Monthly Archives: March 2013

Fire Rescue Safety Blades to Be Used in Hands-on Training at FDIC 2013 Firefighter Conference

FDICDesert Diamond Industries will sponsor eight Hands-on Training classes (PDF) at FDIC 2013 on April 22 and 23. Trainers will use the 14″ Fire Rescue Safety Blade in the following classes:

  • Grain Bin Rescue and Engulfment Operations
  • Collapse and Void Search Rescue
  • Flashover
  • Live Fire First-Due Tactics
  • Man vs. Machinery
  • Conducting NFPA 1403 Live Burn Training
  • Truck Company: Essentials
  • Urban Essentials
FDIC 2013 Flyer - Desert Diamond Industries

FDIC 2013 Flyer – Click for PDF flyer.

We’re proud to provide blades that will help sharpen the skills of the United States’ Bravest and keep us all safe!

Remember, we’ll be at the FDIC 2013 firefighter conference in Indianapolis, IN from April 25 to 27! Visit us in Booth 9550 at the Lucas Oil Stadium. See our press release for details.

How to Change the Spark Plug on a Husqvarna K960 Power Saw

Firefighting Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesThere’s only so much equipment that you can bring to a call. Sometimes, that means bringing only one power saw. But what if something happens to that one saw – like, say, you flood the engine and foul the spark plug? The answer is that you better fix it, pronto.

Our partners at Brotherhood Instructors, LLC produced this video on how to replace the spark plug on a Husqvarna K960 power saw. No matter what kind of saw you use, though, you should practice how to replace and repair, not only the spark plug, but every other part as quickly and efficiently as possible. After all, the more time your equipment is down, the greater your chances of losing lives.

Remember, we’ll be at the FDIC 2013 firefighter conference in Indianapolis, IN from April 25 to 27! Visit us in Booth 9550 at the Lucas Oil Stadium. See our press release for details.

How to Cut Tile with a Wet-Cutting Tile Saw and Diamond Tile Blade

How To Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesNew to tile cutting? If you are, then you may be wondering how to cut your tile without chipping it.

One way to accomplish this is to use a wet-cutting tile saw equipped with a specially-designed diamond tile blade. They’re fast and easy to use, as this HGTV video demonstrates.

Thanks to WonderHowTo.

Remember, we’ll be at the FDIC 2013 firefighter conference in Indianapolis, IN from April 25 to 27! Visit us in Booth 9550 at the Lucas Oil Stadium. See our press release for details.

One-Man Ladder Setup and Roof Ventilation by Instructor 5 Productions

Firefighting Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesWe’ve shown you how to make ventilation cuts in flat roofs and peaked roofs. Now your only problem is getting up onto the roof.

That’s not as simple as it sounds, especially when you’re short on manpower. That’s why we like this video from Instructor 5 Productions. It demonstrates how one man can get all the tools needed for ventilation – saw, hook, halligan and ladder – onto a residential roof. These techniques are unconventional, but in this era of slashed budgets and headcounts, they could also be the difference between life and death.

Remember, we’ll be at the FDIC 2013 firefighter conference in Indianapolis, IN from April 25 to 27! Visit us in Booth 9550 at the Lucas Oil Stadium. See our press release for details.

How to Grind Welds Smooth with an Angle Grinder

Welding and Metalworking Articles from Desert Diamond IndustriesNeed to know how to grind welds smooth with an angle grinder? We found this YouTube video on Expert Village (AKA eHow) that shows you how to do just that.

There’s just one thing about this video that we’d like to point out. The instructor – Terry Leafty at BC Welding in Camp Verde, AZ – is using a grinding stone, which is not the best tool for grinding welds. Not only do Safety Blade Grinder/Cutters grind faster and last longer than grinding stones and abrasive grinders, but they also won’t contaminate welds, reducing your cleaning and brushing. They also won’t fly apart or explode like grinding stones and abrasives, keeping you safe.

Thanks to Terry Leafty and cameraman Chuck Tyler for this video.

Remember, we’ll be at the FDIC 2013 firefighter conference in Indianapolis, IN from April 25 to 27! Visit us in Booth 9550 at the Lucas Oil Stadium. See our press release for details.