The Fire Critic & Iron Firemen 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

The Fire Critic/ Iron Firemen 12 Days of Christmas begin on December 13th. All you have to do to enter is sign up here. Beyond that, I ask you to patronize the companies below because they have been gracious enough to offer these products to be given away. Many of these companies have offered products in the past to be given away. To say that I am thankful is an understatement. Captain Wines ( and I know many of the people behind these companies personally and lets just say…we don’t hang out with people we don’t like. These people have certainly passed the test! Plus, how freakin cool is our banner logo below for the 12 days?

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Below are the companies who have provided products and the products they are giving away. We are talking about THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF STUFF! I have included their respective links and some information about each company. Check them out, follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Companies like these are the ones WE WANT to thrive. They see a value in what I do right here on and I am pleased. I will announce the schedule of the giveaway very soon!

1st In Leather

Giving away: One Piece Custom Classic and matching Glove Strap

Web Site – They use Facebook
Facebook – 1st In Leather Fan Page

1st In Leather is a company started out of a desire to have a piece of art that would stand up to the harsh conditions we call work. From day one, our goal has been to give our customers fronts, glove straps, key chains, and passports that they would be proud to show off to their friends and family. Our products are built to order every order. We strive every day to make our products better than they were the day before. We even take items such as truckmans belts and radio straps, and customize them after bringing them back to their former luster without loosing the worked in feel.

2nd Alarm Fire Equipment

Giving Away: (5) Boston Leather glove holders, and (1) Boston Leather radio Strap

Web Site –
Facebook – 2nd Alarm Fire Equipment Fan Page
Twitter – @2ndAlarmFire
Phone – 570-230-2990
Email –

Our goal is to be the best source for any and all Fire, Police and EMS Equipment needs. We continue to gain distribution rights for the best quality Fire, Police, and EMS Equipment in the industry. We strive to have the BEST customer service in the industry with all of our current and future customers by offering them the best Fire, Police and EMS Equipment products at great prices supported by continuous service after the sale, as well as providing FREE quotes and Consultation.

Box Alarm Leather

Giving away: Fully custom carved and painted helmet shield.

Web Site –
Facebook – Box Alarm Leather Fan Page
Twitter – @BoxAlarmLeather

“Box Alarm Leather specializes in handcrafted custom leather gear and accessories for Fire, Rescue and EMS professionals. We start with the highest quality raw materials and thorough preparation. Knowing “the job”, Box Alarm Leather custom products are made ensuring that the pride and tradition of the fire service is sewn into every piece.”


Giving away: 1 year unlimited subscription for one person to CentreLearn’s library of online continuing education courses. We have more than 200 hours of CE in for paramedics, EMTs, and Firefighters.

Web Site –
Facebook – CentreLearn Fan Page
Twitter –  @CentreLearn
 Blog –
Youtube – CentreLearn Solutions

CentreLearn is a world-class learning management system for Fire and EMS departments that helps Fire and EMS departments harness the power of the Internet to deliver multimedia training. CentreLearn delivers over 220 Continuing Education courses for firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics. The learning management system makes online and classroom training easy to track and cost-efficient to deliver. Continuing education courses can be assigned to users or groups of users. Training officers are able to rapidly input classroom training records, conference attendance, and other offline training as external CE courses. Reports of training progress and completion can be manually and automatically generated and even delivered to other records management systems. CentreLearn is for Fire and EMS Departments of any size and scales to meet your usage demands. Contact us ( today for a free demonstration of how CentreLearn can help your organization train better and spend less.

Command Sim – SimsUShare App

Giving away: CommandSim’s Sims U Share Windows or MAC, a $35.00 value. (12 winners)

Web Site – and
Facebook – simsUShare
Twitter – @SimsUShare
Community –  Command Sim Community

SimsUShare is a new, patent-pending technology aimed to help instructors and students connect better in the classroom by enabling them to rapidly create realistic, localized experiences they can use to train on and discuss. Check out this article about the technology

The CommandSim team is made up of individuals with strong backgrounds in Emergency Response, Emergency Management,
and simulation technology.

Commercial Solutions

Giving away: True North Gear bail out kit complete with hip pouch, 50 ft of FR Rope and F4 descender.  Value $250.00

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Facebook – Commercial Solutions – First Responders

Commercial Solutions Inc. First Responders Division is Canada’s largest supplier of Firefighter and First Responder PPE and equipment.


Giving away a shirt, hat, and stickers.
Web Site –
Twitter – @Crosstitched
Instagram- Crosstitched
Facebook- Crosstitched Fan Page

Info – Fully Involved Series
About The Series. This series was created for the men and women who do what others won’t. Created by a firefighter, each design is made with pride. Crosstitched understands the risk and danger firefighters go through every day, and for that we thank you.
We do custom work as well!
Get a custom design made up for your firehouse or business. We will print low minimums with no setup fees. T shirts, long sleeve, hoods, and more. Find out more at  Checkout our Facebook page, to see some of our custom work.  

