Question 7: Do you feel that your PPE protects you adequately in most situations?
SUMMARY:66% of firefighters feel that their PPE protects them adequately.
Question 8: Has your PPE ever failed during a fire?
SUMMARY:94% of firefighters have not had their PPE fail during a fire.
Question 9: Does turnout gear color matter?
SUMMARY: It's a toss-up between black and tan, with 39.8% of firefighters prefering tan, and 38.3% prefering black, with 21% having no preference.
Question 10: How old is your turnout gear?
SUMMARY: 67% of firefighters have turnout gear that is less than 5 years old.
Question 11: When does your department plan to replace turnout gear?
SUMMARY: 34% of firefighters don't know when their department will replace turnout gear, and 19% plan to replace in the next 1-3 years.
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