Helping Provide Adequate Protection for Our Volunteers

Helping Provide Adequate Protection for Our Volunteers

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.

Health & Safety Resolutions, Inspired By Research

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.

[Video] How to Clean and Store Your PPE

[Video] How to Clean and Store Your PPE

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.

Easy-to-Understand NFPA 1971 Garment Performance Testing Coming Your Way

Easy-to-Understand NFPA 1971 Garment Performance Testing Coming Your Way

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.

4 Garment Changes with NFPA 1971, 2018 Edition

4 Garment Changes with NFPA 1971, 2018 Edition

NFPA standards are revised every five years as a matter of course. There have been times when the process can take a little longer, resulting in a standard that is published in six years rather than the normal five, and occasionally the standard can be “short cycled.” A standard is short cycled only when there is a compelling reason to revise sooner than the normal five years, such as a breakthrough in technology or a previously unknown potential for harm.

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