On September 11th, 2001 a federal agent in New York City was caught in the dust and debris when the World Trade Center towers collapsed after being struck by terrorists. In that chaos, people couldn’t see and felt trapped. One of the pieces of gear this agent had on their person was a flashlight, a Surefire flashlight. Using it and the powerful beam it generates, the federal agent was able to escape his location and have others follow him. The power of light became apparent. When people were trying to escape and couldn’t see through the dust and debris, this agent was able to use his flashlight, whose beam penetrated the thick dust clouds around Ground Zero and direct people to “follow the light to me” which many did and survived.
When all hell breaks loose and the power goes out, light is your best friend. The problem is – Do most people regularly carry a flashlight? Probably not – and that is foolish considering the advancements of portable lighting systems. The preeminent of which are Surefire and their line of flashlights. With Surefire, you have hundreds of Lumens of light power in a small one or two cell flashlight. That is why Surefire has become the go- to light for most law enforcement and military personnel. Surefire lights are so bright, they can also be used to “control” people via the temporary blinding affect the beam has on their eyes. This momentary blindness puts the odds in favor of the person holding the light. Surefire lights are also built to withstand rugged treatment – so if you needed to strike someone with one, it would hold up. These days, when things occur on a moments notice, you would never be caught without your cell phone – take it a step further and never be caught unprepared without a flashlight.