Monday, June 20, 2011

LED Scene Lighting Critical To Effective Operations

Let's face it - the tones drop and you roll out of the bed or couch at dark thirty in the morning and you are off to save the life or property that you have committed to save. However when you get there, you realize that you can't see. Scene lighting is crucial to effective scene operations!

Flashlights have become extremely power devices that require little power and produce a huge output. However, effective night time fire and rescue operations call for an effect Scene Lighting plan. When your first engine arrives on scene do you think about how you are going to illuminate the accident or fire that you have arrived at? Your department needs to think about this as well as all of the other aspects of firefighting, when developing standard operating procedures/guidelines.

Just as flashlights have become powerful, the LED Scene Lighting Products that are being produced today, do not require much power. You can install many of them on standard 12v electrical systems. You can keep your generators out off of the engine. Sound Off Signal has a complete line of scene lighting options that may work into how you operate. Check them out here!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Firefighter Nomex Hoods Are Designed To Keep You Cool

When you go into fight a fire, you want to be as protected as possible. You need to full deal, bunker coat and pants, boots, helmet, scba tank and a fire hood so your skin is covered in the event of flash over or steam burns. With the full heat of summer in swing, you are going to get HOT! That's why it's important when choosing your PPE equipment to be very careful to choose one that's going to be light but protect you the most.

A nomex fire hood is an often overlooked part of your personal protective gear. You want the same in a fire hood as you do in your other gear. You want it to protect you for the type of attack you are making on the fire, but you also want one that is not going to get in the way of your attack. Most firefighters also want a third element - STYLE!

There has been a big move in the fire service for nomex hoods to depict personality. Well we have you covered! Literally - we have all sorts of styles and levels of protection for your next fire hood with nomex hoods, carbon fiber hoods, pink fire hoods and more. Check out our complete line of fire hoods at The Public Safety