Your dogs barking after a long shift? It could be your boots.

Published by: Robert Avsec, 01/26/2022 5:14 pm

Comfortable and durable structural firefighting boots are essential to avoid foot pain after a long shift.

Making a better TIC: FLIR with FSX Technology

Published by: Robert Avsec, 01/07/2022 11:58 am

FSX Technology extracts greater image details and helps firefighters see low-contrast targets despite wide temperature ranges.

Look professional from head to toe – while being ready for anything

Published by: Robert Avsec, 01/06/2022 3:15 pm

StationWear and footwear from LION along with Blackinton badges combine the best in form and function

Ditch the discomfort: This new firefighting helmet offers both protection and comfort

Published by: Robert Avsec, 10/28/2021 4:52 pm

Bullard’s new UST-LW fire helmet solves multiple challenges with a sturdy, lightweight design that’s easily cleaned and decontaminated and comes with additional safety options

Where to find products purpose-built for wildland and WUI firefighting

Published by: Robert Avsec, 10/07/2021 3:14 pm

Look for nozzles, hose appliances and tools designed for interoperability during multi-agency fire suppression operations

The fire service is a family affair

Published by: Robert Avsec, 09/02/2021 3:53 pm

These iconic firefighter boots pay homage to the firefighting tradition and support public safety heroes

Color for a cause: Raise awareness and show support with a custom-finished department badge

Published by: Robert Avsec, 08/09/2021 5:43 pm

Innovative design technology allows Blackinton to take cause designs to new levels

No need to lose protection to gain dexterity

Published by: Robert Avsec, 07/02/2021 11:58 am

The new Victory Structural Fire Glove from LION incorporates design features that give you more finger control without compromising the level of thermal protection.

Safe, effective and efficient stabilization for today’s MVC

Published by: Robert Avsec, 06/16/2021 12:46 pm

The Junkyard Dog (JYD) ZStrut Rescue Strut uses a uniquely engineered deployment method that eliminates the need for pins altogether

Make your favorite tools your own – and keep them at hand

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/24/2021 1:06 pm

Small tools can get lost in the fast-paced environment of fire rescue – engraving them can help ensure they find their way home

A tool to protect every tool on your fire apparatus

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/24/2021 1:00 pm

Smart storage does more than help you get the most out of limited space – it also helps keep crews safe

Putting a thermal imaging device to the test in the California wildfires

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/24/2021 12:45 pm

This pocket-sized monocular from FLIR can scan large areas through darkness, glare, and haze to pinpoint hot spots before they flare-up

High impact wildland firefighting capability in a small package

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/24/2021 12:42 pm

When just getting to the fire often involves a good hike, these portable personal fire pumps lighten the load

Don’t ditch your helmet for rescue missions – just find the right one

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/10/2021 9:54 pm

Your structural firefighting helmet is basically your best friend on the fireground. But here’s why you should look at a sleeker model for certain situations.

Which firefighting helmet is the right one for you? It depends

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/10/2021 9:43 pm

Perhaps no subject prompts more passionate debate amongst firefighters than that of “What’s the best helmet for structural firefighting?” Or to put it another way, “What’s the helmet that REAL firefighters wear?”

Why thermal imaging cameras are essential equipment for these emergency scenarios

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/10/2021 9:34 pm

FLIR offers a range of TICs that aid in situational awareness, decision making and enhanced safety.

Job Shirt Comparison

Published by: TheFireStore, 03/10/2021 9:31 pm

Which Job Shirt is right for you?

The next generation of particulate-blocking firefighting hood is here

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/10/2021 9:24 pm

Gore’s GEN2 particulate hood exceeds NFPA-1971 requirements while offering comfort and reliability without impairing hearing

When is a helmet more than just a helmet?

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/10/2021 9:22 pm

When it’s a helmet born out of a father’s love for a daughter lost.

Why thermal imaging cameras have become essential tools

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/10/2021 9:19 pm

From hazmat to vehicle crashes to wildland fires, FLIR has a thermal imaging camera for practically every job

How digital tools can make fire training safer

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/10/2021 9:16 pm

Use simulation to provide a realistic firefighting experience without the risks of injury and exposure to fire-ground toxins

How to keep toxic soup from seeping in

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/10/2021 9:07 pm

When you first cross the plane of that front door at a structural fire, you and your personal protective equipment (PPE) are immediately exposed to a vast number of toxic chemicals, chemical compounds, and carcinogens. Your exposure to that “toxic soup” can result in serious injury or illness including cancer, which is now the leading cause of U.S. firefighter deaths.

How to find firefighting products you can trust

Published by: FireRescueOne BrandFocus staff, 03/10/2021 9:05 pm

Back in the day, buying firefighting gear was simple. A salesman would show up at your department and show you one kind of boot (usually rubber), one kind of helmet, one kind of glove. Maybe you were lucky and there was a store nearby that sold the gear you needed, but the options were limited.

Get The US Wildland Fire Forecast for 2019

Published by: National Interagency Fire Center, 03/10/2021 9:01 pm

Don't be at risk. Download this PDF to get the forecast on this years upcoming Wildland season.

Be prepared for anything with a multi-tool built for the fire service

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/10/2021 6:37 pm

Channellock’s compact and light rescue tools combine the cutting tool head of an electrical lineman’s pliers with five other tools in one.

How to increase scene safety with advanced incident lighting

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/10/2021 6:33 pm

The inability to clearly see the incident scene and properly evaluate that scene for potential risks must become one of the primary risk factors that we address early in the incident lifecycle rather than later.

