Being a firefighter is a difficult job. But without actually experiencing it, most people never even realize just how easy it can be to get disoriented in the dark, heavy smoke.
That’s what prompted volunteer firefighter Zach Green to start his company, MN8 FoxFire. The company makes heat-resistant safety bands that glow in the dark to help firefighters see and stay oriented in the dark and heavy smoke.
Green originally learned about photoluminescent technology while watching a special report about the World Trade Center.