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Personal Protective Equipment - PPE News & Articles
Firefighter James O'Neal was nearly killed but brought back to life at scene of arson fire, will be in hospital for several more days
Many federal and state regulations are not regularly updated and lack requirements for conformity assessment.
This study raises a host of questions that we, as a fire service, need to consider about the rigors of the interior structural firefighting environment as it exists today —
Researchers tested 5 models of SCBA facepieces, found that lens degradation was due to temperatures, heat fluxes that exceeded performance limits of polycarbonate
By Tony Boom The Mail Tribune JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A total of $15,000 in grants will allow the city's Fire Department to purchase eight new sets of fire turnouts, the safety
Over the past 15 years, the fire service has increasingly embraced the fact that when it comes to health and safety, keeping protective clothing clean is as important as wearing
Cumulative permeation is already used for the determination of permeation resistance for NFPA 1991 suit materials from chemical warfare agents. It is similarly applied to clothing
A volunteer firefighter in Minnesota died after falling from a climbing rope during a class, according to a NIOSH report.The ropes skills class had no safety officer and a poor
Many people in the firefighter protective clothing industry probably do not remember that, up until 1986, the principal measure for thermal insulation in bunker clothing was just
Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and other disasters seem to be hitting us harder and more frequently — highlighting the crucial role technical rescue teams have in responding.
By William Kaempffer New Haven RegisterNEW HAVEN, Conn. — Lt. Jay Schwartz got within about 10 feet of a Yale student who got precariously stuck as she and her boyfriend
Organizations must start the risk assessment with a serious and realistic reflection of the actual environments that the PPE will be expected to perform in, not just structural
The term "measurement uncertainty" is a common expression that is applied in the laboratory testing business. It means that for any reported laboratory result, there is expected
MONROE, N.C. — A new SCBA cylinder designed to be lighter and smaller than previous cylinders was debuted at Fire-Rescue International in Atlanta. The 5500 (5.5) psi
A young company shone through at Fire-Rescue International in Atlanta with its lineup of unique illuminating products for firefighting equipment.Foxfire's photoluminescent products
Revised standard will include requiring helmets with goggles and faceshields to provide a minimum field of vision.
By Prospect Heights Fire Protection District The Chicago Daily HeraldPROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. — In June, the Illinois America Water Company presented Fire Chief Donald R. Gould
The interoperability of the various elements of the structural ensemble and how the various elements perform together is an issue within the fire service.
The establishment of suitable test methods is not always simple and many methods often do not simulate how firefighters are exposed.
The team will be developing totally new technologies for evaluating the thermal protective performance of wildland firefighter clothing