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Friday, December 19, 2014

BURN-another perfect gift.

Listen up, friends and loved ones of firefighters---we have THE PERFECT GIFT for you to give if you've been scratching your head, unsure of what to do.  The new BURN Documentary is where it's at, and makes the perfect gift this season.

What is Burn about? Let's talk about it.

This documentary follows Detroit firefighters as they battle an ever growing problem, arson in vacant houses. After Detroit firefighter Walter Harris was killed on November 15, 2008 and NPR ran a story about it, that was it. A story had to be told and PBS helped to fund a 10 minute trailer about this ever growing problem.

Burn is a feature documentary about Detroit, told through the eyes of the firefighters themselves who are charge with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead. Since 1950, racial tensions and vanishing industry have cut Detroit's population in half from 1.8 million, making it a housing market horror story and leaving behind 80,000 abandoned homes.

Detroit has one of the highest arson rates in the world, seeing about 30 structure fires a day. Burn follows the crew of Engine Company 50, one of the busiest firehouses in America. These firefighters are clearly not doing this for money, as salaries start low and there've been no raises in 10 years. Burn tells the story of these exceptional individuals who, despite challenges, believe in their city and want to make a difference every day.

BURN Theatrical Trailer from BURN on Vimeo.

Putting this under the tree is a GREAT option for the firefighter in your life as this documentary has gotten a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes! You know you can't go wrong with that.

So hop on our website and order your copy today. Available in Blu-Ray, or extra unseen footage, too.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Shop with a Cop 2014

Each year one our favorite ways to give back is by helping make sure the Shop With a Cop event in our local community goes on. For years now, it's given many children from low income families the chance to get a $100 shopping spree to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends.

First, they start out with a family breakfast, where the kids come with Mom, Dad, brothers/sisters in tow and get a photo with Santa and enjoy some good food (and musical entertainment!)

Then, a massive parade a few miles down the road to the local WalMart happens, with sirens and police cars, and busses to transport the children. It causes a big, fun commotion and makes everyone feel special.

They are escorted around the building with a 'shopping buddy' who happens to be a local police officer and the kids LOVE it. So do the police officers! 

All our employees get the chance to help make this event possible. Each Friday they pay to wear jeans to the officer. That 'jeans money' goes into the Shop With A Cop fund, therefore allowing that program to go on.

On the day of the event, many of our employees, our CEO, Vice President show up to Walmart to help wrap the gifts that the kids will then take home to hide until Christmas morning.

These days it's no secret that the relationship between police officers and the community is important. Putting faces and personalities to the children, and the children putting faces and personalities to the Officers. It's an important event and we are so very glad to be a part of making this special day possible.

Thanks to everyone who made the 2014 Shop With a Cop event go smoothly. There are 64 children who now will have a happier Christmas because of it, and we're glad to be a part of it.

Monday, December 15, 2014

An Oakley Stocking Stuffer

Yea, you heard me right--an Oakley Stocking Stuffer! Usually the stockings are filled with, let's say, less expensive things. But wouldn't it be fun to WOW him with the awesome Oakley Gascan Sunglasses on Christmas morning?

For only $100 you can snag these sunglasses with high definition optics--it's got two lenses that are cut from the curve of a single lens shield! They're then mounted into the frame to maintain the original, continuous contour.

The look of the Gascan's is so unique that Oakley customized their own corporate logo just for these sunglasses. 

The lightweight O Matter frame material offers amazing, premium comfort that wearers love. The peripheral vision is maximized by the XYZ Optics, which is an innovation that maintains visual clarity at all angles of view. 

The Impact Protection of these glasses meets ANSI Z87.1 standards. The Three-Point Fit retains the lenses in precise optical alignment.

