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MA Firefighters Livid Over Decision to Continue Use of PFAS in PPE

The decision means that cancer-causing chemicals will remain virtually required in PPE.

Grant Helps North Carolina Fire Department Purchase New PPE and Thermal Imaging Camera

The Ramseur Fire Department has big plans following an announcement of a $16,000 grant award from the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

Fire Service PPE and NFPA Standards: What’s the Connection?

July 13: This webinar will focus on the fabrics used in firefighter PPE and the standards that govern which fabrics can be used in different end use applications within the Fire Service. We will discuss each of the NFPA standards for structural firefighting, wildland, technical rescue, and station wear, highlighting differences in requirements between standards, why the testing is important, and how that testing translates to end user performance in garment form.

Grant Helps Florida Fire Departments Fight Cancer

Fire departments can use the funds to purchase any equipment or cleaning supplies necessary to help reduce firefighters' exposure to cancer-causing agents.

New SCBA a “Big Leap Forward” for Indiana Firefighters

About $212,000 of the $225,000 cost for the air packs came from a FEMA grant. The department matched the remaining 5% of the cost using public safety tax funds.

Fire Smoke: The Hidden Dangers

June 4: Discussion includes the hidden dangers, overcoming complacency, smoke toxicity, air management, atmospheric monitoring, personal protective equipment care and maintenance, firefighter washing down and decon, and emerging options for improving health and training and policies.

Donated Gear from Northeast Helps Alabama Fire Departments

The gear represents a windfall of equipment that many of the volunteer departments in West Alabama never would have been able to afford to purchase.

3Mâ„¢ Scottâ„¢ Fire & Safety Introduces A New Way to Communicate on The Fireground

The Vision C5 facepiece with radio direct interface operates with compatible 3Mâ„¢ Scottâ„¢ Air-Pakâ„¢ SCBA, as well as compatible two-way radios.

Firefighter Protective Clothing and Equipment: Exploring the Limits

March 25: Does the replacement of natural materials with synthetic materials affect the firefighters? Does the thermal protective performance rating of the gear affect tactical capabilities? Does work station wear impact the effective thermal protective performance of PPE?

MSA and the NVFC Partner to Provide XF1 Helmets to Volunteer Firefighters

The jet-style design of the Cairns® XF1 Fire Helmet reduces snag hazards, provides a personalized fit, and houses its own integrated light module.

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