June 2018 Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter

Phenix Technology, Inc.

June 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

Presidential "E" Award Recipient

Riverside, CA. — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Phenix Technology, Inc. with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.on Monday, May 21st. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
“Phenix Technology has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with Phenix Technology’s strategic plan for market expansion to sustain international growth. The company’s volunteer work to support other businesses in developing an export program was also particularly notable. Phenix Technology’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs,” said Secretary Ross in his congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection.
Phenix Technology, Inc. is a manufacturer of products and equipment for emergency service personnel. Located in the sunny state of California, Phenix Technology, Inc. has become a well-known and respected name in the firefighting industry. Best known for rescue and firefighting helmets, the company has provided American Made products to first responders since 1972.
“Exporting is a critical part of our sales strategy,” said Angel Sanchez, Jr., Phenix Technology, Inc.’s Director of Global Operations. “The men and women who put their lives on the line protecting others, here in the United States and abroad, want world class quality products made in the United States. We are honored to receive the “E” Award.”
In total, Secretary Ross honored 32 U.S. companies and organizations from across the country with the President’s “E” Award for their role in strengthening the U.S. economy by sharing American ingenuity outside of our borders.
U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Award through the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service, located within the Department’s International Trade Administration. The U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. companies expand in international markets by lending their expertise at every stage of the exporting process.
U.S. exports totaled $2.21 trillion in 2016, accounting for nearly 12 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. Exports supported an estimated 11.5 million jobs nationwide in 2015, according to the most recent statistics from the International Trade Administration.
About the “E” Awards
In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth and case studies which demonstrate valuable support to exporters resulting in increased exports for the company’s clients.

Running to Remember: The Granite Mountain Hotshots

Phenix Technology, Inc. is proud to support Firefighter Joe Zambrano in his run honoring the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots. Firefighter Joe Zambrano will run, in full Firefighting gear, from The Los Angeles County Fire Museum in Bellflower, California to the Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial State Park in Yarnell, Arizona starting on June 23rd. This run, conducted over eight days, will honor the Fifth Anniversary of the Nineteen Granite Mountain Hotshots Last Alarm. All lost their lives fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire and protecting the surrounding communities on June 30th, 2013. Fireman Joe’s run will culminate on the Anniversary date at the State Park. The monies raised will be directly donated to the Kevin Woyjeck Explorers for Life Association.
All are encouraged to join Fireman Joe at any point along the route. Firefighters, police, and any other service personnel are invited to run in gear/uniform or to just come and run with him.
For more information on the route and donations, please see the Facebook Page:  www.Facebook.com/RunInFullGear
Direct DONATIONS can be made:
“We Can Never Repay Our Debt To These Heroes”

TEEX Municipal Vendor Show

Phenix Fire Helmets is pleased to announce that we will be attending the TEEX Municipal Vendor Show this coming July! There is no admission fee and the show is open to the public. Come see our helmets and our NEW Sidewinder 2 Hose Roller first-hand! All details for the show can be found below.
Find us at Booth 215
July 22, 2018
10 am - 4 pm
Reed Area, Texas A&M University Campus
College Station, TX
Booth 215
Did you know?
June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year.

