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Department Planning for 2019

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Department Planning for 2019
To All Our Valued Customers: If your department purchases gear and apparel from CODE-2, we’d first like to extend our gratitude for your patronage. As first responders ourselves, it’s an honor and a privilege to be able to help supply all of you that put yourselves on the front lines of dangerous and traumatic events to serve everyone in your communities. And we understand firsthand the value of having warm, comfortable, dependable and durable apparel and gear, whether you'r...
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Firefighter Badges: Origin and Meaning of the Cross and Scramble
Many Fire Departments across the country use widely recognized symbols as part of their company badge, including the Maltese Cross and a collection of symbolic items grouped together and known as a Scramble. So where did these symbolic elements come from and what is the meaning behind them?
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EMS Badges: Origin and Meaning of the Star of Life

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EMS Badges: Origin and Meaning of the Star of Life
Before the widespread use of the now iconic Star of Life, many ambulances used the Omaha Orange Cross – a blocky cross in safety-orange on a square, reflective white background – to designate ambulances as emergency vehicles. However, in 1973 the American Red Cross protested that this symbol too closely resembled their own, trademarked logo.The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration intervened and agreed. And so the EMS Branch Chief Leo R. Schwartz designed the Star of L...
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The Best Value for the Lowest Price: Code-2 Clearance Items
A clearance sale is a great time to get excellent products at reduced prices. It may also be your last chance to get a discontinued item or last year’s model or style.
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Be Prepared to Help Save Lives: Bleeding Control Kit Considerations
Bleeding Control Kits have seen a huge surge since the Department of Homeland Security launched the Stop the Bleed Campaign back in October, 2015. These kits are designed for use in situations of extreme trauma that can result from gunshot wounds, explosions, traffics accidents, natural disasters and other potentially life-threatening bleeding.
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Why I Wear HAIX Boots as a First Responder

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Why I Wear HAIX Boots as a First Responder
If you’re a First Responder then you know the importance of reliable footwear. We can spend a lot of our day on our feet and the job can take our feet to unexpected places. High-quality boots can keep your feet safe and comfortable regardless of where the job may take you.
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Firefighter Gear Given New Life with FFTOB

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Firefighter Gear Given New Life with FFTOB
CODE-2 is excited to become only the second official retailer in the country to sell Niki Rasor's Firefighter Turnout Bags. If you don't know Niki's story yet, it's worth catching up on it. It's inspiring to see someone turn their hobby and passion into a international business that respects First Responder gear and eliminates unnecessary waste. Niki Rasor has done just that, and CODE-2 is proud to support her and the original Firefighter Turnout Bags (FFTOB).
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Firefighter/EMT Loses Everything in House Fire While On Another Call
“I was in the back of an ambulance doing an ambulance call and they know I don't answer the phone and then all of the sudden my phone starts blowing up and the paramedic came on board she said, ‘You hear what's happening up on 4 road?’ Then I look at my phone because I am responding, and I'm like, ‘Hey that's my address.’" Richard Crossman, Firefighter/EMT.
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Welcome to the CODE-2 Blog!

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Welcome to the CODE-2 Blog!
Welcome to the CODE-2 blog page. CODE-2 is a First Responder's Equipment and Apparel store, owned and operating by First Responders, and serving first responder professionals and organizations across the U.S. Every month we'll post articles on this blog about the most trusted brands in Fire, EMS and Tactical Gear, new products and special offerings, and news about First Reponders in the field.
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