Tuesday, March 21, 2017

True North Chest Harness: Hands-Free Organization and More

You know how chaotic things can get on-scene, along with how quickly you’ll need to react to each and every new challenge as it presents itself. Needless to say, you’ll have to have a clear head, but you’ll also need to have your hands free, either to equip a hose, use a tool, or simply direct others where to go. Therefore, you don’t have time to be fumbling with anything, be it a radio, a battery, or a cell phone, so make sure you’re organized and prepared ahead of time with the new True North Gen 2 Single Universal Radio Chest Harness – specifically designed for a wildland firefighter, but it is also perfect for any chief.

True North Gen 2 Single Universal Radio Chest Harness

Constructed of 1000D Cordura®, nylon mesh, nylon webbing and hardware, and Hypalon fabrics coupled with a round, ergonomically friendly design, the True North Gen 2 Single Universal Radio Chest Harness is equipped with a proprietary internal-suspension system that allows it to comfortably sit on your chest, without any sagging or swinging, which could hinder and/or distract you. Utilize its integration straps to mount it directly to your line-pack shoulder harness, and its adjustable pockets are specifically designed to accommodate all makes and models of radios.

True North Gen 2 Single Universal Radio Chest Harness

True North Gen 2 Single Universal Radio Chest Harness

You can be assured of maximum levels of comfort, durability, and functionality with the True North Gen 2 Single Universal Radio Chest Harness’ internal suspension system and upgraded, lightweight, low-profile back harnesses. Need a reliable storage option for a spare battery clamshell or other small items? The product’s half-moon-shaped, zippered opening offers efficient, quick access to an internal-organizer pocket located within its main pocket. Should you need to change positions suddenly or bend over, elastic straps firmly secure your radios in place, so you won’t have to worry about them falling out and getting damaged. Additional specs include:

True North Gen 2 Single Universal Radio Chest Harness

  • NFPA 1977
  • cell phone pocket can accommodate large phones and their cases
  • one-buckle closure on radio pocket
  • equipped with a spare-battery pocket
  • dual-pen slots available
  • chest footprint dimensions measure 10.5 inches by 10 inches

Enjoy hands-free organization and preparedness; for more information and to get yours, be sure to visit TheFireStore.com.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Original WACK-PACK: Don’t Keep It Under Your Hat

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of the fire service or just starting your career, you need to be prepared for whatever comes your way when working on-scene. It also goes without saying that you’ll need to keep your head about you when things go awry, but what you keep on your head – in addition to your helmet – is equally vital. That’s why you need to have our Original WACK-PACK: a popular kit comprised of three powerfully life-saving devices, all able to be strapped to your helmet for quick, efficient access when you need them most.

Original WACK-PACK

Witmer Public Safety Group founder Mr. Jim Witmer saw a need for an affordable pack of tools for firefighters to use, especially when they’d recently graduated from the fire academy and needed things that weren’t already provided to them, hence the creation of the Original WACK-PACK. In addition to looking impressive, the Original WACK-PACK is comprised of two small, durable thermoplastic rubber door or sprinkler wedges – also referred to as chocks – that are ideal for everything from keeping doors open to chocking off a sprinkler. You may think these tools can be easily overlooked, but once you realize their full potential, you’ll be sure to have them handy at all times, as they can greatly assist you and save a lot of time in the process.

The Original WACK-PACK’s dependable, lightweight Life Light® flashlight is an intuitive, effective way to aim forward-facing light in any direction in front of you as you turn your head. A long-time favorite of firefighters, these flashlights are time-tested and have proven the worth to legions of firefighters. Featuring a surprisingly bright beam, the Life Light® offers a curved, ergonomically friendly design, a non-slip rubber grip (allowing it to be easily and firmly held), a glow-in-the-dark switch, and a convenient loop clip.

Best of all, the flashlight’s bright color scheme (blue, yellow, or red, depending on available stock) allows it to be easily located, should you drop or misplace it. Even better, its price point is agreeable to any firefighter’s budget, no matter if you’re just starting out or have been on the job for decades.
Finally, each tool of the Original WACK-PACK is brought together by a durable, heat-resistant rubber strap that allows you to easily mount the flashlight and wedges on your helmet, thereby giving you immediate access to these vitally important tools whenever the need arises.

As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end”. Time has, unfortunately, passed the Original WACK-PACK by, and we are discontinuing its sale because the Life Light® flashlight vendor only constructs them with LED capabilities now. But don’t sweat it; you can still purchase a limited number of the Original WACK-PACK kits at a clearance price, or take a look at the modernized kit, the Wack-Pack LED, which features the aforementioned LED lighting upgrade, along with the standard tools of its predecessor.

