Take some time to read the recent article by Capt. Mike McKenna :
He cites some solid research and data pertaining to visibility of firefighters in daytime and low-light operations. My question is, what about firefighter visability in NO light conditions where high visability colors and retro-reflective are not visibale? Foxfire's advanced photoluminescent technology was specifically develped and designed to adress the issue of firefighter visibility in no light conditions. Read the following quote from
Chief Robert R. Rielage, CFO, EFO, MIFireE-Former Fire Marshal, Ohio
“Not only does it (Foxfire) help in locating tools and our crews in low visibility, but it also serve as a light emitter. It greatly improves our search and rescue techniques. Fire services personnel have been using highly reflective materials to warn each other where we are as individual fire fighters for a long time. Unfortunately, reflectivity requires a light source. What makes the Foxfire products so unique is that they basically serve as their own light emitter.”
Foxfire is not designed to replace high visability colors or retro-reflective materials. It was designed to COMPLIMENT them. By utilizing these technologies in conjunction, you greatly enhance accountability and ability to locate firefighters in all types of visibility conditions.