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Three Cold Weather Items to Pack in Your Gear Bag

Posted by John Feld on 3/12/2014 to Fire Equipment
As most firefighters and emergency personnel know, emergencies can occur in any type of weather. Therefore, it is important to be prepared for any type of weather by ensuring your gear bags are packed with the appropriate clothing and accessories. Cold weather is sometimes overlooked when ensuring you have the appropriate gear; fortunately, here are three items to keep in mind when selecting gear for cold temperatures.

Turn Out Gear for Fire Fighters

Posted by John Feld on 3/7/2014 to Fire Equipment
A fire can quickly destroy homes, businesses, large fields of grain, or vibrant forests. Without the intense services provided by firefighters, the danger of the rapidly growing fire can spread quickly. Fumes from burning objects, the associated smoke and ash, and the high temperatures may all be as dangerous to life as the fire itself.

4 Items Every Firefighter Should Have

Posted by John Feld on 3/6/2014 to Fire Equipment
Whether you are a volunteer firefighter or you battle fires as your profession, your success and your safety depends largely on the tools that you bring with you to the scene. Without the right tools, you could put yourself in danger and you might be unable to help rescue others. To make sure you are properly equipped to handle the next big blaze, here are the top four items you should always have with you when you are fighting fires.

Great Gift Ideas for Firefighters

Posted by John on 2/25/2014 to Fire Equipment
Firefighting, whether in urban locations or the wilderness is an exhausting, intense, and challenging career. If you have loved ones working for any kind of firefighting team, here are some unique ideas to bring a smile to their day no matter the occasion.

The Importance of Quality Firefighting Gear

Posted by John Feld on 2/5/2014 to Fire Equipment
Firefighters have one of the most dangerous yet important jobs in the nation. They are responsible for putting out hazardous fires, participating in daring rescues, and responding to other bad situations such as car accidents. Wearing protective gear is essential if an individual is going to stay safe while performing his job duties. Below, you will find some of the most important reasons that firefighters must wear quality firefighting gear.

A Brief History of Fire Fighting Equipment

Posted by John Feld on 2/4/2014 to Fire Equipment
Fire is an important part of civilization, but it can also be very dangerous. Ever since humans started using fire, they have tried to protect themselves against its harmful effects. Organized fire fighting has been around for thousands of years. The ancient Romans even had special groups of citizens who were appointed to fight fires in cities.

Having the Right Disaster Equipment When it Counts

Posted by John Feld on 1/28/2014 to Fire Equipment
When the lives of victims and firefighters are on the line, having the right equipment can be the difference between life and death. Because these situations present variables that are often difficult to plan for, firefighters need to be prepared for anything. From illnesses to hazardous materials to people needing to be restrained, there are many types of disaster equipment that can help firefighters do the best possible job of protecting themselves and others.

Be Prepared for Fire in Cold Weather Gear

Posted by John Feld on 1/22/2014 to Fire Equipment
No matter what time of year, fires can strike at homes, businesses, and even in outdoor locations. Firefighters need to be prepared to face the elements, even in the coldest weather. With the proper gear and clothing, firefighters will be well equipped to battle the flames even amongst snow, ice, and winter winds.

Be Prepared: Vital Emergency Equipment

Posted by John on 1/7/2014 to Fire Equipment
Fire fighting equipment is an essential part of the effectiveness, as well as the safety, of firefighters. Fire protective clothing, non-skid boots and lighting are all requirements in the field. When looking for quality emergency equipment, you need to purchase from a dedicated company that understands the importance of safety.

Important Features to Look for in Fire Boots

Posted by John Feld on 1/6/2014 to Fire Equipment
To battle fires, fire fighters must be prepared to travel through other equally dangerous environments. They require gear designed for personal safety. Fire boots are an important part of a fire fighter's uniform. Proper foot protection allows for unrestrained movement in and around dangerous obstacles. When purchasing fire boots, it is important to look for key features to ensure personal protection.
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