Health and Wellness for Women in the Fire Service

March 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT / 1:00 PM CDT / 11:00 AM PDT / 6:00 PM GMT

This webcast is based on the U.S. Fire Administration study “Emerging Issues for Women in the Fire Service.” Topics include cardiac health, cancer, and behavioral and mental health. You will be presented with the results of recent studies by the Women’s Biomonitoring Collaborative, including attention-grabbing resources meant to inspire firefighters about the importance of post-incident decon.

PPE Evaluations: From Risk Assessment to Selection

March 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 10:00 AM PDT / 5:00 PM GMTThis webcast is based on five successful firefighter evaluations of personal protective equipment (PPE) from risk assessment through evaluation and selection. It explores the nuances and time lengths (which differed because of fiscal time constrictions) of the processes for the items typically associated with firefighter PPE: helmet, hood, gloves, coat and pant, and boots. The presentation includes pilot programs, evaluation solicitations, evaluation forms, requests for proposal, and language suggestions for requirements. Successful personnel engagement strategies and practices are also discussed.

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