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. In 1957, Ray began his career in the fire service as a volunteer firefighter in Norco, CA. By the end of his career, he was a State Fire Marshal in charge of training for Southern California. This is the very helmet he wore for 27 years working for the State Fire Marshal's Office.

During Ray's career, he also spent 30 years as a Volunteer Fire Captain with the Riverside County Fire Department. In total, Ray has more than 50 years of service. In fact, Ray is so highly regarded in the community that his red First Due helmet, worn during his time volunteering for the Home Gardens Fire Company, is currently sitting in the Smithsonian Institute as a representation of a modern, California style fire helmet.

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

COME VISIT US

We are open Monday - Thursdays from 9 am to 5 pm PST. 

ABOUT OUR MUSEUM

Our museum is free and open to the public! As a manufacturer of personal protective equipment for first responders, we are proud to display the largest collection of fire service memorabilia west of the Mississippi. Our full collection is not on display, but we are constantly rotating new pieces in to keep the collection fresh. 

Ask the front desk about a tour with our founder.



Dejar un comentario

Los comentarios se aprobarán antes de mostrarse.


Ver artículo completo

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.

Ver artículo completo

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. 

Ver artículo completo

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.

Ver artículo completo

Spanish
Spanish