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As newer fire-resistant fibers have been developed, manufacturers have been ardently at work designing hoods that are more durable, better fitting, more comfortable, and yes, more
There are more questions than answers when it comes to PPE protection at electric and hybrid vehicle crash scenes.
Chief Edward O'Brien says deciding to request new gear for his firefighters was huge relief
DeKalb County firefighters may be wearing millions in new gear within 60 days as officials agree to replace hundreds of air packs.
From low-air alarms to facepiece integrity to buddy breathing systems, the newest NFPA standard for 2013 makes some significant changes to SCBA.
Wow! Here it is, the firefighting helmet many (but probably not all) of us have been dreaming about for a long time! I don't know about you, but as someone who's been
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