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2013-04-19 23:00:51

FoxFury Lighting Solutions will exhibit its LED fire helmet lights, portable scene lights and right angle firefighter flashlights at FDIC 2013, the world's largest firefighter training conference and exhibition, next week in Indianapolis, IN. FoxFury will unveil its newest light as well as have two special guests (Eddy Weiss of Chasing4Life and Ryan Pennington of Views from the Jumpseat) in booth #5457. Vista, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 FoxFury Lighting Solutions will exhibit its LED fire...

2013-04-12 23:02:27

With new Firefighter Tools becoming available regularly, All Hands Fire Equipment is now announcing the release of the new Sterling Lightning Hook and Lightning GT Hook for the Fire Industry. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 Firefighters rely on a wide variety of personal protective gear and other equipment to ensure their safety and enhance their ability to operate effectively on the job. One crucial part of the firefighter´s arsenal is the personal escape system. Firefighter escape...

2013-04-04 23:00:18

FoxFury Lighting Solutions today announces the release of the new Command 20 Fire Tilt firefighter helmet light. This 72 lumen wide angle LED headlamp fits fire and rescue helmets, features an adjustable tilt and provides panoramic vision. Vista, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 FoxFury Lighting Solutions today announces the release of the new Command 20 Fire Tilt firefighter helmet light. This 72 lumen wide angle LED headlamp fits fire and rescue helmets, features an adjustable tilt and provides...

Firefighters Get A Little Help From Tactile Sensory Helmet
2013-03-30 05:42:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UK researchers have developed a prototype sensory helmet that could help firefighters and other rescue workers find their way through dark or smoke-filled conditions while performing their life-saving duties. The specially-adapted “tactile helmet” was developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield Centre for Robotics (SCentRo) and was inspired by the study of touch-related sensing of rodents who use their...

2013-03-25 23:01:55

As firefighter escape systems and new fire fighting equipment continue to evolve, there are more new and improved products available all the time. All Hands Fire Equipment is now announcing the release of the new Gemtor 546NYC Harness. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 Firefighters use a huge array of tools to meet the demands of their difficult job. Thousands of different variations and equipment options exist for the many tools firefighters use to perform their duties. They range from...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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