THE SCENE

A head-to-toe safety blog from the experts at MSA Fire

Why Reusable Half-Mask Respirators Are a Good Option for the Fire Service and EMS

Firefighters and EMS personnel are on the front lines of community safety during this pandemic, so you need protective equipment that will help to protect your own health while you do your job. Read this blog post to learn more about reusable half-mask respirators.

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How Your Turnout Gear Works

Getting the right turnout gear for your department is critical, but it is just one component of firefighter health and safety. Read this blog article to understand not only the performance of gear and proper donning and doffing techniques, but also the limitations of the gear.

How To Help Improve Firefighter Safety Through Connectivity

Firefighting is an inherently dangerous environment, and maintaining constant communication and awareness is a key element in firefighter safety. Firefighters want to be connected: to each other and to their officers on- and off-site. Read on to learn more about connectivity on the fireground.

New Online Course: Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risk Considerations During Training

The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI) has released a new online training course, “Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risk Considerations during Training”. Read this blog article to learn more about the course and how to access.

Cross-contamination Protection and Additional SCBA Safety Measures for COVID-19

During the course of normal activities and the COVID-19 pandemic, cross-contamination can be a common concern for firefighters. Read this blog post to learn more about how MSA’s G1 Facepiece and G1 Second Stage Regulator were designed in order to reduce the potential for cross-contamination.

The CARES Act and Funding Opportunities: What To Know

The current situation with COVID-19 has presented a variety of challenges to fire and EMS agencies, including financial hardship. But the good news is that there are programs in place to help provide support to first responders and firefighters specifically for the purchase of PPE. Through the CARES Act, first responders may seek funding via three programs. Read this article to learn more about the programs.