Leadership

EQUIPMENT DIGEST

Issue 11 and Volume 137.

EQUIPMENT DIGEST Fire Blanket The Firecover fire blanket available from American Safety Products, extinguishes small fires and provides upper-body protection while escaping from fires. Reusable and measuring slightly over one square meter (39 inches by 43 inches), it is made of 6-9 micron fiberglass impregnated with graphite and teflon. Firecover suffocates flames because of its low porosity. The blanket’s blend of materials allows it to absorb a substantial amount of heat at temperatures up to 1,500 degrees fahrenheit. Circle No. 14 on Reader Service Card Helmet Tool System Acorn Products, Inc. introduces the Helmate, a system of tools that affix to the firefighter’s helmet and which includes two disposable lights. The two lights are secured by a mounting bracket. When snapped into place, the lights can be rotated so the light shines where needed, regardless of head position. The lights can also be easily detached with one hand if the…

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