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Call For Pride in Action Pictures!

As we push on with the reemergence of Firehouse Pride, we want to make sure we include our faithful & passionate followers in the process. Over the next month our social media, website and promotional material will be getting a major facelift and we want your help to do it. Send us your pictures of Firehouse Pride products in action. If we use your picture in our rebranding we will send you a pretty cool thank you gift thats in development as we speak.

Submit the highest quality version of your pictures to contact@firehousepride.com today!

We’re looking forward to seeing what you’ve got!

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Social Media Rules

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce all our online friends to our new social media policy of “Be Nice or Go Home”.

Firehouse Pride was founded to be a home for great ideas, training and conversations among like minded individuals as our new tagline says, “For Love of The Craft”.

Belittling, negativity and Monday Morning Quarterbacking will not be tolerated on any of our sites.

This is a brotherhood for those that love the craft of firefighting and want to do the job well, not for “Critics with No Credentials”.

There is a place for everyone here at Firehouse Pride, except mean spirited people.

For all you super awesome & positive people out there that love firefighting, welcome, take your shoes off and stay awhile – we’re glad you’re here!

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The Reemergence of Firehouse Pride “For Love of The Craft”

Firehouse Pride Orange LogoWell it’s been over 2 years since we published a blog post here at Firehouse Pride but it seems as good a time as any to send one out. A lot has happened in the last few years, both good & bad that required the powers that be at Firehouse Pride to take a big step back and reexamine their love/hate relationship with the “Modern Day Fire Service”. In that time of internal audits they discovered many things including, almost as an epiphany, a new level of clarity in purpose and passion for the craft of firefighting. Over the next few months we will be releasing a new website, increased content and some pretty cool additions to our product offerings. We will do our best to share our experiences and our passion with our online family as much as we can. For the time being here is a brief glimpse of what the future looks like for Firehouse Pride & friends!

Ladder Wraps House FireFounded in 2011, Firehouse Pride was initially created to bring quality products from the minds of experienced firefighters to market so that others might benefit from their unique & battle tested ideas.
Since that time Firehouse Pride has evolved into something much more to our faithful followers and to us as well. Firehouse Pride has become a brand for people who are passionate about the craft of firefighting and want to share their passion with others. A brand that means more than just being a firefighter, Firehouse Pride is a brand for those individuals who love the craft and have an everyday commitment to perform to the best of their ability, and in the end be victorious in their duty to protect life, property & each other!

For those who are a part of Firehouse Pride, “For Love of the Craft” means so much more than a few innovative products. It means “A passion for the craft of firefighting while honoring the history & tradition of the past, committing to a pride in performance in the present & mentoring others that they may carry on into the future.”

We are dedicated to honoring this “Passion Statement” in our everyday actions through the creation, testing & production of great products, the dissemination of unique knowledge & information acquired through real world experiences & collaboration and promotion of awesome training opportunities for those that, like us, do what they do “For Love of The Craft”.

Stay Tuned!

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Introducing Firehouse Pride Pro-Staff & Fireground Staff Opportunities “Join The Movement”

Since the start, the mission of Firehouse Pride has been to restore some sense of logic and practicality to the fire service for the efficiently, safety & pride of it’s members. We do this by providing firefighters around the country with products that work, from firefighters who have been there, and found a better way to do “it”. It has been an amazing few months here at Firehouse Pride, cool products, great people, and a flood of support from firefighters around the country who feel just like we feel & are tired of the “industry” telling them how to fight fires and what tools to use.

Firefighters lookout for each other, and they trust the experience and opinion of those they respect. Firehouse Pride makes products for those firefighters who care just a little bit more about quality and functionality on the fireground & beyond. We stand behind our products and our vision, and we want you involved!

What does it all mean? 

The Pro-Staff & Field Staff are essential to spreading Firehouse Pride across the country. Introducing their fellow firefighters to innovative products that they have probably never heard of before, but truly could save their lives. They test new products and improve old ones, they teach others, they spread knowledge through written word & social media, they work trade shows, they fight fires & save lives rockin’ Firehouse Pride products! They are the backbone of Firehouse Pride and the future of the fire service.

