A career as a firefighter comes with many risks. One of the most serious dangers of becoming a firefighter is becoming lost or disoriented in a dark and smoke-filled structure. Burns, smoke inhalation, and crush injuries from collapsing structures are also risks for firefighters. Heat exhaustion, as well as long-term job-related ailments like asthma, persistent coughing, heart disease, cancer, and lung damage, are all inherent risks associated with career as a firefighter.
Only fellowfirefighters can truly understand what problems firefighters face. It goes without saying that a firefighter would best suited to solve the problems their fellow firefighters face.One firefighter namely Zachary Green has come up with the solution of how to reduce disorientation and increase accountability in the dark and smoke-filled environments of a structure fire.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ZACHARY GREEN
Zachary Green is a US Marine CorpsVeteran, city councilman, firefighter, and entrepreneur. He graduated from the Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati and received a bachelor’s degree Bowling Green University. In addition to this, Zachary is also award-winning entrepreneur, a bestselling author, a podcast host, a business coach, and a motivational public speaker. He currently resides at Hilton Head Island, SC with his family.
WHAT MADE ZACHARY HELP FIREFIGHTERS?
As a firefighter, Zachary has seen first-hand the dangers of interior firefighting operations. When he himself found himself disoriented and lost in a fire he realized that he had to something to help his fellow firefighting brothers and sisters. After working with several different scientists and developers, he launched a brand of non-electric glow-in-the-dark accessories for firefighters. The bright glow from these accessories helped provide a visual reference point for firefighters so they could orient themselves and their tools in the dark.
ZACHARY’S DISCOVERY HAS IT SAFER FOR FIREFIGHTERS AND THOSE THEY PROTECT
After the success of Foxfire, Zachary raised several million dollars of venture capital for his parent company MN8 (think emanate light) to launch his second brand, LumAware. There are over a 100 million EXIT signs in the US and they all need batteries, lightbulbs, electricity and testing. Because the Advanced Photoluminescent Technology pigment glowed for so bright and for so long, it actually met both the International Building and Fire Code for EXIT signs. These products plus the stairwell illumination systems made from the same material. Help people find their way out of the darkness in the event of an emergency evacuation.
The Success of MN8’s brands, LumAware and FoxFire has been exported to over 25 countries and major companies like The Home Depot, Kroger, and Universal Studios. It has been reported that 100,000 firefighters across the globe now utilize these life-saving products. Zachary Green was named Exporter of the Year by the Ohio Small Business Administration, Entrepreneur of the Year by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, and featured in many national media outlets such as the home page of yahoo.com, MSNBC, CNN Money and Fox Nation. More interestingly, the positive feedback from the consumers has made LumAware the 4th fastest growing firm in the region for 2021.
Zachary Green has proved that if one dreams big, you can achieve it! One of his favorite quotes is from the Catheginean Gener, Hannibal who said “AUT VIAM INVENIAM AUT FACIAM”, – I WILL FIND A WAY OR MAKE ONE !