Chris McCorkle, inventor of the BlackJack Helmet Flashlight Holder, was invited to be a guest on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch in late December 2007. Because of the popularity of the episode, it was run again on the June 12th, 2008. McCorkle, a veteran Phoenix firefighter was on The Big Idea’s “Road to CES” series and had the chance to call into the show via a live Web-cam.
Media focus is on the rise in a surprise photo in Men’s Health magazine’s March issue. A feature story was written on a fellow Phoenix firefighter’s workout and he is photographed in his turnouts wearing his helmet and attached is the BlackJack flashlight holder. In the past 4 months, Baton Rouge (LA) Fire Department and Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department have placed significant orders to supply the BlackJack as standard issue.1445 Designs, the maker of the BlackJack and the company of which McCorkle is president , has sold over 10,000 units in two years to his fellow firefighters.
About 1445 Designs Inc.
1445 Designs is a Phoenix based company started by a veteran Phoenix firefighter/paramedic in 2006. The company was started to satisfy the need of providing a safe, tough and durable flashlight mount for the fire service after years of personal frustration. The Blackjack has grown from one model to three and is being sold and distributed internationally. For more information about the Blackjack or 1445 Designs please, visit www.blackjackholder.com