Fire Chief » Personal Protective Equipment http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:25:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Baltimore fire safety officer’s death ruled accidental http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/17/baltimore-fire-safety-officers-death-ruled-accidental/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/17/baltimore-fire-safety-officers-death-ruled-accidental/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:26:03 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/17/baltimore-fire-safety-officers-death-ruled-accidental/
Lt. James Bethea died of smoke inhalation after falling through a floor at a vacant home, where he remained for hours before an off-duty firefighter called for help
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2 efforts to clarify firefighter PPE rules http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/2-efforts-to-clarify-firefighter-ppe-rules/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/2-efforts-to-clarify-firefighter-ppe-rules/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:39:14 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/11/2-efforts-to-clarify-firefighter-ppe-rules/
There are new developments in PPE for Ebola-like viruses and efforts to make firefighting PPE standards more accessible
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How to buy non-firefighting PPE http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/04/how-to-buy-non-firefighting-ppe/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/04/how-to-buy-non-firefighting-ppe/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:07:54 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/11/04/how-to-buy-non-firefighting-ppe/
Not every situation calls for structural PPE; here's a look at how to determine what other gear you may need
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Tenn. fire chief seeks new turnout gear, fire truck http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/15/tenn-fire-chief-seeks-new-turnout-gear-fire-truck/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/15/tenn-fire-chief-seeks-new-turnout-gear-fire-truck/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 18:40:33 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1742
Chief Kevin Peters said their current turnout gear is 13 years old, while the average life span is eight years.
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Survey: Firefighter PPE care is improving http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/15/survey-firefighter-ppe-care-improving/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/15/survey-firefighter-ppe-care-improving/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:31:51 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1334
New survey results show that the fire service is doing a better job of cleaning and repairing its turnout gear than it did 10 years ago.
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Former firefighter charged for not returning gear http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/14/former-firefighter-charged-returning-gear/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/14/former-firefighter-charged-returning-gear/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:18:51 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1320
The fire chief contacted the fire marshal's office after the firefighter failed to return $4,000 worth of equipment when he left.
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