FIREFIGHTER, PROTECT THYSELF
- MAINTAINING TURNOUT GEAR. Reed, Jeffrey L. // Fire Engineering;Nov2003, Vol. 156 Issue 11, p90
Focuses on the maintenance of personal protective equipment among fire fighters. Initiation of routine cleaning; Reduction of the level of and bodily contact with contaminants; Compliance to the standard on fire department infection control program.
- TIPS FOR DONNING MASKS, HOODS, AND HELMETS. Gustin, Bill // Fire Engineering;Jun2001, Vol. 154 Issue 6, p59
Offers tips to firefighters on the proper way of wearing of masks, hoods and helmets. Methods of fastening helmets; Selection of firefighting gloves; Alternatives to neck straps.
- IS YOUR SCBA WORKING PROPERLY? Sawka, Bill // Fire Engineering;Apr2002, Vol. 155 Issue 4, p150
Focuses on the proper use and maintenance of the SCBA fire fighting equipment in the U.S. Examinations and tests conducted on the SCBA; Risk-minimizing ability of the equipment; Regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration concerning the equipment.
- PRODUCTS/SERVICES/MEDIA. // Fire Engineering;Jun2002, Vol. 155 Issue 6, p103
Features several firefighting equipment and supplies. Portability of the decontamination shower from FSI North America; Protection dependability of glow in the dark rescue/demotion reciprocating saw badges from Bosch Power Tools; Key features of Janesveille deluxe high back pant from Lion Apparel.
- Physiological and subjective responses to cooling devices on firefighting protective clothing. Chou, Chinmei; Tochihara, Yutaka; Kim, Taegyou // European Journal of Applied Physiology;Sep2008, Vol. 104 Issue 2, p369
The aim of the present study was to examine the effectiveness of ice-packs (ICE) and phase change material (PCM) cooling devices in reducing physiological load based on subjectsâ€™ physiological and subjective responses while the subjects exercised on a bicycle ergometer while wearing...
- SCBA/ PROTECTIVE CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT. // Fire Chief;May2003 Supplement, Vol. 47, p8
Features several protective clothing and equipment for use in fire fighting and fire prevention in the U.S. in 2003. Key features and specifications; Key applications in firefighting and fire prevention; Manufacturer information.
- HAZMAT EQUIPMENT. // Fire Chief;May2003 Supplement, Vol. 47, p9
Features several equipment for use in handling hazardous materials in the U.S. in 2003. Key features and specifications; Key applications in firefighting and fire prevention; Manufacturer information.
- Structure Fire Overhaul: Respiratory Hazards and Personal Protective Equipment. Herbert, Jeffrey L. // Fire Engineering;Mar2008, Vol. 161 Issue 3, p117
The article discusses the significance of using personal protective equipment (PPE) during overhaul in Phoenix, Arizona. After the main fire is extinguished, a serious respiratory hazard still mitigate dangers, and fire fighters still face many hazards in overhaul operations. Using a...
- Staying in the Box is OK. Coleman, Ronny // Fire Chief Expert Blog;7/16/2012, p10
The author explains the importance to sticking to traditional elements of fire protection. He believes that traditional elements like wearing personnel protective equipment and firefighter safety are vital towards success of the efforts of fire departments, where these elements can avoid...