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Archive of posts published in the category: First Responder Matters
Sep
5

Hurricane Harvey: A Tribute to First Responders

Photo of an Airboat used in the Houston Rescue Efforts

Introduction: The National First Responders Organization defines a first responder as any individual who runs toward an event rather than away.   In most cases this select group is made up of police officers, firefighters, EMS, and the trained volunteers of each of these…

Nov
7

New Bullet Proof Vest Technology – Better than Kevlar?

The Polish company Moratex, along with inventors at the Military Institute of Armament Technology in Warsaw, have come up with new applied science they say is better than Kevlar. The most unusual aspect scientists have discovered is the simple scientific procedure that it’s…

Sep
6

Tribute to First Responders…Was it Worth It?

The Fall is a time of Remembrance in our United States.  It’s been 15 years since that tragic day on 9/11 when 343 firefighters, 72 law enforcement officers, and 8 paramedics died, in addition to the thousands who perished in just hours.  On…

Aug
23

CYBER SECURITY FOR VEHICLES….A GROWING CONCERN

To be warned is to be forearmed. Technology experts today believe the automotive industry and telematic providers must deal head-on with the potential for all-out cyber security attacks on vehicles by exploring and testing-out electronic systems for vulnerabilities, recommending design modifications, alerting police…

Aug
15

Social Media: A Powerful Addition to Law Enforcement

IACP Training in Social Media September 16, 2016 (International Association of Chiefs of Police) IACP is offering a one-day training on SOCIAL MEDIA FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Learn how to strengthen police-community relations, increase transparency, and prevent and solve crimes using social media. For…

Aug
12

Should I Install TIR or Linear LED Lights?

In any job, you must have the right tools and resources to do it. Nowhere is this truer than with first responders and others that use their vehicle in their duties. When picking lights, many people make the mistake of just looking at…

Aug
5

Volunteer Firefighter Tips to Balance Community, Life, and Work

Volunteer firefighters are noble, honorable, and charitable. These men and women do everything paid firefighters do for free often making personal sacrifices to do so. Besides coming to the aid of neighbors in trouble, volunteers often work full-time jobs and have a family.…

Aug
5

How Many Lights are Too Many for a POV?

Every time we post a customer POV demo video on social media, there are a ton of comments. What we’ve learned from these posts is that there are usually three different types of comments. Those that love to see POVs lit up with…

Feb
5

Do You Need an LED Light Bar or Visor Light?

Fill Size Light Bar

When setting up police cruisers and fire department trucks, one of the best options is going to be an LED light bar on the rooftop. While this is ideal for these vehicles, there are some situations where a visor light may be a…

Jan
27

Ideas For Creating a Well-Balanced LED Light Set-Up

You’ve done all the research! You know what color and types of lights are allowed to be used in your state on your POV or department vehicle. Now you are ready to create a well-balanced LED light set-up. But how do you start?…