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Firerescue1 Safety Newsletter
Nov. 2012
 Dear FireRescue1 Member,

In this month's eNews, we dive into the background of the debate on mandatory turnout gear retirement after 10 years. Where do you weigh in? And Tom Labelle offers a holistic look at tactical ventilation, examining its benefits and consequences.

Also, be sure to check out the video of a car running into a fire truck — on live TV!


The FR1 Team
PPE Update
The debate: Mandatory gear retirement at 10 years
By Jeff and Grace Stull, FR1 Columnists
The proposed updated NFPA standards still require that fire departments remove any gear from service that has a manufacture date older than 10 years. But a new petition is asking reconsideration of this rule. What do you think?
The Butcher's Bill
Tactical ventilation: More than smashing windows
By Tom LaBelle, FR1 Columnist
Thoughtful and well-timed ventilation is a key factor in life safety, for the occupants and firefighter, as well as providing property conservation. Cause and effect
FR1 Exclusive
Report details firefighter LODDs in silo explosion
By Patrick Wong, FR1 Staff
The NIOSH report says that the two firefighters may have introduced oxygen to an oxygen-limited silo, which is known to trigger backdrafts or explosions. Appropriate training
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