Product Snapshot

Channellock 87 Rescue Tool – Product Review

I soon realized that the new 87 would work just fine. I used it all of the time for cutting battery cables. It is also a perfect tool for cutting any other wires/cables if I need. If I ever find myself all wrapped up inside a structure, I could use them to cut my way out. Plus there are many other uses for the tool.

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Rip Shears – Product Review

The Rip Shears are a simple attachment to trauma shears that we already carry. It makes sense. We aren't adding ANOTHER pair of shears, we are making the ones we carry better. That is always one big question when I get products...Do we need it, do we have to add another tool, or are we making a tool better? In this case, we are making a tool better.

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Rak Wear Memorial Pins – Product Review

These aren't made just for Police Officers, EMT's, and Firefighters though. These are for everyone to show support of Law Enforcement Officers, EMT's & Paramedics, and Firefighters. The pins represent The Thin Blue Line (Police), The Thin White Line (EMS), and The Thin Red Line (Fire). Keep reading below for what these pins represent.

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Black Diamond Footwear X2 Firefighting Boots – Product Review

I have been wearing these boots for 4 months and I must say that I am impressed. Other firefighters have noticed them as well. Many are always asking about the reviews I am doing. They want to know about the decent products out there. The point is that these product reviews are paying off locally as well as globally with the reach of this blog.

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MN8 Products Foxfire Illuminating All-In-One Coating Kit Product Review

All in all, I think this product is great! The application is not the easiest, but the end result is awesome. I have found this application to be the brightest of all of the products. The durablility of the product has been great. We did apply it to a hydrant wrench that sits on the tailboard of the engine. It wasn't the best application and gets beat up a good bit. However, you won't have to worry about not seeing it if it is sitting in tall grass next to the hydrant at night!

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Book Review – Capitol City Fireman by Jake Rixner

Jake tells great stories about fires fought in Richmond. Many of the firefighters Jake writes about were true characters. Firefighters who stand out in their personalities and abilities. The firehouse tales told in the book are ones that firefighters across the Nation can relate... and that if they were to happen this day in age we would be fired.

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Video Review: Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer with Host Randolph Mantooth

What if there was something on the fireground killing firefighters that you cannot see, you cannot feel, you cannot smell, and you cannot hear. What if I told that that it could increase your chances of a heart attack and/or stroke even up to 72 hours AFTER you leave the fireground AND your exposure to it happens after MOST of the danger on the fireground is over. What if I told you that it can kill you immediately.

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