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Could this be the future for fire helmets? A Swedish designer — with the backing of a local fire brigade — has unveiled an ambitious prototype called the C-Thru Smoke
Philly firefighter gave woman his SCBA on positive pressure as he rescued her from warehouse fire Wednesday
Atlanta incident latest in years of reported failures with same air packs; firefighter suffered cut to his leg from broken glass and smoke inhalation
By Dash Coleman Savannah Now GARDEN CITY, Ga. — Thanks to grant money, Garden City Fire Rescue has some new state-of-the-art equipment and heightened training for
The following is paid content sponsored by Globe By Greg Bogosian FireRescue1 Staff Background: For years, firefighters have had to deal with heavy, inflexible structural
PITTSBURGH — Draeger Safety, Inc. this morning issued the following statement from CEO Ralf Drews: "We truly do not appreciate the misleading news report broadcast last
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