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Friday, February 27, 2015

A Hand Tool Sale--one day left!

Hey Guys!

A ton of our hand tools are on sale right now, the ones you know and love the most--up to 12% off. So if you're in the market for some awesome tools, or need to snag some for a buddy or family member, now's the time. We'll show you some of the sales here and then you can check them out over on TheFireStore in more detail, too. You can read up on some reviews from other users and see how people like the 'em. 

Just remember--you only have until 11:59pm EST tonight to get these sales, as today's the last day. 


  • Handling charged line 38, 45 or 65mm (1 1/2, 1 3/4 or 2 1/2)
  • Supporting charged hose line on ladders
  • Hooking hand line in windows, up stair wells etc.
  • Breaking tempered glass safely
  • Removing drywall or ceiling board in tight quarters
  • Quickly removing a windshield
  • Coupling tool for any coupling, from forestry line to high volume with Storz fittings
  • RIT tool for faster rescue - Nance Drill
  • Rapid egress tool
  • Door Wedge or Gear Hook
There are many challenges the Snagger can eliminate in simple and effective ways. The key is to have a small, light, strong, and convenient tool for situations encountered on a daily basis. With its anodized non-conductive "Hard-Coat", the Snagger can be used to remove drywall or wallboard in tight quarters, or rapid egress when necessary. It is designed to be carried in your bunker gear pocket and be available right when you need it. It limits the number of tools you carry to the fireground. 


FEATURES:
  • Lightweight, injection-molded nylon
  • Comfortable, ergonomic design
  • Spanner wrench for rocker lugs
  • Carbide tip window punch
  • Seatbelt cutter
  • Small oxygen cylinder valve wrench
  • Residential gas valve shut-off
  • Small pry tool


Virtually all the cable-cutting and rescue power of the larger 89. This lighter, shorter, more pocket-able Rescue Tool has all it takes to make the cut. Meet "The Baby Brother."
  • 2” shorter, 30% lighter than Channellock’s 89 Rescue Tool—to fit in a bunker pocket with ease
  • Uses the same narrow-profile cable cutter with hardened-edges to slice through battery cables & soft metals in a flash
  • Spanner wrench tightens and loosens hose couplings up to 5"
  • Pry bar with gas valve wrench opens windows and doors, shuts off gas
  • Designed specifically for firefighters, EMTs, and first responders of all kinds

Check out all the cool hand tools on sale on our website. Remember to hurry, sale only lasts until 11:59pm EST tonight!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Tac Fleece Job Shirt


Baby, it's cold outside!

At least in parts of the country it is. Consider warming up with our UnderArmor Tac Fleece Job Shirt? You won't regret it.

This jobshirt is so lightweight and comfortable it doesn't feel bulky and annoying, but gives you superior warmth and flexibility. The Storm Finish provides you with water and stain resistance, so you don't need to worry about water seeping in and making you chilly, because it just rolls right off!

The Polyfleece construction is what gives it that great warmth, and the Tactical 1/4 Zip pullover design is one wearers love.

The inside of the sweatshirt has dual ear bud routing loops, too! This is the thoroughly functional choice for a wide range of temperatures and conditions, whether you're on duty or off. This fleece does it's job so that you can focus on yours!

Our convenient sizing chart will make sure you get the right fit. 

HOW TO MEASURE:

CHEST:
 Place the tape measure under your arms at the fullest part of your chest, wrap around your body until your fingers meet and mark the measurement.

WAIST: Measure around your natural waistline—right above your hips. Be careful not to squeeze too tight to allow a little give.

SMMDLGXLXXL3XL4XL
CHEST34-3638-4042-4446-4850-5252-5454-56
WAIST28-2930-3234-3638-4042-4444-4646-48

Our custom embroidery looks amazing on these as well. So be sure to check that out!

Grab yourself a Tac Fleece Job Shirt and keep warm!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Up To 50% off on your Favorite Boots!



Yes, you read that right! Right now until March 4th we've got some amazing sales on boots, at up to 50% off, even! You'll find Bunker Boots AND Station Boots so come on in and we'll show you what's going on.

Here are some of the boots in certain sizes that you'll find on a discount right now.

