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Galls is “The Authority” when it comes to public safety equipment and apparel including firefighter gear and emergency medical supplies. This section of our Blog in dedicated to you and your professions – Fire and EMS. We hope to offer interesting current news and product spotlights to entertain and inform you of the trends and offers that impact your professions.

Keeping a Clear Mind as a Firefighter

Firefighting is listed as the most stressful job of 2015, and managed to get third place in 2014, according to careercast.com. This is very easy to imagine, given the incredibly stressful situations firefighters put themselves in when they’re called to act in a moment’s notice, responsible for not only their own [...]

2015-12-16T13:46:38+00:00 Fire & EMS|Comments Off on Keeping a Clear Mind as a Firefighter

Changes to Flame-Resistant Work Apparel

As of 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration passed new rules for employees regarding open flame hazards. While before this change it was only recommended that your body be fully covered with flame-resistant clothing in the work place, this new regulation requires that those whose workplaces meet certain requirements, which [...]

2015-12-10T15:25:25+00:00 Fire & EMS, Shop Galls|Comments Off on Changes to Flame-Resistant Work Apparel

History of Firefighters

Firefighters have a long and colorful history, with many of the most famous figures in Western history playing a big role in forming the firefighting profession we know today. By understanding where professional firefighting originated we can appreciate it not only for saving countless homes and lives, but also for the [...]

2015-12-10T15:25:36+00:00 Fire & EMS|Comments Off on History of Firefighters

The Honor Guard: Mourn, Remember and Honor

The funeral ceremony has often served as a means of mourning, remembering, and honoring those who have passed, and as a country some of the most formal and revered ceremonies are held for those in military service, as well as police officers and civil servants. Those who carry out these ceremonies [...]

2015-08-21T14:00:22+00:00 Federal & Military, Fire & EMS, Law Enforcement|Comments Off on The Honor Guard: Mourn, Remember and Honor

3 Ways Public Safety Servants are Like the American Flag

The colors of the flag in our nation’s Great Seal were ascribed particular meanings by the secretary of the Continental Congress. What these colors represent is so strikingly similar to our public safety servants that it’s rather difficult to differentiate between the two. Red stands for hardiness and valor, and who [...]

2015-06-03T08:28:55+00:00 Federal & Military, Fire & EMS, Law Enforcement, Special Events|Comments Off on 3 Ways Public Safety Servants are Like the American Flag

The Six Levels of Tactical Body Armor

It’s a well known fact that body armor can save your life; that’s why knowing which tactical body armor you should purchase is a crucial decision. Before you start comparing prices it’s important to be informed about the varying levels of body armor available. There are six levels, with level one [...]

2015-05-11T09:45:15+00:00 Federal & Military, Fire & EMS, Law Enforcement, Shop Galls|Comments Off on The Six Levels of Tactical Body Armor