Besides quickly turning out for a response, donning your personal protective equipment (PPE) proficiently is one of the proven ways to save time and lives on the fireground.
Bobby Halton talks to Professor Dr. Graham Peaslee PhD, Dr. Jeff Burgess MD, and Dr. Miriam Calkins PhD on firefighter cancer, PFOA, PFOS, and toxic PPE.
University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health researchers will lead a study of exposures to certain chemicals among firefighters.
The new protective sensing suit, that was developed within the framework of the Flemish I-CART project, was successfully tested at high temperatures.
Download the digital version of our January 2020 personal protection equipment (PPE) supplement, which includes features on expanded cleaning practices for gear, chemical exposures, and more.
Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue offered a vide on gross decon procedures for firefighters working on scene.
Brian Zaitz reviews a simple drill that is performed frequently in firefighter recruit school but may have dropped off the radar as a regular component of our company training.
We have all experienced the training session of timed donning: the evaluation of a trainee's speed and proficiency to go from normal street clothes to a fully encapsulated thermally and respiratory protected firefighter ready to battle heat, smoke, and toxic gases.
Use this drill as an opportunity to improve on one of our most basic skills. Never take any shortcuts and always don all components of your PPE.