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 survey provided an interesting look (probably for the first time) at what we wear when responding to and mitigating emergency incidents.
Through study, proper equipment, and healthy choices, the unnecessary risks can be eliminated and the rest minimized. Firefighter wellness must also include mental as well as physical programs that improve firefighters’ resilience to the byproducts of the job.
Such specialty PPE includes that made for wildland firefighting, rescue, emergency medical services (EMS), and proximity/hazardous materials incidents.
Providence (NC) Fire & Rescue and the Strong Volunteer Fire Company (Mount Carmel Township, PA) are the latest gear recipients of the 2018 Globe Gear Giveaway program.
The department needed a new headquarters for years, but it took Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the danger of being flooded to move the process along more quickly.
Chris Mc Loone Pat CaseCo-Owner, BA Shields CM: Provide a short overview of BA Shields, the company. PC: BA Shields is a firefighter-owned-and-operated company based out of Sparks, Nevada. We make reusable self-contained-breathing apparatus (SCBA) lens protection, which doubles as a convenient blackout training tool. Both Cody [Cavin, co-owner] and I have 20 years of...
Globe and DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), in partnership with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), announced two more recipients of the 2018 Globe Gear Giveaway: the Burnettsville (IN) Volunteer Fire Department and the Pattonsburg (MO) Fire and Rescue Protection District.
The V320 has a high-resolution 320x240 sensor that allows firefighters to navigate through zero visibility conditions. Lightweight at 2.2 pounds and ruggedly durable, the V320 performs in extreme high temperature environments with minimal maintenance.