New Jersey Fire Chief Endorses Rescue Cablelight by Lumiflex

The Rescue Cablelight is manufactured exclusively by Northwire - NWI Lab360, this severe duty search and rescue apparatus meets demands for durability, flexibility, heat and water resistance and more

OSCEOLA, WI. - Cable manufacturer, Northwire, Inc. (NWI), today announced an exclusive manufacturing partnership with Lumiflex, Inc., Burlingame, California. Purpose designed and built for today's modern search and rescue professionals, Lumiflex's patented electroluminescent technology showcases NWI's field-proven, custom harsh duty cord solution capabilities. Northwire-NWI Lab360 is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract engineering services of custom technical products for diverse markets. NWI Lab360 leverages professional certifications in Six Sigma, Lean, Project Management and the American Society for Quality to optimize design, manufacturing and quality to achieve the highest quality and the shortest lead times for any volume of custom wire and cable, retractiles, assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molded plastic parts and over-molded products.

Designed and field-proven by firefighters to meet the extraordinary challenges facing emergency responders in life threatening operations, the Rescue Cablelight kit serves as a safety life-line by illuminating emergency routes. Unlike light beams and flash lights that cannot turn a corner, the Rescue Cablelight radiates a continuous, critical path to safety in smoke-filled, structurally damaged environments. "In life threatening, low visibility rescue operations, an illuminated pathway to safety can help keep the responders on task, when every second counts," explains Alex Parr, president of Lumiflex, "The Rescue Cablelight is designed so that rescue professionals can access and egress more safely and quickly." Featuring waterproof, impact resistant cable with a 390°F heat rating, the portable and rechargeable power pack with redundant two-way power capability passed the rigors of impact, drop and vibration testing.

Veteran Fire Chief Thomas McNamara of Elizabeth, NJ, credits the Rescue Cablelight in the "heavy black smoke and high heat" at the ten alarm Burry Biscuit warehouse fire. According to Chief McNamara, "Numerous attempts and tactics were used to attack the fire, which had a strong hold in the this point, visibility was zero...many members stated they were able to get out safely and quickly by following the lighted Rescue Cablelight."

"Field-tested for more than forty-years, we are pleased to meet the extreme cable engineering demands of our valued customers and end-users," says Michael A. Conger, president of Northwire. "We innovate solutions for severe environments and we are excited to exclusively manufacture to Lumiflex's rugged cable requirements and support their cause to serve these brave men and women," explains Conger.

Featuring an emergency flash mode, Rescue Cablelight's electroluminescent patented technology is available in blue and green. Strong, overall mechanical strength can exceed 480 pounds. Extreme high flex cable capabilities include torsional, rolling, variable, bending and continuous.

Lumiflex's technology offers cool-to-the-touch and low power consumption flexible lighting solutions, that are ideally suited for a wide array of rugged cable applications, including search and rescue, military, fire-fighting and industrial cable environments. The aesthetically pleasing white light profiles compliment architectural designs, entertainment venues and accessorize consumer products and luxury goods with the balanced blend of fashion and utility.

Departments interested in submitting grant applications as a purchase option can do so via the Responder Knowledge Base ( the US Department of Homeland Security/FEMA website and entering the alphanumeric code 03OE-03-LTPA on the Select Equipment List for grant requirements. Lumiflex president, Alex Parr, is also available for assistance with grant application at

From Concept to Completion, NWI cable and wire design engineers engage with customers through every phase from R&D, new product development, rapid cable prototyping, pilot models, clinical trials, low volume through high volume production, life-cycle innovation and logistics.

Cable manufacturer, Northwire Inc., offers same day custom products, no minimum order quantity, quotes in 24 hours or less, rapid solutions for connectors, assemblies, injection molding, over-molding and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) services.

Northwire is ISO 13485:2003- and ISO 9001:2008-certified and is engaged in professional company-wide certifications in Six Sigma, Lean, Project Management, and American Society for Quality. The company's quality control laboratory is ISO 17025 qualified by CSA Group. This laboratory subjects the company's wire and cable products to tests that surpass real-world conditions, including the extremes of bending, flexing, flame, impact, crush, oil, and temperature resistance and more. ITAR registered, Northwire's CAGE Code is 7V821. Northwire also maintains various UL, ANSI, CSA, cUL, CE, NFPA, ABS, IEEE, and MSHA approvals and works closely with strategic supply chain partners to offer FDA-approved and RoHS2- and REACH-compliant and food grade materials.

About Northwire

Cable manufacturer, Northwire, Inc., celebrating over 40 years of innovation, is a registered woman-owned small business with corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Osceola, Wisconsin, a professional design engineering and sales center in Carson City, Nevada and manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The cable engineering company is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract services of custom technical products including wire and cable, retractiles, assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molding, over-molding and contract engineering and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for diverse applications in life sciences, energy, mil spec, industrial, machine vision, architectural lighting, underwater, and more. Northwire is a member of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), Fieldbus Foundation, ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendors Associations) and WAI (Wire Association International), among others.

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