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The Great Atlanta Fire of 1917

Posted by John on 1/3/2014 to Fire Equipment
A fire broke out in Atlanta, Georgia right after noon on Monday, May 21, 1917. It became one of the most devastating fires in American history. When the fire was finally subdued at 10 p.m. that night, more than 300 acres of the city had been destroyed. This included almost 2,000 homes, churches and businesses, leaving more than 10,000 people without a place to stay. More than 22 million gallons of water were pumped to fight the fire over the 11-hour battle. Miraculously, there was only one casualty – a woman had a heart attack after her home burned.

Protecting The Hands of Firefighters

Posted by John on 12/30/2013 to Fire Equipment
Of all the items firefighters wear for structural firefighting, the most misunderstood is probably the gloves. Among the footwear, helmets and garments worn, gloves are considered a throwaway item of the protective gear, and oftentimes, they are given very little consideration when purchased.

Being Prepared for Traffic Safety

Posted by John on 12/29/2013 to Fire Equipment
Traffic safety is extremely important, and there are certain things that are necessary to keep the safety under control. These items have become familiar figures to people all over America.
The bright colors and attractive items that are used to manage traffic safety are essential because they literally make people pay attention. Without these influential items there could be lots of chaos on the road.

The Importance of Dry Turnout Gear

Posted by John on 12/27/2013 to Fire Equipment
Water is the number one tool in the firefighter’s arsenal. However, water can also be harmful or even deadly in certain situations. Here are the facts about how water can affect your turnout gear and the dangers you could face.

Having the Right Emergency Lights

Posted by John Feld on 12/23/2013 to Fire Equipment
How often do you pay attention to the emergency lights and sirens that you see on the road? They attract any and everyone so that you aware of the fact that there is an emergency.

Some people believe that all of these lights are the same, however there are many different types of emergency lights and sirens that are extremely effective in achieving their mission and purpose.

How Do You Know if You Have the Right Boots?

Posted by John Feld on 12/14/2013 to Fire Equipment
When it comes down to your boots, you need to make sure that they are always ready for action. There are many styles with several features that can make certain pairs the right or wrong match for you.

Things to Consider When Buying Turnout Gear

Posted by John on 10/31/2013 to Fire Equipment
One of the most important decisions a fire fighter makes is choosing the correct turnout gear. Turnout gear is essentially the uniform fire fighters wear when on a call. In some cases, this protective clothing means the difference between life and death. As such, it is essential to choose the correct turnout gear for your needs. There are many different factors to consider when shopping for new turnout gear.

A History of Fire Turnout Gear

Posted by Technical Support User on 10/30/2013 to Fire Fighting
Modern turnout gear, which also goes by the name bunker gear, is an engineering marvel. The gear allows fire fighters to brave heat, flames, water and smoke, all while retaining their mobility. However, this gear did not spring into existence fully formed. Rather, the modern gear is an accumulation of features based on decades of work and observation, refined through generations of firemen wearing the best gear available at the time.

What You Need in a Generator

Posted by John Feld on 10/23/2013 to Fire Equipment
Power up! The best way to get things going is to give it a little voltage. A generator is a box full of power that can keep the electricity sparking when nature decides to cut the primary source.

Review of Shelby Specialty Gloves

Posted by John Feld on 10/22/2013 to Fire Equipment
When it comes down to hands on work and activities, gloves can be the most important things you purchase. From police officers, to fireman, to the outdoors driven, there are gloves for all types of jobs! Shelby is a brand of glove that offers a variety of specialty gloves for those who care about keeping their hands and jobs safe and sound.
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