May 12, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear FireRescue1 Member,

The only constant in life is change, right? We certainly see that now, as many fire departments are updating disinfection and decontamination protocols for PPE reuse. But even while the virus threat is sitting at the forefront of PPE discussions, there are other evolutions occurring in the background, like the current shift to expand PPE options for non-structural fire incidents.

Check out these change-oriented looks at PPE – and share these resources with your members.

Janelle Foskett
Editor-in-Chief, FireRescue1.com

The realities of firefighter PPE decontamination following COVID-19 exposures
By Jeffrey and Grace Stull
Detailing disinfection, sanitation and decontamination for PPE reuse
The next cultural shift: When to wear structural gear
By Robert P. Avsec
The fire service looks to expanding PPE options for non-structural fire incidents
Checking your SCBA
By Gordon Graham
In Today's Tip from Lexipol co-founder and risk management expert Gordon Graham, he explains the importance of checking your SCBA appropriately and of performing checks the way you would while wearing it
Stick It to Wet Ice
Globe boots now available with Arctic Grip Pro sole technology from Vibram® specifically engineered to improve traction on wet ice. Your best protection against slips and falls in colder temperatures.
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Video: How to properly don and doff PPE on COVID-19 calls
Fairfax County (Virginia) Fire and Rescue releases video detailing steps for proper PPE use
How can I protect my family from COVID-19?
By Emily Pearce, BS, EMT-P, FAWM, DiMM
When working from home isn’t an option: a checklist for reducing the risk of transmitting exposure after returning from a shift
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