Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dewalt 12.0 Saw: Fast, Efficient Cutting

As it stands, motor-vehicle accidents are still leading causes of serious injuries and deaths in the U.S., although current statistics suggest that crash severity has been on a decade-long downward trend. Therefore, an emergency responder needs to be trained in fast, efficient vehicle-extrication techniques and have the right tool for the job: the new Dewalt 12.0 Amp Corded Reciprocating Saw.

Dewalt 12.0 Amp Corded Reciprocating Saw

Frequently used in vehicle extrications and other rescue operations, the Dewalt 12.0 Amp Corded Reciprocating Saw features a powerful, 12-amp motor with a variable-speed trigger that provides up to 2,900 strokes per minute. This is ideal when attempting to quickly and safely extricate patients from vehicles; use it to cut glass, metal, or to clear other debris out of the way in order to reach trapped patients.

Dewalt 12.0 Amp Corded Reciprocating Saw

Moreover, the saw can be used to effectively release trapped limbs from machinery, farm equipment, work-out equipment, and more. It can even be effective in extricating victims trapped by partial building collapses.

Its blade’s 1-1/8-inch stroke length offers fast, efficient cutting, but you can always stay in control of the blade’s speed with the variable-speed trigger’s 0-2, 900-spm range. Should you quickly need to perform different applications, such as flush cutting, utilize the Dewalt 12.0 Amp Corded Reciprocating Saw’s keyless, lever-action, four-position blade clamp for quick, easy blade changes. Additionally, its fixed-adjustable shoe features augmented control over the depth of each cut. Other specs include the following:

saw length: 17.5 inches long
saw weight: seven pounds

Be sure to rely on this valuable tool for safe, quick, and efficient extrications. For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MASKhaze: Realistic Training When Real Life Matters

When it comes to making smart fireground decisions, firefighters need to have the right training tools available to adequately prepare ahead of time. In some cases, a lack of structure fires gives firefighters less live-fire experience to draw upon when it matters most, which makes the importance of training simulators much more relevant.

Navigating smoke-filled environments demands extra preparation and situational awareness, which why firefighters need to rely on the new MASKhaze Simulated Smoke Training Tool to ensure they’re prepared for the unexpected. Here’s why:

MASKhaze Simulated Smoke Training Tool,

Ideal for teaching and practicing how to see and safely navigate through smoke-filled environments, the MASKhaze Simulated Smoke Training Tool is the safest, most realistic smoke simulator to use for RIT, search and rescue, and mayday training. To use it, simply apply it to a compatible SCBA mask by sticking the center of its film to the top-center portion of the mask’s lens – be sure to clear away any lingering dust from the mask’s lens first.

MASKhaze Simulated Smoke Training Tool,

Once it’s in place, just lightly press down on the film to properly secure it. Once secured, firefighters can accurately experience the dimly lit conditions that heavy smoke helps to create. It’s safe, realistic, and easy-to-use.

MASKhaze Simulated Smoke Training Tool,

Removal is just as easy and efficient: Ensure the MASKhaze Simulated Smoke Training Tool’s paper backing is ready. Then, utilize a conveniently located upper-finger tab to pull it off the SCBA lens at a downward angle across your face. Once this is completed, apply it to its paper backing, and then store it in a dry place until it’s needed again.

The MASKhaze Simulated Smoke Training Tool’s adhesive can be reapplied up to three times, depending on how many times it’s worn and subsequently stored between uses. Additional specs include the following:

  • variations: fits Scout 3000, fits Drager FPS-7000, fits MSA Ultra Elite, fits Interspiro Spiromatic S8, fits MSA G1

  • quantities available: 10 packs, 25 packs, 50 packs

Train accurately; it may save your life one day. For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Display Your Firefighting Pride in Style with IdentiFire

Founded by two firefighters – one career and one retired volunteer – IdentiFire specializes in creating hi-vis, reflective, glow-in-the-dark material to allow firefighters to identify and locate each other when on-scene, even when faced with the smokiest of conditions. The company is committed to producing high-quality products that support and help their firefighting brothers and sisters; this is especially evident in their new RTIC 30-Ounce Tumblers. Here’s why:

IdentiFire Custom RTIC 30-Ounce Tumblers

Constructed of stainless steel, these double-walled, vacuum-insulated tumblers are ideal for keeping your cold drinks chilly and refreshing and hot ones toasty warm for extended periods of time, which makes braving those sweltering days and frigid nights much more bearable. The IdentiFire Custom RTIC 30-Ounce Tumblers are easy-to-clean and have crystal-clear lids that let you peer inside to see how much of your drink of choice remains.

