Join Chris Mc Loone, editor of Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, as he unboxes and discusses the features of an MSA Cairns XF1 jet-style fire helmet.
Its design integrates a barrier that blocks more than 99.99 percent of particles between 0.1 and 1.0 microns in size.
Firefighting hoods have been around for years, protecting firefighters from heat in a fire situation, but recent innovations in hood design and fabrics have added protection from toxic carcinogenic particulates.
This article summarizes findings from a recent study that examined firefighter attitudes, norms, and perceived barriers to field decontamination processes.
One of the typical responses to establishing a standard operating procedure stating that contaminated PPE should not be placed in an apparatus cab is that the crews must remain out of service until they return to the station to have their PPE cleaned or access their second set of PPE.
The Vantage II is specially designed to attach to fire helmets above or below the brim through the use of a swivel clamp.
For two years, the department’s Safety and Training Division has been researching health and wellness issues as the industry continues to publish studies about fireground contaminants. It has focused its first efforts on upgrading fireground protocols and turnout gear, specifically related to hoods.
The XF1 helmet incorporates a number of optional user features, which include a protective visor, an integrated communication system and LED lights that, because of their placement on either side of the helmet, rather than at the top of the head, significantly improve visibility without blinding others on scene.
REV Group TITAN® 6×6 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle is the second configuration in E-ONE’s new line of ARFF products. With the 6×6 configuration and its new, optional, 65-foot high reach extendable turret (HRET), the TITAN 6X6 EXT offers additional capabilities and performance for today’s first responders. The E-ONE TITAN 6×6 and 6×6 EXT...
Phenix Technology, Inc., a 46-year old Inland Empire firefighting equipment manufacture, whose products are sold around the world, received the President’s “E” Award for Exports.