*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*Time for a PPE shake-up?; Cancer risk reduction lessons from Sweden
May 13, 2021 | View as webpage
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In this issue of PPE101 eNews, Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull discuss the reasons why firefighter PPE has remained relatively unchanged over the last few decades and why it may be time for a PPE "shake-up." Also, Robert Avsec outlines lessons U.S. firefighters can take from their Swedish counterparts when it comes to reducing firefighters' cancer risk, and Jerry Brant explains how AFG applicants can respond to follow-up questions from FEMA regarding PPE requests. 

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Is the fire service ready for a PPE shake-up?
By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull 
Despite drastic technological advances over the decades, firefighter PPE remains relatively unchanged
Reducing firefighter cancer risk, the Swedish way
By Robert Avsec 
The Skellefteå Model focuses on dry initial contaminant reduction, amid other processes, to reduce firefighters’ exposure to toxins
AFG clarification: How to handle FEMA’s PPE follow-up requests
By Jerry Brant 
With AFG awards around the corner, you may be asked to clarify some points before learning your fate
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Firefighter PPE: Designing for contamination control
By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull 
Seeking a new design approach that focuses on preventing contamination in the first place, plus allowing for effective decon
Beyond turnouts: Your PPE checklist to keep you safe and comfortable
By Robert P. Avsec 
Detailing your glove, boots, eye protection and undergarment options, plus what to wear around water
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