Some more details of the glasses are below:
  • Lightweight, stress resistant O Matter® frame material
  • Extended wrapped frame geometry to fit medium to large faces
  • Metal icon accents
  • Sculpturally integrated hinge mechanisms with dual cam action
  • Dual lens Polaric Ellipsoid™ geometry (two lenses cut from single toric shield)
  • Plutonite® lens material blocks 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light
  • Optional Iridium® coatings and lens tints to reduce glare and heighten contrast
  • XYZ Optics® for maximized clarity at all angles of vision, even at lens periphery
  • Exceeds ANSI Z87.1 standards for impact and optical requirements
  • Available with Oakley prescription lenses (+2.00 through -4.00 combined power)
  • Eye: 61
  • Bridge: 15
  • B: 34.9
  • ED: 62
  • Prescription Range: +2.00 to -4.00 with cylinder up to -3.00
  • PD Min: 28
  • PAL PD Min: 33

Check them out on our website and snag them ASAP for your loved one's stocking, today. Don't forget, orders over $50 qualify for free shipping. So act fast! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Great Gift Alert: The Tygh Tool

When shopping for that perfect gift for the firefighter in your life, consider the Tygh ToolCreated by a Philadelphia Firefighter, Dan Tygh, who wanted to solve a problem and make his job a little more effective-thus, the Tygh Tool was born. He wanted to make a product to keep his trips to and from the truck limited as it was wasting time on the scene. He wanted to make a tool that was small and versatile, but could be used for both routine and also less common firefighting tasks. He also wanted to combine tools for both engine and ladder work.

The Tygh Tool doesn't only function as a general tool, such as a hammer, wrench or pry bar, but it's tailored for firefighter needs by including the capabilities of a spanner wrench, gas shut-off, rope hose tool, door chock and much more! You might wonder how there can be over a dozen uses in one small tool-but it's true!

In less than 1lb, and easy to fit in your pocket, made out of a single piece of stainless steel, the Tygh Tool WILL survive the hardships of any fire job and will quickly become the most useful tool in your gear.

Here are it's featured uses:
  1. Pry bar – doors, windows, battery cables
  2. Spanner wrench – coupling and uncoupling hose 
  3. Gas shut off wrench (residential) / ½” wrench
  4. Commercial gas shut off wrench (spanner wrench)
  5.  Oxygen wrench / ¼” wrench
  6. Door keeper – fits over hinge, keeps doors open
  7. 10 ‘ loop of paracord 550 on handle  for many uses
  8. Rope hose tool – secures ladders and hose
  9. Striking tool  / Hammer
  10. Glass Breaker
  11. Nail puller / Chisel
  12. Overhaul tool – search for fire, remove trim, sheet rock, plaster and lath
  13. Marlin Spike – untying knots
  14. Anchor point for ropes
  15. Operates standpipe valves and gate valves (1/2", 9/16", 5/8" square stem) that are missing water control  wheel  or  handle due to vandalisim or theft with rectangular gas shut off or spanner wrench, residential water valves missing wheel (1/4" square) with O2 wrench, (5/16", 3/8" square) with 3/8" notch in handle
  16. Changes gas powered circular saw blades (1/2" wrench) 
  17. Emergengency Tourniquet
  18. Bottle Opener

To get your hands on a Tygh Tool in time for Christmas, go to our website to order now

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NEW Junkyard Dog Glass Knife Kit #1

The Junkyard Dog's Glass Knife Kit #1 gives rescuers the key tools they need to access patients who are severely trapped in very damaged or even overturned vehicles. This is the product you need to help give you the tools to safely get to those injured in a hurry.

The primary piece in the Glass Knife Kit is the smooth-edged glass knife head, which can be attached to any drill in order to effectively cut through laminated glass. The kit also includes a pry bar that allows you to put an opening in the glass where you can then begin with the glass knife to start cutting.

Included also is the can of Invisible Glass Wetting Agent which makes opaque glass transparent and enables you to make cleaner cuts.

The kit doesn't forget anything--as it's got safety glasses and N95 dust masks to protect rescuers from those unknown hazards while they work on getting to the patients fast. 

The entire kit comes in a convenient carrying bag which gives easy storage and a simple way to transport the tools included. The Junkyard Dog Industries' Glass Knife Kit #1 is exactly what every rescuer needs to quickly and efficiently access patients trapped in their vehicles after unfortunate accidents.

