Fire Chief » PPE http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:21:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Can certified firefighter PPE be misleading? http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/can-certified-firefighter-ppe-be-misleading/ http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/can-certified-firefighter-ppe-be-misleading/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:03:57 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2015/02/23/can-certified-firefighter-ppe-be-misleading/
Most certified PPE is on the up and up, but that's not always the case; here's how to identify suspect certification claims
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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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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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How to rid firefighting PPE of bedbugs http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/16/how-to-rid-firefighting-ppe-of-bedbugs/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/16/how-to-rid-firefighting-ppe-of-bedbugs/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:53:55 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/2014/09/16/how-to-rid-firefighting-ppe-of-bedbugs/
Bedbugs can and will get in your turnout gear; the nature of PPE makes eradicating them all the more tricky
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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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How would you attack this car fire? http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/12/attack-car-fire/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/05/12/attack-car-fire/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 15:28:38 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1682
With fires in today's vehicles, it is critical to know the risks and how to protect firefighters against them.
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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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What to wear under your turnouts http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/03/wear-turnouts/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/03/03/wear-turnouts/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:29:47 +0000 http://www.firechiefnation.com/?p=154 Globe PPE
Many believe that garments worn under your protective gear can create problems if not properly selected.
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How to buy bunker gear washing machines http://www.firechief.com/2014/02/24/buy-bunker-gear-washing-machines/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/02/24/buy-bunker-gear-washing-machines/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:45:17 +0000 http://www.firechiefnation.com/?p=263
Keeping turnout gear clean is critical to firefighter health; here's how to buy and use turnout gear washers.
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