The deaths of six Worcester (Mass.) firefighters in an inferno at a vacant six-story warehouse on Dec. 3, 1999, generated a pledge from faculty in the electrical and computer engineering department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to apply their expertise to develop a system to find firefighters in similar hazardous situations.
This spring a number of fabric makers and manufacturers of turnout gear announced advancements in their products, many modified to reduce the weight of personal protective equipment, including CBRN garments.
Bullard has upgraded its industry-leading Wildfire helmet and re-designed the LT Series and USRX Series helmets, offering users superior comfort in helmet protection, according to the company.
Bullard has developed a new thermal imager with improved resolution called the T320TM. The new imager offers the value of a Bullard T3 series and improved 320 x 240 resolution.
If you are a firefighter, Roger Lackore wants your measurements - with your bunker gear on, thank you.
Lion Apparel, a world provider of firefighter protective clothing, has acquired National Safety Clean Inc., one of the industry's leading cleaning and repair services.
Fire-Dex, a manufacturer of quality protective firefighting clothing and emergency response apparel, announced a record year in 2006, marking the eighth consecutive year of double-digit growth.
In the first article, we discussed conducting risk assessment as the first step in the protective clothing selection process. Information was provided for how departments should conduct a hazard and risk assessment.
LaCrosse Footwear, a leading provider of branded work and outdoor footwear for expert users, has been awarded a $1.25 million direct contract to produce Phoenix bunker boots for the Chicago Fire Department.
Fire-Dex, has been selected as a Cascade Capital Corporation Business Growth Award recipient.