WILDFIRE SEASON: Are you geared-up?

Fire Season

Wildfire season is heating up to be another scorcher; as exhausted firefighters brace themselves for potentially the worst season yet. CHIEF highlights some key equipment to keep you protected as you protect others- Are you geared-up?

ESS FirePro-1977 Series Goggles

ESS FirePro-1977 Series GogglesThe ESS FirePro-1977 Series includes the most advanced low-profile wildand fire and rescue goggles on the market. The compact frame design prevents helmet interference while increasing peripheral vision. The Speed-Clip strap system makes adjusting the straps quick and easy, even with gloves on. The full-perimeter ventilation and filtration system minimizes lens fogging and filters airborne particles, dust, and debris. These goggles also feature OpFoam, a thin-yet-durable anti-microbial face padding that is heat and flame resistant while providing maximum comfort and ease of cleaning. The FirePro-1977 FS is certified to meet the NFPA 1977 wildland fire equipment performance requirements, including the 350°F for 5-minute oven test. They are also U.S. Federal OSHA compliant, exceed the requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2010, and are considered Primary Eye Protection by NFPA 1500.

PGI Fire Hood, Carbon Shield

PFI Fire Hood Classic Black

The PGI Carbon Shield Fire Hood touts a heavy-duty head and neck coverage in a flame-resistant, carbon-fiber hood that weighs in at only 80% of what other N.F.P.A.-compliant hoods do. It’s non-flammable & melt-proof: will glow, but not burn in extreme heat or flame. This hood, meets the latest specs N.F.P.A. 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, 2007 Edition. Here’s what one happy firefighter had to say, when using his new hood:

“I would like to take a moment and tell you about my new carbon hood. My fire department received a call one day for a bee emergency. We arrived on the scene and had to put on the bee suit over my turnout gear. Now my department is in Lake Havasu City, AZ and the temperature was about 95°F that day. I had on the carbon hood, and as I watched the other firemen started to sweat and shed off their layers of clothes. I stayed very comfortable and my head stayed very cool. I ended up wearing my hood all the way back to the station. Please use this information to pass on to other potential buyers that this new carbon hood does the job of keeping your head very cool. – Lt. Kevin Pfeiffer, Desert Hills Fire Dept., AZ”

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Shelby Glove Wildland/Rescue Glove

Shelby Glove Wildland and Rescue GloveShelby Glove Company offers premium quality gloves specifically designed for Wildland Fire Service. Whether you’re blazing a trail or scratching a fire line, these pigskin gloves get the job done. Featuring abrasion resistant, multi-directional fiber structure, brushed pigskin leather, these gloves are made right here in the U.S.A. The set-in Keystone thumb conforms more closely to the natural movement of the hand, which provides extra protection and a more comfortable feel.  Shelby uses nomex and Kevlar trim and stitching as an added fire retardant. This glove meets NFPA 1977 Standard on Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Fire Fighting. You can count on Shelby for protection and quality when it counts the most.

Anchor Industries New Generation Fire Shelter

Anchor Industries Fire ShelterMake sure your crew has maximum protection with an Anchor New Generation Wildland Fire Shelter. The improved design of the New Generation Fire Shelter provides added protection from direct flame while reflecting radiant heat and trapping breathable air. Rounded ends help scatter radiant heat. The outer layer is made of aluminum foil and woven silica cloth that work together to reflect approximately 95% of radiant heat that does strike the shelter directly, while slowing its passage to the inside. The shelter’s inner layer of fiberglass is laminated to aluminum foil to help prevent heat from being re-radiated to the person inside the shelter. Anchor Industries Fire Shelters Trusted for over 30 years, and proved to save lives.

Bullard LT Traklite Helmet With Faceshield

Bullard LT Traklite Helmet With FaceshieldThe re-engineered LT Traklite Series structural fire helmet is the result of 20 years of Bullard engineered polymers technology and expertise.
The Bullard patented M-PACT Shell® with Smart Ridge design provides thermal and impact protection while offering more headroom for a comfortable fit. The patented Quick-Attach Blade System permits the firefighter to simply press on or off either a blade-mounted faceshield or blade-mounted goggle in seconds. This flexibility gives the firefighter the advantage of the right option for the right application without time consuming component changes. The Bullard Sure-Lock ratchet headband adjusts to the wearer’s head with a quick turn of the knob, for fast adjustment during usage.

Thorogood Wildland Fire Boots

Thorogood Wildland Fire BootsWhen all hell breaks loose, you need to know your gear can handle extreme situations and keep you protected and comfortable. Thorogood Wildland Fire-Resistant Boots bring you the highest quality fire-protective footwear, so you can remain focused on the challenge at hand. Featuring a Vibram sole, these fire boots have an exclusive compound which guarantees maximum traction on both wet or dry surfaces and various terrains, while maintaining its physical properties in intense temperatures. The Goodyear Storm Welt construction supplies tight seams at the soles, which allows for flexibility and impressive longevity. Best known for manufacturing bulletproof vests, Kevlar also produces the thread stitched throughout these boots. Triple-row stitching at the seams of the work boots gives you superior reinforcement, with cut-resistant Kevlar laces to deliver thermal stability. Removable footbeds allows for easier cleaning, while a Dri-lex lined tongue offers exceptional moisture-wicking capabilities to keep your feet drier and more comfortable.

Wildfire season can quickly become a multi-state emergency, so having access to the most efficient gear, can make the difference between lives and homes saved, or total tragedy. Find all these supplies plus Turnout gear, FireToolsWildland Gear, Firefighter badges, fire blankets, and firefighter gear bags at CHIEF Supply or call 1-888-588-8569 to contact a department or government sales rep in your area.

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