The debate: mandatory gear retirement at 10 years
Private donations and grants provided the $7,100 needed for the 13 vests
Dirty turnout gear is dangerous - refer to this infographic to make sure yours is clean
The NFPA 1851 committee is opening the rule for revision; here's what we want to see change, and how you can make your voice heard
Firefighter Jose Zambrano said he hopes his "special kind of crazy" will support his effort to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The Danville Fire Department ordered 57 vests for $30,000 after a couple close calls
Here's a look at the game-changing products that rolled out in 2016 and an eye toward those hoped for in the coming year
After a firefighter was shot in the leg earlier this week, fire officials are re-evaluating their safety measures
Miguel Rivas was getting a glass of water when he saw a man taking his turnout coat and SCBA gear from his vehicle
Keeping firefighters and carcinogens separated takes a plan, discipline and some pocket change; here's how to do it
Gore's scientific laboratory tests firefighter PPE performance by mimicking fireground stresses
The city council gave the fire department the go-ahead Nov. 8 to apply for a federal grant to buy 14 ballistic vests
The firefighter sustained burns to his ears, neck, arms and shoulders
Officials used a $150,000 grant to purchase 152 ballistic vests for first responders
The report discusses a range of department issues, such as training and outdated equipment
Researchers are gaining ground on the holy grail of determining how much contamination remains in PPE after cleaning
The departments will use the funds to purchase upgraded SCBA, which feature a display inside the face mask denoting the amount of remaining air in a tank
Whether or not the gloves are NFPA certified, use this checklist to guide your next extrication glove purchase
The mayor and fire chief said they don’t want to give members a false sense of security
Not all contaminates are equal and neither are cleaning methods; understanding both is necessary for clean PPE
The firefighter was dressed in his gear to honor first responders killed during 9/11







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