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Battling Mother Nature: Fire Equipment to Keep You Safe

Posted by Andrea Helleny on 10/15/2013 to Fire Fighting
Fighting fires is an extremely dangerous task. Beyond the obvious danger from the heat of the fire, the job carries many hidden risks, such as falls, impacts, structural collapses, smoke inhalation and more. To keep yourself safe while battling fires, you or your department must invest in quality gear, such as helmets, gloves, boots and bunker gear.

Essential Safety Gear for Fire Fighters

Posted by John F. on 10/14/2013 to Fire Fighting
Fire fighters are among the first responders to emergency situations. Their safety is of utmost importance when answering these calls. It is critical that they have the proper gear to protect them when entering a burning building. This keeps the fire fighter safe and allows them to be more effective.

Portable Foam Units Assist in Controlling Flames

Posted by Carlos on 7/26/2013 to Fire Equipment
Firefighters know that foam extinguishes flames faster and for a longer period of time than water. That foam is able to cover more area per gallon than water. So it's no wonder that portable foam units are popping up in firehouses across our nation.

Top Reasons to Own a Pair of Safety Glasses

Posted by Joe on 7/24/2013 to Fire Equipment
Your eyes are two of the most important organs in your body. Unfortunately, they are also two of the most vulnerable. What would cause a mere scratch elsewhere on the body can quickly and completely destroy your eyesight for life. Fortunately, a wide variety of protective safety glasses are available with the sole purpose of keeping your eyes safe from potential harm.

How to Choose Your Hunting Knife

Posted by Carlos on 7/18/2013 to Fire Equipment
Choosing a hunting knife is an important decision, and the one you choose depends on your hunting style. First you need to think about how you plan to use the knife. If you need it more for a specific task such as field dressing, look for knives that are specifically meant for that purpose. If you need a more generalized knife that can do whatever you need, than an old-fashioned fixed-blade will do the trick.

Flashlight Highlight: Streamlight

Posted by Joe on 7/16/2013 to Fire Equipment
Strеаmlіght LED flаѕhlіghtѕ аrе mаdе tоugh, dереndаblе, аnd lоng lаѕtіng. Evеrу mаn lоvеѕ hіѕ tооlѕ, аnd wіth hіѕ tооlѕ соmеѕ а lаrgе vаrіеtу оf flаѕhlіghtѕ. Hе hаѕ tо hаvе thе rіght tооl fоr а сеrtаіn јоb аѕ wеll аѕ thе rіght flаѕhlіght. Strеаmlіght оffеrѕ а flаѕhlіght fоr еvеrу јоb nо mаttеr hоw bіg оr ѕmаll. Sоmеtіmеѕ bіg іѕ nоt bеttеr аnd hаvіng оnе flаѕhlіght trу tо dо еvеrу јоb іѕ nоt bеttеr еіthеr.

How To Choose A Fire Fighting Helmet

Posted by Melissa on 7/12/2013 to Fire Fighting
The decision that a firefighter makes about their helmet is one of the most important decisions that they can make. There are a number of different factors that one should consider when choosing their helmets.

How to Protect Your Hands With Tactical Gloves

Posted by Bryan on 7/10/2013 to Fire Equipment
Tactical gloves are a necessity for law enforcement officers, from patrol cops to SWAT team members, and for anyone in the field. Deciding which tactical gloves to buy is not an easy task though, and the right pair can vary based on the factors that an officer faces.

The AED: Be Prepared and Save Lives

Posted by Carlos on 7/8/2013 to Fire Equipment
With the question of whether an AED is needed in your business it is important to know what an AED is. AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. The best comparison for an AED is what many have seen in medical dramas. When the doctor yells “clear” and patient and brought back to life by a quick jolt of electricity. An AED is a handheld device that does exactly that!

Carrying On: Always Having the Tools of the Fire Fighting Trade

Posted by Bryan on 4/9/2013 to Fire Equipment
The tools, equipment and gear required for fire fighting are as varied and complex as the role of the fire fighter in an ever-changing landscape of emergency response.
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