IdentiFire Custom RTIC 30-Ounce Tumblers

Two distinctive, stainless steel finishes are available: silver and black. In addition, thanks to the innovative “Build-It” “See-It” “Buy-It” method, the IdentiFire RTIC 30-Ounce Tumblers are fully customizable: You can design your own Maltese Cross-themed tumbler from a varied selection of colors. Then, insert your department’s name, number, and choose a design that best fits its aesthetic. You can even insert your name on the back of your tumbler selection to give it a personal touch, either for you, your crew, family, and/or friends.

IdentiFire Custom RTIC 30-Ounce Tumblers

“The IdentiFire RTIC 30-Ounce Tumblers are a great way to represent your station through all seasons,” according to TheFireStore Merchandising Specialist Sarah Striedieck, who is also a volunteer firefighter. “Be it warm or cold weather, you can be assured that you’ll enjoy your favorite beverage at the temperature you want it to be, all while showing your firefighting pride in style.”

IdentiFire Custom RTIC 30-Ounce Tumblers

For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Get Unparalleled Protection with Propper

As a fire service professional, you know the deal better than anyone: Fires are unpredictable and dangerous. Each year in the U.S., thousands of acres of land burn, prompting intrepid wildland firefighters to respond and protect our lives, homes, and forests. With this noble task comes a multitude of fire line-related hazards, some of which include burnovers/entrapments, heat-related illnesses and injuries, and more. So, it goes without saying that you’re going to need adequate protection: The Propper Wildland Overshirt and Overpants are flame-resistant, flexible, and highly visible, making them the perfect combination for fighting wildland fires. Here’s why:

Propper Wildland Overshirt

Propper Wildland Overpants

Each is constructed of Sigma 4 Star™ fabric, powered by Nomex®, which offers top levels of flame resistance. They both have a Nomex® zipper front closure with an internal storm flap that is ideal for sealing heat out, thereby keeping you safe when things really heat up on-scene.

UL certified to NFPA 1977 and 1975 Cal Fire approved, the Propper Wildland Overshirt features fantastic comfort combined with a wider range of motion. Utilize its extended stand-up collar with a hook-and-loop closure to shield your neck from searing heat. The bi-swing pleated back and articulated pleated elbows with hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs give you the freedom of movement to engage in any number of fireground-related tasks.

Propper Wildland Overshirt

Two pockets are conveniently located on the chest: An angled radio pocket on the left chest features drain holes, while an angled, pleated-patch pocket on the right chest is expandable; each is secured by hook-and-loop flap closures. You’ll be sure to be clearly seen when wearing the Propper Wildland Overshirt thanks to two-inch, heat-applied, silver reflective trim around the biceps that augments visibility in low-light conditions.

The Propper Wildland Overpants provide a secure, comfy fit thanks to an elastic waistband with 6+1 bartack reinforced belt loops. You can safely store small, essential gear in two welt-style seat pockets with integrated, overlapping flaps. Also UL certified to NFPA 1977 and 1975 Cal Fire approved, hook-and-loop, pass-through pocket openings allow easy access to your gear whenever you need it.

Propper Wildland Overpants

Get the most out of your safety gear with this excellent combination. For more information and to get yours, be sure to check out the Propper Wildland Overshirt and the Propper Wildland Overpants on

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Brave Rough Waters With the New Sentinel Dry Suit

Don’t be fooled: Moving water is an extremely powerful force that is often underestimated, even by fire service professionals. Only six inches of rapidly flowing water can sweep a person off his or her feet; just one to two feet of water can take lives; and two feet can carry off a vehicle – look no further than the recent flooding and subsequent, water-based rescues last week in San Antonio, Texas, for evidence of that.

Known for their intuitive solutions, devotion to providing professional, military, and recreational users with the industry’s most-innovative products for marine flotation and climate protection, Mustang Survival strives to bolster performance, encourage exploration, and inspire adventure in the marine environment. Ideal for personal suit-issue protocols, the new Sentinel Series Water Rescue Dry Suit with Adjustable Neck Seal is perfect for floods, swift water, and ice-rescue situations. Here’s why:

Mustang Survival Sentinel Series Water Rescue Dry Suit with Adjustable Neck Seal

Tested and validated by water-rescue professionals, the Coast Guard, and other military-rescue operations, the waterproof, breathable Mustang Survival Sentinel Series Water Rescue Dry Suit with Adjustable Neck Seal features reduced bulk and an increased range of motion, thereby enabling it to excel in the most-demanding, water-rescue environments. Its enhanced features offer specific advantages that are credited to protecting rescuers in severe, unpredictable environments:

Constructed of impermeable, breathable GORE-TEX® dry-suit fabric, its reinforced ankle overcuffs with side zippers can be donned over boots and Velcro® closures to ensure maximum adjustability. Use its two-point, attachment-removable suspender system to ensure you get an improved fit, augmented mobility, and excellent comfort.

