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.
Ready Rack will be introducing three high quality structural firefighting Pacific Helmets to the product line for distribution.
This revision could be considered a cornerstone to much of what is happening in the world of reducing carcinogens and other harmful chemicals in the firefighting environment.
Easy to operate, ExpressDry Gear Dryers work by using a powerful 110-volt blower system to push ambient air through the garment—from the inside out—at high pressure.
For 2020, keep an open mind and don’t end the discussion. Things can only move forward and improve if we keep talking about them—the good and the bad. It’s how it has always worked in the fire service.
By Chris Mc Loone In October I brought an alternative style helmet to a live burn evolution my fire company conducted at our training facility. Our captain had mentioned he wanted to give it a try. He was stoking the fires that night, and I stayed outside where I usually run accountability for these types...
Join Chris Mc Loone, editor of Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, as he unboxes and discusses the features of an MSA Cairns XF1 jet-style fire helmet.
Its design integrates a barrier that blocks more than 99.99 percent of particles between 0.1 and 1.0 microns in size.
Firefighting hoods have been around for years, protecting firefighters from heat in a fire situation, but recent innovations in hood design and fabrics have added protection from toxic carcinogenic particulates.
This article summarizes findings from a recent study that examined firefighter attitudes, norms, and perceived barriers to field decontamination processes.