The debate: mandatory gear retirement at 10 years
How best to select a structural firefighting boot that fits, performs and lasts.
They were already planning on the purchase but the shooting death of Lt. Jason Adams accelerated the purchase
To ensure changes to PPE standards are not half-baked, there's a detailed and responsible procedure for idea to become reality.
Vests were prompted by officials after a firefighter was shot and killed while responding to a patient suffering from a seizure
LANCASTER, Ohio — The Lancaster Fire Department is equipping firefighters with ballistic vests to ensure their safety during medical calls. Lancaster Eagle-Gazette reported
After recent mass shooting events, the police and fire chiefs saw the need for fire and EMS personnel to enter the hot zone
The challenge of testing how clean turnout gear is without destroying it is a big one; two techniques show some early promise.
A firefighter's personal protective equipment is often the last line of defense keeping the firefighter safe from the hazards of fire and rescue scenes. Those hazards are
The thief broke into the firefighter's personal call while they were out on a call
Grants offer an alternative when operating budgets won't support new PPE, here are four strong options.
Fire officials said they hope the upgrades will allow the department to score a better ISO rating
Making sure PPE fits is more than an issue of comfort; it's a safety issue, and that goes for women as well as men.
All four firefighters suffered significant burns to their heads, faces, arms and hands before they got into the shelters
The company officer sets the stage for how firefighters use and clean their PPE to protect themselves from occupational cancers.
The new equipment is part of the department's response to an agreement with Conn-OSHA following the investigation into the death of firefighter Kevin Bell
They found that firefighters were being dragged under water by their gear and their air tanks didn't help keep them afloat
It seems like there have been a lot of recent articles about firefighters and paramedics asking for ballistic vests in light of recent first responder attacks. The latest push for
The department's safety director said he doesn't know how the city can afford not to protect its first responders
Researchers are looking into flexible, high-temperature space materials for personal fire shelters; the project is expected to finish up in 2018
Recent stabbings of two EMTs in Detroit and two firefighters in San Diego have raised concerns about how to keep responders safe on scene







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