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Personal Protective Equipment - PPE News & Articles
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 ...
When it comes to testing firefighter turnouts for contamination, there are also limitations of the sampling itself. Testing turnout gear for contamination levels involves taking ...
The testing of contaminated PPE is most effective when there is reason to believe that specific chemicals are involved. ...
As fallout from the economic recession continues, affecting many communities across the United States, the drumbeat to "do more with less" is only going to get louder. ...
By Stefanie Scott The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel WAUWATOSA, Wis. — Firefighters liken turnout gear — the protective coats and pants worn to a fire — to the ...
While it may be obvious for fires at chemical plants or other manufacturing facilities where chemicals are used, highly toxic chemicals are present at nearly all fires nowadays ...
The Hemet Fire Department purchased 18 bullet-resistant vests last year in the wake of nine attacks on Hemet police ...
By Rita Savard The Lowell Sun CHELMSFORD, Mass. — Firefighters' expired turnout gear will be replaced thanks to a $73,000 federal grant.The Assistance to Firefighters Grant ...