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Essentials to a Successful Mayday

Essentials to a Successful Mayday

One tool that helped locating the trapped firefighters was the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) contained built-in infrared detectors.

July 1, 2019

Adding an Extra 'P' for Proper PPE

The system of selecting PPE by the four levels of A-B-C-D is a quick and simple method of describing what responders wear when working with hazardous materials.

January 1, 2018

The Evolution of Personal Protective Equipment

It behooves those in charge of emergency response operations to try to strike a balance between providing protection, the physiological cost, and the technical limitations of carrying out monitoring protocols.

January 1, 2017

European PPE Supplier Carves Out Niche

European PPE Supplier Carves Out Niche

Compared to the big players in the American personal protective clothing market, Denmark-based Viking Life-Saving Equipment has a small niche.

July 1, 2016

Renting Bunker Gear

Responders attending fire school often rent gear for training rather than purchasing new gear for their training.

April 1, 2014

True North Gear's Fire Resistant Apparel
Inspecting and Cleaning PPE

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Firefighters traditionally toll a bell at memorial services for colleagues fallen in the line of duty. In Texas, that bell has been tolling far too much and far too loud to date this year.

July 1, 2013

Hard Choices on the Fireground

Modern fire gear is so good at insulating against the harsh environment that instead of hugging the floor responders stroll through it like a warm day at the beach.

January 1, 2013