Department moves out of the supply chain for N95 masks.
Funding from two grants helps replace the second set of gear for Meadville firefighters.
October 27, 2020: See how TenCate Protective Fabrics is engineering products tuned to the specialized wants and needs of real end-users.
Lessons from a serious injury to a Los Angeles firefighter.
“By evaluating the performance of currently-fielded investigator PPE and decontamination methods, as well as the modern and anticipated issues related to firefighting foam operations, we will not only inform the fire service but the standards development process.”
In 2020, 13 departments will each receive four new sets of turnout gear and four new helmets to help enhance the safety of their firefighters.
While new PPE designs and the effect of laundering on those fabrics has been evaluated through laboratory testing, there are still concerns around the lack of full garment protection.
There is a wealth of published evidence out there that PFAS are insidious toxins in many ways, and their use to make turnout gear waterproof should be re- examined.
Sept. 22, 2020: In this webinar, you’ll learn about station wear history and trends, along with the basics of a systems level approach to PPE.
The membrane within Gore-Tex fabric has billions of pores that are smaller than water droplets, leading to waterproof but breathable raincoats, shoes and other clothing.