Just for clarity, the kit includes:
    • (1) Glass Knife Head
    • (1) Pry Bar
    • (5) N95 Dust Masks
    • (1) Pair of Safety Glasses
    • (1) Can of Wetting Agent
    • (1) Carrying Bag

Get the great Junkyard Dog Glass Knife Kit #1 for your department, today.

Monday, December 8, 2014

New: Glove Crafter Fire Armor Knit Cadet Gloves

If you're looking for a true 3-dimensional glove that's form fitting with a great curved finger design, then the Brand New Glove Crafter Fire Armor Knit Cadet gloves may be the ones for you! These have an inset thumb and enhanced finger dexterity which gives you that little extra you need. 

The back shell is one-piece which is made from FR and water repellent 100% kevlar knit fleece fabric. It gives you fabulous flexibility across the back of the hand. The non-restricting Eversoft leather knuckle band is sewn across the back which gives you extra knuckle protection on the scene. 

These gloves feature a gauntlet cuff with elastic that's sewn in to make it close fitting and a comfortable-fitting and feel cuff. The back is lined with a layer of 6oz modacrylic non-melting and non-dripping liner. The wristlet is made from a 4" Black Nomex cuff with leather pull patch and hang up loop. 

The five separate finger fochettes have a curved and form fitted cut that's made form a 3.5oz to 4oz black Flexor cowhide tanned to meet NFPA's flame test for the highest finger dexterity.

More specific Features of the Glove Crafters:
  •  60+ TPP and class leading conductive heat transfer protection
  • FR water repellent 100% Kevlar® knit fleece t with 1 piece back shell
  • A layered non-restrictive knuckle patch
  • Extra layer of 6 oz. modacrylic liner sewn to the back shell
  • A double backed 3 mil breathable Pyrotect Barricade moisture barrier
  • 100% water proof, viral/chemical penetration resistance and blood borne pathogen protection
  • A layered 6 oz. 65% Kevlar®/35% Nomex® stitch bonded FR liner
  • Five separate curved form fitting forchettes made from 3.5 oz. to 4.0 oz. grain cow leather for maximum finger dexterity with a 60+ TPP rating 
  • Exclusive breathable adhesive for ensuring full liner/barrier glove bonding
  • 1 piece palm 3.5 to 4.0 oz. Eversoft® cow leather tanned with additives to stay soft when wet and low water absorbance with repeated soakings for a 60+ TPP rating
  • 4” Black Nomex cuff with leather pull patch and hang up loop
  • This glove is proudly made in the USA
Available in size XXSmall through 3XLarge there's a glove that will work for you!

Check out the new Fire Armor Knit Cadet Gloves here. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Check your Order Status + Helpful Hints

If you've been a loyal fan and customer of TheFireStore and our other sites (OfficerStore, GideonTactical, theEMSstore, etc), you know that order checking hasn't always been easy or convenient.

We couldn't be happier to say: THIS ISN'T THE CASE ANYMORE!

You can now easily check on the status of your precious orders via our website. It's so incredibly simple, as the button is easy to find, right there at the top of all our websites. 

Your order number should be emailed to you right away, so just plug that in with your zip code and you can find out the status of your order.

This is going to be especially helpful as you're ordering those gifts for the holidays, so be sure to take advantage of this great feature.

While we're on the subject of getting gifts in time for the holidays, let's talk about something that's sure to help make sure those goodies are wrapped and under the tree this year. 

When browsing an item on our site, click on it to view more details. If you see a nice big check-mark with an IN STOCK, then your product is in stock and will ship within our normal range of time.

Like this:
In stock? Check!

If the item is not in stock, or ships directly from a manufacturer, etc--you will see it in red writing at the bottom. Like this:

We want everyone to be able to get their loved one exactly what's on their wishlist this season. These helpful hints will make sure you know exactly what will make it, and what may not. The new Order Status feature will help you as you hunt the mail carriers down for that special package.

Making your Holiday shopping a little bit easier this year....