Fire Boots News & Articles

  • Electric shut-off procedures

    By Vincent DunnFire departments must establish preplanned emergency responses with local utility companies and train firefighters to do the electric shut-off procedures when it's needed at incident...

  • New Revised Requirements for Emergency Medical Protective Clothing

    A new 2008 edition of NFPA 1999 became effective last month — and it has been heavily revised to address changes requested by end users and the industry. Many of the changes to the Standard on Prot...

  • Chainsaw safety

    Chainsaw safety is the job of every saw operator, and proper PPE should always be used when handling or working around chainsaws. These include: Eye protection- approved goggles or safety glasses (...

  • Fireman's Fund grant updates Calif. firefighters' gear

    Marin Independent Journal (California) Copyright 2007 Marin Independent Journal, a MediaNews Group publicationAll Rights Reserved MARIN, Calif. — Members of the Bolinas Volunteer Fire Department wi...

  • Ga. firefighters can't battle wildfires without proper boots

    The Associated Press ATHENS, Ga. — A metro Atlanta fire department is not helping fight the south Georgia wildfires — all for the lack of a boot. Gwinnett County firefighters say they want to help ...

  • Find Footwear that Fits the Job

    By Jeffrey O. StullFireRescue1 ColumnistSponsored by GlobePhoto Mike MeadowsStructural firefighters have a number of footwear choices available. In general, there are a variety of different feature...

  • PPE 2006: New NFPA Standards Lead the Way

    A number of significant changes occurred in the PPE industry during 2006. Foremost among these was the introduction of the new editions for NFPA 1971 and NFPA 1994. The new 2007 edition of NFPA 197...

  • What to do with PPE when there's an accident

    As well as our clothing and equipment protect against a myriad of hazards, they can’t always prevent severe injuries or fatalities. Although it can be a delicate matter, fire departments must prese...

  • Part II - The Upcoming New Look of Bunker Gear

    Read Part I of this column In Part II of his column on the revised NFPA 1971 standards, Jeff Stull examines the changes to standards for gloves, hoods and footwear. GlovesGloves must now extend a t...

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