In the past decade, there has been a steep increase in what the fire service has learned about two significant risks firefighters face during interior structural firefighting operations:
- Exposure to airborne particulates present in the smoke of today’s structure fires.
- Heat stress arising from the physical exertion of firefighting while wearing structural firefighting PPE and SCBA, which can lead to a sudden cardiac event, such as a heart attack or stroke.
In designing the new Globe Guard™ Hood, MSA teamed up with another industry leader in the firefighter PPE world, DuPont Personal Protection, to address those two issues.
Read the full article to learn more about the particulate-protective fiber technology inside the Globe Guard Hood, as well as advanced features of the new hood.