Technology & Innovation
How MSA’s Connected Firefighter Platform Helps Keep Firefighters Accountable and Connected
In 2014, MSA Safety launched their G1 SCBA. The G1, marketed as the platform of the future, was designed with firefighters’ comfort in mind. Now, the platform of the future has been updated and expanded to enable supreme firefighter connectivity with the MSA Connected Firefighter Platform.
SCBA-Related NFPA Revisions: What you Need to Know
New revisions to the NFPA 1981 and 1982 standards have set forth SCBA technology upgrades as well as operational benchmarks on safety equipment. Here’s what you need to know about all the standard revisions affecting SCBA.
2018 AFG Award News and 2019 Grant Updates
For weeks, departments across the country have been trying to determine the status of their 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grants applications. They talked to vendors, to neighboring departments and to friends on the internet, and probably even sought the advice of psychics, all to no avail.
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.
New download | SMARTER: Advancing Health-Related Technology
In 2016, the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighting Grant (AFG) funded a program titled “Science, Medicine, And Research & Technology for the Emergency Responders (SMARTER)” to explore the potential use of technology to address some of the most pressing health concerns in the fire service.