More and more women are entering the fire service, and personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers have responded by developing firefighting turnout gear specially designed for them.
Indianapolis (IN) Fire Department (IFD) Chief Ernest Malone recently unveiled "Project Washout," a comprehensive, in-house, fire gear maintenance, management, and repair program.
Manistee County Firefighters Association will receive about $44,685 for 22 sets of turnout gear
The intent of an incident accountability system is to reliably track workers while in the danger zone and improve their safety. A sound accountability system also serves to increase operational effectiveness by allowing for the detailed management of the scene’s workforce.
If firefighting turnout gear is not decontaminated properly after a fire, these firefighters can carry the harmful chemicals to their firehouses and homes.
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.
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...
By offering the Solutions Safety Products line through the Ready Rack distribution network, the company can reach more customers through trusted distributors.
No doubt you have heard about cancer-causing perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) being in the fabric of your turnout gear—even when it comes from the factory.