Monday, August 31, 2015

New! NightStick Helmet-Mounted Light

The new NightStick Helmet-Mounted Flashlight is an awesome option for hands-free lighting with a multi-function design--it easily outshines the competition. This light is built tough from ADC12 aluminum alloy, able to withstand the harsh environments of the scene. Unlike other helmet-mounted lights, NightStick's light has a user-selectable brightness floodlight, with a soft, unfocused light pattern perfect for safely accomplishing several tasks: reading respirator gauges, inspecting, etc. 

The dual-light technology means the user can select from high, medium and low-brightness, or can use the floodlight setting on high, medium-brightness and survival-mode, and both for dual-light. The powerful, front-facing 220-lumen beam stretches for 183 meters (600 feet), while the bottom-facing floodlight offers 50 or 100 lumens of light.

Some of the other great features include:
  • CREE-LED technology, giving you 50,000+ hours of light.
  • Compatibility with all helmet types and hard hats.
  • Easily mountable to brim or side of most helmets.
  • Waterproof, impact, and chemical resistant. 
  • Rear-facing, green safety LED.

To learn more about the new NightStick Helmet Mounted Multi-Function Dual-Light Flashlight, visit our website

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cosmas Titan Bunker Boots

These are the Cosmas Titan Bunker Boots embody the motto of "tradition meets innovation' as evidenced by the following testimonials.

"We have been using this boot for about four years now with no problems whatsoever.They feel great and there was no need to break them in. I particularly like the ankle protection and heel-lock system since I broke my ankle eight years ago. Since then, this is the only boot I have been able to wear that gives me the comfort and protection I need." -Bob, Houston TX

"We have been wearing this boot for several years now, and not one guy has complained.That pretty much says it all! They fit great, are comfortable, and the ankle and foot don't float or lift. I highly recommend this boot." -Tom, Missouri


The black, 14-inch Titans are pull-on, all-leather bunker-style boots that feature a combination midsole/ladder shank that's puncture-resistant, which gives you added support and comfort but for less weight. They're made of a full-grain, water-resistant leather upper, and are supported by the Ankle Armor ankle guard.

Weighting roughly 6.1 pounds each, the Titans offer the following for added safety and comfort for the wearer:
  • Achilles flex point.
  • Safety toe.
  • Tibia guard.
  • Micro-fiber suede heel slide.
  • Nitrile rubber toe cap.

For more information on the Cosmas Titan Bunker Boots, check out

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Throwback Thursday: The Fire Critic Reviews the Capt. Jim Fire Hood

This review was originally posted on for the review, Rhett! recently sent a Capt. Jim Fire Hood for me to review. My first thought was this was a little bigger than the hood I am issued at my department. The Capt. Jim Fire hood is 20″ long, my issued hood is shorter. Sometimes, when donning gear I have wished my hood were a little longer to insure that it is seated properly under my coat. This one has plenty of material to make sure that happens, yet not too much that it adds bulk or gets in the way. The hood is double-layered 60% 6 oz. Micro Carbon Fiber / 40% Kevlar blend. The  If you are in the market for a new hood, you should definitely check this one out!
The Capt. Jim Spentex Fire Hood offers firefighters tremendous durability and a high level of protection against intense heat and flames.
  • Fire hood is made of a double-layered 60% 6 oz. Micro Carbon Fiber / 40% Kevlar blend
  • 20” long hood features an expandable face opening
  • Wicks away moisture (perspiration and water) and steam
  • Can tolerate and protect against 34 calories of heat per square centimeter
  • Can be washed with plain soap and warm or cool water; air dries in approximately 2 hours
  • Has an initial TPP rating of 36, which increases with washings
  • UL certified to NPFA 1971 for Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Clothing and NFPA 1975 for Station/Work Uniforms for Emergency Services


Pros: High quality, Made in the USA by FireDex
Cons: The 20″ length might be too bulky for some firefighters. 
I would recommend this hood to others, and I will give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

More info:

The Capt. Jim Spentex Fire Hood offers firefighters tremendous durability and a high level of protection against intense heat and flames.

The Capt. Jim Spentex Fire Hood was created by Kevin F. O’Donoghue, the president and CEO of Response Protection Corporation. O’Donoghue drew on his 38 years of experience in the fire service field, including his 25 years of service in the FDNY as a firefighter in the South Bronx, a lieutenant in Harlem, a captain in lower Manhattan, and a chief in Harlem, to help develop a safer and more comfortable hood for firefighters. The Capt. Jim Fire Hood is named in honor of O’Donoghue’s father, James J. O’Donoghue, who was a captain in the FDNY and served there for 34 years.
IMG_0847Manufactured in conjunction with Fire-Dex, the Capt. Jim Spentex Fire Hood is made of a double-layered 60% 6 oz. Micro Carbon Fiber / 40% Kevlar blend that wicks away moisture (perspiration and water) and steam and provides advanced thermal protection. The fire hood has an Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV) rating of 34, meaning that it can tolerate and protect against 34 calories of heat per square centimeter.
The Capt. Jim Spentex Fire Hood measures 20” long and features an expandable face opening.
This fire hood is easily washable with plain soap and warm or cool water, and air dries in approximately 2 hours. The fire hood has an initial TPP rating of 36, which increases with washings.
UL certified to NPFA 1971 for Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Clothing and NFPA 1975 for Station/Work Uniforms for Emergency Services, the Capt. Jim Spentex Fire Hood is an excellent piece of PPE to help protect your head from intense heat and fires.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Now Available at TheFireStore: The EZ Spanner

The EZ Spanner by Better Tools is the only multi-function ratcheting fire hydrant, fire hose and fittings wrench available on the market today. Get the job done quicker and safer by utilizing the EZ Spanner to access hydrants from a better position by using the ratcheting feature. Thanks to the EZ Spanner, there's no need to keep taking the wrench off the valve to reposition it anymore.

