Cincinnati, OH, May 21, 2012— Phenix Technology, the manufacturer of Phenix Fire
Helmets, is pleased to announce its partnership with MN8-Foxfire, the developer of
Foxfire illuminating fire safety products for firefighters, in offering Foxfire products as
an upgrade on all of its helmets.
Foxfire illuminating helmet bands and tetrahedrons will be available as upgrades
on all Phenix Fire Helmets, effective immediately. Foxfire products utilize an advanced
photoluminescent technology that possess the unique capacity to absorb and store light
and then release it as a bright luminance in the dark. The bright glow emitted from
Foxfire’s helmet bands, tetrahedrons and other products illuminates surroundings and
serves as a light emitter, enabling firefighters to keep track of their crews in dark
environments. When fully charged (by any light source), Foxfire products can glow for
up to 17 hours.
“At Phenix, our mission is to provide firefighters with top quality, safe and
comfortable head protection,” said Ray Russell, president at Phenix Technology. “Foxfire
products enhance the safety of firefighters. Once we saw the glow from the products in
the dark, we knew that they were a perfect compliment to our mission of providing
products that keep firefighters safe.”
Phenix offers three different types of helmets and a variety of helmet accessories.
Phenix Helmets include:
TL-2 Traditional Leather Firefighting Helmet, which weighs about 55 ounces and
is the lightest NFPA leather helmet made.
Foxfire illuminating helmet
tetrahedrons available as an upgrade to standard tetrahedrons; Foxfire
illuminating helmet bands also an available accessory.
TC-1 Traditional Composite, which offers a low profile and ideal center of
gravity, providing an ergonomic design.
Foxfire illuminating helmet tetrahedrons
available as an upgrade to standard tetrahedrons; Foxfire illuminating helmet
bands also an available accessory.
First Due Series Contemporary, which brings together style, durability and
comfort and can be customized to meet a department’s needs.
helmet bars will soon be available as an upgrade to standard helmet strips;
Foxfire illuminating helmet bands also an available accessory.
“Phenix helmets have an outstanding reputation in the firefighting industry,” said
Zachary Green, president of MN8-Foxfire. “We are honored that Foxfire products will be
offered as accessories on all new Phenix helmets. We look forward to working with
Phenix in keeping more firefighters safe by utilizing our technology to reduce
disorientation and increase personnel accountability in low light environments.”
Phenix Helmets are available through the Phenix distributor network. Visit
to locate a distributor near you.
About Phenix Technology
Phenix Technology was founded in 1972 by two firefighters who had the desire to make
safe helmets that incorporated balance, longevity, lightweight and ergonomics; and were
usable for all types of emergencies. Now operating for more than four decades, Phenix
Technology has accumulated a wealth of design knowledge and is a recognized
manufacturer and seller of high quality professional fire helmets built to NFPA industry
standards. Phenix Technology’s fire helmets are used by thousands of firefighters in the
United States and worldwide. Proud to offer only products that are American made,
Phenix Technology operates out of its headquarters located in Riverside, California. For
more information, visit
is a firefighter owned company offering energy efficient and eco-friendly
products utilizing breakthrough advanced illumination technology. MN8’s product
offerings for the fire safety industry, marketed under the name Foxfire®, have earned a
reputation for safety, high quality and performance-proven. This is readily apparent in
Foxfire’s photoluminescent helmet bands, coating kits, grip wrap, equipment bands, Tshirts,
helmet tetrahedrons and other products. Both the Cincinnati USA Regional
Chamber and Cincinnati Innovates have recognized MN8-Foxfire for its efforts in
developing technology that keeps firefighters safe. The company is headquartered in
Wyoming, Ohio, a Cincinnati suburb. For more information, visit