International Association of Wildland Fire

12th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit

Presented by the International Association of Wildland Fire

October 25 - 26, 2012

Sydney, Australia

Exhibitor List



Silver Sponsor

Drink Tickets at the showing of the film "Red Skies over MT"

Phos-Chek long-term fire retardants, Class A foams, and water enhancing gel are the world’s leading chemical solutions for managing wildland, industrial and municipal fires. In 1962, the Phos-Chek name was born and an era of innovation and partnership began. For several years before and for four decades since, we have worked side-by-side with fire management agencies in North America and across the world to provide safe and effective fire fighting chemicals to meet the needs and desires of fire management personnel.

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Silver Sponsor

Wednesday morning breakfast buffet

Geography connects our many cultures and societies and influences our way of life. ESRI is built on the philosophy that a geographic approach to problem solving ensures better communication and collaboration.  Geographic information system (GIS) technology leverages this geographic insight to address social, economic, business, and environmental concerns at local, regional, national, and global scales.

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Silver Sponsor

Tuesday morning breakfast buffet


Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center

"A lesson is truly learned when we modify our behavior to reflect what we now know."

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49er Communications

49er Communications is one of the largest single-site dealers of Land Mobile Radio (LMR) Equipment in the US. The company’s prime focus is the provision of portable and mobile radios to agencies of the Federal, state and local government, together with business and industry accounts. 49er Communications stocks US made Bendix-King (BK) high specification portable and mobile radios suitable for use for military, security, fire suppression and other public safety activities. The company maintains a significant inventory (varies from 50-500 units) of APCO P25 compliant VHF radios in its California warehouse. In addition, 49er Communications maintains a large inventory of accessories for these radios, including batteries and spare parts. The company was founded in 1997, and was honored in 2008, 2009 and 2010 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States; ranked in the INC Magazine top 5000 companies. 49er Communications is a certified small business and a certified Woman owned business.

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Absolute Fire Description

Based in Calgary, Canada, Absolute Fire Solutions manufactures the patented FAST Bucket, the world’s first fire-fighting bucket to incorporate cockpit volume control and self-powered gated bucket operations as standard features. The FAST line also includes a full range of accessories including foam and gel injection, powered fill, and FASTtrac event logging and SATcom interface. In its fifth year of operation Absolute has clients in 20 countries operating the full range of fire suppression products.

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ASAP Off Road Specialty Vehicles

Off-Road Specialty Fire Vehicle, featuring the "Wildfire" Polaris Ranger. Modified to carry 160 gallons of water and 16 gallons of foam. Tilt Table Tests over 30°.

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Axmen Fire Fighting Equipment

We stock fire fighting equipment! From pumps and nozzles, to turnouts and Nomex wildland clothing. We regularly provide equipment for federal and state agencies, private wildland contractors, ranchers, and homeowners nationwide. Our job is to make sure you get your equipment in a timely manner, at an affordable price. Our number one goal is our customers' satisfaction. We have a knowledgeable staff awaiting your calls, online orders, and emails. Whether you need parts for your 1974 fire truck, 40 packs for your wildland crew, or a new pump we will do our best to make sure your purchase is a positive experience.

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Ben Meadows

Ben Meadows has been providing Outdoor Professionals with top line gear to keep you safe and efficient while on the job. Depend on Ben for fast and easy shipping, free technical support from Outdoor Pro's like yourselves, quotes on orders, 24/7 ordering, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. From Nomex, to Drip Torches, to Rakes, to Fire Shelters, we have the gear you need when you need it, depend on Ben. 1-800-241-6401.

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Cascade Fire Equipment

Now in its 26th year of serving the wildland and municipal fire industry, Cascade Fire Equipment Company continues its commitment to providing the highest quality products at a fair price. Inspired by the needs of our customers and the desire to meet the highest standards of quality, we have grown to manufacture and produce 50% of our product line. CFE builds custom slip‐ons in a class of their own, delivering units that are dependable, versatile and durable. Our qualified engineers develop products manufactured with state of the art machinery using only the best raw materials available, including pumps, tanks, drip torches, tools, and hose equipment. Our modern sewing department produces the finest NFPA certified wildland clothing, as well as gear bags, hose packs, and radio holders in our ISO certified facility. All of our products are backed by our commitment to quality, delivery, and after market support.