Globe FootGear: Supreme 14" Structural Fire Boot Pull-On

These Globe boots are so popular because not only are they quality, but they're the most comfortable boots you'll ever wear. 
  • The most comfortable boots you will ever wear.
  • Certified NFPA 1971 (Structural Fire Fighting) and NFPA 1992 (Liquid Splash) compliant.
  • Feels like you are wearing an athletic sneaker
  • High flexibility material that can endure up to 1,000,000 flexes with no compromise in performance
  • Multi-layer composite puncture protection insole
  • 3D Molded shin guard protects you when you are on a ladder
  • Boots include removable Snug Fit Inserts to customize your comfort level
  • CROSSTECH® moisture barrier provides protection unmatched by any others.
  • Composite safety toe


Do emergencies ever happen at a convenient time? Not with these boots! The Power HV by Thorogood is heat-resisting footwear when the going gets hot and has superior slip-resisting performance in adverse winter conditions. This boot has firefighting down cold; see all it can do for you and your feet.

  • Flexible L-Protection Puncture-Resisting Insole Material
  • Shaft Vapor Exhaust Vents
  • Super Reinforced Leather Pull Straps
  • Flexible Goodyear Storm Welt Construction
  • 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material - High Visibility Piping

  • GEN-flex2 Oil-Resisting and Slip-Resisting Rubber Outsole
  • WATERPROOF Tumbled Oiled Full-Grain Leather Upper
  • Impact 300 Visible Gel System (VGS) Heel Insert
  • Thoro>dri™ WATERPROOF System
  • Blood-Borne Pathogen Compliant
  • Stitch Down Construction
When it comes to high-performance tactical uniform footwear GEN-flex2 meets and exceeds the demands for maximum comfort and performance of public safety personnel. With the addition of shock-absorbing VGS-300 technology**, the GEN-flex2 collection represents an achievement in uniform boot design. Every GEN-flex2 boot is all about comfort. GEN-flex2 and VGS Technology combine premium materials with an exclusive, net fit flexible welt construction for maximum comfort.

***All of the boots above AND MANY MORE are on a steep discount now. Be sure to head over to our website and check out the boot sale before it's over. Shop and Save, today!**

Friday, February 20, 2015

Photography Feature: Knoxville FD

A few weeks ago one our employees of the marketing team stumbled upon some beautiful photography featuring some amazing firefighters, EMT's, and police officers of the Knoxville area. We took the opportunity to dive in a little more with the photographer behind this collection, Brayan Zavala, and had him answer some questions for us.



Check it out!


Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a Senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am about to graduate this May with a BFA in Graphic Design and a Minor in Studio Art (Photography) and Portuguese. I have been into photography for about 7 years. I mostly do portraiture. My favorite thing about portraiture is the human connection. I get to meet so many great people though the process. It’s interesting to see the relationship that develops as you photograph your subject and the trust they begin to have in you.

What made you choose the Knoxville FD/Police/EMT’s to photograph?
 Well, I wanted to focus on a group of people that really deserved recognition for the kind of work that they did. I simply went to a fire station and just let them know that I was seeking people to photograph. Once I had a decent amount of portraits, I started going to different fire stations and meeting the other firemen. Then I added EMTs and Police Officers. I also have a few portraits of retired veterans. 

What did you learn by photographing them?
Through this process I have learned that people have one perception of service men. However, once you start gaining their trust while you take their photographs, their true self starts to seep through the cracks. That is what I am most interested in: seeing the true person under the persona of the uniform.

Do you have a favorite from the portraits? If so, which one? 


My favorite photograph is probably the one of D. Tipton. He is one of the best examples of getting to know someone through photography. On January 16, 2015, I had a gallery exhibition of my work and it was so nice to see him stop and visit. It made me happy to see that I was able to meet him, and all the other servicemen with a project like this. 
Some more of Brayan's work:



Beautiful work, Brayan. Thank you so much for sharing a little more about this collection with TheFireStore and it's loyal customers.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Sam Houston



What do people say about the famous N6A Sam Houston helmet? Let's see!

Bought this as a gift for my boyfriend seeing as he has wanted one for six years and it did not disappoint!!! He says it is even better than he imagined. And I feel better knowing he no longer has a plastic helmet. 



    By far the best thing i own...I take great pride knowing how my helmet was built and the tradition it carries.

    I bought this helmet as a gift because I knew the recipient liked this kind of helmet. He is very impressed with how sturdy, and even heavy, it feels when held in the hands; but how lightweight it feels when worn.

    Love my leather! Slightly heavier that my 1000 and 1010, but has a better balance to it so the extra weight is a non issue!

