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How to Safely Use an Extension Ladder

Posted by Carlos on 3/24/2014 to Fire Fighting
With 300 fatalities and approximately 160,000 injuries per year resulting from falling off a ladder, you would think that everyone would take the safe use of an extension ladder seriously. Ladders are so simple to use that most people don’t even think twice about it. If your job requires the use of such ladders from time to time, whether it’s homebuilding or firefighting, it’s important to keep in mind these safe use practices.

Emergency Responders Need Gear They can Count On

Posted by John Feld on 3/18/2014 to Fire Equipment
In emergencies, lives are usually on the line and it is imperative to respond quickly. Every second counts and there is no room for error. Furthermore, the environment can be quite extreme and difficult to work in. If you are an emergency responder and people are counting on you, it is important to have equipment that you can depend on. While there are some things that can't be controlled, you do have the ability to buy durable gear that will give you an advantage.

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.

3 Benefits to Creating Custom Badges for Your Police Force

Posted by John Feld on 3/4/2014
As the men and women of your police force wake up each day and put on their uniforms, one of the most important details of that uniform is their police badge. This badge not only indicates their position within your police unit, but also gives them the power and respect they need from civilians and fellow service forces to carry out their jobs without resistance.

4 Common Causes of Home Fires

Posted by John Feld on 3/3/2014
Fires are devastating. They can result in injury, death and loss of property. Home fires can ignite quickly and become very difficult to contain in a short amount of time. In order to prevent home fires, it is good to be aware of some of the common ways they start.
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