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.
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.