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48th Birthday!

48th Birthday!

Today is Phenix Technology, Inc.'s 48th year in business. In September of 1972, Phenix Technology, Inc. was founded by two young fire captains, Ronny Coleman and Ray Russell, who met through a mutual love for collecting antique fire helmets. Learn more about our journey to becoming one of the most recognized fire helmet manufacturers in the world!

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The Great Fire of 1910

The Great Fire of 1910

The Great Fire of 1910 (also commonly referred to as the Big Blowup) was a wildfire in the western United States that burned three million acres in North Idaho and Western Montana, with extensions into Eastern Washington and Southeast British Columbia, in the summer of 1910. The fire burned over two days on the weekend of August 20–21,

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1937 Blackwater Fire

1937 Blackwater Fire

Today in 1937, the fourth deadliest wildfire in the nation's history, the Blackwater Creek fire was started by a lightning strike in the pine-filled Shoshone National Forest. The fire smoldered and crept through the ground fuels for two days before it was spotted by the owners of a local hunting camp. Initially, the smoke was rising vertically from the area of Blackwater Creek, however as the rangers and CCC enrollees neared the fire the smoke and flame grew in intensity.

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1975 Philadelphia Gulf Refinery Fire

1975 Philadelphia Gulf Refinery Fire

Today in 1975, one of the biggest oil refineries in the country - Gulf Oil Co. in Philadelphia - ignited in a fiery explosion. Hydrocarbon vapors escaped from a tank and accumulated near the boiler house causing it to explode.

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COVID-19 Remote Work

COVID-19 Remote Work

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COVID-19

We have been monitoring the current COVID-19 situation for the last few weeks and we wanted to take a moment to share some internal actions and short term policy changes we are making in an effort to be strong corporate and community citizens.

 

Our immediate actions include:

  • Suspension of all business related travel through at least May 2020
  • Requiring any staff experiencing symptoms of the common cold, flu, or intestinal issues to stay home
  • Incorporating aggressive sanitizing procedures and encouraging enhanced hygiene for all
  • Suspended outside visitors for tours and non-business critical meetings (Effective March 16, 2020)
  • Social distancing in office meetings
  • Providing a safe place in the office for older children of Phenix family members who are displaced by school closures

 

Additionally, we have worked with our IT partners to prepare a business continuity plan in the event it is necessary. This includes work from home capabilities for our staff such as:

 

  • An effective number of mobile phones with call forwarding capability
  • Remote access capabilities for all business critical and customer experience staff
  • Communicating with all suppliers to identify potential issues with supply chain including placing supplemental orders for supplies that we feel are threatened

 

At this time, we do not anticipate any interruptions to our production capabilities but recognize this is a rapidly changing situation and will do our best to keep customers informed.

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Military Appreciation Picnic @ March AFB

Military Appreciation Picnic @ March AFB

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Phenix Technology Creates Custom Leather Helmet in Memory of the Charleston 9

Phenix Technology Creates Custom Leather Helmet in Memory of the Charleston 9

The exclusive helmet features a unique Charleston 9 logo on the rear brim that was created in memory the 9 Charleston firefighters that were lost on June 18, 2007, in the Sofa Super Store Fire.

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August 2018 Newsletter

August 2018 Newsletter

In this issue
VIDEO: How to Convert Your Liner into an XS or XL
Left Hander's Day
Safety Topic: Brush, Grass, and Forest Fires
Product of the Month
Distributor of the Month

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Boletín de Julio 2018

Boletín de Julio 2018

En Esta Edicion
¡Estamos en Instagram!
Show de Proveedores
Tema de Seguridad
Producto Destacado

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July 2018 Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

In this issue
TEEX Municipal Vendor Show
Happy 4th of July!
Safety Topic
Featured Product
Distributor Spotlight

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June 2018 Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter

In this issue
Presidential "E" Award Recipient
Running to Remember: The Granite Mountain Hotshots
TEEX Municipal Vendor Show
Safety Topic
Father's Day
Featured Product
Distributor Spotlight

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May 2018 Newsletter

May 2018 Newsletter

In this issue 
Safety Topic
Memorial Day
Mother's Day
Featured Product
Distributor Spotlight

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Phenix Technology Receives Presidential Award for Exports

Phenix Technology Receives Presidential Award for Exports

WASHINGTON D.C., May 21, 2018 - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Phenix Technology, Inc. with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washin

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