We have some VERY exciting news!
Most of you know that I am a huge FDNY “buff”. More than that, Im a Fire Service buff … the Fire Service as a whole. I LOVE it. It’s who I am, what I do and all I know. Rhett (Lt. Rhett Fleitz / Fire Critic) and Zach (Zach Green / MN8 FoxFire) share my love, feelings and passion for “The Job”. We have posted quite a bit here lately on it … the “Brotherhood”.
It’s more than a “catch phrase” for us, it’s a way of life and we would love nothing more than to infect you with it ( Read Becoming Infectious ).
The thing is … you have to do more than just talk about Brotherhood, you have to act. You have to do something (ANYTHING..big or small) to make a positive impact on the Service and aid our fellow Brothers / Sisters. Rhett and I try to do so everyday. Zach founded and entire company on that principle.
Today, we’re announcing our latest efforts and invite you to become a part of it!
Many of you will remember the December 19, 2011 fire in Brooklyn that seriously injured 2 members of FDNY’s Elite Company Rescue 2.
Firefighters James Gersbeck and Robert Weidmann were searching the top floor of a Brownstone when the entire floor flashed and trapped both members inside.
Firefighter Gersbeck was removed through the interior after somehow making it (diving into) the stairwell. Firefighter Weidmann made an unbelievable push through the flames making his way out a front window and onto an awaiting ladder.
Click the photo ( and then a 2nd time) for a larger version. The arrow points to firefighter Weidmann making his way to the window.
These members are still recovering. It’s been a difficult (to say the least) 34 days with many, many more ahead. The members of Rescue 2 created a special fund to provided assistance to these members and their families. They call it the “Rescue 2 MAYDAY Fund”. I introduced you to it in a post titled ” MONEY WELL SPENT “ (click title for link).
The response was good but we need and wanted to do more…. here’s what we came up with…
Zach, Rhett and I will be in New York City for business the 1st week in February. So, for the next week (before our trip); we want to raise as much money as possible for Rescue 2′s MAYDAY Fund, Brothers Weidmann, Gersbeck and their families.
50% of all ONLINE sales will go to the Rescue 2 MAYDAY Fund!
How AWESOME is that? A classic example of the Brotherhood at work by Zach and the entire MN8 FoxFire Team.
The offer is good for ANY MN8 FoxFire Products … Tetrahedrons, Helmet Bands, Equipment Bands, Tool Wrap or the Epoxy Kits!
The team has been hard at work giving the website and online store a new look while making it easier to navigate.
We’ve also included a way for you to donate to the fund without having to make a purchase!
EVERY product offered by MN8 FoxFire was designed with one thing in mind … FIREFIGHTER SAFETY!
It has been an honor to be a part of getting these products where they need to be…. in the hands of Firefighters and I’d like to THANK YOU for your support up to this point!
Please consider supporting us in this, our latest; endeavor. Click the link above, make a purchase or DONATE!
“MN8-Foxfire 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 are performance-proven. This is readily apparent in
Foxfire’s photoluminescent helmet bands, coating kits, grip wrap, equipment bands,
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. “
Stay SAFE and in House!