Wack-Pack LED

So what are you waiting for? Get this affordable, crucially useful kit now while it’s on clearance at TheFireStore.com.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Phenix TL-2: The Best of Yesterday and Today in One

When you need top-quality, safe, and comfortable head protection, rely on Phenix Technology, Inc., a company founded by veteran firefighters with over 40 years of valuable industry experience and a wealth of design knowledge. A direct result of their decades of experience, the Phenix TL-2 Traditional Leather Helmet with Miller Upgrade is an excellent selection for a firefighter who is seeking the unmistakably vintage look and top levels of performance of real leather. Here’s why:

Phenix TL-2 Traditional Leather Helmet with Miller Upgrade

The Phenix TL-2 Traditional Leather Helmet with Miller Upgrade’s exceptionally durable, soft, and flexible leather, which is constructed from the finest, top-grade cowhide, creates a loving homage to its 19th century firefighting roots, thereby providing a taste of nostalgia carefully combined with the modern amenities that contemporary PPE has to offer. Thanks to its soft, flexible leather shell, the Phenix TL-2 Traditional Leather Helmet with Miller Upgrade can easily endure as much or even more abuse than early leather helmets and more than a great number of today’s finest modern composites.

Phenix TL-2 Traditional Leather Helmet with Miller Upgrade

Resilient, raised crossover beams give bolstered protection from direct, overhead impacts. You won’t need to worry about getting hurt from falling debris or other objects hurting your head, as its brim is specifically designed to withstand such impacts: Its longer rear brim will “flex” when hit, thereby avoiding any potential neck injuries stemming from sudden jolts after the helmet is struck.

Phenix TL-2 Traditional Leather Helmet with Miller Upgrade

By employing modern, vegetal-tanning techniques, you can rely on the Phenix TL-2 Traditional Leather Helmet with Miller Upgrade’s leather to not crack, giving you only the best in terms of value. Its unmatched levels of comfort and stability are achieved thanks to Phenix’s traditional designs, low center of gravity, reduced profile, and ergonomic activity.

Phenix TL-2 Traditional Leather Helmet with Miller Upgrade

While already tough, the Phenix TL-2 Traditional Leather Helmet with Miller Upgrade’s veg-tanned leather shell is even more durable because of its fire-retardant paint that is specially formulated for leather products. Minor scrapes, gouges, and other cosmetic damages can be easily touched up, all while showing minimum amounts of wear and tear. Some additional specs include the following:

  • multiple choices of eye protection, including ESS Goggles only, Bourkes only, or ESS Goggles and Bourkes
  • top-grade, combed leather shell design
  • high-temperature thermoplastic dome
  • comfortably fits size six and one half to eight and one half
  • combination Nomex chinstrap with both postman slide and quick-release buckle
  • available in a number of colors: Red, Black, Yellow, Natural, and White

For more information and to get yours, be sure to check out our eBay listing.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Streamlight LED Scene Light: Rapidly Deployed, Easily Stowed

Now even brighter, the Streamlight Portable Extendable C4 LED Scene Light can produce up to 3,600 powerful lumens – a perfect tool for keeping your surroundings bright and visible when working on-scene.

Streamlight Portable Extendable C4 LED Scene Light

The combination of C4® LEDs and wide-pattern parabolic reflectors results in a smooth-flood pattern, while optimized electronics offer regulated intensity. An unbreakable, polycarbonate lens is o-ring-sealed and features a scratch-resistant coating.

Streamlight Portable Extendable C4 LED Scene Light

The Streamlight Portable Extendable C4 LED Scene Light’s versatile lighting options are virtually unmatched: Select its “high” setting for a powerfully bright, 3,600-lumen beam that extends 410 meters and lasts for four hours; choose its “medium” setting to utilize an intense, 2,500-lumen beam that runs for nine hours and extends 292 meters; or choose the “low” setting, which features an extended run time of 18 hours and has a 1,300-lumen, 215-meter beam. Plus, you can utilize an AC/DC power cord and enjoy indefinite run time.

Streamlight Portable Extendable C4 LED Scene Light

The Streamlight Portable Extendable C4 LED Scene Light is constructed of a high-impact, thermoplastic housing, is IP67-rated, dust-tight, and waterproof up to one meter for 30 minutes. It can pack to a diminutive size (22 inches), which makes it extremely easy to store and transport.  Also included with it is a 72-inch pole with a 90-degree swivel neck that allows you to aim its polycarbonate lens and focus the beam wherever it is needed for task-lighting purposes. The pole’s built-in cord prevents snags, and its stabilization legs provide balance on uneven surfaces. The entire unit can be fully deployed and locked in less than 30 seconds. Some additional specs include:

  • selectable diffuser settings for two beam widths
  • sealed, lead-acid batteries, rechargeable up to 500 times
  • serialized for positive identification
  • shoulder strap included

For more information and to get yours, be sure to check out our eBay listing.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Elevator Key Set: Must-Haves for Any Fire Department

Here’s the scenario: An engine company is responding to a call of a person trapped in an elevator at a three-story, assisted-living facility, and your ladder company has been dispatched to assist. Dispatch informs you that there are multiple residents trapped inside the elevator due to a local power outage. Additionally, elevator technicians are pre-occupied for at least two to three hours due to pending calls, thereby preventing them from assisting you. So what can you use to get into the elevator? Our Elevator Key Set is the best option. Here’s why:

Elevator Key Set

Specifically designed to be used to open the lockway mechanisms on the hoistway doors of stuck and/or malfunctioning elevators, the Elevator Key Set is versatile enough to handle a wide range of elevator doors that correspond to specific types of elevators. Manufactured to conform to the majority of elevator manufacturers’ access keys, the set is attached with split rings to a five-inch jailer’s ring for easy key removal, storage, and use. The keys are hard-anodized in gold-color plate to resist rust.

