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Shopping for Thermal Imaging for Firefighters

Shopping for Thermal Imaging for Firefighters

October 11, 2018

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How to Buy Police Body Armor

How to Buy Police Body Armor

October 10, 2018

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How to Shop for Baselayers for Firefighters

How to Shop for Baselayers for Firefighters

September 28, 2018

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.
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What Firefighters Need in a Fire Flashlight

What Firefighters Need in a Fire Flashlight

September 21, 2018

 The call comes in that there’s a house on fire in a nearby neighborhood. Possible victims inside. You and your team throw on your turnout gear and head out, sirens blaring. Your heart’s pumping, adrenaline flowing, but you’re ready because you’ve trained for this.
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Essential Hydrant Tools

Essential Hydrant Tools

September 14, 2018

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had a faulty hydrant wrench and didn’t have a backup? Or perhaps you simply didn’t have a good, quality hydrant wrench to begin with? Maybe you thought you had the right tool for the job, but it turned out you didn’t. This article will help you determine the essential fire hydrant tools that will ensure you’re prepared when the time comes.
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Police Work at Night: Night Vision & Thermal Vision

Police Work at Night: Night Vision & Thermal Vision

August 30, 2018

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.

 

 

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Shopping for a Police Duty Bag

Shopping for a Police Duty Bag

August 30, 2018

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.

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The Buyer’s Guide to Hoses, Hose Valves, and Hose Hardware

The Buyer’s Guide to Hoses, Hose Valves, and Hose Hardware

August 24, 2018

If you’re reading this guide to buying fire hose, it’s likely your department’s current hose inventory is either old or worn out and needs to be replaced. That’s OK. Better safe than sorry. Not to be dramatic, but equipping your station with the right fire hose can have life or death consequences for the firefighters who will be using it.
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A Guide to Binoculars for Police

A Guide to Binoculars for Police

July 27, 2018

 Law enforcement officers often look to skimp on quality for cost when it comes to binoculars and opt for cut-rate, bargain-bin binoculars from a big box store. A typical refrain is, “I want a quality pair of binoculars for surveillance, but don’t want to break the bank.” However, this underappreciated piece of equipment deserves the respect, time and thought to make an informed decision and investment.
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Spotlight on Propper Tactical Lightweight Pant

Spotlight on Propper Tactical Lightweight Pant

July 13, 2018

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.

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The Buyer’s Guide to Fire Helmets & Hoods

The Buyer’s Guide to Fire Helmets & Hoods

June 25, 2018

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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Shopping for Fire Suppressants and Foam

Shopping for Fire Suppressants and Foam

June 08, 2018

  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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