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    Does anyone have any information on the new Firefox line of reflective/glow in the dark paints/trim/bands for PPE and equipment? I can't find any product reviews. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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    It looks great! On their website they got a video. IDK, I applied to be one of their independent salesmen, haven't heard anything back yet.
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    right... all their info looks good, and their sales pitch is good... I just want some first hand info/experience.
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    We just picked some up at the Harrisburg Fire Expo a few weeks ago. We bought two rolls and were told it would be enough to wrap an axe and halligan with each roll. One roll did one tool. The stuff is expensive but does work though. It acts as a nice grip and the reflectivity is amazing. Have not used them in a fire yet though. If we get more, it will probably be the "dip" or "paint" on from the can.

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    That's good to hear. Did you try any application to PPE?
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    No first hand experience to relay but the parent company is mn8products

    Here's a link to their FoxFire line of products.
    http://www.mn8products.com/our-brands/product/foxfire
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    that website has a great video. so does thefirestore.com
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    My concern is over how much light a fire tool is exposed to. At least in my station, most tools are kept in a dark compartment. If we go to a fire at night, pull one of these out of the dark compartment then enter a structure, how will it ever work? I'm not sure how long and how bright of light this stuff needs to be exposed to, but it certainly needs some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaster668 View Post
    My concern is over how much light a fire tool is exposed to. At least in my station, most tools are kept in a dark compartment. If we go to a fire at night, pull one of these out of the dark compartment then enter a structure, how will it ever work? I'm not sure how long and how bright of light this stuff needs to be exposed to, but it certainly needs some.
    I was thinking the same thing. Don't most "glow in the dark" items have to be exposed to light before they will glow? Wouldn't work for my department, all of our tools are in compartments.
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    Actually, it does say that on the website. Who keeps their tools in direct light at all? Unless you have lighting inside your compartments, there really isn't a way to keep these charged. Million dollar concept busted by common sense. I wonder if it's supposed to be a one-time use thing? Not many guys keep their tools laying around until they get a call do they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanK63 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. Don't most "glow in the dark" items have to be exposed to light before they will glow? Wouldn't work for my department, all of our tools are in compartments.
    Simple: Just hold them up to the fire before dropping them.. problem solved.
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    Yes, that is a problem. We were thinking more about application to PPE (helmets most likely): increase personnel visibility...
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    I have one the the helmet bands on my lid. Kept it in trunk of my car without opening it for about a week, brought it out and took it in a darkened building and it was just as bright as letting it sit out in light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firehick View Post
    I have one the the helmet bands on my lid. Kept it in trunk of my car without opening it for about a week, brought it out and took it in a darkened building and it was just as bright as letting it sit out in light.
    Any idea how long the glow lasts though?
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    Key Features

    Can be charged by any light source (sun, artificial light, low light)
    May be recharged repeatedly
    Glow/illumination from products serve as a “light emitter”
    No batteries required
    Can withstand high temperatures
    Can illuminate surroundings for up to 17 hours when fully charged
    Energy efficient and eco-friendly
    Increases visibility and positional orientation
    Available in a variety of colors
    Do-it-yourself kits available

    from the website n2dfire posted: http://www.mn8products.com/our-brands/product/foxfire

    Also, are we talking about firefox browser and web OR foxfire safety?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6Duron1 View Post
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    Also, are we talking about firefox browser and web OR foxfire safety?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanK63 View Post
    Any idea how long the glow lasts though?
    It keeps a decent glow for a couple of hours and as mentioned before, it charges off of low light. Havent had it in a working structure yet but in the smoke house and other darkened environments it's done well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firehick View Post
    It keeps a decent glow for a couple of hours and as mentioned before, it charges off of low light. Havent had it in a working structure yet but in the smoke house and other darkened environments it's done well.
    Great! Thanks or the feedback!
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