In an effort to ensure that our customers receive the most current information available for the jobs they do, please find below links to webinars and videos that we have found to be useful safety tools. If you find something that should be included, please let us know.
Guide to Cancer Prevention Through PPE
Sponsored by Globe Manufacturing, FireRescue1 and Fire Chief, this publication offers tips on how firefighters can protect themselves with their PPE.
Click here to review the publication.
Personal Safety for Firefighters
The Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) developed a white paper documenting cancer in the fire service and published "What Immediate Actions Can I Take To Protect Myself". We thought it an important part of firefighters' personal approach to safety and have provided a link here for easy reference. We hope you find these eleven points useful and can easily employ them in your daily activities. Keep safe!
Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)
The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
Click here for application guidance materials and more details.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The NFPA is a global nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering their mission. Please visit their website here for exceptional resources.
In addition, please visit Firefighters Bookstore ; also an exceptional resource to easily purchase the latest updates on both NFPA Codes and International Codes.
Upgrade your Bullard Eclipse LD Battery
Bullard has made enhancements to the Eclipse LD battery LED indicator function to more appropriately show battery depletion. For current Eclipse LD users, this update can be made via myBullard® in the form of a normal software load. The process is identical to loading new features and will take less than one minute to complete for each thermal imager. Contact us for instructions on how to perform the upgrade through myBullard®.
Personal Protective Equipment
PRODUCT SAFETY ALERT
November 14, 2013
Important Message from GORE Protective Fabrics
To All Customers:
Please make note of an important product safety alert regarding seam tape separation in turnout gear. W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (“Gore”) has observed isolated incidents of seam tape separation in stored firefighter turnout gear utilizing both GORE-SEAM® tape and non-Gore seam tape when the gear has been stored in its original packaging for three or more years before being issued and worn.
Gore has provided further details and instructions on their website located here . In addition, they have provided a toll free number for questions, 1-800-455-4681.
Heavy Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Training
All PXT courses are designed to meet or exceed NFPA and DPSST standards. The foundation of the PXT philosophy is based on the World Rescue Organization (WRO) and Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee (TERC).
For more details and pricing, contact PXT: