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New structure glove makes fingers more nimble.
Part of the second-floor ceiling gave way and went down the back of the Capt.'s coat; a teen has been charged with arson.
The new gear was paid for by proceeds from "Burn," a documentary film about the city's firefighters that Leary executive-produced
Methods to better test both the level of contamination and the level of "clean" are moving forward.
Not properly testing SCBA face pieces put firefighters in danger now and in years to come.
The firefighter was struck by a casing fragment; he was treated and released on the scene
The firefighter suffered burns to his neck and is in stable condition.
Chief Kevin Peters said their current turnout gear is 13 years old, while the average life span is eight years
With the money, they were able to buy eight full sets of turnout gear for its volunteer firefighters, including protective pants and coats
The fire chief contacted the fire marshal's office after the firefighter failed to return $4,000 worth of equipment when he left
New survey results show that the fire service is doing a better job of cleaning and repairing its turnout gear than it did 10 years ago.
What you can't, and can, see on your PPE will hurt you; follow these steps to avoid exposure to cancer-causing agents.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Firefighters had to leave a burning apartment and evacuate neighboring residences as crews tried to gain control of a quickly-spreading fire Thursday.
Worn properly, even the best PPE has limitations in keeping contaminants off the skin; better hood material is needed
Cancer-causing agents can reach a firefighter, even one in full PPE; here are simple steps to reduce your risk.
Keeping turnout gear clean is critical to firefighter health; here's how to buy and use turnout gear washers.
The first two firefighters in the building suffered burns to their legs.
Firefighter Joe Yeakley is hospitalized with burns over more than 50 percent of his body; another firefighter received minor burns and was treated and released
By Dee Riggs The Wenatchee World, Wash. WENATCHEE, Wash. — One minute firefighter Glenn Smith was in the clear, aiming his hose at a garage fire. The next, he was engulfed in
Experts say firefighters should be issued bullet-resistant vests in hopes of saving more lives when responding to mass shootings

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