If you answered yes, keep reading! On October 15th, we will be giving away a Fire-Dex helmet. There are three steps to be entered into the drawing to win the helmet.
You have to:
- Stand your head,
- Have your buddy snap a photo of you standing on your head,
- Email it to email@example.com.
Only one photo entry per person. We will be sharing some of our favorites on our Facebook page. Good luck and remember to keep it clean. We are a family channel.
Congratulations to Robert Sheard! Robert is the September winner of a brand new pair of Fire-Dex leather fire boots.
We had some really witty captions for our Facebook photo contest. Click here to read all the great captions on our Facebook wall. We selected our top 10 favorites, put the names in a boot (of course), and pulled out Robert’s name. Our favorite captions were:
- Rob: Sorry the wife wears the pants…
- Kim: When I find out who stole my Bunker Pants I’ m gonna plant one of these Fire-Dex boots where the sun don’t shine!!!!!!!!
- Montana: Well the budget didn’t include pants. What can I say…
- Mark W: Oh boy, that’s what I get for not wearing Fire-Dex from head to toe!
- Robert: Lady Gaga – you aint got nothing on me.
- Danielle: Now tell me the truth…do these boots make my butt look big??!!
- Will: I’m to SEXY for my pants to sexy for my pants, I’m so sexy.
- Brad: What happens in Fire-Dex Boots…. stays in Fire-Dex Boots!!
- Edward: Fire-dex boots so tuff they make me Chuck Norris approved.
- Mark T: This is my good side, why are you laughing?
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for our more giveaways and updates!
Robert, please email your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether the materials are flammable, toxic or radioactive, firefighters have been called to the scene to address a host of precarious cleanups over the years. Their flame-retardant gear, protective masks and breathing apparatus made them the best candidates for dealing with the unpredictable nature of hazardous chemicals since nobody else knew how to deal with some of these deadly combinations.
Many people believe the first firefighter hazardous materials, or hazmat, cleanup scenarios involved the dangers of gunpowder near fire. As industry evolved, so did hazmat cleanup efforts, but not without some grave sacrifices from the fire department. These incidents paved the road for future hazmat cleanup protocol and safety:
1964: In Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania, a truck carrying explosives caught on fire. The driver parked the truck on the side of the road without warning placards and ran to call for assistance. Firefighters arrived at the scene to extinguish the flames, but they didn’t realize the truck could explode at any time. As a result, three firefighters and some bystanders were killed during a massive explosion. Since then, warning placards on vehicles carrying hazardous materials have become commonplace.
1970: Large explosions in Crescent City, Illinois, were caused by something most firefighters hadn’t dealt with—Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE). Train cars full of LP gas wrecked and destroyed the local pumping station. As a result, firefighters didn’t have enough water to extinguish the blaze. Despite help from firefighters in neighboring communities, it was difficult to fight the flames. The tank cars that were filled with flammable vapors exploded, and 60 firefighters incurred injuries.
1975: In Manhattan, a telephone switching building for the New York City Telephone Exchange caught on fire. Wires with plastic coatings burned throughout the building, causing a billow of toxic smoke. Firefighters extinguishing the fire weren’t wearing breathing apparatus, and they inhaled doses of the hazardous smoke. Unfortunately, many of the firefighters who helped to extinguish the blaze incurred respiratory problems and cancer, while some even died.
These experiences prompted the establishment of safety protocol and the evolution of more protective equipment to help firefighters successfully tackle similar situations.
Remember the Fire-Dex “Kickin’ It…Summer 2011” boot promotion?
Well, it was such a hit, we’re extending it. So, join our Facebook community and watch for caption contests and other opportunities to enter to win a brand new pair of Fire-Dex leather fire boots. To date, we have awarded three firefighters with these comfortable, athletic fire boots: Brian Berry, Adam Thompson and Chris Anderson.
But wait, there’s more! After all, Fire-Dex IS One Brand Head to Toe. In addition to giving away a pair of boots at the end of the month, we are also giving away a fire helmet in the middle of the month.
Helmets and boots – One Brand Head to Toe
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.