Is your hood the weak link in your firefighting protective ensemble?

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/10/2021 6:23 pm

As a longtime fire service instructor, I've always made it a point to stress to my students this important point about their firefighting protective hood: It's traditionally the weakest component in the structural firefighting protective ensemble.

How to choose the right firefighting boot for the job

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/10/2021 6:19 pm

An old saying from country folks goes something like this, “If your dogs are barking, nothing feels good.” (The dogs, in this case, refer to one’s feet). And any firefighter who’s spent a couple of hours walking and working in rubber turnout boots that don’t fit well can attest to that.

The time to gear up for 2019 wildland firefighting is now

Published by: Robert Avsec, 03/10/2021 6:06 pm

Don’t wait to acquire the essential clothing, boots and packs for personal protection and portable tanks for rapid deployment

Three essential steps to reduce your exposure to carcinogens

Published by: Robert Avsec, 02/19/2021 1:03 pm

Protect, clean, and decontaminate with products that meet the highest standards

What you need to know about structural firefighting gloves and NFPA 1971

Published by: Robert Avsec, 02/19/2021 12:37 pm

New standards strengthen moisture barrier, thermal protection and fit

The next generation of helmet-mounted flashlights for firefighters

Published by: Robert Avsec, 02/19/2021 12:33 pm

The Streamlight Vantage II offers several advantages

Why every firefighter needs a thermal imaging camera

Published by: Robert Avsec, 02/19/2021 12:27 pm

As TIC technology becomes more advanced and more affordable, it’s time to consider equipping every member of your crew

Today’s firefighter needs a purpose-built helmet

Published by: Robert Avsec, 02/19/2021 12:23 pm

New design advances both safety and comfort

WPSG, Inc. Continues Season of Giving by Participating in Former Employee’s Annual Toy Drive

Published by: Paul Guest, 02/19/2021 12:17 pm

Coatesville, PA: Witmer Public Safety Group (WPSG), Inc. was proud and excited to assist with Jerry Corrado’s annual toy drive by delivering nearly 60 unwrapped presents to his home on Dec. 19.

WPSG, Inc. Prepares for a Season of Giving by Participating in This Year’s Shop with a Cop Event

Published by: Paul Guest, 02/19/2021 10:59 am

Coatesville, PA: Witmer Public Safety Group (WPSG), Inc.’s participation in the City of Coatesville Police Dept.’s annual Shop with a Cop (SWAC) program is set for Dec. 9 at the Walmart in Parkesburg, PA.
 

Extinguish All Excuses and Train with BlastMasks®, Now Available from TheFireStore

Published by: Paul Guest, 02/19/2021 10:55 am

Coatesville, PA: TheFireStore, the leading source for firefighting equipment and supplies, is excited to now offer BlastMask® Training Regulators that are specially designed to dramatically improve firefighters’ tactical preparedness.
 

New Custom Flags Available Exclusively from TheFireStore

Published by: Paul Guest, 02/19/2021 10:45 am

TheFireStore, the leading source for firefighting equipment and supplies, is proud to now offer fully customizable flags to its dedicated firefighting clientele. 

Witmer Public Safety Group, Home of TheFireStore, Acquires Our Designs, Inc.

Published by: Paul Guest, 02/19/2021 10:38 am

Witmer Public Safety Group, Inc. (WPSG), parent company of TheFireStore and the nation’s leading multi-channel distributor of public-safety equipment, supplies, training, and service, is excited to announce their recent acquisition of Our Designs, Inc., the world’s largest retailer of gifts and accessories geared toward firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical professionals. 
 

The RAMFAN® EX50Li, Battery-Powered, All-Purpose Ventilator Offers the Highest Levels of Versatility for Firefighters

Published by: Paul Guest, 02/19/2021 10:26 am

TheFireStore is excited to offer a perfectly balanced, cordless PPV fan specifically designed to feature maximum versatility and powered by the latest, Lithium-Ion technology available to best suit specific, fireground-related needs: the RAMFAN EX50Li Battery-Powered, All-Purpose Ventilator.

Eliminate Heat-Exposure Risks with the Comfortable, Non-Restrictive Bunker Boot Mate

Published by: Paul Guest, 02/19/2021 10:15 am

Committed to a mission of continually developing products to improve both workplace satisfaction and personal safety, SuperFlow SafeT Systems offers a revolutionary solution: the Bunker Boot Mate, a non-invasive strap made of fire-resistant Kevlar and Nomex materials. 
 

Wear Your Commitment With Pride With QALO Thin Red Line Rings

Published by: Paul Guest, 02/10/2021 11:15 am

The QALO Thin Red Line Silicone Ring, an enduring symbol of your devotion to your spouse, is specifically designed to address safety-related concerns that firefighters commonly face.

TheFireStore Promotes James Witmer to Chief Executive Officer

Published by: Paul Guest, 02/10/2021 10:52 am

COATESVILLE, PA – 2/16/2016 - TheFireStore, the nation’s leading multi-channel distributor of public safety equipment, supplies, training, and service is pleased to announce the promotion of James Witmer to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective February 10, 2016. Witmer, former Vice President of Sales, has been a crucial member of the TheFireStore team since joining the company in 2003 as the Special Projects Manager. From there, James worked his way through the company ranks, serving as the Marketing Manager, Director of Business Development, and most recently, Vice President of Sales. 

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