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Structure and wildland fires are completely different animals, and so too are the PPE needed to keep firefighters safe.
An electrospun, cross-linked pattern fiber mesh causes liquid drops to literally bounce off its surface - and may revolutionize how we protect ourselves from bloodborne pathogens
This necessary, but overlooked, component of the protective ensemble is vital to firefighter safety.
TULSA, Okla. — Following the failure of a firefighter's breathing apparatus in 2011, the Tulsa Fire Department has dismantled and examined more than 400 of its SCBA
I really don't recommend this practice, since it can be extremely dangerous and is not compliant with the NFPA 1403 Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions. Years ago, I
By Eddie Gregg Independent Record HELENA, Mont. — Students at Helena High have garnered recognition from Verizon Wireless for developing a mobile app for the Helena Fire
There is a growing body of evidence showing that contaminated air after the fire poses a serious health risk.
Provided by Globe Firefighters wear structural turnout gear and other components of personal protective equipment (PPE) to provide protection against multiple hazards, most notably
This sensor system is used in infrastructure-free and GPS-denied environments to track fire personnel.
Prime-Tass English-language Business Newswire MOSCOW — The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry will purchase fire-protection equipment costing more than 3.5 billion rubles
A properly conducted field test will help a fire department choose the right gear and have the data to support that choice.
Finding the perfect structural firefighting glove is like hitting the lottery; here's how to boost your odds.
There were no shortage of product advances in 2012, yet several stood out among the rest.
By Dee Pass Star Tribune GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — The international headquarters are gone, but the R&D labs in Golden Valley still are churning out hundreds of products and
Conducting a well-structured field test of different PPE brands will aid in making the right purchase choice.
There's one chance left to weigh in on the issue next summer in Chicago.
Asian News International (ANI) WASHINGTON — An international team of researchers has created tiny artificial muscles that are 200 times stronger than human muscle fibers of
They are more breathable, last longer and offer more protection than did the pioneer hazmat PPE ensembles.
Properly fitting PPE affects more than comfort, it determines performance and safety.
IBARIKI, Japan — A Japanese research company is creating a new type of robotic suit that will shield the wearer from the harmful effects of extreme radiation. The Hybrid