The City of Valdosta has gotten $53,000 worth of new firefighter gear that could potentially help prevent cancer, reports WALB News 10. Chief Boutwell shared that the department’s eventual goal is to have two sets for firefighter gear for the entire department
The Plympton Fire Department has new gear thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Gary Sinise Foundation, reports 95.9 FM WATD. The grant money was used to purchase TECGEN gear. Fire Chief Steven Silva says the gear will be used for every call except for structure fires. The gear that was purchased gives the department...
Portable decontamination kits and showers are being integrated into after-action incidents on fire scenes to perform gross decon of turnout gear, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and other equipment before they are returned to the apparatus.
The days of the thigh-high rubber fire boots are long gone, evolving into today’s leather structural firefighting boots that are rugged, highly protective, form fitting, and comfortable. Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers are offering a wide array of structural fire boots in various styles to meet the athletic demands the fire service puts on firefighters’ feet.
Fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS) squads around the country are either weighing the possibility of or actively outfitting at least some of their personnel with bulletproof protective equipment.
Easy to operate, ExpressDry Gear Dryers work by using a powerful 110-volt blower system to push ambient air through the garment—from the inside out—at high pressure.
The equipment will include boots, helmets, gloves, and turnout pants with built-in harnesses.
For 2020, keep an open mind and don’t end the discussion. Things can only move forward and improve if we keep talking about them—the good and the bad. It’s how it has always worked in the fire service.
By Chris Mc Loone In October I brought an alternative style helmet to a live burn evolution my fire company conducted at our training facility. Our captain had mentioned he wanted to give it a try. He was stoking the fires that night, and I stayed outside where I usually run accountability for these types...
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