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Personal Protective Equipment - PPE News & Articles
The Hemet Fire Department purchased 18 bullet-resistant vests last year in the wake of nine attacks on Hemet police ...
By Rita Savard The Lowell Sun CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Firefighters' expired turnout gear will be replaced thanks to a $73,000 federal grant.The Assistance to Firefighters Grant ...
By Jeremy Goldmeier The Abilene Reporter-NewsWINGATE, Texas — The downside of owning a fancy, top-of-the-line firefighting truck: You have to worry about the paint job.But ...
The testing of bunker gear and all the elements that make up the protective ensemble that firefighters wear is a critical business. These tests and the criteria written for the ...
Firefighters wanted a suit that they could wear for longer periods of time, and that was designed up to Saint-Gobain's same industry-leading standards as their Level A suits ...
There are numerous demands from the fire service and promises from manufacturers, but in many cases things are not working out as expected or promised. ...
By Kimberly Houghton The Union LeaderMERRIMACK, N.H. — The town fire department has been awarded a federal grant, which will enable it to purchase life-saving tools to battle ...
By Sigrid Tornquist Specialty Fabrics Review"Keeping product lines relevant is really a question of how we can harness the energy and talent of our whole team to make that ...
This year's revision of NFPA 1971 still has a number of particular topics under deliberation for inclusion, deletion, or modification. ...
By Ken Robinson FireRescue1 Associate EditorGLASGOW, W.Va. — Investigators are underscoring the need for proper cold water PPE in swiftwater rescue operations after a ...
FireRescue1 is focusing on news and information about Personal Protective Equipment- PPE throughout the month of March, 2011. Check out some of these great ...
By Kristin McAllister The Dayton Daily NewsMORAINE, Ohio — The Moraine Fire Division is the recipient of a $43,237 grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's ...
Before most fire departments adopted full bunker clothing in the late 1970s, firefighters relied on their uniform pants to complete part of the protective envelope. ...
More than 81,000 fire-related firefighter injuries occurred annually in the United States between 2006 and 2008 ...
Understanding the levels of heat exposures that firefighters face, combined with the ways that this heat can affect the clothing, can provide clues to the types of actual exposures ...
By FireRescue1 StaffFRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Thieves stole the helmet of a fallen firefighter shortly after his funeral last week in Massachusetts, prompting local officials to ...
Sometimes, you can only feel sure that your new gear is up to the task at the very moment you need it the most.For one Norwood, Ohio, firefighter, that moment came when an axe fell ...
By FireRescue1 StaffHAMBURG, N.Y. — A 26-year-old New York firefighter died Wednesday night after participating in routine training.The Big Tree Volunteer Firefighter, whose ...
A proper specification for the structural ensemble should be a direct reflection of the various threats faced by the organization and explained by the completed risk assessment. ...
Fire departments pride themselves on their protective ensembles. While these ensembles are intended to primarily provide protection under hazardous and dirty circumstances, their ...