The debate: mandatory gear retirement at 10 years
NFPA is looking at different sizing and testing methods that would significantly change structural firefighting gloves.
The parka comes in high visibility and dark navy with multiple external pockets
The hood includes a mask mate face opening that fit the shape of SCBA masks
The latest model of the turnout gear offers improved fit and increased range of motion
The high-tech, durable unit is designed for maneuverability and aids communication on scene
Here's a look at the proposed changes to NFPA 1971, what we think of them and the changes we think should have been included.
Additional testing required by the revised NFPA standard requires facepieces stand up to more heat.
The grant money will be used to purchase of 43 sets of firefighter protection gear
Here's a hard look at the barriers prohibiting meaningful PPE innovation.
Researchers develop hands-free thermal camera to help firefighters spot trapped individuals and potential dangers
Similar to injuries seen in skiers, firefighter footwear has caused back, knee and hip injuries
While no silver bullet for cancer prevention, barrier hoods are a great step in that direction.
Breathing apparatus standards have grown to cover all hazards; here's a look at eight of those to aid your next purchase.
A fire department spokesman said paramedics aren't sent into areas where they need it; union officials say that is not true
The gear features enhanced mobility and evaporative cooling
With a test measuring total heat loss accepted, is there room and need for a test measuring evaporative resistance?
The stitch-free trim meets NFPA requirements and reflects in low-light and nighttime conditions
Attendees will be able to try on ATHLETIX, which provides a range of unrestricted motion
The new gear will be required for all Madison Fire Department personnel responding with police to provide medical help on calls posing a higher risk for gunfire
Given the street-level dangers and improved technology, ballistic vests should be an option to all firefighters and medics.







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