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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
Here's a list of the most outstanding innovations to hit the fire service this year and a short list of those I hope to see next year.
Proximity firefighting ensembles are not just for aircraft firefighting, and not all suits have the same level of protection.
That all new SCBA must be retested will keep them off the market longer.
Both suit design and testing need a complete overhaul to better match real-world needs.

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