We know that your firefighter turnout gear serves a distinct purpose – it must provide protection from a variety of factors you face each and every time you go out on a call. In order to do that, by nature that gear must be heavy and insulated.
This equipment is more than just movies, TV and fun though. For law enforcement, it’s a vital tool that can be used in a variety of ways, and which helps keep officers safe. Let’s take a look at both night vision and thermal imaging technology, and how it can help your department and your personnel.
As a police officer, you spend countless hours in your cruiser patrolling neighborhoods, cities, and rural communities. Spending that much time on duty means you’re likely to encounter a wide variety of situations over your career, so it’s important that you carry a police duty bag with you that has the necessary supplies, tools, equipment and personal items that you may need.
With the hotter months upon us, it’s a good bet that you’re in search of ways to keep cooler on the job. That could include anything from trying to talk your superior into short-sleeve polos to wearing a cooling, dry-fit base layer under your uniform.
For those of you who wear tactical pants daily, you’re in luck, as many are now considered lightweight, thus helping you stay cooler in the warmer months, as well as feel lighter and less weighed down, especially when wearing a duty belt with your various tools and equipment – sidearm, flashlight, cuffs, binoculars, etc.
One of the most, if not the most, important pieces of personal protection equipment for a firefighter is a fire helmet, as well as its companion, the fire hood. Originally made of leather, fire helmets have evolved over... Read More
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One of the most misunderstood aspects of firefighting is fire suppressants and foam. Why is that? Well one of the problems is that most people, firefighting personnel included, don’t really understand the properties of foam and how... Read More
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