Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is perhaps the most important physical system in firefighter safety. The full ensemble – pants, coat, helmet, hood, gloves and boots – works together to create a protective barrier between firefighters and the hazards they face, whether fire, smoke, sharp objects on extrication scenes or other potentially harmful exposures. With the heightened focus on occupational cancer awareness and prevention, as well as protection from COVID-19 infection, departments depend on PPE to provide supreme protection from fireground toxins. Download our PPE-related How to Buy Guides for Turnout Gear, Hoods and SCBA.
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