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Mar
6

Launch of Fyrelane USA

Fyrelane USA is a DBA of Hydra-Shield Manufacturing. Our Mission is to provide competitive pricing and quality products with a purpose in the fire industry. Our superior customer service and support is what keeps our customers coming back along with great products. Our Reason to launch Fyrelane USA was to re-brand our firefighting products and give them more exposure to the marketplace. We are offering more products in our line that will give you a better advantage in the market place. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at sales@fyrelaneusa.com or call us at 1-855-359-9555 and ask one of our friendly staff to assist you with your needs.

Mar
6

Hydra-Shield Plant Christmas Closing

Merry Christmas from the Hydra-Shield Staff! We wish you a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hydra-Shield will be shutting down its manufacturing plant and shipping warehouse for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 and will resume normal operations on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. We will still be able to receive orders and put them into cue for processing but nothing will ship until Jan. 6, 2014. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

With thanks,
Hydra-Shield Mfg Inc.

Mar
6

City’s Hydrants Getting a New Lock

Vandals bent on opening fire hydrants will have an increasingly tougher time as the city steps up installation of a new generation of locking devices, according to Chicago Water Management Department officials.

Under a $3.65 million contract awarded recently to a Texas firm, as many as 10,000 so-called Custodian nut-locking systems will go on hydrants during the next five years, joining 12,000 already in service.

Placement of the devices will be determined by analyzing 311 calls of unauthorized hydrant openings, officials said.

The new model represents the eighth generation of locking devices as designers seek to stay a step ahead of people who try to misuse hydrants, said Tom LaPorte, a Water Management Department spokesman.

“You never are going to have a completely tamperproof lock, but this has been very effective in discouraging open hydrants,” he said. “In the old days, you might have seen 3,000 or 4,000 being opened on a given day during a bad heat wave. Now we are down into the low hundreds.”