Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays, from Public Safety Stores

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Dear Readers:

We want to take a moment to thank you for your following us, and for sticking around long enough to figure out what we're all about!

The PSS Facebook pageGoogle+ page and Blog were just launched in mid-2012.  Since then you helped us build an exciting fan base and a tight-knit social community.  We love being a part of it, we hope you do too!

As we move into 2013...

We plan to continue bringing you relevant news and information (CONTENT).  You seem to enjoy it, and we certainly enjoy delivering it!

We plan to continue creating a way for Public Safety members to connect (COMMUNITY).  We realize the challenges of working in Public Safety often cause the people to become more inter-dependent.  We simply want to support this camaraderie.

And we plan to continue offering you a place to buy Police, Fire, EMS and Military products (COMMERCE).  We've gotta pay the bills and keep the lights on, ya know!

So here's to wishing you, your friends and your family a Happy Holidays!

All the best,

Public Safety Stores

Public Safety Stores

Thursday, December 20, 2012

"Hero" - a new song from Mully Music

We recently mentioned this new song from Mully Music on the Public Safety Stores Facebook page.

The song name is "Hero."  Its a tribute to Police Officers.

This week we caught up with Mully to talk more about the song, as well as the money he is raising for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

Mully is not a Police Officer, but he wants to apply for a position in Public Safety in his hometown when one becomes available.  Perhaps as a Dispatcher.  But his first love has always been music, which he has been playing/composing since 1980.

He wrote all the music and lyrics, and did all the performance and production, for this special song.

His goal is simple... he wants to raise money for the NLEOMF.  100% of the money raised goes directly to the NLEOMF.  He is not reimbursed for anything.

We have mentioned many times that one of the most stressful jobs is being a Police Officer.  And Mully wrote Hero because "too often the fine men and women who wear a badge are taken for granted."  He said, "This is my way of saying 'Thank You.' "

The lyrics speak to the key traits of a good Police Officer: dedication, sacrifice, loyalty, courage and service.

We tip our hats to Mully ... and the great Law Enforcement Officers who protect the people of each local community!

Here are direct links to the fundraising effort:

Monday, December 17, 2012

What will bring an end to these tragedies?

An image is not included in this post to respect the families involved.

Today we remember the children and adults of Newtown, CT.

20 of the town's children and 6 of the town's adults did not make it to see the evening of Friday, Dec 14th, 2012.  Others bravely and courageously became heroes that day.  And all are reeling from the unexpected grief and tragedy that has gripped the town.

President Obama, parent of a 14-year old and 11-year old, spoke to the town last night.  He stated that "we as a nation are left with some hard questions."  He is right about that.

We are asking why these things happen.  And we want to know what will bring an end to these tragedies.

Is this the result of evil?  Is mental illness to blame?  Are developmental disorders the cause?  Are violent video games the reason?  Is inadequate gun control at the source?  Are antisocial personality traits driving this?  Is bullying at the root?  Are assailants obsessed with how others have wronged them?  Is this brought on by a lack of religious expression in schools?  Are these isolated acts or the result of broader problems in society?

We want to know so we can understand.  And perhaps the simple fact that we are having the conversation will lead us to a better place.

We all want to see change.  Some say we should "do more" as a nation.  Others say should "be different" as a people.

Given the reality of these events, we can certainly do more to proactively derail future tragedies.

At the same time, perhaps we can search for ways to be different as a community of people.

Nonetheless, as we might have these conversations, we remember Newtown, CT.

President Obama personally thanked the First Responders of Newtown, calling them the "good guys."  We too offer our thanks to the Police, Fire and EMS in the Newtown area along with all who protect, serve and heal.

We offer our encouragement to the Teachers and Staff at Sandy Hook Elementary.

And we offer our thoughts, as well as our prayers, to the families of this tragic event.

Please share your thoughts and feedback on this related Facebook post.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Spread Good Cheer : Smith & Wesson Folding Knife with Tactical Pen

Smith & Wesson Folding Knife with Tactical Pen

The SPREAD GOOD CHEER event is on at Public Safety Stores!  The 2012 Gift Ideas have been:

Today's Gift Idea : Smith & Wesson Folding Knife with Tactical Pen.  It has:
  • SW 423B black titanium coated folding knife
  • 3.2" standard stainless steel blade
  • Dual easy open thumb pins
  • 4.3" black titanium coated stainless steel handles with liner lock safety
  • 5.7" SW black tactical pen with replaceable Hauser cartridge

The goal is to help you "Give back to those who give all year!"

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Spread Good Cheer : MagLite Mini Mag

MagLite Mini Mag with AA batt. in a Gift Box

The SPREAD GOOD CHEER event is on again this holiday season!

We looked at Sparta Pewter Keychains for Police, Fire and EMS.

Today's Gift Idea : MagLite Mini Mag with AA batt. in a Gift Box.  Here's what it features:
  • High-intensity light beam
  • 1/2 turn, twist focus, spot-to-flood and candle mode
  • O-ring seal for water resistance
  • Aluminum alloy case
  • Imprinted with American flag design

"Give back to those who give all year!"  And have a Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Spread Good Cheer : Leatherman Keychain Multi-Tool

Our annual SPREAD GOOD CHEER event is up and running!

The goal is to help you "Give back to those who give all year!"

We looked at Sparta Pewter Keychains for Police, Fire and EMS.

Today's Gift Idea : Leatherman Keychain Multi-Tool!  Its a mini survival tool with:

  • Aluminum Handle
  • Scissors
  • 420HC Knife
  • Flat/Phillips Screwdriver
  • Nail File
  • Tweezers
  • Available Colors: Black, Blue, Red
  • Gift tin
And they're less than $18 each.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sparta Pewter Keychains for Firefighters

Firefighter Maltese Cross
Fire Helmet

Fire Truck

Firefighters serve their communities faithfully!  Both in career and voluntary roles.

So you might want to SPREAD GOOD CHEER this holiday season!

Here's a Gift Idea : Sparta Pewter Keychains for Firefighters.  Your options are:

These are Solid Pewter.  And they are not expensive.  They are less than $10 each.

Happy Holidays!

Spread Good Cheer : Sparta Pewter Keychains

We love all things Public Safety!

We spent the year talking about Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, Dispatchers, Active Military, Veterans, Injured Veterans, Olympians, Paralympians and more.

So given the Holidays, we want to SPREAD GOOD CHEER!

Our goal is to help you "Give back to those who give all year."

Todays Gift Idea is a Sparta Pewter Keychain.  These are your options:

These are Solid Pewter.  And they are not expensive.  They are less than $10 each.

Have a great holidays!