF attachment is the instructions from the manufacturer that detail the issue.


Pike Pole vs. Ventilation Fan blades (when operating)!

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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This is a cool video! I knew it was not dangerous with the Ventry product because they use wood wrapped by fiberglass. But the video is worth a thousand words… While a ventilation fan is at full operation speed, someone sticks a pike pole through the shroud and into the arc of the fan blades…destroying the blades, but due to the design nobody gets hurt. Check it out!

Fort Lewis Extrication Team (FLEX Team) – Top American Extrication Team for 2009!

Monday, July 5th, 2010

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Santiam Emergency Equipment salutes the Fort Lewis Extrication Team (or “FLEX Team”) for being the best extrication team in America for 2009!


The FLEX Team finished third in the 2009 Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee (TERC) International Extrication Challenge in Puyalllup, Washington, the highest of any team from North America! They were only 1 point short of 2nd place behind WCRT, Sweden and the Two-Time World Champions from Hampshire, UK.

FLEX Team leader Jeff Coffey, was ranked second in the competition’s list of incident commanders, missing the top commander ranking by only 1/2 point. The team finished second overall in the 2008 U.S. Nationals. Coffey was ranked top incident commander in that competition.

Extrication competitions include three scenarios: the Unlimited, Limited and Rapid. Unlimited competitors can use any and all tools in the simulated extrication. In the limited scenario, no hydraulic rescue tools are allowed. For the Rapid exercise, all tools are allowed but teams have 10 minutes to complete the evolution.


Coffey says that competing has not only been fun, but it has improved their ability to do their job. “Extrication is the most common form of rescue that we have,” he says. “These competitions have proved to be a great training tool. Now, we are able to get patients the medical care they need faster.”

Because of the demanding nature of extrication competitions, the FLEX Team has chosen the performance of Genesis Rescue Tools as their rescue tool of choice!

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