A Flag For Every Hero | Veteran's Day 2022

A Flag For Every Hero | Veteran's Day 2022

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Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award Finalist for Manufacturer of the Year

Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award Finalist for Manufacturer of the Year

We are ecstatic to announce that we have been chosen as a Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award finalist for Manufacturer of the Year. 

The Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards are celebrating their 20th year of honoring the entrepreneurial men and women who innovate, take risks, and build businesses that contribute to the local economy. 

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2022 Annual Picnic

2022 Annual Picnic

Phenix Technology, Inc. hosted our very first, annual company picnic on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The Phenix Family invited their loved ones to join together for a day of team building, good food, and beautiful weather. 

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Are You a Leader or Just a Boss?

Are You a Leader or Just a Boss?

A leader is defined as "the person who leads or commands a group," while a boss is defined as " a person who is in charge." What's the difference? One has earned respect through action whilst the other has earned the respect from their title.

Learn more about Leadership at Phenix inside.

 

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Museum Spotlight | The Original First Due

Museum Spotlight | The Original First Due

Seen here is the original design of the First Due helmet, created by Ray Russell and Ronny Coleman back in 1969.

 

Read more about history of this helmet. 

 

This is one of the many helmets featured in our fire museum. Feel free to stop by and visit us if you are ever in Riverside, CA!

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National Clean Up Day |  Phenix in the Community

National Clean Up Day | Phenix in the Community

This past Saturday, September 17, 2022, the Phenix family came together to help support our local community for National Clean Up Day. 

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National Parents Day | Our Phenix Family

National Parents Day | Our Phenix Family

At Phenix, one of our core values is to create an environment of joy. We know that there is nothing more joyful than being with your loved ones. In 2019, our company voted to move to a 4 day work week to give our people more uninterrupted time with their families. 

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Good Morning Riverside | 09.08.2022

Good Morning Riverside | 09.08.2022

Our CEO, Angel Sanchez, Jr., was invited by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce to speak about Phenix Technology, Inc.'s 50 years of success and a little bit about our vision for the future.

We have an exciting opportunity for businesses! Watch the video to learn more. 📽️

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Celebrating 50 Years of Phenix | Grand Opening Recap

Celebrating 50 Years of Phenix | Grand Opening Recap

On Thursday, September 1, 2022, we invited our friends, family, and business partners to celebrate a momentous occasion - 50 years of Phenix Technology, Inc. 

50 years in business is an incredible feat for any business, but it is especially monumental for a small business. According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 1 in 5 U.S. businesses fail within the first year. We have succeeded through so many challenges over the years and could not have done so without the support of our business partners and customers. 

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Grand Opening of New Location

Grand Opening of New Location

RIVERSIDE, CA. — Firefighter owned and operated firefighting equipment manufacturer celebrated 50 years in business with the grand opening of their new facility on September 1, 2022. The new facility stands as a testament to the explosive growth that the company has experienced in recent years under the leadership of Angel Sanchez, Jr., Chief Executive Officer.

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Museum Spotlight | Frequency Movie Helmet

Museum Spotlight | Frequency Movie Helmet

We have many helmets on display that were featured in film and television! This helmet is a TL-1, the predecessor to our popular TL-2 Traditional Leather Helmet, and was featured in the 2000 sci-fi film, Frequency.

Read more about the history of this helmet. 

This is one of the many helmets featured in our fire museum. Feel free to stop by and visit us if you are ever in Riverside, CA!

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Firefighting Equipment Maker Phenix Technology, Inc. Board of Directors chooses company’s new Chief Executive Officer

Firefighting Equipment Maker Phenix Technology, Inc. Board of Directors chooses company’s new Chief Executive Officer

RIVERSIDE, CA. — Phenix Technology, Inc.’s Board of Directors recently announced the promotion of Angel Sanchez, Jr. to the position of Chief Executive Officer, following his accomplishments as Chief Operations Officer and Director of Global Operations. During his 10 years with the company Sanchez has helped lead the business to tremendous success. Phenix has seen unprecedented growth over each of the last ten years and is considered a leader in the fire helmet industry.

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Museum Spotlight | Shaun Russell's Helmet

Museum Spotlight | Shaun Russell's Helmet

This helmet belongs to Shaun Russell, son of our Founder Ray Russell and one of our production technicians. Shaun first started the explorer program in 1992 with the RivCo post 413 after being inspired by his father and grandfather.

Read more about the history of this helmet. 

This is one of the many helmets featured in our fire museum. Feel free to stop by and visit us if you are ever in Riverside, CA!

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Museum Spotlight | Ray Russell's 1995 First Due

Museum Spotlight | Ray Russell's 1995 First Due

This was the helmet that our founder, Ray Russell, used in service during his time as Assistant Chief and Senior Instructor for fire control 3.

Read more about the history of this helmet. 

This is one of the many helmets featured in our fire museum. Feel free to stop by and visit us if you are ever in Riverside, CA!

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It's Not Enough to Just Be Physically Fit | Wellness

It's Not Enough to Just Be Physically Fit | Wellness

First responders are the witnesses to the worst days of people's lives. When so much is at stake, fitness has never been more important. It's not enough to just be physically fit. When people are at their worst, they need you at your best - not only physically but mentally. 

August is Wellness Month. From getting adequate sleep to nutrition, there are many factors that can affect our physical and mental wellbeing.

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Interning @ Phenix | Focus on Continuous Improvement

Interning @ Phenix | Focus on Continuous Improvement

Today is National Intern Day! We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the leaders of tomorrow - interns! Hear from our current interns, Will and Cesar, about their experience interning at Phenix. 

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Breaking Barriers to Employment

Breaking Barriers to Employment

On this day in 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. The ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities will have access to the same opportunities as everyone else and be able to participate in life just as any other American - employment opportunities, the ability to purchase goods and services, and the ability to participate in both State and local government programs and services.

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Why Do We Hire Veterans?

Why Do We Hire Veterans?

Phenix Technology, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer of people from all walks of life including our nation's heroes. National Hire a Veteran Day was established to raise awareness of civilian employment for transitioning service members after their military service.

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Women in Engineering @ Phenix

Women in Engineering @ Phenix

June 23 marks International Women in Engineering Day, a day to recognize women in the field of engineering. We interviewed Sarah, one of our engineers, about how she chose engineering and her experience working at Phenix. 

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National Safety Month @ Phenix

National Safety Month @ Phenix

June is National Safety Month - learn more about how Phenix's Safety Team works to keep our workplace safe!

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Phenix Collaborates With Department Of Rehabilitation To Expand Opportunities Within Neurodiverse Community

Phenix Collaborates With Department Of Rehabilitation To Expand Opportunities Within Neurodiverse Community

RIVERSIDE, CA. — Phenix Technology, Inc. (Phenix), a nearly 50-year-old Riverside-based firefighting equipment manufacturer is celebrating Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month by announcing the expansion of their relationship with the California Department of Rehabilitation.

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Press Release-2021 Small Business Eagle Award

Press Release-2021 Small Business Eagle Award

PHENIX TECHNOLOGY, INC. IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2021 SMALL BUSINESS EAGLE AWARD.

RIVERSIDE, CA. — Phenix Technology, Inc., a nearly 50-year-old Riverside-based firefighting equipment manufacturer was announced as the winner of the highly coveted 2021 Small Business Eagle Award.

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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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