Dress the Part

Brehm, Donna
January 2007
Fire Chief;Jan2007, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p84
Trade Publication
The article reports on the improved protective clothing and equipment that could allegedly save the firefighter wearing it during the actual fighting. The subject has been attended by the National Fire Protection Association after considering several instances which took the lives of every firefighter because of its low quality gear. For their further protection, CBRN protection is introduced to afford them an opportunity to conduct initial rescue and evacuate safely from a CBRN event.


Related Articles

  • Motion Sickness. Careless, James // Fire Chief;Jan2009, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p82 

    The article discusses the factors affecting pumper handling and firefighter safety in the U.S. It notes the importance of keeping pumpers in any fire department's vehicles in good condition to avoid mechanical risks and danger to drivers by taking note on its water motion inside; the center of...

  • 2007 edition of NFPA 1982 addresses performance issues.  // Fire Engineering;Apr2007, Vol. 160 Issue 4, p102 

    The article discusses firefighter safety equipment. The author notes a publication by the U.S. National Fire Protection Association that addresses personal alert safety systems for firefighters. The U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that the systems' signals were...

  • Tanker operations: Special handling required. Perry, Dale // Fire Engineering;Mar1998, Vol. 151 Issue 3, p157 

    Examines the dangers faced with water shuttle and tanker operations in fire fighting. Reasons why the these type of operations are considered dangerous; Identification of the problem by the Fire Analysis and Research Division of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); Solutions for the...

  • Is Your Department Complying with the NFPA 1404 Air Management Policy? Bernocco, Steve; Gagliano, Mike; Phillips, Casey; Jose, Phil // Fire Engineering;Feb2008, Vol. 161 Issue 2, p103 

    The article discusses the revisions of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 1404 guidelines in the "Standard For Fire Service Respiratory Protection Training" in 2006 and notes ways for fire departments to make sure they meet the new requirements. The primary consideration in...

  • Evolution, Not Revolution, in New Helmet Standard. Markley, Rick // Fire Chief Exclusive Insight;3/ 1/2011, p2 

    The article focuses on the 2012 new standards of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) of fire fighting helmets. It states that the new standard for helmets will not be yet accepted until the meeting of the NFPA 197 committee in April 2011. According to committee member Mike McKenna,...

  • Escape Rope Performance: Working at Elevated Temperatures and Under Dynamic Loads. Horn, Gavin; Timmons, Ernest; Kurath, Peter // Fire Engineering;Jul2007, Vol. 160 Issue 7, p99 

    The article focuses on the firefighters' escape rope, its performance and reaction to working at elevated temperatures under dynamic loads. Firefighters always have to rely upon their equipment, but their rope systems can be their most important tool while escaping a burning building. The...

  • NFPA 20: Changes to the standard on fire pumps. PUCHOVSKY, MILOSH // Consulting-Specifying Engineer;Nov2012, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p38 

    No abstract available.

  • Techy approach for higher levels of health & safety for firefighter conditioning. Timmons, Phil // Minnesota Fire Chief;Jan/Feb2014, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p18 

    The article offers the author's insight on technological solution in resolving health and safety issues in firefighting jobs. The author explores the advantages of using BioForce Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in measuring heart beats which provides information about the state of readiness and...

  • Personal Escape Systems SAVE LIVES. Schneider, Walter // EHS Today;Aug2010, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p40 

    The article offers information on the personal escape system which is designed to prevent fire and is certified to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1983 Standard on Fire Service Life Safety Rope and Equipment. It notes that the system has a life safety rope that is designed for...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics