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Friday, October 31, 2014

Tips to Stay Safe Trick-or-Treating

Happy Halloween! Many of you will be out and about with your children and family trick-or-treating and enjoying the festivities the holiday brings this evening. We hope you have a great time, but want to just make sure you brush up on some safety ahead of time. This way, you can have a wonderful time while remaining safe.

Trick or Treating Safety Tips

1.  When thinking about your costume, make sure to pick costumes that are light and bright enough and can be seen by motorists and other trick-or-treaters. Many of our costumes even have great reflective taping on them which is great and insures you'll be seen!

2.  Have your child carry a flashlight with them to ensure they can see and be seen. There are a wide variety of flashlights safety light sticks, or light batons to chose from, making yours and your child's safety top priority.
3.  If you're expecting trick-or-treaters you should consider dropping a long-lasting, safety light stick into your jack-o-lanterns instead of a candle to avoid a potentially dangerous or harmful situations regarding long costumes.

4. If wearing a mask or hat, make sure it fits securely and the eyes are large enough to allow full vision to ensure safety when crossing the street, avoiding obstacles, etc.

5. Choose to trick-or-treat at safe homes, and plan your route accordingly.  Go to those of which have outside lights on signaling that trick-or-treaters are happily welcomed.
6. Warn children not to eat any treats until all of it has been inspected by an adult .

7. Young children should always be accompanied by an adult to be properly supervised. Adults should also carry flashlights or light sticks to remain easily identifiable to their children. Or perhaps you could consider a safety vest with reflective trim.

Anything done in the dark poses some threats--but some extra precautions can help keep you and your family safe on this fun holiday. Be sure to be prepared, sneak some candy for yourself, and most of all, have a great time!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New! Blood Borne Pathogen Resistant Job Shirt: A first in it's class.

The first Job Shirt made with a BioTex Barrier fabric making it blood borne pathogen resistant is finally here by Gerber Outerwear. Available at a special introductory price of only $79.99 this waterproof, windproof, and breathable job shirt could be yours in no time.

The fade-resistant BioTex Barrier Fabric has been independently tested and is fade resistant and meets the requirements of ASTM F1671--meaning it passed the Test Method for Resistance of Materials used in Protection Clothing to Penetration by Blood Borne Pathogens. It's the job shirt that protects you in more ways than one.

This job shirt features oversized set-in hand warmer pockets, zippered set-in chest pockets, Scothlite reflective piping, and great segmented mic clips on the shoulder.

There's an elasticized draw cord waistband with adjustable barrel clips and adjustable cuffs so no wind can get in. It's got speciality YKK zippers that can withstand years of wear and tear and use and are smooth to use.

The BioTex Barrier Fabric is the technology that really takes the cake with this job shirt, though. From being waterproof, windproof, yet breathable and then blood borne pathogen resistant? It really takes this job shirt up a notch from any other you may own. The fabric is even lightweight--but provides an effective barrier against all types of inclement weather, while still allowing hot, humid air to escape. Despite the feel of it being soft, this material is rugged and will stand up to some good usage. 

Right now, if you order by 10/31  (friday!) you can get a free Name-Drop on the chest of the shirt by our embroidery department. This deal is worth going for! So go ahead and get your personalized blood borne pathogen resistant job shirt today.

Monday, October 27, 2014

NEW Blauer Clash 6" Boots with BOA Lacing System

We think you'll love the New Blauer 6" Boots, available in tan or black, that feature the awesome BOA lacing system that you have to see to believe.

These boots are built for warm weather and tactical applications--they're breathable and lightweight, weighing in at just 18 ounces. These boots are made for speed and mobility, yet has amazing support and durability in the most unknown or rugged terrains you could be working in.

The mixed suede and mesh material is backed by a premium perforated foam construction, providing toughness with extreme breathability. The integration of the ESS shank gives you stabilization that's reliable and will keep you safe on the scene. The midsole is packed with a compression-molded EVA that provides a long-lasting shock absorption and rebound. While the boot's hybrid traction outsole is oil and slip resistant, providing an even surer grip on and off the pavement.