Having our Elevator Key Set on every fire truck that responds to commercial and residential buildings is a wise idea, seeing as how many modern-built, residential, and commercial structures are being installed with elevators. Don’t assume anything: Just because your fire company is not situated in an urban area or an area without a large commercial base, it doesn’t mean that the surrounding structures won’t be able to or won’t be equipped with elevators. In addition to assisted-living facilities and nursing homes, a large number of contemporary homes with occupants that have disabilities or special needs are specifically designed with elevators to help them move about more easily.

Individual Replacement Elevator Keys

Should any of the keys become damaged or broken, be sure to check out our Individual Replacement Elevator Keys. A total of 12 keys are included in the Elevator Key Set, each with its own unique traits and uses, including:

  • a volt-resistant key that can safely resist up to 5,000 volts of electricity (tested in a salt bath)
  • a swing-door key
  • a rib key (“T” style)
  • a vandal-proof access key
  • a half-moon key (both large and small) – this key is commonly used to open hoistway doors
  • a drop-key adjustable key
  • a side-exit key
  • a knife key (fluted)
  • a “Z” key
  • a shove knife
  • a Kerry key

Make sure you’re prepared to handle elevator-related rescues. For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit TheFireStore.com.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

QALO Thin Red Line Rings: Wear Your Commitment With Pride

With all the dangers that are present on-scene, the last thing you want to be thinking about is your wedding band, but the fact remains: This enduring symbol of your commitment to your spouse can pose significant dangers to your safety. But QALO, a company inspired by a mission to fully embrace and share the power of commitment, realizes how essential marriage and family are to the pursuit of the best in life, which is why their new men’s and women’s silicone rings – comfortably fitting, tough, and safe enough to endure the rigors firefighters encounter on-scene – are the perfect way to show your commitment.

QALO Men’s Thin Red Line Silicone Ring

QALO’s devotion to honor and commitment is demonstrated by their new Men’s Thin Red Line Silicone Ring, which is constructed of medical-grade silicone that is specifically designed to protect you from a number of dangerous scenarios faced while on-scene, including ring avulsion from a traditional, metal wedding ring getting caught on something or debris falling on your ring finger, causing the metal to crush it.

QALO Men’s Thin Red Line Silicone Ring

The new QALO Men’s Thin Red Line Silicone Ring effectively counteracts each of those dangers: Its silicone construction allows the ring to bend and contour to your hand, making any potential injuries sustained from falling debris much less severe, and its unique shape will prevent any chance of degloving.

As its name suggests, the QALO Men’s Thin Red Line Silicone Ring features an eye-catching, red-line-themed design that encircles the entire ring and shows respect to the intrepid firefighters that selflessly put their lives at risk in order to help others. 

QALO Men’s Thin Red Line Silicone Ring

As a continuance of their dedication and philanthropy toward firefighters, QALO has partnered with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and 24-7 Commitment to donate 20% of the sales from each ring sold to care for the families of current and fallen firefighters.

Also available for women, the rings have the following specs:

  • dimensions: men’s: .87 centimeters wide, .15 centimeters thick / women’s: .55 centimeters wide, .15 centimeters thick
  • tensile strength: men’s: ~85N / women’s: ~76N
  • elongation: ~489%
  • each is non-conductive and non-porous

Remember: Commitment is contagious. For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit TheFireStore.com.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pound and Break With the NuPro Molded Sledge Hammer

There’s no denying it: When you’re working to save lives on-scene, every second counts. Whether you’re turning hydrants on or off, or cutting through wire, metal, or tree limbs, NuPro most likely has the tool you need to get the job done right. As a leader in U.S. manufacturing of specialty, industrial-grade hand tools, such as hammers, shovels, rakes, axes, and more, NuPro prides themselves on offering only the softest, fiberglass-handled tools available, including the new, 16-Pound Molded Sledge Hammer.

NuPro Molded Sledge Hammer

Respected as the innovator of the groundbreaking Tension – Continuous – Parallel pultruded Nuplaglas®, the NuPro Molded Sledge Hammer was created using state-of-the-art technology while keeping the specific needs of firefighters firmly in mind. Featuring heavy-duty fiberglass, co-molded grips and handles, and hardened-steel heads, the NuPro Molded Sledge Hammer’s 16-pound head allows you to do some heavy-duty pounding or breaking; for example, use it to create an opening in a wall to get to trapped victims during a house fire.

Durable enough to last a lifetime, the NuPro Molded Sledge Hammer has been engineered, tested, and retested to ensure only the finest performance. Utilize its 34-inch handle to generate a powerful, yet calculated, swing, and secure your grip with its molded handles. Additionally, all NuPro Molded Sledge Hammers are manufactured here at home to meet rigorous specifications, all backed by a lifetime warranty.

When only the best will do, rely on the NuPro Molded Sledge Hammer. For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit TheFireStore.com.