THE SCENE

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

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.

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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.

What is the National Volunteer Fire Council and How Can It Help You?

As a volunteer firefighter, you know how important it is to stay up-to-date on everything from the latest training courses to resources available to understand safety and health standards. But it can be challenging to access all of this information, especially if you are serving as a volunteer. That’s where the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) comes in. Read this article to learn more about the NVFC.

APR Types & Protection Levels Recommended by CDC for COVID-19

By now most people are familiar with the disposable half-mask respirators commonly called “N95s” in the healthcare setting. But a much broader array of respiratory products are available that meet United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for protection against COVID-19. Download the guide to MSA’s NIOSH-approved respirators and filter configurations that meet CDC’s guidance.