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What to Wear: Evolution of the Firefighter Helmet

Helmets are an iconic component of the typical firefighter ensemble.

The classic helmet shape dates back to the early 1900s, when helmets fabricated with leather and metal caught on with firefighters everywhere. The design was purposeful: a high dome to deflect falling objects and a wide brim

The Iconic Firefighter Badge

What began as a loose, community-based organization in the 1600’s evolved into an organized system of volunteers by the late 1700’s and early 1800’s.

From Buckets to Fire Hydrants

The Cleveland Clinic Fire

The Cleveland Clinic is consistently rated one of the top hospitals in the nation. However, just eight years after first opening their doors the clinic was faced with a disaster that would change firefighting forever.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum, A Pictorial Post

There are no words to describe the feeling when entering the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Witnessing people of all ages remember, honor and respect the grounds is humbling and inspiring at the same time. 

These images were take on Tuesday, July 1st at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. It was a

The Origins of Fire Fighting

There is no question that Fire Fighters have a long and proud history across the world. For years brave men and women have faithfully served to protect the people. But how far back does the Fire Fighting tradition go? It might surprise you that the oldest team of Fire Fighters on record traces back

The Jacksonville Fire Museum

The Jacksonville Fire Museum in Jacksonville, Florida serves as a link for past and present fire history for Jacksonville. The museum also serves as the State of Florida Fire Museum.

The Maltese Cross...Or Is It the St. Florian Cross?

The Red White and Blue Fire Museum

Fire-Dex: Celebrating 30 Years

On April 27, 1983, when stamps were .20 cents and gas was only $1.25/gallon, Fire-Dex opened in Cleveland Ohio, under the name National Safety Apparel. Thirty years later, Fire-Dex is serving the international firefighter community as a top provider of head-to-toe turnout gear with continued

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