On December 9, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley (R-WV) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA) introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R. 5811) to bolster recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel. The bill allows volunteer emergency responders to claim the first 300 hours per year of services that they provide as charitable donations worth $20 per hour.
This would be a valuable benefit to the Volunteer Fire Service.
H.R. 5811 was introduced right before Congress adjourned for the year. Representatives McKinley and Loebsack plan to re-introduce the bill next year when the 114th Congress convenes. The NVFC supports this legislation and will work to build support for it in the next Congress.
Tac Force Magnum Assisted Opening Rescue Knife – Firefighter
This is a great knife with a Part serrated stainless steel blade. It has a built in seat belt cutter and glass breaker. Great knife to carry in you bunker gear. The metal pocket clip works great.
The blade is 3.25″ long and when it is closed it measures 4.5″.
The fast spring assisted opening action works very well-just flick the stud on the back spine of the knife for instant blade deployment!
The handle is red aluminum with black a on-lay and inlaid Fire Dept. emblem.
For the price this is a great knife, customers have rated this knife at 4.2 out of 5
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The Channellock 87 8.88-Inch Compact Rescue Tool
is a great tool to have with you when you are working hard on the fire grounds. With this tool you can cut a battery cable or a cable inside a house. Shut off a gas valve, and also tighten up that hose line that is leaking.
This tool is designed specifically for firefighters, first responders and EMTs.
This compact rescue tool has multiple dependable and useful aspects for the first responder. There are several safety functions all in one tool capable of prying open doors and windows, with sharp hardened edges for cutting cables, wires and soft metals effortlessly. This amazing tool has an additional ability to shut off safety gas vales along with loosening hose couplings. The emergency rescuer will find this tool greatly beneficial under several emergency circumstances. Five safety features are designed in the 87 Rescue Tool, and only weighs 1.1 pounds at 8.8 inches in length. This very functional channellocks are made of high carbon steel and features electronic coating for maximum rust prevention.
Customers have rated this tool at 4.8 out of 5
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