This tool equips firefighters with state-of-the-art instruments, thereby replacing the old, non-useful ones that aren't performing at peak levels. The added length, width, and overall weight of the EZ Spanner give you an advantage right from the start.

Since hydrants vary by manufacturer, there are several standard sizes which can present potential problems for firefighters. However, the EZ Spanner can accommodate hydrants of varying sizes. Additionally, it can be customized to fit hydrants in neighboring communities.

You can get your EZ Spanner with either two or four standard or custom-sized, interchangeable socket gears. Included are three common-sized hooks and an extendable handle.

Watch this tool in action:

Read more details and get one for your department over on

Friday, August 14, 2015

Under Armour FDNY Training Youth Tee

The mission of Under Armour's (UA) Freedom Initiative is to inspire and support the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect us every day. 

Through the Freedom line, UA is committed to a minimum yearly donation of $250,000 that will go directly to support first responders, military personnel, law enforcement officers, and veterans. 

We've already shown you some of the adult apparel offered through this line, but now we've got an FDNY Training Youth Tee Shirt available for the younger ones to show their support, too.

Offering all the same great features of the adult tee shirts, the youth version also features UA Tech fabric that gives you a natural feel with unbeatable comfort, signature moisture-transport system, and ArmourBlock anti-odor technology.

This soft, 100% polyester tee shirt is available in youth sizes small through X-large. 

Grab one today at to show your support. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Limited Time Only: 10% off Cairns 660C Metro

We're excited to offer our selection of low-profile, ultra-protective Cairns 660C Metro helmets for 10% off for a limited time. These helmets are extremely popular with our customers; take a look at the following reviews:

"The 660c is an amazing helmet! I love how light it is while being durable at the same time! "-Buns, ON

I" have had a Metro since I could walk. Here I am, 16 years later, and could not be taken out of one! These things are indestructible, completely versatile, and can be assigned to either structural or non-structural firefighters. -Plainville, NY

"The 660 I have has been in service since I gave it to my dad in 1984 when he was elected chief. N ow I wear it! I'll buy another when I have to!" -Jim, VA


Featuring a tough DuraGlas fiberglass composite, color-molded shell, it keeps nicks and chips practically invisible. The helmet's full brim maximizes its protective capabilities, and the non-corroding, high-temp, glass-filled polymer hardware keeps your chosen eye protection correctly anchored in place under the toughest conditions. The helmet also features the Nomex one-hand quick-release chinstrap.

Choose between Nomex or PBI/Kevlar earflaps.  The built-in, high-temperature foam cap increases impact and thermal protection and helps the helmet resist distortion at high temps. The flannel-or leather-cushioned liners (depending on which configuration you choose) are easily removable for washing or upgrading, so you'll always be able to enjoy the comfort these helmets provide.

This helmet features a number of useful options:

-The choice of eight color options.

-The choice of standard or deluxe configuration.

-Choose between a 4-inch faceshield, the MSA Defender Visor, or Bourke Eyeshields to protect your vision.

Check it out in more detail on our website.

Monday, August 10, 2015

New Lights from Fenix

Fenix offers some great lighting solutions, and we're excited to feature some of the brand-new models:

LD22 Flashlight, 215 Lumens, 6.1" Long

This 2AA light from Fenix measures 6.1-inches long and features side-mode switches that control four brightness levels and two flashing options. It uses the Cree XP-G2 (R5) LED that has a lifespan of 50,000 hours. The  anti-roll, slip-resistant body is constructed from durable aircraft-grade aluminum. 

PD25 Flashlight, 550 Lumens, 3.7" Long

Used exclusively in the outdoors or to assist with everyday needs, the PD25 is capable of producing a maximum of 550 lumens for its 427-foot beam distance, generated from a 16340 rechargeable Li-ion battery.  Utilizing the Cree-XP-L-V5 LED, lifespan of 50,000 hours is impressive. The tactical tail cap switch has a momentary-on feature, coupled with a side-switch on the head for output selection. Its toughened ultra-clear glass lens has anti-reflective coating and is built to last. 

The HL50 Headlamp brightly shines 365 lumens in burst-mode and uses a CR123A battery or an AA battery as a backup. Its natural, white light offers superior definition and penetration capabilities in high-humidity environments. You can even pop the lighting head out for hand-held or keychain use, which makes this light extra versatile. 


Check out all of our Fenix lights on TheFireStore