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Help Eliminate Cancer in Your Department
Starting today (May 1st), 5% of the profit from the next 500 Tempest Power Blowers (any blower) sold will be donated to Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation.
If you're looking for a new Blower, now is a great time to make the swap! Help eliminate cancer in your department with a new PPV fan and help to fund FFCF.
Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation - www.ffcancer.org
Tempest and Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation Team Up!
The Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation (FFCF) and Tempest Technology Corporation Join Forces:
The FFCF and Tempest Technology Corporation originally discovered they had a very similar mission during a recent FDIC Conference: Eradicating cancer rates among fire fighters. Since 1987, Tempest Technology Corporation has been a leader in the development of innovative ventilation tools for fire fighting and industrial work environments. The technique of Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) utilizes high output fans to clear burning buildings of heat, smoke and CANCER causing, air-borne toxins and introduce clean fresh air. PPV is commonly used during post-knockdown, when fire fighters tend to remove their SCBA’s to conduct the final overhaul, exposing themselves to a deadly array of air-borne chemicals and toxins still present after the fire is out. Tempest hopes their partnership with FFCF will raise awareness in the fire service community that their PPV fans drastically reduce exposure to cancer. Tempest President, Johan Gidstedt,said, “Our partnership is about teaming up and Blowing Cancer Away.”
Upcoming Positive Pressure Attack Training Class
Kern County Fire Department
Positive Pressure Attack
(3-Day Instructor Academy)
May 9 - 11, 2013
Olive Drive Fire Training Facility (ODFTF)
Continental breakfast & lunch included each day
The 24-hour training includes review of the concept of PPA, including how to maximize its effectiveness for fire ground ventilation. Training will include live burns following National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1403 standards and the correct protocol for safe application of PPA aimed at meeting the diverse skill sets that firefighting requires. This application facilitates a safer fire attack and gives trapped occupants the highest probability to survive a fire event.
This training will provide officers another fire attack option to deploy during mitigation of structure fires.
Upon completion participants will be able to:
Demonstrate essential knowledge and skills of Positive Pressure Attack, including ventilation procedures and dangerous building conditions created by fire and fire-suppression activities.
Understand how to use PPA as a single-company procedure or multi-company response to complex incidents.
Perform horizontal ventilation on a structure operating as part of a team, given an assignment, personal protective equipment, ventilation tools and equipment (NFPA 5.3.11).
All members participating in the burn drills will be certified by their agency as meeting NFPA’s Fire Fighter I Standard.
Participants will be required to demonstrate their ability to participate in an interactive instructional methodology.
Participants who will enter a burning structure must provide documentation that they are insured by their sponsoring agency, and are required to sign an agreement accepting all of the liability associated with the course and any instruction that they may perform. Upon registration, participants will receive a hold harmless agreement to sign.
Participants are to provide their own personal protective equipment and a copy of current mask seal test.
Email request for registration to:
2013 Price List
Our pricing for 2013 has been finalized and is now available from your Regional Sales Manager.
We're proud to note that nearly all goods and services provided by Tempest will be available at the same cost as the previous year. Our number one focus is always Quality and Performance, but we do our best to keep our prices as low as possible.
The new price list will be effective February 1, 2013.
Donations Sent but More Needed for Fire Department Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
December 17, 2012
Tempest Technology Corp. recently donated much needed ventilation equipment; 2 VentMaster Fire Rescue Chainsaws, a 16” smoke ejector and an 18” positive pressure fan (Tempest VSX Power Blower) to the Moonachie Fire Department, located in New Jersey, after their station was almost entirely destroyed by Hurricane Sandy flood waters in late October.
The Moonachie Fire Department, located in the upper portion of New Jersey, took on the full force of Hurricane Sandy when it made landfall over a month ago. As most of New York and New Jersey suffered terrific loss and damage from the storm, even the areas emergency service structures were not spared. The Moonachie Fire Department Headquarters was quickly destroyed by water and sewage after the storm surge forced its way over the berms of the nearby Hackensack. The flood swept through submerging nearly the entire town.
Since the disaster, many have come through to donate food, water, clothing and more necessities to the Department. However, much of their firefighting tools and equipment, costing in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, were lost as well. After hearing about the tragedy, Tempest Technology Corp. along with their partner, Eagle Fire Equipment (located in New Jersey), felt a calling to help out this group of first responders who were caught in the storm’s path.
“We manufacture and sell ventilation equipment to fire departments around the world, but more importantly, we hope to be a means of support for those same firefighters when they need it most. Donating equipment is one way we’re able to do just that,” says Johan Gidstedt, the President of Tempest. “We encourage other manufacturers to do the same, especially after such a wide spread disaster like Hurricane Sandy.”
Tempest Northeastern Regional Manager Eric Lohse was greeted by Chief Victor Migliorino, President Justin Derevyanik and others when he delivered the equipment just one week before the Christmas Holiday.
There are many tools that make up a firefighter’s toolbox, and much of those still need to be replaced for the Moonachie Fire Department. If you’d like to help and donate to the department, you can contact Justin Derevyanik at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Moonachie FD Facebook page at facebook.com/moonachiefiredepartment for paypal account information.
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Tempest Technology Corporation's Official 25th Anniversary
Contact: Colin Hough, Sales and Marketing Coordinator
559.277.7577 ext. 106
Tempest Technology Corporation’s 25th Birthday
This August 1st in California’s Central Valley, Tempest will be celebrating their 25th anniversary. The family owned company continues to be the leading manufacturer of Positive Pressure Power Blowers and proponent of Positive Pressure Ventilation and Attack, a tactic now used by Fire Departments around the world to ventilate heat, toxic gases and smoke away from firefighters and potential victims.
25 years ago, the company was a small operation of two men, working diligently to design a safer, higher performance inflator fan which hot air balloonists use to inflate their balloons. Shortly after, applying some good ol’ yankee ingenuity, owners Dexter Coffman and Don Hamman found another use for their tool. This time it was in the fire industry, helping firefighters replace the potentially deadly environment surrounding a fire, to one that could sustain life. Since then, Dexter and Tempest have spent their time promoting the fruits of Positive Pressure. The company now provides tools such as their Power Blower, VentMaster Chainsaw, MVU, Shadow Smoke Machine and Tempest Fireco Tower around the world, with products being used by FD’s in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia. Dexter Coffman states:
Over the 25 years, I have met many dedicated firefighters who have embraced PPV & PPA. They’ve put their careers on the line in teaching firefighters to safely use ‘Air as a Tool’ in order to clear a hostile environment of heat, gases and smoke. Without their dedication and commitment, PPV would have never been accepted. I am proud of their dedication and willingness to step forward. Because of them, we have been able to dramatically change firefighting worldwide.
Although the company has grown tremendously since this day, 25 years ago, they still do business in a very similar way. Every Tempest Blower is manufactured right here in the US, and every employee is active in helping support Tempest’s commitment to firefighters and customers. As one individual told them recently, “Tempest is the only company I’ve come across in which even the President, helps cover the phones when customers call in.” This is just a small testament to their proud commitment.
For information about Tempest Technology Corp. or their products and services, you can visit their website at www.tempest-edge.com or call them at 800.346.2143.