- Your responder REQUIREMENTS Is your equipment ready when you are? Henry, Matthew Marc // Industrial Safety & Hygiene News;Nov2009, Vol. 43 Issue 11, p36
The article highlights the considerations for first responder equipment in the U.S. Easy-to-read privately published Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) manuals are inexpensive alternatives to costly research. The author suggests that there are some emergency response equipment...
- Turnout Gear. // Fire Chief;Jan2006, Vol. 50 Issue 1, Special section p3
The article focuses on Reaxtion, a protective clothing for firefighters from Cairns Protective Clothing in the United States. It consists of the Axtion knee and seat, Axtion sleeve and the Collarbreak Attachment System.
- NO MAN'S LAND. Hutchinson, Darren // Fire Chief;Dec2004, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p40
Discusses the subject of training firefighters to deal with incidents of combined structural and wildland fires. Educational objectives; Crew equipment; Importance of firefighters' communication with residents, media and local government.
- Autism Awareness for Responders. MARTIN, ALAN J.; MIMS, TILDA // Fire Engineering;Apr2009, Vol. 162 Issue 4, p56
The article stresses the need of firefighters for autism awareness training. Autism is said to be the fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S. and grows at a rate of 10 to 17 percent yearly. According to the article, dealing effectively with an autism emergency necessitates the same...
- Tips for Preventing Communicable Diseases. // Fire Engineering;Dec2007, Vol. 160 Issue 12, p88
The article includes a list of tips to prevent communicable diseases among firefighters. Included in the list are wearing the proper safety equipment when visiting emergency sites, properly decontaminating all medical equipment after each call, and staying fit to improve resistance to...
- Casual Users. Suyama, Joe; Hostler, David // Fire Chief;Sep2005, Vol. 49 Issue 9, p68
Reports that the term first responder has been redefined to incorporate emergency personnel ranging from hospital-based providers to the traditional firefighter in the United States, making them non-traditional users of personal protective equipment. Firefighter Fatality investigations; Adverse...
- CIRCUIT TRAINING. Santilli, Michael A. // Fire Chief;Aug2004, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p116
Reports on the electric circuit training of fire fighters to ensure a safe approach in electrical emergency response in the U.S. Awareness of overhead power lines when using ground ladders and metal hand tools; Use of protective clothing; Caution among aerial truck operators when placing ladders...
- Firefighters Check Their Gear. // Weekly Reader - Edition 2;10/3/2003, Vol. 73 Issue 6, p3
Presents information on the turnout gear of firefighters, the special clothing that keeps firefighters safe from fire. Components of the turnout gear.
- Standard for Cover. Mangan, Dick // Wildfire;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p4
The author addresses some of the standards for wildland fire personal protective equipment (PPE) and why they are important. The author discusses the highlights of the "Into the firestorm," a four-part series on the Discovery Channel," which offered insights into the work of wildland...