Tripod Poles General
This page provides specific details on FRC telescopic tripod poles.

All FRC Telescopic Poles:
  • Are made of anodized aluminum.
  • Have extension poles that rotate a full 360°.
  • Have a four foot retractile cord extending from the bottom.
  • Have the exclusive safety twist lock to secure the extension pole in position.
Tripod 600


  • Air Cushioned Brake - This innovation allows the pole to lower slowly, when released, on a cushion of air. This helps to prevent pinched fingers and damage to the bulb.
  • Ease of Set-Up - FRC tripods are designed to deploy all three legs at the same time, allowing it to be set up quickly and easily at an incident.
  • Lightweight - The standard tripod weighs just 16 pounds!
  • Extends up to 12 Feet! - Fire Research tripods are designed to permit "overextension" of its legs so the tripod's lamphead can reach this incredible height.
  • Cammed Knobs - The pole and lamphead tightening knob will not unscrew or come off due to vibration.
  • Anti-Chatter Legs - Rubber caps at the bottom of the legs ensure a quiet ride.
  • Small Footprint - When closed the unit sets into an incredibly small lower bracket allowing ease of mounting just about anywhere!
  • Truck Mountable - All tripods are truck mountable, allowing them to be used as telescoping lights on the vehicle and off!
  • Wire Guard - Protects the lamphead lens, it is standard on all tripods.
  • Three Standard Sizes:
    • Full (600 Series) - 59" (closed without lamphead)
    • Medium (656 Series) - 45" (closed without lamphead)
    • Small (642 Series) - 32" (closed without lamphead)

Tripod Mounting Brackets

The 603 bracket sets consist of a small triangular bracket for the tripod feet and a QUICK RELEASE spring loaded dead-bolt lock to hold the tripod at its midpoint. The 603-Dual allows the dead-bolt to be released from either side. The brackets can be used on the exterior of a vehicle or in a compartment.
Tripod Bracket
Optimum and NightMaster Bracket
Tripod Bracket
Focus Bracket
Tripod Bracket
Dual Release