ESS Eye Protection

Giving away: 6 ESS Eyepro kits including glasses, hat, shirt, huggie, and stickers. There are two sets of three different packages (seen below).

Web Site –
Facebook – ESS Eye Pro Fan Page
Twitter – @ESSEyePro
Youtube – ESSEyePro

Also Note: ESS Pro Program is for anyone involved in Public Safety in the US (i.e. Fire and EMS providers). To apply send an e-mail to with your name, position, and the name of your department. Once approved you will receive 40% off of ESS sunglasses and eyeshields. The process is quick and easy.

FD Cam

Giving away: 1080p “Bulldog” series camera packages (Which includes Cam, BlackJack mount & 16gb SD card)

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Facebook – FDCamHD Fan Page
Blog –
Twitter – @FDCamHD

The last day of 2007 was when it all began for us. Right at shift change the alarm went off for a Structure Fire two blocks from the station. A large two story house with heavy fire and plenty of work to do. During overhaul, I noticed something on one of the Truck guys helmet and soon found out he fixed a sport helmet cam to his lid. After watching the video I was hooked! I soon bought one and began shooting every fire I was knocked out on. I searched the web and watched as many fire videos as I could and still to this day I can’t get enough. Fire Helmet Cameras have evolved over a few short years and there are tons of makes and models to choose from, but what I couldn’t find was an HD cam that can stand up to the abuse of Firefighting and still be relatively affordable. So, we did what Firefighters have long done…We made our own way. We banded together with a top quality HD camera manufacturer to bring you a highly durable, heat and water resistant fire helmet camera that cost half of what other companies are charging.

Glove Crafters

Giving away: A pair of Fire Armor structural Firefighter Gloves, a glove strap, and t-shirt

Web Site – or
Facebook – Glove Crafters Fan Page

Quality Handcrafted Gloves – Made in the USA. Glove Crafter’s primary focus is in the design and manufacturing of the highest quality of gloves in the world. All our products are handmade right here in the United States by master crafters who are experts in putting together quality handmade gloves. You simply won’t find a higher quality glove anywhere in the world. In all cases, our gloves are manufactured to our precise specifications and quality standards to uphold our forever guarantee and provide the best value available to our customers. You can count on Glove Crafters, Inc. to provide the best quality heat resistant products for your protection. Glove Crafters, Inc. is dedicated to the design, manufacturing and marketing of fire fighting protective gloves that improves fire fighter safety and usability.

Leatherhead Concepts

Giving away: Custom radio strap with anti sway strap, custom chinstrap and glove strap

Web Site –
Facebook – Leatherhead Concepts Fan Page

Welcome to Leatherhead Concepts, Your one stop shop for the finest in public safety leather goods. Created in California’s Central Valley, Leatherhead Concepts uses only top quality materials, and old school craftsmanship in our products. Established in 2009 as simply a shield maker, our company began to grow by word of mouth, and we launched from there to what we are today. We still produce Custom Shields, so contact us for info. Leatherhead Concepts strives for customer satisfaction and durability to with stand the rigors of our job. You will not find any short cuts in our items, if we wouldnt use it, we would not expect you to! our items, while NOT considered “Life Safety devices”, take into account the safety aspects put forth by the industry. We use top quality hardware, and we searched long and hard to find the EXACT manufacturers of some of the safety features on our products. The public relies on you, You should rely on Leatherhead Concepts to provide you with rugged quality leather goods to help you meet your mission.

NM Coin

Giving away: 10 Fire Critic/Iron Firemen coins and patches

Web Site –
Facebook – NM Coin LLC Fan Page
Twitter – @NMCoin

We not only build the highest quality challenge coins, embroidered patches, badges and more, we build tradition. From start to finish we’ve been creating items for top agencies in the US. Give us a call today to get the NM Coin difference for your organization.

NY Firestore

Giving away: FDNY Cap, Engine 34/Ladder 41 “Hell’s Kitchen Shirt and Hoodie 

Web Site –
Facebook –  FireStore
Twitter – @NYCFireStore

The original NYC FireStore since 1991. Located at 17 Greenwich Ave. New York, NY 10014


Giving away: Custom leather radio strap – complete set up to include strap, case, sway strap, also stamped and paint job

Web Site –
Facebook – Ross Escobedo Profile


Smoke is Showing

Giving away: Brotherhood Print 16×24 plate mounted (seen below)

Web Site –
Facebook – Smoke Is Showing Fan Page

Located in southern Ontario, Canada Mitchell is the photographer behind Smoke is Showing Fire Photography he provides photography for training, live scene, apparatus and traditional firefighter portraits and collages to departments. He also create custom and creative helmet and turn out gear images.