Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Firefighters 2015

It’s that time of year and we have released our Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Firefighters. Below you will see several different products and links to find each. #10 – Firefighter Apparel This is not the cringe while you look at cheesy firefighter apparel gift. I personally own apparel from the three brands below and recommend…

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale! Check out our online store for the deals we are offering on Black Friday. 10% OFF ALL SHIRTS 10% OFF ALL STICKERS To check out our online store and shop the Black Friday Sales CLICK HERE. 

UL – Air Entrainment Research

UL’s Firefighter Safety Research Institute has conducted an extensive Air Entrainment Study to evaluate the influence of nozzles and their ability to influence the flow path during a fire. I personally have been conducting my own back yard testing for more than a year on this very topic. From the moment “You can’t push fire” was…

About Matt Hinkle

Matt Hinkle is a Staff Instructor at the Mississippi State Fire Academy. He has over twelve years of experience in the fire service and has served in many positions throughout his career including; Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Training Officer and Instructor. He has designed local and state training curriculums, coordinated regional training events, and assisted in the development of national training programs. During his service Matt has received several awards including: Firefighter of the Year (Lafayette County Fire Department), Fire Officer of the Year Finalist (MS Burn Association), Medal of Valor (MS Burn Association), and a Letter of Commendation (City of Oxford). Matt has received over 2,000 hours of technical training in many disciplines including: NFPA 1001-I-II (Firefighter I-II), NFPA 1002 (Driver/Operator), NFPA 1041-I-II (Instructor), Hazardous Materials Technician I-II, Rope Rescue Technician I-II, Confined Space Rescue Technician, Trench Rescue Technician, Vehicle Extrication I-II, Search and Rescue Technician I-II-III, EMT-B, and Cave Rescue I-II.

The Rescue Wedge

The Rescue Wedge

It has been said many times before, that having single firefighter forcible entry skills becomes a force multiplier on the fireground. This wedge was developed by Jared Ford and Wesley Porter and made in the U.S.A. Using a machined wedge can help tremendously when trying to gap a door by yourself. We have been testing out…

Product Giveaway – American Fire Apparel

American Fire Apparel has decided to support our training mission and will be giving away a free item on our Facebook page today! The winner will get a chance to select any item from American Fire Apparel and they will send it straight to you. To enter the contest make sure you go over to…