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Personal Protective Equipment - PPE News & Articles
WASHINGTON — Four DC-area firefighters were awarded the PBI Golden Knights award after being injured in April 2011. Firefighters Warren Deavers, Ramon Hounshell and Charles
Draeger maintains that their equipment is fine; issues range from loss of clean air to disintegrating mouthpieces
By Pat Freeman As with most things in life, every argument has two sides. I have the pleasure of sitting on several NFPA technical committees with Jeff and Grace Stull and can tell
As a social experiment, we offered our Facebook fans a magic wand to change one thing about their PPE. We received some innovative answers, some goofy ones and even a few from
The helmet may be one of the most important pieces of equipment you have. To better understand what to look for when buying a fire helmet and what to expect from helmets in the
The fire service has always been an evolving business that has seen its mission and focus change in many ways over the years. Along with these changes, firefighters have developed
In early May of 2012, FireRescue1 conducted a survey on firefighter ’s use of Personal Protective Equipment. We have posted the results to the survey below. They represent a
Firefighters often have to think on their feet during an emergency, but they also think about their feet. Because, frankly, are there many things worse than sore feet on the
By Susan Spencer The Telegram & Gazette UXBRIDGE, Mass. — Fire Chief William T. Kessler told selectmen on April 23 that the department needs town meeting voters to
The performance of garments and other types of clothing against liquids is based both on the product materials and its design. Both aspects of product performance are equally
Honeywell's EV1 helmets weigh less than 50 ounces and have integrated, spring-loaded eye protection. The helmets are available in a low-profile traditional style or a modern
HexArmor, which makes protective gloves for heavy industry, jumped into the rescue glove market at this year's FDIC. The gloves were selling like crazy, said Patrick Beadling,
I've been a recreational runner most of my adult life. I've been a volunteer firefighter for the past three years. I've done a few running events now in partial turnout
By Mark Mordecai and Pat Freeman Firefighters come in a remarkable range of shapes and sizes — which isn't surprising, as firefighters span the entire adult population
To understand the legitimacy of any claims for a disinfectant, sanitizer or anti-microbial treatment, you must understand that these terms have different meanings.
By Tim Omarzu The Chattanooga Times Free Press LaFAYETTE, Ga. — Walker County firefighters soon should have a weight taken off their shoulders. That's because
The Berkshire Eagle LENOX, Mass. — By winning a competitive, national grant for federal funding to boost public safety in local communities, the Lenox Fire Department will be
By Greg Kendall-Ball Abilene Reporter-News ABILENE, Texas — A fire that broke out in a warehouse at the Salta Pipe Company yard along Highway 277 north of Abilene kept
In the first part of this article, we outlined how standards on personal protective equipment establish minimum levels of performance that are intended to reflect firefighter
PPE manufacturer LION has acquired BullEx Digital Safety and HAAGEN Fire Training Products."With BullEx and HAAGEN as part of the LION group, we offer another critical aspect