About Box 1971

Our Story

Box 1971 was formed with the intent to educate firemen (men or women).  By utilizing over 140 + years of experience, education, and practical job knowledge, we are able to help firemen retain knowledge, job specific skills and detailed firefighter training .  

Box 1971 was named  by combining a Gamewell Fire Alarm Box, and the 1971 Mack CF600 that the company owned.  The Mack served the citizens of Raleigh, North Carolina, and is now retired.  The engine was sold in the Summer of 2016 to a private collector in Raleigh/Durham.

Box 1971  owns a Mack CF600 Baker Aerialscope 75' Tower ladder, which is used for classes.  The ladder is fully functional,  annually certified , has SCBAs, and a compliment of tools .  Tower Ladder 71 began its service in Chesterfield, Virginia; and was purchased as it was being retired from Ruckersville, Virginia.    


In early 2020, Box 1971 acquired a GMC Bridgadier/Saulsbury Walk-In rescue.  Rescue 71 has a 20 kW generator, cascade system with compressor, hurst tools, air struts and  assorted props and tools for instruction.  In its prior life, Rescue 71 served the community of Tower Hill in Pennsylvania and previous to that in Hyattstown, Maryland.


Both apparatus are now housed in Firehouse 71, Box 1971's headquarters.  Box 1971 has partnered with some amazing vendors who supply the best equipment available to first responders.  

Proud Partners

Firehouse Innovations Corporation

Firehouse Innovations Corporation

Firehouse Innovations Corporation

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Proudly endorsed by FDNY Fireman  L175 (Ret) Mike Perrone and his FireHouse Innovations Corp. as an Authorized trainer.  1600+ Doors in use, must be doing something right.  Box 1971 utilizes 2 Mulriforce Doors.  

Fire-Dex

Firehouse Innovations Corporation

Firehouse Innovations Corporation

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Box 1971 Instructors wear Fire-Dex TecGen 71 PPE.  A company that lives their mantra: "You  take care of them, we take care of you."

FireHooks Unlimited

Firehouse Innovations Corporation

FireHooks Unlimited

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Proudly Endoresed by FDNY Capt. (Ret). Bob Farrell as an Authorized Trainer and Distributor for FireHooks Unlimited.  

MaTex Hose

Seek Thermal Imagers

FireHooks Unlimited

MaTex Hose, Matthews Textiles, Fire Hose, Firefighter training, GPM, BTU, Fireman, Hydrant, nozzle.

No BS approach to firehose.  From the apparatus to the nozzle, MaTex is the choice for GPM/GPS vs BTU.

Seek Thermal Imagers

Seek Thermal Imagers

Seek Thermal Imagers

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Thermal Imagers should not cost thousands just because it is attached to the Fire Service.  Economic. Sleek. SEEK.

Crestar Nozzles

Seek Thermal Imagers

Seek Thermal Imagers

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Tired of paying the price of advertising to have another brand give you fancy videos and trade shows....no frills.  Just water on the fire.  

Akron Brass

Thompson Multimedia

1st In Leather

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Box 1971 proudly utilizes Akron Brass Flow Meters for training and demonstration purposes.   

1st In Leather

Thompson Multimedia

1st In Leather

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Firefighter owned.  Firefighter crafted.  Lifetime replacement on his work.  Mikey at 1st In Leather is your one stop shop for leather goods.

Thompson Multimedia

Thompson Multimedia

Thompson Multimedia

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You imagine it, David at Thompson Multimedia can do it.  Decals, wraps, awards, trophies....your imagination is the limit.  

MES

MES

Thompson Multimedia

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All of our Partners Products can be purchased through MES.  The Nation's largest supplier of firefighter equipment.  Their staff is able to assist in any way!