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When to Refurbish and When to Retire

We all have our favorite pair of HAIX boots that fit just like a glove. They’re broken in and feel great, but there always comes a time when you need to look at either refurbishing them or give them the boot. HAIX does have an Extended Wear Program where you can refurb your boots once they are out of warranty, but there can be a point of no return for refurbishment too. So, what do you need to look for to decide whether to refurbish that favorite pair or just spring for a new pair?

Capturing the Flames

Tod Sudmeier is a retired firefighter and photojournalist from Redlands, California specializing in fire and emergency service photography. His photos have appeared in several publications including The Firemen’s Grapevine, Southern California Fire Journal, 911 Magazine, and Wildland Firefighter. His work has also been used as part of San Bernardino County Fire’s Annual Report and many training presentations. We spoke with Tod about his passion and how he is able to bring fire scenes to life through his photography!