Markets New Bag For Turnout Gear

Witmer Associates Inc., the home of, has developed new gear storage bags for firefighters sold under the trade name GEARMASTERS.

The signature series bags protect gear with fabric woven from ballistic nylon, the same material used to cover bulletproof vests.

The bags have strong webbing for handles, durable YKK zippers and keep gear protected and organized regardless of where it is stored –  in a personal car, the apparatus or in a fire station, according to the maker.

Signature Series has nine different signature series bags available including the turnout bag, a mesh turnout gear bag, Big Brother gear bag with a shoulder strap, station bag, duffle bag, backpack, Commando bag, a garment bag and a toiletry bag.

Each of these unique bags has been designed by firefighters for firefighters, taking into account the specific storage needs of the trade, according to the maker. Every bag is made in the United States and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Witmer Associates, the company behind,  is a family-owned and operated company that has been serving the fire equipment and supply industry since 1996.

Company Headquarters

The company headquarters, including a large showroom and national distribution center is located in Coatesville, Pa. – about an hour northwest of Philadelphia.

With a growing sense of the needs of the fire fighting community, the company launched to supply replacement parts for Cairns, Bullard, Morning Pride and Phenix firefighting helmets. New products were being added to the web site on a weekly basis.

As Witmer Associates expanded its product offerings beyond helmet parts, a change in the website name became necessary – in 1997 was born. It represents many of the industry’s largest and most recognized manufacturers.

For information call 800-852-6088 or go to

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