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DuraTech Industries manufactures wood grinders and tree chippers for fuels mitigation in Jamestown ND.  They distribute in Montana thru the Titan Machinery group and have offices in Missoula, Great Falls, Belgrade, and Billings.    

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EverLog Systems

EverLogs™ are the worry free and environmentally friendly solution to log construction. Made of concrete, our exterior logs offer the exact character, texture, and warm appeal of quality wood logs. EverLogs™ also eliminate the structural instability, costly maintenance, and susceptibility to fire, mold, insects, and other problems commonly associated with log construction.  You can learn more about EverLog™ Systems at


FEDS provides professional liability insurance to federal wildland firefighters for work related professional exposures: administrative & disciplinary, civil suits, criminal prosecutions & investigations resulting from fire fighting fatality, burnover, or entrapment. 

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Aerial Firefighting's Most Economic Solution!

Built from an 802 Air Tractor, the Fire Boss is an initial attack fire suppression aircraft with scooping capability. It compliments any aerial fleet as a traditional air tanker carrying retardant. However, the unique aspect of the aircraft is that it can scoop water from nearby lakes and rivers.  The Fire Boss is the most economic solution with low operating and acquisition costs, outstanding dispatch reliability and amazing versatility.


Firequick Products, Inc.

Firequick Products, Inc. (FPI) is home to FireQuick Flare Systems, a line of incendiary flares & launchers proven highly effective for wild land fire suppression & fuels management. FPI works in concert with top Hot Shot crews, USFS leaders & others, to design fire-fighting tools that specifically meet the unique requirements of the wild land firefighter. Our flares are rugged & robust, burning at 4000˚F ensuring quick ignition of even the most difficult fuels. Employing a delayed remote ignition, FireQuick flares provide a superior life safety option to users than other ignition devices. All FireQuick products are patented & the manufacturing process is closely guarded. FPI works diligently to provide product on demand, including 24-hr emergency service & direct delivery to incidents when needed. An FPI rep can assist with training, product demonstrations, or safety reviews as desired. Save time, save money - you can now buy direct from the manufacturer by calling 855-FPI-FIRE!

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FireSafe Montana

FireSafe Montana is a private, non-profit organization coordinating and supporting a statewide coalition of diverse interests working together to help Montanans make their homes, neighborhoods, and communities fire safe. FireSafe Montana actively encourages and assists in the development of local FireSafe councils across the state. These councils are key to raising public awareness of local wildland fire threats and issues, motivating residents to take positive action, and providing access to the expertise and resources homeowners need to get the job done. When people take personal responsibility for applying and maintaining Firewise practices on their property, they greatly increase the chances of their homes surviving a wildfire. Through its public information programs and materials, website, newsletter, and special events, as well as its active involvement in federal, state, and local fire mitigation efforts, FireSafe Montana is working hard to reduce the potential loss of life and property from wildfire in Montana. Our mission is to assemble diverse interests in a coalition that will work together on solutions to reduce the loss of lives and property from the threat of fire in and around Montana communities. Mobilize Montanans to make their homes, neighborhoods, and communities fire safe.

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Easy-to-use FoamPro brand proportioning and refill systems are preferred by firefighters worldwide. At the push of a button, the "on demand" technology delivers foam solution automatically, with unmatched accuracy. With models delivering from 0.01 gpm to 300 gpm of concentrate, FoamPro offers the broadest performance range in the industry! Numerous models and options are specifically designed to meet unique fire apparatus Class A and/or Class B foam requirements for municipal, wildland, marine, industrial, ARFF, and CAFS applications. Since 1989, FoamPro's proven reliability has been called upon to perform in the harshest conditions on fire grounds around the globe. New and improved, high-tech proportioning systems are continually developed by incorporating ideas and suggestions from the field. To assure quality and compliance, only FoamPro requires system designs to be subjected to intense third-party electronic and functional testing. 

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Manufacturers of Commercial Grade Multi-Purpose Amphibious Vehicles for Off-Road/Remote-Access/Water Rescue, Fire Suppression, Construction, Survey, Pipeline, Power Transmission, Recreation, etc.

