Globe, DuPont Protection Solutions (DuPont), and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have teamed to support local responders with much needed gear through the Globe Gear Giveaway. Now in its sixth year, eligible departments can apply for four sets of new, state-of-the-art turnout gear to better protect their members. Thirteen department awards will be made, for a total of 52 sets of gear. The application period is now open. Applications are due by June 1, 2017.
Dirty turnout gear is dangerous – refer to this infographic to make sure yours is clean.
For the fifth year, we’ve teamed up with DuPont Protection Solutions and the National Volunteer Fire Council to give back to the community of volunteers that is the backbone of the American fire service. Through our Globe Gear Giveaway Program, a total of 13 departments received four sets of new, state-of-the-art turnout gear each. Awards were made to six departments in the 4th quarter.
In anticipation of the 2017 results from the Illinois Fire Service Institute Cardiovascular And Chemical Exposure Project, we’ve gathered five firefighter resolutions that you can take right now.
The fire service has become extremely health conscious ‒ and rightly so. PPE is a critical line of defense against the dangerous environment in which firefighters perform their duties. Proper cleaning and storage of protective clothing are essential to improving firefighter health and safety.
The 2018 Edition of NFPA 1971, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, is anticipated to be published in the third quarter of 2017, barring any public objections to the standard. NFPA standards have always included an annex, which is intended to provide explanations, clarifications, and even non-mandatory suggestions. However, the 2018 revision of the standard has gone a step beyond and introduced Annex B, which is intended as a guide to better understand performance requirements.
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