Wildland fire personnel use personal protective equipment (PPE) that is designed and constructed for their special needs, which are different in a number of respects from structural turnout gear, and which include durability, comfort, and protection.
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Safety Components, Inc. (SCI), the world leader in technology driven fabric solutions for high performance, flame resistant fabrics, is pleased to announce the addition of Marta Doménech Catarina to its Protective Fabrics team.
Structural turnout gear manufacturers say they see structural PPE continuing to change, improve, and be modified to become more adaptive to firefighters’ needs, yet still provide them with maximum protection.
The future of firefighting is about to change with LUNAR.
DuPont Safety & Construction announced it will be highlighting the latest innovations in FR protection and safety at FDIC International, April 8-13, 2019 (booth #1501) in Indianapolis.
Should the driver/operator use an SCBA while on the scene of a working fire? And for clarity, this means actually breathing the SCBA air as opposed to simple wearing the SCBA. Based on emerging information, the answer to that question is yes!
Personal protective equipment (PPE) makers are building personal escape equipment into structural firefighting pants, while personal escape system and other manufacturers offer new and redesigned bailout devices, anchors, and ropes for the latest technology in personal safety equipment.
LION First Responder PPE, Inc., the largest family-owned manufacturer of first responder protective equipment (PPE) in the United States and Weinbrenner Shoe Company, manufacturer of Thorogood brand footwear have entered into a long-term strategic partnership that leverages the strengths of both companies.
MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are working together again in 2019 to distribute new turnout gear to volunteer fire departments through MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway Program.