Orrville, Ohio: July 12, 2006 – The Will-Burt Company announced the Triune Halleck Volunteer Fire Department (THVFD) of Morgantown, WV as the winner of the Special Edition Will-Burt Night Scan Powerlite. The special edition Powerlite, worth $20,000.00, was delivered to the THVFD on July 12, 2006.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Night Scan product line, Will-Burt began the special promotion on March 15, 2006 with entries taken through May 15, 2006. The THVFD was contacted with the news on June 1, 2006 by Will-Burt Company representatives. The Special Edition Powerlite was shown only at the FDIC show in April of 2006. It is a 10 foot Night Scan Powerlite with 6,000 watts of Optimum quartz halogen scene lighting. Polished to a shiny finish, the Powerlite is blue with custom raised decals.
“It’s exciting to be able to give away the Powerlite to the Triune Halleck department,” said Marlin Nicol, Director of Lighting Sales. “The department had a new rescue truck delivered in March of 2006 and that truck does not have a light tower. The Powerlite will be installed on the new apparatus. Also the area in which the department covers is primarily rural so the addition of the Powerlite will greatly improve rescue operations on scene.”
THVFD was established in March of 1954. With 28 active response personnel and 18 auxiliary members, the department owns three engines, a water tender, a heavy rescue, and one squad truck. Covering just over 25 square miles outside of Morgantown, THVFD is also on call for the Clinton District VFD, effectively increasing the response area to 48 square miles.
Fire Chief Bob Koedam said, “Winning the Night Scan Powerlite sweepstakes was a nice surprise. Having a Will-Burt light tower is an important part of night time operations and we are fortunate to now have one. Being a rural area, all of our incident scene lighting after sunset must be provided by artificial means. This system will certainly provide that resource. We look forward to installing the tower and putting it to good use.”
“The THVFD cannot thank Will-Burt enough for their generosity in hosting this contest which benefits the nations first responders,” said Joshua Shuttlesworth, department Safety/Training Officer and Fire/Rescue Captain. “The THVFD has been in the process of raising funds to purchase a light tower to outfit our newly acquired Heavy Rescue. The light tower the THVFD won in this contest will be put to good use to better the operations of the THVFD and improve the life safety of hundreds of first responders in a four county area.”
The Will-Burt Company, located in Orrville, Ohio, is an employee-owned, ISO 9001:2000 certified company that manufactures precision-engineered solutions for a variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and military applications. A world leader in the manufacture of pneumatic and mechanical telescoping masts, Night Scan® light towers and accessories, Will-Burt capabilities include all phases of the contract manufacturing process from tool and die development to fabrication, powder coating, electronics and turn-key assembly for products from bank vaults and vehicle mounted roof lighting to dockside power pedestals and ladders.