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Personal Protective Equipment - PPE News & Articles
The mishmash of untested PPE available is not proven to guard against Ebola; here's how to get the best available PPE.
SCBA are being removed from all 75 ambulances and about 70 graduating fire academy medics will not be issued protective firefighting gear
The new liners are the latest addition to the company’s FR clothing line, DragonWear
Bedbugs can and will get in your turnout gear; the nature of PPE makes eradicating them all the more tricky.
Cotten duty uniforms replaced synthetic blends that can melt to the skin; they also received a second set of turnouts.
PPE certification is not a guarantee of protection, but it does let fire departments know which products have been test to the minimum performance standard.
Bunker gear will be tested to determine exposure levels; no firefighters have developed symptoms of contamination
The gear is ideal for wildland, extrication, MVAs, traffic control and incident command
Not all of the probationary firefighters have a confirmed diagnosis; at least one of the trainees was hospitalized
The trapped firefighters had to deploy their personal fire shelters as a rapid wind shift sent the wildfire burning over their location
One firefighter fell in the house; another firefighter was treated at the scene for a burn to his face
Not all station wear is created equal; here's what NFPA certification means and how it evolved.
The department received 118 sets of ballistic protection gear for use in active-shooter situations and mass-casualty incidents
Investigators will examine to see if a mechanical failure caused firefighter Daniel Groover's collapse
Shifting the focus from the materials to the design would improve PPE and make buying easier.
New structure glove makes fingers more nimble.
Part of the second-floor ceiling gave way and went down the back of the Capt.'s coat; a teen has been charged with arson.
The new gear was paid for by proceeds from "Burn," a documentary film about the city's firefighters that Leary executive-produced
Methods to better test both the level of contamination and the level of "clean" are moving forward.
Not properly testing SCBA face pieces put firefighters in danger now and in years to come.