If you think comfort already can't be beat, there's more! For even more added comfort and protection the Clash boot features a rubber patch inside for heel protection and ankle stability. There's even a notched collar back for calf-comfort.

Now, onto the coolest part of this boot...the BOA lacing system.

This is the quickest in and out design, engineered for comfort and performance. No normal laces here, it's braided stainless steel cable allows you to don and doff the boot in seconds. It maintains an even laced fit for added support and comfort! No zippers equals no breaking and no fuss!

Get your lightweight and comfortable Clash boots in tan or black on our website, today.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New & Improved Low Profile Survivor Light

We are so excited to show you the awesome Survivor light, in a new low-profile design, redesigned with the "Total Internal Reflection" optic, providing a wider beam and optimum peripheral illumination.

The Survivor is a light always loved by those who used it, and now it's been made to function better, be sleeker and lower profile, and have some added features that you're sure to love and appreciate.

The C4 LED technology has four lighting modes. High, Low, Flash for signal, and Moonlight Mode, which provides a low-level lighting for battery conservation (runs up to 20 days!). The new Total Internal Reflection optic system provides a wider beam and and optimum peripheral illumination which aids in navigation and features two interchangeable smoke-cutter plugs for preferred beam pattern.

The black plug significantly reduces peripheral light for when a tighter beam is needed, and the amber plug reduces peripheral light and eye fatigue caused by glare.

Survivors have held the trust and respect of professionals around the world for a long time now. It's the flashlight for the toughest jobs and challenging situations. Your Survivor LED will never need to be replaced, and provides just the right light for all the various jobs (structural firefighting, EMS, extrication, technical rescue). Now with the new C4 Technology the light is stronger and more reliable than ever! Weather resistant, exceptionally durable--you cannot go wrong with the new Survivor.

The great spring loaded clip on the back has a built-in ring that can easily attach to belts and harnesses making your access to your light convenient and easy.

Available in orange, black and yellow, the new right angle low-profile Survivor Light can be yours today. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

10% Off Structural Firefighting Gloves!

Good Morning! We wanted to drop in to let you know about a hot sale on Structural Firefighting Gloves....yes, ALL Structural Firefighting Gloves. Right now on our site you can get 10% off with promo code STRUCTURAL at checkout. With a ton of great brand options you can take your choice and enjoy the perfect fit glove for you. 

Let me show you a few different options. All of these, with that special promo code at checkout will be 10% off. So check out the different gloves here and on our site, and get your pair ordered today!

Pro-Tech 8: Fusion Structural / Wildland Firefighting and Extrication Glove

Maximize "gloves-on capability" through all your fire ground tasks…Structural, Wildland, and Extrication.
  • New Fire Retardant Pathogen/Moisture Barrier is independently certified as NFPA 1971
    compliant and provides improved tactility
  • Varied layering schemes help avoid bulking up finger side walls with leather and help with flexibility, dexterity, grip and comfort
  • Mesh knit inner liner reduces friction during don and doff which allows for greater efficiency both dry and wet
  • Glove inner liners are sewn and bonded in at each fingertip for maximum retention and efficient wet don and doff
  • Unique 7-layer flexible knuckle guard system provides enhanced thermal protection and cut/puncture resistance 
  • Distinctive stitching down outer palm layer prevents bunching up of material and promotes a more efficient grip
  • Gathered stitching is used around the entire wrist for a secure fit and reduces debris from entering the glove
  • Primary protection from knitted Kevlar, Nomex  and modacrylic reduces hand fatigue and makes Pro-Tech 8 the most flexible and breathable glove available with better cut protection than leather shells alone 

Shelby: FDP Koala / Gore Glove


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 anatomically correct outer shell glove patterns. Available in sizes XXS-Jumbo.

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 3.25 to 4.0 oz. Midnight Blue Koala Tanned Cowhide (will remain soft after repeated soakings), and Gore RT7100 Glove Barrier Fabric. Gauntlet or Wristlet Style. It is NFPA Compliant, Fire Retardant and Heat Resistant.