    Convinced yet? No worries, we'll keep telling you about it.
    The original leather helmet. Handcrafted to meet today’s performance requirements. 
    • FEATURES & BENEFITS:
      • Hand crafted 100% leather shell
      • An engineered impact cap of high-temperature rigid urethane foam with a tough Lexan outer dome and an ABS inner liner. Provides advanced thermal, impact, and penetration protection. Designed to increase protection at the sides where it’s needed most.
      • Cairns' six-way overhead strap suspension system reduces shock transmission at the top of the helmet while providing a snug, comfortable fit.
      • Sateen cotton liner with leather brow patch sewn to high density foam backing around the entire circumference of the liner
      • Soft black Nomex chinstrap with one-hand quick release buckle and postman slide allows quick and easy adjustment.
      • Three-position, rear-ratchet height adjustment ensures a secure and comfortable fit, with or without SCBA gear, for all head sizes
      • Jumbo earlaps for increased neck coverage and protection.
      • Larger diameter helmet hanger fits on larger hooks and racks.
      • Insurance against fireground damage with Cairns 5-year shell replacement warranty.
    They truly are hand-crafted to perfection, each one. 


    You can choose your eye protection depending what your department specifies or mandates. We've got goggles, bourkes, a 4" faceshield--you name it. 


    Monday, February 16, 2015

    Underwater Kinetics: Xenon Front Switch Class 1 Div 2 Flashlight



    We've got a new Underwater Kinetics flashlight that's a great little addition to the UK line. 4AA lights are not only their bestsellers but they're the biggest selling certified 4AA's in the world! 

    With the xenon bulb it provides a vibrant color clarity that users love. The's the most reliable, cost effective flashlight you'll ever own. 

    What's really great about the Xenon Front Switch UK light is that it can be mounted on a hard hat or fire helmet, carried in a belt pouch, or used to direct traffic.  This light would be an amazing necessity for a confined space worker who couldn't have a massive light, but still needed the great quality. This would also be great for utility workers, municipalities, firefighters, safety inspectors, etc.

    The features of the lights are as follows:
    • 2.1 watt high brightness xenon filled lamp
    • Rubber sheath molded over bezel to reduce glare and improve impact resistance (passes UL 30 ft drop to concrete test)
    • Push-button thumb switch 
    • Prefocused high intensity spot beam
    • New easy loading drop-in battery compartment for quick reload of batteries
    • Hydrogen scrubber catalyst, polarized battery contacts and 0-psi vent minimize explosive risk from leaking batteries
    • Tough, non-corroding ABS and polycarbonate plastic construction
    • Proudly made in the USA
    It takes a simple 4x Duracell battery, and although other types of batteries may work in this light, they have not been rated for use in hazardous locations.

    Specs:

    Dimensions (LxWxH)6.1in x 1.6in x 1.4in/15.49cm x 4.06cm x 3.56cm
    Lights SubcategoryHands-Free Lights/Certified
    Battery Alkaline Disposable/4AA Alkaline/LR6
    Lamp TypeXenon
    Burn Time4-5 hrs
    Light Output38 lm
    Weight5.5oz/155.92g
    Beam Distance311ft/94.79m
    Enclosure ProtectionIP67
    Depth Rating10ft/3.05m



    Get the best selling UK light over on our website, today! 

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    The Shelby FDP Glove Sale


    As you can see the FDP Series Shelby Gloves are on sale and this is a sale you don't want to miss if you're in the market for some new firefighter gloves! We'll tell you all about them.

    First up, what does FDP stand for, exactly?

    Fit 
    Durability 
    P
    erformance

    The FDP series glove with the Shelby barrier system, uses waterproof, breathable GORE technology to provide a look, feel, and performance different from any other glove used by Fire Service today.

    Shelby Glove produces the finest fit, with proven durability, to ensure unbeatable performance and protection for those who serve. The innovation of the industry's first ever cut and sewn e-PTFE fire glove barrier system, along with its waterproof, breathable performance, provides an excellent integration of technology and manufacturing expertise. The GORE RT7100 Glove Barrier Fabric is uniquely suited to complement the highly engineered Shelby cut and sewn glove system, and is perfectly crafted to fit Shelby's NEW anatomically correct outer shell glove patterns.

    The Shelby FDP breathable barrier thermal liner glove system is individually graded and produced in as many sizes as glove sizes. These barrier/thermal liner glove systems are sized proportional to human hands.

    This glove is constructed of Heavy Weight Split Elk Hide and Shelby Abrasion Resistant Brushed Pigskin and Gore RT7100 Glove Barrier Fabric. Gauntlet or Wristlet Style. It is NFPA Compliant and Fire Retardant.

    Available in sizes XS through JUMBO, there's a size for every hand out there. 

    The Shelby FDP gloves meet or exceed current NFPA 1971 requirements.

    Protect your wallet with 10% off savings, and protect your hands! Use promo code SHELBYSALE at checkout, today! *good through 2/15*