Safety Topic: 10's and 18's

Phenix Technology, Inc. values our customers safety and strive to put out the safest, most comfortable, and durable helmets on the market. We would like to take a moment to remind everyone of these important firefighting orders and watch out situations.
Standard Firefighting Orders
1. Keep informed on fire weather conditions and forecasts. 
2. Know what your fire is doing at all times. 
3. Base all actions on current and expected behavior of the fire. 
4. Identify escape routes and safety zones and make them known.
5. Post lookouts when there is possible danger. 
6. Be alert. Keep calm. Think clearly. Act decisively. 
7. Maintain prompt communications with your forces, your supervisor, and adjoining forces. 
8. Give clear instructions and insure they are understood.
9. Maintain control of your forces at all times. 
10. Fight fire aggressively, having provided for safety first. 
18 Watch Out Situations 
1. Fire not scouted and sized up.
2. In country not seen in daylight.
3. Safety zones and escape routes not identified. 
4. Unfamiliar with weather and local factors influencing fire hazards. 
5. Uniformed on strategy, tactics, and hazards.
6. Instructions and assignments not clear.
7. No communication link between crew members and supervisors.
8. Constructing line without safe anchor point.
9. Building fire line downhill with fire below. 
10. Attempting frontal assault on fire. 
11. Unburned fuel between you and the fire.
12. Cannot see main fire, not in contact with anyone who can. 
13. On a hillside where rolling material can ignite fuel below. 
14. Weather is getting hotter and drier. 
15. Wind increases and/or changes direction.
16. Getting frequent spot fires across line.
17. Terrain and fuels make escape to safety zones difficult. 
18. Taking a nap near the fire line. 
Happy Father's Day! To fathers, grandfathers, and all men who have had a positive impact on the lives of your children, nieces, nephews, or anyone you've influenced - Thank you.
Did you know?
In any given year, no other month begins on the same day of the week as June.

Phenix Fire Helmets

With three different helmet models, we have something for everyone. Our Traditional Leather helmet is the lightest NFPA compliant helmet on the market and offers customizable options not available on any other NFPA compliant leather on the market. From custom paint colors to name stamping, we will make sure that your leather helmet is as unique as you are. Our Traditional Composite helmet mirrors the style and comfort of our leather at a more flexible price while our First Due Contemporary helmet brings together durability and comfort for the firefighter seeking a modern style. In addition to our fire helmets, we have expanded our product line to include other items to serve the fire service. From hose rollers to collectible pieces, we have what you need for any occasion. 
First Due
The Phenix First Due contemporary series fire helmet was created in 1972 and has remained relatively unchanged since. Originally designed for the extreme conditions of the southwest United States, the First Due helmet is ideal for any geographical region. Perfect for structure and wildland fires, airport rescue, EMS, and search and rescue; it is lightweight, ergonomically correct, durable, and most importantly comfortable. The First Due is NFPA 1971 and 1951 compliant to current standards when ordered with required components. NFPA requires shell, ear/neck protection, chinstrap, google/faceshield and compliant reflective markings.
TC-1 - Traditional Composite Firefighting Helmet
Phenix Technology Inc.’s Traditional Composite helmet boasts a low center of gravity and is center balanced, thus, promoting a very low degree of neck fatigue. Our traditional composite models interface with any SCBA mask. We offer several options when building your custom TC-1. Compliant to current OSHA and NFPA 1971 standards.
TL-2 Traditional Leather
The Phenix Traditional Leather helmet brings the rich history and tradition of the fire service into the modern era. The TL-2 is the lightest NFPA compliant leather helmet on the market today. Boasting a lightweight ergonomic design this helmet stands alone in comfort. With both standard and deluxe comfort options available, the TL-2 is the answer for firefighters that want leather, tradition, and safety all rolled into one.
Did you know?
June is regarded as the National Iced Tea Month as well as the National Candy Month in the US.

Distributor Spotlight: Moose Safety Supply, Inc.

Our distributor of the month is none other than Moose Safety Supply, Inc. of Hackettstown, New Jersey! Moose Safety Supply, Inc. has now been in business for two years. With 20 years experience as a police officer, 4 years in the United States Navy, and 15 years as a volunteer in local rescue squads, the Moose Safety Supply team has the experience to assist you with any of your needs. From turnout gear, boots, SCBA, and more they have whatever you need to help you get the job done. Their favorite Phenix product? The TC-1 because it has the traditional look of a leather helmet, is durable, and extremely comfortable.
Moose Safety Supply, Inc.
426 Chapman Court
Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840
Phenix Technology, Inc. | 951-272-4938 | sales@phenixfirehelmets.com

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