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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
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