Seriously consider taking a holistic approach, including soliciting top-to-bottom feedback throughout your organization as well as understanding NFPA standards and municipality rules for SCBA expenditures.
When contemplating the purchase of new SCBA, it is important to understand the compliance implications of purchasing “refurbished” SCBA from a supplier not authorized by its manufacturer.
It is vitally important to approach recruiting and hiring volunteer firefighters with not just hard skills, but soft skills being front of mind.
With the many changes occurring in the field of RIT technology, all firefighters and fire officers need to be up to speed on the new equipment and tactics that are becoming available in order to have a proficient, safe, and successful rapid intervention team.
Here are four reasons to use a snap-change cylinder as part of your firefighting equipment.
Learn more about how innovations such as use of big data, biotelemetry, facial recognition software, 360 video and gaming technology can help firefighters.
The next cycle of the AFG-S grant program to purchase many types of light PPE opens on October 6th to volunteer fire departments and combination departments only and the application period will remain open until November 13th.
The NFPA 1986 SCBA standard was specifically designed for emergency services personnel engaged in tactical operations, disaster response, crime scene investigation, clandestine drug lab clean-up, and other response and or recovery situations that may expose them to CBRN hazards and/or could be immediately dangerous to life or health (IDLH).