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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.

Famous Female Firefighters Throughout History

Posted by Dupree on 1/15/2014 to Fire Fighting History
The history of female firefighters is much longer than one might think. Women have joined their male counterparts to battle blazes for nearly 200 years. Here are the stories of five famous female firefighters.

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.

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.
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