3 Ways Boots Made in the USA Benefit You
At MSA and Globe, we believe that “Made in the USA” means something. When you buy our athletic construction fire boots made in Maine, you’re helping to protect and preserve American jobs – not just for the workers in our boot factory, but beyond. We’ve made significant investments in new technologies, equipment, research and development, processes, and people.
Impact of Select PPE Design Elements and Repeated Laundering in Firefighter Protection from Smoke Exposure
As the fire service becomes more aware of the potential health effects from occupational exposure to hazardous contaminants, personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers, and fire departments have responded by developing and implementing improved means of firefighter protection, including more frequent laundering of PPE after exposures. Read this article for more information.
Watch the Boston Fire Department Demo LUNAR® Connected Device
The MSA team recently had the opportunity to work with the Boston Fire Department during a field demo of LUNAR. Watch the video to hear what the Boston firefighters thought of LUNAR!
Webcast – Training Fires: More than Just Heat and Smoke
Conducted by Gavin Horn, this webcast will help you get a deeper understanding of the chemical and thermal exposure risks associated with fire training activities.
Science in the Fire Service: Research Update on Contamination Control
The fire service continues to drive the movement for science-based research to better understand how the fire environment, firefighting PPE, and fire department practices can impact firefighters’ risks. During this recently held webcast, Gavin Horn, PhD, shares some of the latest firefighter research on contamination control along with lessons learned from ongoing efforts to implement some of these practices.
Firefighter decontamination challenges: Knowledge versus practice
Do firefighters in the U.S. fully recognize the benefits of post-fire cleaning and decontamination of themselves and their equipment to reduce the risk of developing cancer? Common wisdom would say yes, given the amount of information that’s been promulgated by fire service organizations like the IAFC and IAFF as well as non-fire service organizations.
Free Online Course | Firefighter Cancer Prevention Tools and Resources
There are ways to mitigate the risks of exposure firefighters face in the field. Although it is an outcome we want to avoid at all costs, there may come a time when a firefighter will be diagnosed with cancer as a result of occupational hazards.
[Video] Unboxing with Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment: Globe SUPRAFLEX Boots
We recently sent a pair of our SUPRAFLEX™ boots to Chris McCloone, senior editor at Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, for his review. The boots included Vibram’s Arctic Grip Pro soles that are specifically engineered to perform on wet ice.
Free Online Course | Decontamination Techniques
Wearing PPE properly is only one of many steps in helping to prevent illness and injury. In order to help reduce exposure to agents that can cause cancer and other serious diseases, firefighters must know decontamination techniques to assist in mitigating toxic substance contamination on their gear and bodies.