Sarnia Fire Rescue Services began a wear trial in Spring 2009 by firefighters on the floor of several models supplied by various manufacturers. CESTA presented Haix Fire Hunter Xtreme bunker style boots for the evaluation process.
In Spring 2011 CESTA met with Sarnia stakeholder to present the new Haix Fire Hero Xtreme that had just been released at FDIC. With a new boot on the market with superior certified slip resistance- the choice was clear. Sarnia wanted the best and chose the Fire Hero Xtreme to be their new structural firefighting boot.
The factors which were key in the selection of the Fire Hero Xtreme by the union and management were comfort, quality, durability and the ability to have the boots repaired at the Haix authorized repair center in Barrie, Ontario.
Sarnia also chose the Haix Airpower R1 as their new station wear duty boot. Having one supplier for upgrading their footwear program for station wear and structural firefighting boots was convenient as well. CESTA brought in our mobile boot fitting trailer to Sarnia Fire HQ and put boots on firefighters feet to ensure proper fit during regular shifts.
Deliveries from CESTAs stocking warehouse began immediately following fitting.
The Sarnia Fire Rescue Services consists of 131 professionals who serve the residents of the City of Sarnia by providing Fire Prevention, Public Education and Fire Suppression Services. They operate out of five stations covering an area of 65 square miles (168 square kilometres) and over 72,000 residents. The services provided range from fire suppression and prevention, land-based water rescue, high-angle, confined space, specialized vehicle extrication and industrial firefighting.
Thank you to Fire Chief Pat Cayen and Deputy Chief Dana Pitts for the opportunity to work closely with your crews at Sarnia Fire Rescue Services. We feel privileged to have to have met them all.