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December 17, 2008 18:17 ET

ARA Safety: Servpro Medford Donates Powerful FIT-5 Fire Knock Down Tool to Local Fire Department

MEDFORD, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2008) - City officials and fire professionals from the Medford Fire Department gathered at the Medford Fire Department this weekend, where Servpro of Medford, a leading franchisor in the cleanup and restoration industry, presented the FIT-5 to the Medford Fire Department.

After learning about the FIT-5 and its role in helping fire departments in the region save lives and properties, Dave Kluger, President of Servpro Medford, made the decision to donate a FIT-5 to equip his local fire department. "As a community based organization with national recognition, we feel it is our responsibility to support our neighborhood and our local fire departments," said Kluger. "We are pleased to contribute to our community's fire safety by donating a FIT-5 to the Medford Fire Department."

"We are very appreciative of this generous donation by Servpro," said Fire Chief Frank Rivera of Medford Fire Department. "From what I have heard the FIT-5 is a device that can be a tremendous asset to first responders; we are looking at purchasing more FIT-5's in 2009 to outfit our other vehicles."

Brian Lynch of US Fire Tech, the local ARA Authorized Dealer, was instrumental in working with Servpro of Medford on their donation. "It is great to see that local organizations like Servpro of Medford are playing an active role in supporting their local fire department," said Lynch. "I look forward to working with more community organizations across New York to keep our communities fire safe."

Included in Popular Science magazine's Best of What's New for 2008, ARA Safety's FIT-5 has helped save lives and properties in over 20 fires across North America and is fast becoming recognized as an important tool for firefighters. ARA Safety's FIT-5 is a hand-held fire suppression device that when deployed, emits a chemical aerosol to interrupt and knock down a fire. Through quick fire suppression, the device can reduce temperature from 1000 degrees to less than 300 degrees Fahrenheit in less than 15 seconds, making interior attack safer for first responders.

To view a picture of Fire Chief Frank Rivera receiving the FIT-5 please follow the link below:

About ARA Safety

ARA Safety is a world leader in innovative fire and life safety technology. ARA Safety's revolutionary Fire Interruption Technology (FIT) fire knock down tool is saving lives and reducing property loss in cities and towns across North America. To learn more about ARA Safety, visit

About Servpro Industries

Founded in 1967, Servpro Industries, Inc. franchise system is a national leader and provider of fire, water, mold and other specialty cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1300 individually owned and operated franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters affecting entire communities to those suffered by individual businesses and homes. Providing coverage in 49 states, SERVPRO has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

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