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.
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Date: July 13, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

Duration: 1 Hour.

CEU: A certificate of attendance will be offered.

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.

Presented by David Eskew

David Eskew

David began his textile career with Milliken & Company in 2002, as a product and process improvement specialist at the New Holland yarn manufacturing plant in Gainesville, GA. Early in his career, David held various roles in process improvement and production management in multiple yarn spinning and weaving facilities within Milliken. In 2005, David was selected to become a Milliken fellow and returned to school to pursue his Masters degree. Soon after receiving his Masters and returning to Milliken, David was hired at the corporate office and spent several years as a territory manager in the Napery business and as a market manager in the Military business. In 2013, David began working with the Fire Service business as a market manager and as sales manager, the title he holds today. David earned his B.S. in Textile Management from Clemson University and his M.S. in Textile Technology and Apparel Management from NC State University and the Institute of Textile Technology in 2006. David lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife, Mary, and their three children, Anna, Turner, and Wells.

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