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

Lion: Commander Leather and Kovenex Structural Fire Gloves

Extreme dexterity for extreme FireFighting…The Commander has arrived!
  • Greater Dexterity
  • Increased Thermal Protection
  • Next-generation CROSSTECH® Insert
  • Enhanced Back Of Hand
  • KOVENEX Thermal Fabric Blend
  • Choose knit wrist knit or gauntlet in regular or cadet sizes; blue or black and gold

Our stock of Structural Firefighting Gloves is no doubt a large one. With brands you know and trust, you're sure to pick a pair you're gonna love and that will protect your hands, while giving you the dexterity you need to complete your job. 

Don't forget, after cruising our website and finding your perfect pair---add to cart and add promo code STRUCTURAL for an extra 10% off. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Honeywell TMAX Gloves

The NEW Honeywell TMAX Gloves are not only a great looking gauntlet cuff glove, but a glove that offers extra protection without sacrificing the dexterity we know you all need on the job.

The TMAX Gloves are made from a blend of comfortable, pliable and durable material--hence giving it that dexterity right away when you can't afford to waste time "breaking them in". The glove's goatskin palm helps to provide control and ease of movement when using ropes and hoses. The cowhide body helps to add soft durability to the palm.

Each of the finger forchettes are made of goatskin which allow for better finger dexterity and gripping power giving you less thumb fatigue. The knuckle pads are goatskin, too which help to pad and protect your knuckles and provides extra air pockets for heat and compression protection. 

The TMAX Glove also boast the Pyrotech moisture barrier--which basically speaking is a barrier that provides breathability, keeps you dry with a waterproof feature, and aids the glove in resistance to body fluids, chemicals, and blood. 

Of course, all these great features add up to mean that it goes well above the NFPA 1971 Standards for Structural Firefighting Gloves. 

If you're looking for the perfect way to keep your hands safe from heat, hazards and fatigue while firefighting, then you need to own a pair of Honeywell TMAX Gloves.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Keep your Feet Warm for Winter

It's that time of year! How cozy are your feet? Well let's make sure they're feeling good and warm this winter inside those boots of yours. We've got a great sock collection at TheFireStore and a good pair of socks is something that once you feel and know the quality difference, you won't go back to your old sock ways again.

Let's hear about the different sock options.

5.11 Tactical: Level 1 Over the Calf (9") Socks

  • 80% Coolmax, 8% nylon, 8% spandex, 4% rubber, imported
  • Twelve zones of compression
  • One size fits most
  • 9" over-the-calf height
  • Available in Black and Military Brown

  • Fit & Comfort: Welt top for better stay-up performance, arch support for better fit and increased circulation, cushioned sole aids in shock absorbency 
  • Breathability: Mesh channels allow enhanced air permeability
  • Thermal Management: Silver is conductive and allows heat to dissipate on the foot helping to control HOT SPOTS in the boot • Heat Transfer: X-Static aids in keeping feet warm in cold temperatures and cool in hot temperatures
  • Moisture Wicking: X-Static accelerates the movement of moisture through evaporation minimizing moisture contact with the skin
  • Anti-Microbial: X-Static eliminates 99.9% of bacteria in less than one hour of exposure 

Extra thin for a comfortable sock in form-fitting boots. 
  • Signature moisture transport wicks moisture, accelerates evaporation
  • ArmourBlock technology neutralizes the microbes for maximum scent suppression
  • Strategic Cushioning built into the sock for maximum shock absorption
  • Embedded arch support reduces foot fatigue, bolsters circulation
  • Contoured "Y" heel for comfort
  • Flex zone prevents bunching
  • Acrylic/Merino Wool/Nylon/Spandex
  • Imported

5.11 Tactical: Recon Ankle Sock

Ankle-height moisture-wicking performance socks with 5 zones of cushioning, support and breathability designed to enhance your foot comfort. 
  • Tab top adds cushion and prevents sock from sliding down
  • Moisture wicking and breathable
So keep your feet warm and comfortable for winter during those long, hard days on your feet. Cruise around our sock collection and find what best suits your feet!