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March 11, 2021 | View as webpage
Dear FireRescue1 Member,

In this issue of PPE101 eNews, Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull focus in on the dangers of contaminated wildland firefighter gear and the current research on wildland PPE maintenance. Also, Robert Avsec discusses best practices for thoroughly cleaning an entire outfit of PPE and technology that can aid in this process.

The FireRescue1 Team
 
FEATURED CONTENT
Contamination and cleaning of wildland firefighting gear
By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull 
Studies shed light on dangers of soiled wildland gear; researchers seek additional information to develop best practices
How well can you clean ALL your PPE?
By Robert Avsec 
The SOLO RESCUE Decon Cleaning Machine helps firefighters clean helmets, boots, gloves and other small equipment, while minimizing potential exposure
Introducing the Globe Guard™ Hood
Globe Guard Hood features a wider bib for greater coverage, reduced bulk under your helmet, and elasticized face opening for secure fit and easier donning and doffing.
Learn more
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
What to wear: Firefighter PPE outside the hot zone
By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull 
Many firefighters express confusion about what PPE to don for warm zone operations
Station boots: What firefighters should know before purchase
By Robert Avsec 
Before you buy your next pair of station boots, understand the standards and different features – your feet will thank you
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