Latest Research on Personal Protective Equipment Now Available

New research is now available regarding the effects of firefighting hood design, laundering, and doffing on smoke protection, heat stress, and wearability.

Manufacturers Design Gloves for Variety of Fire, Rescue, Specialty, EMS Situations

Personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers are designing and producing a wide selection of gloves for firefighters aimed at the type of job the firefighters are performing.

St. Joseph Fire Department (MO) Uses CARES Act Funds for Fire Equipment

The St. Joseph City Council passed a bill that would move $80,000 from Buchanan County’s CARES Act fund to the St. Joseph Fire Department

NFPA: Fire Protection Research Foundation Receives Grants to Study Fire Investigator PPE and Transition...

“By evaluating the performance of currently-fielded investigator PPE and decontamination methods, as well as the modern and anticipated issues related to firefighting foam operations, we will not only inform the fire service but the standards development process.”

Albany (NY) Fire Apparatus Stolen and Recovered

An Albany Fire Department ladder truck was stolen and recovered in Schenectady

Trends in Fire Helmet Design

Manufacturers of structural firefighting helmets are tweaking current models and designing new ones that add protection for greater safety and make them more comfortable to wear for long durations.

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