All Hands Fire Equipment awarded renewal contract By NYC Transit to supply Eflare Flagging Lanterns
NEPTUNE, N.J., March 22, 2021
NYC Transit has just announced that they have awarded All Hands Fire Equipment LLC a 27-month contract renewal to continue to provide Eflare Flagging Lanterns and magnetic bases to NYCT to be used for flagging during track maintenance (

Since 2012 when All Hands Fire Equipment first introduced Eflare models 510, 520 and 610 to New York City Transit as a replacement for their older, larger and heavier flagging lantern, All Hands Fire Equipment and Eflare have worked tirelessly towards producing a warning beacon “fit for purpose” for NYCT requirements to meet their new Flagging Lantern specifications.

NYCT requirements were very specific to ensure the safety of their workers, as worker safety in track maintenance is paramount. They had very specific specifications in relation to light beam profile, durability, battery life, lens/body design and ease of deployment. The initial trial units were sent to NYCT for extensive field testing and were also tested in independent accredited laboratories to ensure they met the stringent specifications NYCT including intrinsic safety to an ATEX and IECEx certification.

In 2018, following an 18-month process of design, field tests, and independent testing, Eflare Flagging Lanterns successfully completed the Qualification Process as stated in the MTA, New York City Transit Specification for Light Emitting Diode (LED) Flagging Lantern - Section 82A, dated May 24th 2018. As a result the product was added to the Qualified Product Listing to supply NYCT the new Spec RB610 Eflare Flagging Lanterns and Magnetic Bases.

Deliveries of the original order for the new RB610 NYCT Flagging Lanterns and Magnetic Bases started in June of 2019 and since that time All Hands Fire Equipment has successfully supplied NYCT more than 22,000 units and bases. As a result of the success of the product for this application NYCT recent renewal of the supply contract for an additional 27 months is a glowing endorsement of the product and it being truly fit for purpose.

The Eflare RB610 Flagging Lantern design has been identified by numerous transit agencies as the next generation “best in class” Flagging Lantern and as a result is currently being tested for various rail safety applications worldwide.

9-1-1 Dispatcher Training - Basic Telecommunications Officer
June 19, 2016
For the third summer in a row, All Hands is offering Dispatch Training classes. Spaces available, limited seating. Sign up today!

Firefighter Rescue / R.I.T. Operations Training Class
June 14, 2016
All Hands Fire Equipment is proud to announce the selling out of the 4th class offered---Firefighter Rescue / Rapid Intervention Team Awareness and hands-on Operations training class. Students were presented with various techniques and skills that will assist them in the event that they must rescue a fellow firefighter. Program is modeled after the NJDFS RIC Guidelines. Thank you students for attending this class.

Keystone Firefighter Conference
Jul 27, 2015
Keystone Firefighter Conference Booth 925 & 923. Come see our Game Changing Rescue Boat & Dry Suit with Interchangeable Neck & Wrist Seals.

Petzl EXO Training
Jul 25, 2015
All Hands Fire was in Aylett VA providing a firefighter escape systems class to the King William Fire Department. Members trained on the Petzl EXO and the RIT Class II harness. The equipment and training was funded by the Lieutenant Joseph DiBernardo Foundation.
All Hands Fire and King William VFD were incredibly proud to honor Lieutenant DiBernardo and the great work that the foundation is doing for fire departments nationwide.

Water Rescue Training Contract Awarded to All Hands Fire
May 15, 2014
"All Hands Fire Equipment & Training was recently awarded a contract by the County of Union to provide Water Rescue training and Emergency Boat Operations training to firefighters and responders from that New Jersey county.
The training includes all levels of swift water rescue – Awareness, Operations and Technician. Students will attend classroom sessions, participate in skill stations in a swimming pool, and then will continue to build on skills in moving water environments.
The training also includes a 16-hour Emergency Boat Operations training class. This program will include boat orientation, deployment, operations, maneuvering, reconnaissance, rescue and more.
For more information on Swift Water Rescue and Emergency Boat Operations training, please contact"

See The AB Inflatable Boat at Tradeshows 
May 1, 2015
All Hands Fire Equipment will be attending tradeshows with AB Inflatable so come and check out this game changing shallow V rescue boat.  You can find us at the following events:
Harrisburg May 15-17 – BOOTH NE HALL 622
AC June 23 & 24 - BOOTH 407
Keystone FF Conference Aug. 7-9 – BOOTH 923 & 925
Wildwood -TBD
For more information Contact us at

Congratulations To Winsted Fire Department
April 8, 2015
Congratulations To Winsted Fire Department Yesterday the Winsted Fire Department in Winsted, CT took delivery of an AB Inflatable 14-foot Shallow V Aluminum Hull Rescue Boat. The boat included an Evinrude Rescue Pro Motor 30 HP with Electric Start and Tilt feature.

Water Rescue Awareness NFPA 1670 Training Class
March 28, 2015
Water Rescue Awareness NFPA 1670 Training Class underway at the All Hands Fire Training Center. Interested in Water Rescue Training? Contact us at

CONGRATULATIONS to Pennsauken NJ Fire Department
March 15, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS to Pennsauken NJ Fire Department on the purchase of their new Shallow V Aluminum Hull Rescue Boat. We would also like to congratulate these other agencies who have purchased the best rescue boat in the industry though ‪#‎AllHandsFire: Jersey City FD (NJ), Brenton Woods FD (Brick, NJ), Lake Erie Beach FD (NY), and Johnstown FD (PA). All purchased Shallow V Aluminum Hull Inflatable Rescue Boats in various sizes for almost every application for water/ice rescue. Thank you for your business guys!

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