Firehouse Pride Pro-Staff are the battle tested, job driven few among us that have crawled down that dark and lonely hallway more than once with ears stinging and knees burning, wondering if they were coming back. They are from the busiest units, in the busiest houses, from the busiest departments in the country. They dedicate their time to the advancement of the fire service while preserving its historic and storied traditions. They are the ones who spend countless hours training & passing on years of knowledge to anyone who will listen, knowing all-to-well that it may one day save their lives. A salty training helmet or a stack of certifications won’t get you this title, but hard work, experience & dedication to the job might. Firehouse Pride Pro-Staff – “Battle Tested, Firehouse Pride Approved”

Firehouse Pride Fireground Staff are the motivated & dedicated boots on the ground whos’ love of the job radiates from everything they do, but the fire gods may not visit as often as others. Like the Pro-Staff, they too dedicate their time to the advancement of the fire service while preserving its historic and storied traditions. They train, train & train again, knowing full well that fire could strike at any moment. Be it in a small town or a big city, they will be called on to snuff out the red devil wherever he may be, risking themselves to save lives & property in defense of their neighbors regardless of how “busy” they may be. The Firehouse Pride Fireground Staff are the essential power behind the movement to return pride to the fire service and we are happy to have them!

If you think you have what it takes to be a member of the Firehouse Pride Pro-Staff or Fireground Staff, or you would just like to be apart of the movement, send us an interest email & a firefighting resume to contact@firehousepride.com and follow the developments on our Facebook Page!

Ladder Wraps Follow Up: Answers To Your FDIC Cleaning and Wear Questions

Smoke stained Ladder Wraps with some creative comments.

Got Work? Even a little dirty, the wraps shine through.

Thanks again for a awesome weekend in Indy!  It was great meeting all of you who came by the Firehouse Pride booth and checked out what we have offer.  Two of the most common questions we received from all of you was what is the durability of the Ladder Wraps and how should I go about cleaning the Ladder Wraps.  Both are great questions.  The material manufacturer recommends using a non-solvent based cleaner to freshin’ up the wraps.  We like Simple Green because it’s a non-toxic, biodegradable, environmentally safe cleaner but you can use any of your favorite cleaners. Denatured alcohol will also work. Pretty much anything except acetone will do, which brings to mind another question asked, if you do need to remove the ladder wraps, acetone is the weapon of choice. Being able to clean and “freshin’ up” smoke stained ladders is one direct advantage over traditionally painted ladders, which are dulled out after one smokey fire.

A non-solvent cleaner like "Simple Green" and a clean rag will do the trick

With minimal elbow grease, you can see your own reflection in the wraps again!

Even deep gashes from window glass won't cause the wrap to just "peel away"

On the question of durability, the Ladder Wraps are made with the highest quality, most reflective & strongest adhesive printable material 3M makes. Then we add to that quality with a highly durable extra laminated coating to further protect the Ladder Wraps from wear and tear at “fireprone” companies. The extra strong adhesive is removable for a few minutes during the initial application, but allowed to “cure” or dry for a few hours and the wraps are on for good (acetone application excluded of course). Once the adhesive is allowed to dry, the wrap material will only wear off in small chips, rather then in large strips.

The extra strong adhesive allows the wraps to wear in the most abused sections, while still maintaining the integrity of the remaining wrap.

This allows the wrap to wear only in the areas that receive the most contact, and maintains the reflective and identifying properties even after direct fire contact. The Ladder Wraps in this article have been to over 100 working fires with the exception one (seen below), our initial test wrap, which has survived over 200 fires and still puts in work. The wear and tear on the wraps is also a direct result of being thrown on hundreds of box alarms and training exercises. We tried to do our very best to bring you the highest quality, most durable product out there, hopefully you will feel the same. To learn more about Ladder Wraps, CLICK HERE. Stay safe!

Our initial product testing wrap taking a beating

Took a beating, but keeps on ticking. Even after direct fire contact the bulk of the Ladder Wrap maintains its identifying and reflective properties.

FDIC Pics & A Vid

Here is a few pics and vids from our trip to the Fire Department Instructors Conference, more on the way, but this should get you started. We had a great time, met some really good people, and are looking forward to next year.
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“The Fire Critic” Try’s Out Some Ladder Pride

Check out the story from The Fire Critic, CLICK HERE to see his site!

Below from Firecritic.com:

“The guys from Firehouse Pride contacted me about doing a product review for them. I was familiar with their stuff following them on Facebook.

They sent me 8 strips of green “ladder pride”. Two of the strips had “Engine 3″ on them. I decided to place the reflective strips on our ground ladders and send the remainder to Firehouse #5 for them to use. I haven’t gotten any pictures of Ladder Pride in action yet. I will share some pics from at night soon!

I will post the product review on FireProductReview.com in the coming weeks.

Until then, here are some shots of our “Firehouse Pride”…just another stripe for the tiger if you know what I mean!”