Need to make small repairs to the suit? Simply employ the use of the Mustang Survival Sentinel Series Water Rescue Dry Suit with Adjustable Neck Seal’s Rapid Repair Technology to replace neck and wrist seals or to fix small leaks. Additionally, reinforced, molded-foam elbow and knee pads provide stalwart protection to these sensitive areas, while SOLAS retro-reflective tape on the suit’s arms give increased visibility – an extra safeguard when light is scarce.

Be sure to check out for more information on this invaluable tool and to get yours today.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Protection Starts at the Top with the Legend X

As a firefighter, you need to be ready for action at a moment’s notice. But first, you need to be adequately prepared with the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). Whether it be to protect against inhaling potentially dangerous smoke, debris, or toxins or protecting your skin from searing heat, proper use of PPE is paramount. With that said, be sure to remember that safety starts at the top, as protecting your head with a sturdy, reliable helmet can prevent head injuries that could lead to acute- or chronic-health conditions.

LION American Legend X Fiberglass Helmet, NFPA

From product development to manufacturing and from cleaning to repairs, LION ensures that first responders all over the world are ready for action when they’re needed to respond. The new LION American Legend X Fiberglass Helmet, NFPA, offers steadfast, stalwart protection coupled with ample headroom and a lightweight fit that result in on-the-job comfort and mobility. Here’s how:

The LION American Legend X Fiberglass Helmet, NFPA, features wider dimensions to accommodate a wide variety of different head and hood sizes. Weighing between 50-56 ounces, it is constructed with a low-profile SMC shell with a powder coat. Its impact-resistant finish will allow its color scheme to remain strong, no matter what kind of abuse it takes when on-scene.

LION American Legend X Fiberglass Helmet, NFPA

Utilize its ratcheting headband with a Nomex® foam wrap to adjust it to fit head sizes between 5.5 – 9.5. Simply adjust its patented Center of Gravity™ adjustment system to attain a customized fit. Immediately tighten or loosen the LION American Legend X Fiberglass Helmet, NFPA, by using its quick-release, easy-to-adjust chin strap. Additional specs include the following:

  • suspension: three-position, rear-ratchet height adjustment
  • eye protection: faceshield, flip-downs, goggles or goggles and flip-downs
  • reflective elements: 2 inches by 2.5 inches of lime-yellow-colored 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material Trapezoids
  • no-melt, aluminum-core edge binding
  • helmet colors available: Black, Red, White, and Yellow

For more information and to get yours, be sure to visit

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The 10-in-1 Tomahawk: Ideal For Extrication

As it stands, motor-vehicle crashes have been and continue to be sources of severe injuries and deaths in the U.S. Moreover, vehicle-design changes, in conjunction with changes in emergency-spinal care guidelines, have only augmented the challenges that fire, EMS, and rescue teams face during vehicle extrications. The good news? An occupant that utilizes a properly functioning restraint system stands a much better chance of surviving a motor-vehicle crash as opposed to 10-plus years ago, but a successful extrication will still be mandatory. This is where the versatile, convenient Ajax Rescue Tools Extrication Tomahawk’s effectiveness is fully realized. Here’s why:

Ajax Rescue Tools Extrication Tomahawk

Designed to allow you to breach the exterior of a vehicle in order to safely reach and extricate trapped occupants, the head of the Ajax Rescue Tools Extrication Tomahawk consists of a pry bar on one end and a hardened point on the other. Its pry bar has a number of important uses: making a purchase point in a door, hood, or trunk for hydraulic-tool insertion; prying off hatch and trunk-gas struts; and acting as a gas shut-off valve.

Or, should you need blunt force, utilize the flat surface of the Ajax Rescue Tools Extrication Tomahawk’s pry bar to hammer in cribbing, wedges, or the striking surface to provide an effective driving point into objects. Use its hardened point to break glass, make purchase points in laminated glass, or punch into a tire to make strike-insertion points in the vehicle’s body. Truly regarded as a 10-in-1 tool, the Ajax Rescue Tools Extrication Tomahawk’s handle is equipped with a number of other critically important extrication tools, including a laminated-glass saw, a beveled-plastic cutter, a large trim puller/spanner wrench, a gasket puller, and more.

Always be ready to make a safe and forcible vehicle entry. For additional information and to get yours, be sure to visit