As a volunteer firefighter in Cincinnati, Ohio, I’m often literally in the dark. I can’t see my tools, my own hand in front of me, or any of my firefighting brothers. Working in smoky sites with no light to aid us in locating our tools or each other is nerve wracking and places firefighters and fire victims at high risk. Three years ago I was sitting on the tailboard of my fire engine when I came up with an idea that I believed could change that firefighting reality and save lives. I realized that if I could take photo-luminescent—glow in the dark—pigment and infuse it into the design and build of the tools and accessories that firefighters use and wear on the job, it could reduce risk and save lives.
About Zachary Green
Zachary Green is president of MN8 Foxfire, an innovative company which uses photoluminescent (glow in the dark) technology to help firefighters reduce disorientation and increase accountability. He served as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps. His career experience also includes 10 years in the software industry and 8 years in the pharmaceutical industry focusing on sales, sales management, training, Six Sigma and strategic development.