on May 13, 2024

Welcome to the April edition of Ricochet ROUNDUP! Spring has sprung, and it’s with great excitement that we present the Ricochet ROUNDUP for April! This edition is packed with fresh updates and valuable resources to keep you in the loop with all the latest from your Ricochet team.

Amid a packed schedule of industry happenings, FDIC International 2024 emerged as a shining beacon for the firefighting and emergency response community. We were thrilled to welcome visitors to our booth, which displayed the craftsmanship and innovation of Ricochet’s protective gear. A visit to our booth allowed visitors to see our latest product line updates, engage with our experts, and witness the exceptional quality that distinguishes Ricochet Gear. Through your support and feedback, we are inspired to push the boundaries of what’s possible in firefighting and emergency response gear in the future.

We had a blast at our Axe Throwing Event during the FDIC Trade Show! Attendees came together for an evening of excitement and camaraderie, with some enlightening discussions on advancements in PPE amidst the throws and cheers. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this unforgettable experience! We hope you enjoyed the complimentary food and drinks while connecting with us and fellow attendees. Stay tuned for more exciting events and opportunities to connect with the Ricochet team.
Our collaboration with 3M brought training sessions, offering valuable insights and hands-on experiences. It was a joy to see the enthusiasm and participation from attendees and give away fantastic prizes. Thank you for being an integral part of our journey at FDIC International 2024. 


Territory Manager

Mike Natchiposky’s foray into firefighting happened when a friend suggested that they volunteer at a local department in the Washington DC area. He approached this new venture with an open mind, thinking, “Why not?” This leap of faith blossomed into a 32-year tenure, filled with everything from large-scale incidents to smaller crises such as medical calls and pet rescues. Like most firefighters, Mike gets great personal fulfillment from serving the community.
While serving as a volunteer firefighter, Mike’s career took a new direction as he navigated from consumer advertising sales into fire service digital advertising. His notable time with Firehouse.com and later with FireRescue1 (Lexipol) underscored his pivotal role in shaping marketing and advertising strategies tailored to the fire service industry. Recently, Mike has channeled his expertise into selling turnout gear, leveraging his extensive background to enhance the safety and efficiency of fire departments nationwide.
In his role as Territory Manager, Mike is committed to understanding the needs of fire departments and facilitating solutions that address their most critical challenges. His ability to translate customer feedback into actionable insights for product development ensures that firefighters are equipped with protective, comfortable gear that meets their department’s specific needs.
Mike Natchipolsky's story is a testament to the impact that one dedicated individual can have across multiple spheres—firefighting and sales within the fire service industry. His journey from the frontline of emergency response to a strategic role in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of firefighting gear encapsulates a commitment to service, innovation, and community 

We are happy to announce that Ricochet has been awarded a prestigious contract with Sourcewell, a renowned government agency that streamlines the procurement process for its members. This contract allows us to extend our reach and deliver our top-notch PPE solutions to a wider audience. Now Sourcewell members can bypass the often complex and time-consuming bid process, directly accessing our products and services. The collective buying power of Sourcewell’s cooperative purchasing model ensures that its members have the assurance of procuring from a pre-vetted, top-tier supplier that meets all regulatory and quality standards. Our team is excited to assist Sourcewell members in navigating the PPE purchasing process, ensuring that they benefit from the efficiency, savings, and quality that our partnership offers.

F.I.E.R.O. PPE Symposium

Ricochet hits the screen. Stay tuned for the release of our 2024 brand film where we take a behind the scenes look at the impact Ricochet Gear has on the moments that matter most.


Washington, DC


Warrior West ADS

San Diego, CA

4/30/24 - 5/1/24