*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*How long do turnouts really last?; Know your hearing loss risks
September 13, 2021 | View as webpage | Too many emails? Update Subscription Preferences
Dear FireRescue1 Member,

In this issue of PPE101 eNews, Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull discuss the true longevity of turnout gear in the fire service, while Billy Goldfeder outlines how to encourage proper PPE use among firefighters. In addition, Robert Avsec outlines the risk of hearing loss among firefighters.

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Gear expectations: Firefighters expect more from their turnouts
By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull 
Is it time to establish new metrics for assessing the longevity of modern firefighting gear?
Video: How can we call ourselves a professional fire service when members won't even wear PPE?
By Billy Goldfeder 
A reader states: "We can’t even get our members to wear their PPE, SCBA or even seatbelts? I see pictures online of guys in jeans with coats wide open."
‘What did you say?’ Understanding the risk of hearing loss among firefighters
By Robert Avsec 
Detailing the connection between noise and disease – and what firefighters can do to better protect their hearing
Safety is Not One Size Fits All
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Is there a place for multi-functional gear in the fire service?
By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull 
Increased fire service diversity in response operational hazards is not easily met with a one-size-fits-all PPE solution
PPE assessment: Size-up your call types to determine your gear needs
By Robert Avsec 
Tips for departments seeking alternatives to traditional gear
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