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Personal Protective Equipment - PPE News & Articles SEWICKLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Hutchinson Volunteer Fire Department in Sewickley Township plans to use a $34,200 federal grant plus $1,800 in fire department
Lowell Sun DEVENS, Mass. — The Devens Fire Department is the latest local department to receive a Department of Homeland Security grant to purchase safety equipment. The
CLINTON COUNTY, Ill. — An inadequate amount of high-visibility retro-reflective clothing and backing a manual transmission fire apparatus up a steep incline were contributing
In order to work properly, PPE has to fit; here are the reasons why and how to ensure a good fit.
Future advances, purchasing tips and care and maintenance advice are all topics on the table during the SCBA discussion.
Regular and thorough inspection is critical to SCBA performance, but so too is the paper trail for that work.
Changes to NFPA standards mean a functionality revamping for the next generation of SCBA.
We gave readers a chance to weigh in on the worst thing about their SCBA.
Protecting turnout gear is about proper cleaning, drying and storing; when it comes to storage several options are available for different needs.
For those not involved with testing or manufacturing PPE, finding specific data on standards can be a challenge.
By Derrick Rose PRICHARD, Ala. — A group of Prichard firefighters is fed up with what they call unsuitable working conditions that put the public's safety
INDIANAPOLIS — It's been an ongoing battle for structural firefighting glove manufacturers: how to add more dexterity without compromising protection. Firefighters are
By Mark Mulholland BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — The bombing in Boston, where responders can be seen running toward the explosions, and the December attacks in Western NY
Firefighters and fire equipment manufacturers gathered in Indianapolis as they do each spring to show off and check out the latest and greatest in firefighting gear. Here are a few
INDIANAPOLIS — Scott Safety rolled out three new SCBA products at this year's FDIC. The new offerings were driven in part by the new NFPA 1981 and 1982 standards set to
By Jonathan Oosting LANSING, Mich. — Firefighters put their lives -- and lungs -- on the line in order to protect Michigan residents, and advocates say the state
By John Martin Courier Press EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Evansville Fire Department administrators are eager to move forward on installation of some new, heavy duty equipment washers,
The test for liquid protection, while necessary, may not hit its intended mark.
SHEFFIELD, U.K. — A specially adapted 'tactile helmet', developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield, could provide firefighters operating in challenging
Structure and wildland fires are completely different animals, and so too are the PPE needed to keep firefighters safe.