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.
Having uniforms and gear that fit correctly is essential for both safety and optimal job performance. Therefore, as greater numbers of women join the fire service, it is important for fire departments and equipment manufacturers alike to keep the unique needs of female firefighters in mind.
"With an all-new and shared booth, show attendees will be able to experience—in a very hands-on manner—our head-to-toe solutions for the fire service "
The new style delivers enhanced technology integration while maintaining the quality, durability, and safety performance.
Efforts being made by turnout gear manufacturers include protective fibers and fabrics that go into the types of turnout gear being worn, new designs of protective firefighting hoods, and paying close attention to the interface areas of PPE.
PPE manufacturers have evolved helmets and eye protection to provide the greatest safety for firefighters, yet remain functional and ergonomic in use.
While personal protection equipment (PPE) manufacturers continue to refine turnout gear for safety, comfort, and ergonomics, manufacturers of the fabrics that make up that gear are turning out new and improved products that enhance the overall performance of the PPE.