UPDATE: Standpipe Bag Strap Improvement Based on your feedback, we have improved the design of the carrying strap for the Elkhart Brass Standpipe Bag. The new carrying strap will be made of the same seat belt material as the current bag handles. It will feature several adjustment points as well as a seat belt buckle for quick release. It will still be attached by two carabiners and can be retro-fitted to any existing bag. This is a running change that will become standard.
7 Firefighter Gift Ideas We have compiled a list of gift ideas for the firefighter on your Christmas list. 1. Streamlight: PolyTac 90 Light Shop here 2. Night Stick: Helmet Mounted Light Shop here 3. Boston Leather: 3 Radio Strap 3 Piece Combo Shop here 4. Streamlight Vantage 180 Helmet Light Shop here 5. 25-30' of 1" Tubular Webbing Shop here 6. Fire Hooks Unlimited: Aluminum Wedge Shop here 7. Channellock: 87 9" Rescue Tool Shop here
If you are a company officer looking for training material, look no further! The Brass Tacks Hard Facts video series provides practical tactics and fact based information on engine company weapons selection, presented by firefighters with street credibility: Curt Isakson, Brian Brush, Jeff Shupe, Jerry Knapp, Jerry Herbst, and Chris Martin. Hats off to Elkhart Brass for developing such useful training tool! Click here to check out the videos.
A Guideline For Washing Your Firefighting Hood When you received your last new hood did you take the time to read all the information that was attached to it that explains how to take care of and clean it? If you’re anything like me all this information was discarded along with the packaging. We need to change our mentality and take the time to educate ourselves on how to care for and clean our hood! It could save our lives! With the extremely high cancer rates among firefighter’s we need to take every measure possible to reduce our risk!...
Gone are the days of seeing who can have the dirtiest turnout gear! Too many of our brothers and sisters are getting and dying from cancer! We need to clean up our act and change our mentality! Watch video >>> http://wtnh.com/2015/03/06/firefighter-hoods-possibly-leading-to-cancer/ I have personally lost firefighters with whom I was close with as a result of cancer and it has had a profound effect on me. Our job is dangerous enough! I encourage you to take the time and do a little preventative maintenance and clean your PPE! Remember to follow the manufacturers cleaning instructions. Take care, Brett Graves