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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
DETROIT— Detroit firefighters received 645 sets of gear this week thanks to a $1.75 million grant. The equipment is also being funded by $965,000 from the city, according to
By Sally Goldenberg and Kevin Sheehan The New York Post NEW YORK — Firefighters are blazing mad over a new requirement that they turn in their beloved helmets after 10 years
Take a look at where testing and standards for technical rescue PPE has been, where it's at now and where it's heading.
By Cheryl Livingstone The Aberdeen Press and Journal ABERDEEN, Scotland — Plastic safety visors worn by north firefighters have been replaced with glass ones after some
By Jennifer Williams Manchester Evening News MANCHESTER, England — A firefighter has been awarded thousands of pounds in compensation after hurting himself putting on his own
As newer fire-resistant fibers have been developed, manufacturers have been ardently at work designing hoods that are more durable, better fitting, more comfortable, and yes, more
There are more questions than answers when it comes to PPE protection at electric and hybrid vehicle crash scenes.
Chief Edward O'Brien says deciding to request new gear for his firefighters was huge relief
DeKalb County firefighters may be wearing millions in new gear within 60 days as officials agree to replace hundreds of air packs.
From low-air alarms to facepiece integrity to buddy breathing systems, the newest NFPA standard for 2013 makes some significant changes to SCBA.
Wow! Here it is, the firefighting helmet many (but probably not all) of us have been dreaming about for a long time! I don't know about you, but as someone who's been
Could this be the future for fire helmets? A Swedish designer — with the backing of a local fire brigade — has unveiled an ambitious prototype called the C-Thru Smoke
Philly firefighter gave woman his SCBA on positive pressure as he rescued her from warehouse fire Wednesday
Atlanta incident latest in years of reported failures with same air packs; firefighter suffered cut to his leg from broken glass and smoke inhalation
By Dash Coleman Savannah Now GARDEN CITY, Ga. — Thanks to grant money, Garden City Fire Rescue has some new state-of-the-art equipment and heightened training for
The following is paid content sponsored by Globe By Greg Bogosian FireRescue1 Staff Background: For years, firefighters have had to deal with heavy, inflexible structural