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How to buy protective hoods (eBook)

Download this FireRescue1 protective hoods buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation


We now know that potentially carcinogen-carrying soot and other particles can collect in significant quantities in the head, face, and neck areas. As we learn more about the skin absorption risks firefighters face during interior structural firefighting, more fire departments are looking to protective hoods to provide enhanced protection for their members—and hood manufacturers are rising to the occasion.

The FireRescue1 How-to-Buy Guide for protective hoods serves as a starting point for department personnel charged with researching, purchasing, and implementing this key component of the protective ensemble. Use it to help your department make the most effective and efficient selection of firefighter protective hoods.

Included in this guide:

  • Key considerations before buying protective hoods, ensuring you understand your department’s specific needs and the capabilities of different options.
  • Essential questions to ask vendors, enabling you to gather all necessary information for informed purchasing decisions.
  • A directory of protective hood companies, providing a comprehensive list of reputable suppliers.

Download your free copy of the comprehensive “How to Buy Protective Hoods” guide from FireRescue1 by filling out the form today.