Xtreme ALSE is an Aviation Life Support Equipment company operated out of Clarksville, Tennessee.
They offer a wide variety of equipment and also helmet repair and refurbishment.
They are also the exclusive US dealer for the Alpha helmet.
RESPRO manufactures a variety of passive particulate filtration masks.
There is a line specifically for Fire Services/Industrial and is flame resistant.
There is a lot of smoke and dust in our line of work.
It might be good to use them.
Turbine Conversions is located in Nunica, Michigan. They manufacture a fire retardant drop gate that is approved by the FAA & IATB & BLM, a single point fueling system for M-18, AT etc, among other services.
"Precision Container Aerial Delivery System - PCADS™ allows airdropping on wildfires." The system utilizes retardant filled containers that are air dropped and disintegrate over their target. Interesting system.
A very user friendly and innovative flight bag that holds all your stuff: charts, books, headsets, cords, IPOD's, etc.
Check it out. I recently bought the B25 and it holds my SPH helmet just fine. Finally a decent helmet carrier!
AG-NAV makes a variety of precision GPS products including the FIRE-NAV system which records flight path, water drops, fire areas, target lines and fire points for post analysis. It also provides proximity information about other aircraft.
Avia Russia, located in Moscow, Russia and Vancouver, Canada,partner of JSC Kamov Helicopter producers of the Ka-32A11BC. The Ka-32 is one of the most sought after firefighting helicopters. It comes equipped with the Simplex firefighting system.
Latitude Technologies is an innovator and manufactures a range of devices to enhance flight following. They pioneered the AFF system in 2001 and offer the Advanced Air Tanker Information System (AATIS), among others. Based in Victoria, B.C.
High Country Blenders is based in Carmichael, CA. They produce the AFG Firewall II adhesive polymer gel for firefighting and flame retardant applications. Their product color is florescent yellow in contrast to the red and blue products out there.
Helibalde is the manufacturer of the Helibalde aerial firefighting bucket.
It collapses vertically to make a nice small package when stored.
Sizes: 211 gallons up to 396. Multiple drop and fast fill capabilities.
"Caylym Technologies International is the developer of the patent-pending Guardian™ Precision Container Aerial Delivery System (PCADS)."
Air deployable via cargo planes, using GPS positioning data.
Heli-Hoyle is a family owned business that has been manufacturing synthetic line products since 1976.
They are now partnered with IMS New Zealand and offer the Cloud Burst bucket, among other items.
Based in Winfield, B.C., Canada.
IMS New Zealand Ltd designs and manufactures helicopter underslung load equipment, including the Ground Effect spreading/seeder bucket range and the Cloudburst fire fighting bucket, among others. Based in Havelock North, NZ.
Cooline, based in Germany but has a American headquarters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They offer a fleece cooling vest that you saturate in water and cools by evaporation.
Supposed to stay dry to the touch.
I'm checking for a Nomex fleece version.
Arctic Heat, based in Westwood, New Jersey, manufactures cooling vests and other garments that cool based on a gel system.
I often use the neck coolers with great success.
They do offer the vests in a fire resistant fabric.
Entrak, based in Wendelstein, Germany makes cooling vests for a number of industries and professions that have heat issues in the work environment.
I would certainly like to give it a try. Polyester shell. I'm checking for a Nomex version.
Hoffman's is a small boot manufacturer based in Kellogg, Idaho, U.S.A. They offer a variety of boot styles designed and made for your needs. They also offer a full repair service. They also carry a variety of wildland firefighter gear.
This company offers a selection of vests and shirts with integrated tubes and flow system to offer cooling properties to pilots.
I would love to try this out!
I know I could have benefited from this many times.
Storm King Mountain TM was created to provide burn-over protection products to wildland fire fighters, using the latest in space-age materials and manufacturing techniques.
It is named for the infamous incident that killed 14 in 1994.
Transaero, Inc. is another site to check for helmets, flight suits, and various other pilot equipment. They offer a variety of other items geared more toward military and airline customers but the flight equipment is most pertinent to our industry.
PHOS-CHeK was started in 1962 and has since become a world known provider of firefighting foams, retardants, and gels. They are based in Ontario, California with satellite operations, one being in Post Falls, Idaho.
Thrush Aircraft, Inc. manufactures a range of agricultural aircraft to fit any operation, from small to large with hopper capacities ranging from 400 to 710 gallons. They are based in Albany, Georgia, USA.
Oregon Aero offers a variety of products, mostly cushioning types of things. They make custom seat cushions for aircraft and a variety of aviation helmet upgrades. I use the Zeta Liner and Hush Kit Combo myself. Highly recommended!
Kawak Aviation Technologies (formerly Ag-Air Systems) is a significant presence in Aerial Firefighting. They design and build systems for aerial application, helicopter firefighting, and auxiliary hydraulics.
Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) manufactures engine inlet filters to keep the dirt, grass, flaming vegetation, etc. out of your engine(s).
Particularly nice for those of us that often operate in the field.
Simplex is the largest manufacturer and distributor of STC approved fixed helicopter tank systems in the world, as well as the original helicopter Drip Torch, a fire fighting foam cannon for high rise buildings and distributor of the AFS FAST Bucket.
SEI Industries is the manufacturer of a number of products for the rotary wing folks, like the Bambi Bucket, Heliwell, Fireflex Pumpkin, and Dragon (Aerial Ignition Device), among others. Based near Vancouver, Canada.