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Stroke Unit Down Under

Daniel Kogler, a Paramedic with the Vienna Ambulance Service, has been traveling the world to experience how emergency rescue workers operate in different countries. He completed a 4-week internship in Australia where he spent time with different ambulance services.

The Importance of Good Fire Boots

We all know that firefighting boots need to protect you from the inherent hazards you encounter on the job, we have minimum NFPA standards that all firefighting boots have to meet to ensure that happens. But so much more can go into a fire boot that can take it beyond just the minimum.

HAIX Nordic Experience

Back in the summer, HAIX corporate had a competition where one lucky winner, and a friend, would get to go to north of the Arctic Circle for a 3-day adventure. Anna, a police inspector from Mettman, is about to embark on the HAIX Nordic Summer Experience. Joining her is best buddy, Judith, from Wuppertal.

Goretex vs Crosstech

What HAIX puts inside their boots is just as important as what’s on the outside. Sure, you want your boots to look good, but you also want boots that keep your feet dry and comfortable day in and day out. And for some of you, you also need to keep your feet protected from some of the nasty stuff you can come in contact with on the job.

Innovative Features - MSL System

When you hear the name HAIX (pronounced hikes), what comes to mind? HAIX is synonymous with quality, certainly there is no question about that, but HAIX is also an innovator, putting a lot of research and testing into the development of their boots. One of the many innovations featured in HAIX boots, and where HAIX continues to stand alone, is with our MSL (Micro Soft Light) system. You will find this system featured primarily in the HAIX fire boot line.
Unlike other fire boots on the market, HAIX uses a foam injection method with our fire boot soles which completely fills the sole cavity. As seen in the video, foam is injected through an injection hole at the back of the sole through a high-pressure process that allows the foam to fill all nooks and crannies. This allows us to achieve a permanent bond between the sole and the upper that won’t pull apart and fail on the job. It also helps to reduce the overall weight of the boot and, as a further benefit, makes the boot 100% watertight. Since many failures with waterproof boots occur at the point where the sole attaches to the upper, HAIX virtually eliminates this troublesome issue.

The power of women when seconds count

HAIX® celebrated International Women’s Day by raffling off an intensive training course whereby the winners would get to take part in a course focusing on rescue operations at accident sites. And there was something different about this group of rescue trainees – yes, everyone was from a fire department or technical aid organization, but they were also all women! A group of 12 women, who came from all over Germany, were chosen to take part in the training. The group consisted of breathing apparatus specialists, section leaders and machine operators from small volunteer agencies and major city departments.
Tags: women, ems, safe, rescue, fire, haix

Quality that Rises Above

Quality describes "the quality of all properties of an object". And all the individual parts together make the whole. If any of these individual parts are not up to standard or, worse, are of poor quality, it will affect the overall whole. If, for example, the leather that is used in a boot is not ok, the boot can tear or have leaks.
Only when a boot is of high quality can it perform its tasks and ensure the safety and comfort of the wearer in extreme situations. This is why HAIX relies on high-quality materials for its "Made in Europe" boots and subjects all parts of the whole to strict quality controls.

HAIX® Brings Authenticity to HANNA

The second season of the critically acclaimed Amazon Prime series, HANNA, is streaming now and picks right up where season one left off. This international thriller follows, Hanna, a teenager who was raised and trained by her father in a remote forest in Romania, before she is forced to flee, after finding out she is being targeted by the CIA. Her escape takes her all across Europe, as she tries to elude CIA agents while also learning the truth about herself, her parents, and her involvement in the secret U.S. military project, UTRAX, which breeds children to be assassins.

Stay fit with the HAIX Workout Family

With many gyms and sports clubs closed due to COVID-19, most of our daily lives are largely contained to our own four walls. For many, the only physical activity now is in the home, but with the proximity of the fridge and couch, falling into bad habits is tempting. This is not necessarily good for your health, so our HAIX® workout family has put together a few exercises that you can easily do at home. Most of the training equipment that our athletes use can be found in every household: a yoga mat, chair, backpack and a water bottle. These athletes show you how you can train at home with little effort and without equipment – so you can live the motto: "Stay Home - Stay Strong!"
AGO stands for “Another Great Opportunity” – a great chance. That was probably his first thought, when the Italian, Francesco Rampichini, discovered a new adhesive in 1911. With AGO adhesive, leather could be glued to leather for the first time, which revolutionized shoe manufacturing. Of course, Rampichini's adhesive has been further developed over the decades and is now a high-tech product that is also used at HAIX's headquarters in Bavaria, Germany.
Tradition and high-tech - do they go together? Yes, they fit like a glove! Or like HAIX shoes on the feet of heroes. It all started very small. Over 70 years ago, company founder Xaver Haimerl added the X of his first name to the first three letters of his last name and began to manufacture hiking and work boots in the Bavarian town of Mainburg. In 1992, his son, Ewald Haimerl, developed the first leather firefighting boot. The rest is history ...

Supporting Shop with a Cop

HAIX® is proud to support the Shop with a Cop initiative this holiday season! This can be a tough time of year for some families, so giving children the opportunity to purchase gifts for their loved ones with the help of local law enforcement is a very rewarding experience for all those involved. It also gives police officers the ability to interact with kids in a positive environment while also spreading Christmas cheer!

Supporting Toys for Tots

Established in 1947, Toys for Tots is the U.S. Marine Corps' premier community action program and America's most popular Children's Christmas time charity. Every year an average of 18 million toys are distributed to seven million under privileged children through the program. This year HAIX® has partnered with Toys for Tots to help bring a Merry Christmas to America’s less fortunate children.