This is a discontinued item. Limited quantities are available.
Any firefighter who steps onto the fireline is a "Student of Fire". From the first year firefighter to the well seasoned vet, continuing to be a student is essential for survival on wildfires.
Exclusive to The Supply Cache, this logo reminds you of the importance of establishing LCES as well as remaining vigilant to the hazards of your job. Respect fire, fight fire aggressively and provide for safety first.
• Embroidered logo featuring "Student of Fire"
• 100% polyester fleece
• 7½" length
The Supply Cache will be donating 100% of our proceeds of this item to the CSU Paul Gleason Scholarship fund. Paul Gleason was a highly skilled and respected wildland firefighter who dedicated his 38-year field career to improving firefighting safety for his many colleagues. An expert in firefighting operations, fire behavior, and fire ecology, he worked on over 500 wildland and prescribed fires throughout the United States. In doing so, Paul supervised hotshot crews for over 20 years, co-pioneered sawyer safety training for firefighters and developed the Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes and Safety Zones (LCES) safety concept now taught to all wildland firefighters. After mandatory firefighter retirement at age 55 in 2001, Paul served at Colorado State University as a well-loved adjunct Professor of Fire Science until his untimely death from colon cancer in 2003. A true leader and mentor to thousands of people, Paul always identified first with the "ground-pounder" and taught that every firefighter on the line has a personal responsibility for his and her own safety by becoming a "student of fire".