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Product Spotlight: Innotex Turnout Gear

Posted by Feld Fire on 2/25/2016 to Fire Equipment
Feld Fire is a proud distributor of world renowned brand for turnout gear, Innotex. As a firefighter, the quality of your gear and apparel is of utmost importance. Every piece of clothing that you wear must be well made and durable, and able to endure all of the duties that you face on a daily basis.

Understand What to Do in a Fire

Posted by on 12/9/2015 to Fire Safety
Home Fire: What You Need to Know

Did you know that 2500 people die every year in the United States due to fires in their homes? Many, many more are injured. The amount of property that is lost in home fires is up there in the billions of dollars. The sad part of this is that many of these fires can easily be prevented. We just need to help each other understand the basic characteristics of fire. So let's learn about fire in hopes we can help prevent even just one. It will be worth it!

Firefighting Safety

Posted by Feld Fire on 9/29/2014 to Fire Safety
Firefighting operations often include very high risk activities that can occur in any weather conditions, and at any time of day. Fire safety officers and line officers are responsible for assuming all risks and making the decisions for the entire fire department. Firefighting is inherently dangerous, but that does not mean that death or disabilities are acceptable or inevitable, these responsibilities tend to fall on every single member of the fire department to watch and advise about dangers that will affect them and/or other members of the firefighting crew.

Working with Lift Bags?

Posted by Feld Fire on 9/10/2014 to Fire Equipment
Lift bags can be very important tools for fire rescue operations. If you are not familiar, lift bags are highly pressurized air bags that help lift patients or victims to safety.

Spotting Wildfires, The Tools Of The Trade

Posted by Feld Fire on 8/28/2014 to Fire Safety
Wildfires are rather a problem these days and that is due to the lack of rainfall resulting in drought conditions in many portions of the U.S. One of the keys to success in regards toward stopping a wildfire in its tracks is catching it early enough to do something about it before it grows out of hand.

Getting Above A Fire Safely And Effectively

Posted by Feld Fire on 8/27/2014 to Fire Fighting
When it comes to fighting fires, the conventional wisdom is to attack the fire from the base, having your feet firmly on the ground on equal footing with the fire. However, there is little doubt that sticking with that wisdom can be risky and could result in more damage to a structure, especially if that structure is two or more stories and the fire is on the first floor.

Lessons from Yarnell Hill

Posted by Feld Fire on 7/2/2014 to Fire News
It was just a little more than a year ago that 19 firefighters were killed by the Yarnell Hill wildfire in central Arizona. Only one member of the Granite Mountain hotshot team survived the tragedy, which is the largest single loss-of-life event for firefighters since Sept. 11, 2001.

Take Your Smoke Alarms Seriously

Posted by John Feld on 5/6/2014 to Fire Safety
When your home was first built, it was constructed up to a certain code. That code meant that your home was safe to inhabit. Some parts of your home are mandated to be up to this code. One mandatory piece of equipment that every home needs is a smoke alarm.

4 Fire Safety Tips

Posted by John Feld on 4/19/2014 to Fire Safety
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, over 3,400 people in the United States perish in fires each year and another 17,500 are injured. Many fires happen at home. Following some basic fire safety tips may help save your life.

Must-Have Characteristics in Quality Firefighting Gear

Posted by John on 2/20/2014 to Fire Safety
Have you ever paused to consider what some of the most dangerous jobs are in the world? While the list could vary from individual to individual, firefighters are probably on most lists. The job of a firefighter involves dousing dangerous flames, participating in daring rescues, and spending each shift ready to save lives and protect his station’s city. These arduous jobs cannot be completed without the right gear and clothing. Consider some of the must-have characteristics in the highest quality firefighting gear.
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