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The new equipment is part of the department's response to an agreement with Conn-OSHA following the investigation into the death of firefighter Kevin Bell
The newly purchased SCBAs will replace five breathing air compressor systems that are more than 18 years old and currently in use at five fire stations
With department budgets stretched thin, fire chiefs are constantly searching for other sources to fund their equipment needs. As a result, competition for funding from programs
A complaint was filed saying more than half haven’t been tested since 2008; federal law requires them to be tested every five years
Among the items taken off a fire truck were an AED and a SCBA; there are no leads in the case
The $60,477 award will be used to replace old and malfunctioning SCBA that have reached the end of their service life
The grant money will be used to purchase new air packs and air tanks
Kevin Bell was killed in a house fire on Oct. 7; cardiac hypertrophy was also listed as a contributing factor in his death
We crawled through heavy smoke and fire to find him and were not leaving without him
Starting a fire department from scratch is great when money is no object; when resources are scarce, you improvise.
An inspection of the company's equipment found numerous safety problems, including empty air tanks
He said it exploded after a malfunction, causing hearing loss, debilitating headaches and a loss of balance
They're working to determine if firefighter Kevin Bell's SCBA was working properly and if his air tank was full when he entered the burning building
SCBA are being removed from all 75 ambulances and about 70 graduating fire academy medics will not be issued protective firefighting gear
A combination of faulty breathing apparatus and toxic gases sickened seven firefighters, a medic and two other responders
Often overlooked, SCBA straps and buckles are an important part of reducing a firefighter's fatigue and entanglement risk.
The grant money will help replace outdated equipment with the purchase of 38 new breathing apparatuses
The SEL 30-year cylinder is available in 30-minute, 45-minute and 60-minute rated durations.
The GI meets the latest NFPA 1981 standards including face piece integrity and communication.
SCBA is the most important piece of PPE, and the reasons for not using it are no longer valid.