History of Firefighters

photo_8172_20081204-300x2001Firefighters have a long and colorful history, with many of the most famous figures in Western history playing a big role in forming the firefighting profession we know today. By understanding where professional firefighting originated we can appreciate it not only for saving countless homes and lives, but also for the cultural heritage firefighters have all over the globe. Continue reading History of Firefighters

4 Tips for Preventing Household Fires

00000AF2B02XOctober serves as National Fire Prevention Month, which means it’s a good time to make sure you’re doing your best to help prevent fires in your home and in other areas of your daily life. One of the most dangerous forms of a surprise fire is a house fire, as it not only put your belongings but also your family and neighbors at risk. While it may seem like these fires are uncontrollable, there are often a few areas and situations, which can dramatically reduce the chance of a fire in your home, as long as you manage to avoid them. Here are four ways to help reduce the chance of a household fire. Continue reading 4 Tips for Preventing Household Fires

Top Five Preparation Tools for Plane Travel

jets-on-the-tarmacWhile it might make sense to prepare for an emergency at your home or at work, it might also behoove you to consider preparing in the case of travel, especially travel by plane. It’s easy enough to throw your bug-out-bag in the back of your car if you’re going on a road trip, but most typical items people would include in their luggage won’t make it past airport security. However, with a bit of cleaver thinking you can still be prepared for an emergency either at your destination or in case of an emergency landing. Here are the top items you should consider including in your carry-on luggage. Continue reading Top Five Preparation Tools for Plane Travel

Prepare Your Pets for a Natural Disaster

Often times, when considering the potential of a disaster, it’s easy to focus on what the best course of action is for survival. After all, in case of an emergency it makes sense to look after yourself, your friends, and your family if anything were to happen. However, many people fail to take into account their pets in these situations, which can result in preventable stress and frustration or worse. Here are a few tips that will help you make sure your animal companion will have an excellent chance for survival in case of an emergency. Continue reading Prepare Your Pets for a Natural Disaster

Are You Prepared? 5 Must-Haves for Your Bug Out Bag

Being ready for anything means being prepared to go at a moment’s notice, and the best way to do that is to have a Bug Out Bag. Designed to have everything you need in case you need to “bug out”, hence the name, your bug out bag should be stock full of the essentials to survive an emergency situation. But, what should you keep in your bug out bag? Continue reading Are You Prepared? 5 Must-Haves for Your Bug Out Bag

Preparing for Natural Disasters

When disaster strikes, will you be prepared? Because it is National Preparedness month, it might be worth thinking about what your solutions are for natural disasters. Often natural disasters occur without warning, and therefore don’t leave a lot of time to react. The best way to insure the safety of you and your family is by preparing beforehand, so that if something terrible does occur you’ll be ready for it. As it would be expected, not every natural disaster is the same and each requires their own kind of preparation. Additionally some may be unlikely to ever happen in your area. Below are a few possible disasters that could happen and a few ways to prepare yourself in case they occur. Continue reading Preparing for Natural Disasters

The Honor Guard: Mourn, Remember and Honor

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The funeral ceremony has often served as a means of mourning, remembering, and honoring those who have passed, and as a country some of the most formal and revered ceremonies are held for those in military service, as well as police officers and civil servants. Those who carry out these ceremonies are called the honor guard. Continue reading The Honor Guard: Mourn, Remember and Honor

Body Armor Sizing and Measuring

Body armor is quite simply the most important piece of any law enforcement officer’s uniform. It saves lives. Unfortunately, when it doesn’t fit properly, your body armor can also be the most uncomfortable part of your uniform. However, with the correct fit, your body armor will not only be more comfortable but also provide effective and protective coverage. All it takes are a few simple measurements and some fine tuning once you have your vest, so let’s get started.

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Tommie Copper: Science Behind the Compression Apparel

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Tommie Copper is a brand of compression apparel that is infused with copper, designed to relieve pain in areas where worn. Their line-up consists of compression sleeves for the ankle, calf, knee, wrist and elbow, as well as men and women’s compression shorts and shirts. Tom Kallish, who claims to have created the brand after finding more traditional compression wear to be uncomfortable, founded the compression wear. While compression wear is often advocated for and used by athletes, Tommie Copper bridges the gap between athletic performance and pain relief, and may help alleviate some of the stress from overworked joints and muscles. Continue reading Tommie Copper: Science Behind the Compression Apparel