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International Fire Relief Mission

The IFRM is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide humanitarian aid and educational resources. IFRM shows a successful record of operating with a 98% efficiency rating as measured by Charity Navigators and the Better Business Bureau. The IFRM is supported through charitable donations. Operations are supported through individual and corporate funding, volunteer assistance, “in-kind” services and equipment donations. For more information visit



Masimo is a global medical technology company that develops and manufactures innovative noninvasive technologies, medical devices and sensors that may enable earlier detection and treatment of potentially life-threatening conditions, offers numerous award-winning patient monitoring solutions, including Masimo SET®, Masimo Rainbow SET® noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb®), acoustic respiration rate (RRa™), and Masimo Patient SafetyNet™.

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National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
Preparedness Branch, Risk Management Committee

The purpose of this Risk Management Commitee is to improve firefighter health, safety, and effectiveness through emphasis on excellence in workforce development, leadership, and the establishment of standards. Through data collection and analysis the committee will validate and prioritize safety issues for resolution and communication to the field and management. Committee principles will emphasize the values embodied in High Reliability Organizations and help promote the concepts within the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.


Network Innovations

For our clients, keeping in touch is important. Our
expertise with the most current and robust mobile
satellite equipment allows us to tailor a solution and
help them communicate wherever their business takes
them. At Network Innovations we help our clients with a
broad range of communication requirements for remote or
wireless voice or data connectivity. Our expertise covers
many industries including mining, oil and gas, disaster
& relief, transportation, government, military/defense,
emergency services, media and broadcasting.

Nimrod Pack Systems Inc.

Nimrod Pack Systems Inc. has been building American made fire gear for the wildland firefighter community for over 18 years. Our primary focus is to build the best quality pack for firefighting that modern technology can offer. 1680 ballistic weave fabrics, our advanced anatomic suspension, functional design and multi service system allows for a firefighters complete pack system. Ask a Nimrod product specialist how we can change your life in wildland firefighting!


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POK Firefighting Equipment

Water & Foam Flow products.  We at POK are committed to providing the best, quality, and price conscious firefighting equipment to our customers through each established sale. We want our customers to feel that they have a personal relationship with the entire team at POK who knows, achieves and grows with the customer’s needs.

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Thermo-Gel® is a US Forest Approved water enhancer designed to suppress active fires for both ground and aerial applications. The product will also provide a gelled, water barrier for homes, structures and equipment providing several hours of protection. Thermo-Gel® is listed and available on GSA and available for bulk purchase on the USFS BPA. 

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Timberline Tool®

Timberline’s mission is the engineering design, development, production and marketing of specialty tools for the natural gas, firefighting and water supply industries. Innovation is the key to Timberline’s success. Principal products are a line of tools to shut-off the flow of water in charged fire hoses, squeeze-off polyethylene gas pipe lines and a new product (ExPERT), in the final stages of development, to repair gas lines through an innovative and technically rigorous process. Timberline operates from a facility in Kalispell, MT.

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WeatherHawk®, a Division of Campbell Scientific, Inc., manufactures rugged, reliable, fully self-contained meteorological weather stations for many applications. WeatherHawk weather stations measure wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, barometric pressure and rainfall. WeatherHawk offers two high-accuracy product families: the Signature Series, a cost-effective solution, has mechanical sensors. The 500 Series systems are low profile, low maintenance, all solid state, and meet higher specifications.

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Wildland Firefighter Foundation

The Wildland Firefighter Foundation provides vital financial and emotional assistance to families of wildland firefighters who die, or are seriously injured in the line of duty. Each year, firefighters lose their lives or sustain major injuries while involved in wildland fire efforts. In the event of a firefighter injury or fatality, monetary assistance is frequently very slow to arrive from their home agency. The Foundation bridges this gap by granting monies directly to a firefighter's family to make ends meet in the interim. The Foundation is fully funded and supported by donations of those who care for these professionals from all walks of life. The Wildland Firefighter Foundation is an IRS recognized 501(c) 3 non-profit, located in Boise, Idaho.

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NFPA – Wildland Fire Management Section

NFPA is a worldwide leader in providing fire, electrical, building, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA’s Wildland Fire Management Section brings together those NFPA members involved in all aspects of wildland fire management, from the volunteer fire fighter to incident commander. Membership in the section is open to all individuals professionally involved in wildland fire management at all levels.


11th Wildland Fire Safety Summit  ~  April 4-8, 2011  ~  Hilton Garden Inn  ~  Missoula, Montana USA