YOU CAN READ ABOUT BROOKE LINMAN’S STORY AND HER SUCCESSFUL RECOVERY FROM THE HARRIS FIRE BURNOVER IN OCTOBER 2007 IN THE FALL/WINTER EDITON OF BURN INSTITUTE BEACON NEWSLETTER, VOLUME 44, NUMBER 2.
Dear Hot Shield USA,
Hi, my name is Brooke Linman and I was one of the firefighters burned in the recent fires down here in San Diego. I had facial, ears and shoulder burns but what everyone noticed right away was how my lower face was not burned at all.
As you can guess I had my Hot Shield HS-2 on…..I got it about 4 years ago…. I didn’t have it completely on when I made an emergency call for help but had tucked my face into it when I ran through the flames. I did receive inhalation burns and was put in a coma for a couple or weeks because of swelling but my lungs healed quicker then anyone expected and I am convinced your product kept me from receiving even worse injuries then I did. I have supported your products since wearing it in the 2003 firestorm and now your product is even a part of the investigation report and we are hoping our department will add it to our standard gear. Thank you just doesn’t even start to express my gratitude. Thanks again.
FF Brooke Linman
I have worked in the fire service for over 30 years. I have used the Hot Shield on many brush fire incidents. It is outstanding PPE on threatened structure protection assignments and brush fires. The Hot Shield HS-2 provided me excellent protection against smoke, embers and extreme winds. It does not inhibit my radio communications. I highly recommend the Hot Shield HS-2 for every firefighter on wildland incidents.
LA County Fire Dept.
My name is Danny Silva and I have been a firefighter for 11 years. I started with the good old bandana just like most of us. I went to a fire equipment show about 9 to 10 years ago and saw the Hot Shield HS-2 and and bought one. By far the best thing I have ever purchased for my job. I use the Hot Shield a lot and I have been in some very smokey & hot fires right next to guys coughing with their bandannas and can’t breathe well, while I’m working hard too, but I’m breathing just fine. After the fire is over, I tell ‘em “Get a Hot Shield”! Thank you for making the Hot Shield. It’s a great product and I will never go into a brush fire without it. Sincerely, Danny Silva
To whom it may concern,This letter is long overdue, but I wanted to take a moment and tell how happy I am with my Hot Shield HS-2 Face Mask. I had only worn the product to a few vegetation fires, but instantly noticed how clear my breathing air was while working. Another feature I didn’t expect was the protection my lower face felt from flying embers and debris.
While on an incident, I loaned my HS2 to another Captain who also commented on the total protection of the face mask. Without a doubt, this has to be one of the best PPE products on the market for Firefighters. Large or small incident, I will continue to use and recommend the Hot Shield mask for face and respiratory protection.
Fire Captain, Northern California