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The IK-1000A- extreme low-light CCD camera capable of capturing high-resolution color video in nearly total darkness is now available from Toshiba. Incorporates a back-illuminated electron-multiplying CCD or EMCCD, a technology previously found only in scientific cameras. The IK-1000A’s EMCCD sensor amplifies very low light signals above the read noise floor of a CCD, eliminating read noise and rendering the camera single photon sensitive for use in overcast starlight conditions. The EMCCD sensor, coupled with the camera’s 12dB gain control function, provides sharper images in illumination levels at or above moonlight; www.cctv.toshiba.com.
The Envirosafe Mod-Ular Stormwater Catch Basin Filter System- is now available from Transpo Industries. EnviroSafe is a simple retrofit to existing stormwater catch basins. Equipped with advanced filtering technology, EnviroSafe is designed to address a broad range of pollutants commonly found in stormwater run-off including: sediment, oils, metals, organic matter and bacteria. The modular construction of the filter cartridges (in a rugged co-polymer basin) is designed to make it easy to target pollutants. Large storage capacity for trash and debris. High filter flow rates (over 100 gpm) coupled with an overflow bypass designed into the basin alleviate flooding concerns; www.transpo.com.
The New Super Skid HSS Series- of diesel-powered hot-water pressure washers is available from Hotsy. The Super Skid HSS series is designed for a 4.8 to 9.5 GPM (gallons per minute) of flow volume. All four models of the Super Skid HSS series use diesel (or fuel oil) to heat water and produce cleaning power ranging from 2500 to 3200 PSI of water pressure. Other features: 48-gallon fuel tank; float tank that maintains constant pressure and flow while preventing sediment from entering the unit’s components; ready plumbed for connection to remote water tank; detergent injection system; steam combination control for more efficient cleaning of oils and grease; ETL certification to UL-1776 safety standards; and 50 ft. of two-wire braid Tuff-Skin hose rated for up to 4500 PSI with a 24-inch safety hose guard for operator protection; www.hotsy.com.
The Flexaust Sto-Sack- designed for moving high volumes of air using any blower, is available from The Flexaust Company, Inc. Features a flexible, single-ply PVC laminated polyester fabric blower hose supported by helical steel wire that compresses at a 10:1 ratio and fits into a self-contained storage sack. Designed for moving large volumes of air, smoke, or fumes using positive pressure blowers, hose is flame retardant and has a belted cuff end that fits onto any blower. Protected by an external wear strip; mildew-resistant; hoses come in 6-inch to 24-inch I.D. sizes and standard 15-foot and 25-foot lengths; www.flexaust.com.
The NIMS: Incident Command System Field Guide- from Informed Publishing is now available. Produced to help emergency responders get the tools they need for effective incident command (IC) – and to support NIMS (National Incident Management System) compliance. The NIMS guide includes color-coded tabs, logically organized information, and durable materials. The all-hazards, non-jurisdiction, and non-discipline-specific guide also provides responsibilities and checklists for applying the ICS; a NIMS overview; a glossary; acronym reference; sample organizational charts, schedules, and meeting agendas; position-specific prompts for command and operations; and Incident Action Plan (IAP) and ICS forms and templates; www.informedguides.com.