Take a look at our Technical Rescue issue.
On October 15, 2019, MSA, with the assistance of the Boston (MA) Fire Department (BFD), conducted field tests on its newest product designed to assist in the ongoing goal of increasing firefighter safety and survival.
While most of these procedures are justified and useful, some are not. What is common among many of them is the fact that no one knows where they came from. The only background or justification for such a rule is the fact that “an old guy told me to.”
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.
Squad 27 was built by Alexis Fire Equipment on a Spartan Gladiator ELFD chassis with a 10-inch raised roof and an Alexis aluminum body.
It isn’t often you get to sit down with someone who’s been with a company from its inception. It’s also not often you find yourself in the presence of a person who can say he built the fire truck in the room that hails from 1975.
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.
The entity Firefighter One primarily handles loose equipment sales and service while FF1 Apparatus handles apparatus and ambulance sales.