Start the New Year strong with a new body camera and dash camera. The Bureau of Justice Administration estimates that between 4,000 and 6,000 law enforcement agencies are planning to adopt or already adopted body worn cameras. Both of these pieces of equipment help make law enforcement officers’ jobs easier. Below are some of the top sellers to help you decide if you’re looking to get an upgrade this year. Continue reading New Body Worn and Dash Cameras
Tommie Copper is a notable brand of compression apparel that is infused with copper and designed to relieve pain in areas where worn. Unlike most compression wear, Tommie Copper promotes the idea of comfortable compression wear. Tommie Copper compression wear bridges the gap between athletic use and pain relief in overworked joints and muscles. Continue reading Tommie Copper: How Does it Work?
Not all people walk in the same way; some people walk with an outward or inward tilt. If you’re one of these people, you may find your shoes uncomfortable. If you find your shoes uncomfortable after work and everyday activities, you may be wearing shoes designed for someone with a different walk. Many footwear companies will try and compensate for this by stiffening up a portion of the shoe where a person is over compensating their step. Locking the buyer into whatever state the footwear is designed for, no matter what their personal walk is. Those who spend large amount on their feet know how crucial comfortable footwear is and the difference a good shoe can make. Continue reading Bates Individual Comfort System
As the holiday season quickly approaches, remember to thank those who perform necessary but often under-appreciated jobs. First responders are known to have one of the most straining jobs, taking a toll on the responder’s moral. Giving thanks is a great way to show first responders how much you care about their work for the community. Even a small amount of gratitude can help these responders through a difficult time and push them into a positive state of mind. Continue reading Ways to Thank First Responders
Law enforcement is one of the most difficult, but rewarding careers out there. As civilians, we can help make officers’ jobs and lives easier. With the hard work law enforcement officers put in to keep the community safe, please consider the following things.
Buckle Up Your Kids
Seat belts constantly save lives and help prevent unwanted tragedies. Remember to buckle up to protect yourself and others from tragic collisions that may occur. Buckling up can also save you an unwanted ticket.
Forty-nine U.S. states have passed move over laws, which were promoted in response to increasing roadside fatalities in the line of duty. This law requires drivers, upon noticing either emergency vehicle with sires and/or flashing lights to move away from the vehicle by one lane. Additionally, moving over can capture the attention of less attentive drivers and influence them to follow your lead.
Remember to always be respectful to officers. An officer’s job is hard enough as it is without having someone trying to belittle or derail the officer. Officers are aware of the rights civilians have and will act accordingly to those rights.
While there are many things we can do to make officers jobs easier. These serve as few key examples officers wish civilians were more informed about. Consider these, and think about other ways to make officer’s lives easier.
Often people have preconceptions about who firefighters are and what goes into their work. Many assume that firefighters are simply heroes that show up to put out fires, but don’t typically know much about them. There are many things that firefighters might want civilians to know about their line of work that most simply aren’t aware of. Here are a few things you might not be aware of about firefighters, which will hopefully help showcase not only the heroic efforts of these men and women, but the diligence and dedication that goes into their jobs. Continue reading Things You Might Not Know About Firefighters
With the winter months already upon us, it’s a good time to either dig through the closet for the warmer clothes, or simply picking up something new. You definitely want to make sure that you have everything you need for when it starts getting much colder. Continue reading Tactical Jackets and Footwear for Cold Weather
Firefighting is listed as the most stressful job of 2015, and managed to get third place in 2014, according to careercast.com. This is very easy to imagine, given the incredibly stressful situations firefighters put themselves in when they’re called to act in a moment’s notice, responsible for not only their own lives but the lives of others as well. Keeping a clear mind is not only important, but essential to doing the job as a firefighter. Here are a few tips that might help keep your head clear. Continue reading Keeping a Clear Mind as a Firefighter
Working as a law enforcement officer can certainly be a satisfying and rewarding job. However, it can just as easily be a stressful one. Working in law enforcement places a lot of responsibility and burdens on one’s shoulders, and sometimes it’s hard to remember that we are only human and sometimes need to take care of ourselves as well. While there’s no surefire way to eliminate stress in the workplace or reduce job fatigue, here are a few tips for helping to handle and reduce the stress you might face while on the job. Continue reading Tips for Handling Stress in Law Enforcement
As of 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration passed new rules for employees regarding open flame hazards. While before this change it was only recommended that your body be fully covered with flame-resistant clothing in the work place, this new regulation requires that those whose workplaces meet certain requirements, which an employer must check, must have 100% full body coverage for their employees. We’ll detail how these changes might apply to you. Continue reading Changes to Flame-Resistant Work Apparel