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To discuss the PPE/Uniforms that we use and wear everyday in our Job as Firefighters

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Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2016

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Quaker Gear

Started by Chris Moyer. Last reply by Chris Moyer Jun 29, 2012. 8 Replies

We just ordered 7 sets of Quaker turn outs. Does anybody here use it and how do you like it.I hear they changed somethings since a while ago.Continue

APPEAL FOR HELP NEEDED DONATIONS

Started by Stephen Eric Payte Chua Aug 26, 2011. 0 Replies

Good day to all, In behalf of my Volunteer Firefighter groups here in the Philippines namely "Dee Hwa Liong Volunteer Fire Brigade"( 15 Personnels) & "Guardians Fire & Rescue Brotherhood…Continue

Tags: DONATIONS, /, SUPPORT, NEEDED, HELP

Flash Hoods

Started by Ben 'Snapper' Auger May 20, 2011. 0 Replies

Hey Team,Recently I've been looking into our gear and finding out information about all our PPE, gloves, helmet etc.I've been looking into the Flash hoods (This is what we call them in NZ, not sure…Continue

The Evolution of Firefighters Personal Protective Equipment

Started by Rachel. Last reply by Tom Wallace May 10, 2011. 4 Replies

 A house is on fire and people are trapped inside the burning inferno.   High pitched wails of fire sirens pierce the still night air.  In rush the firefighters to rescue those inside.  They are…Continue

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Comment by Tiffany Gauthier on May 10, 2011 at 4:25pm
if anyone needs any info or help with anything please don't hesitate to ask or email me Im not always on here but i get the updates as they come in, so please feel free to ask!!!
Comment by Tom Wallace on May 10, 2011 at 3:05pm
Yes thanks Tiffany
Comment by Tiffany Gauthier on May 9, 2011 at 4:29pm
Hey everyone I have a site where you can get the best name brand gear at low low prices.. www.firehelmetdepot.com From helmets to boots we got it all!
Comment by ashfire on April 24, 2011 at 4:48pm
Most of our chaplins belong to the county fire and rescue assoc and part of the county fire service so they get county gear. Even the county exec gets fire gear.
Comment by Tom Wallace on April 24, 2011 at 4:27pm
My father is the Chaplain in our Department buthe also is a firefighter so yes he has gear. but we make sure all of our members have proper gear.
Comment by Louise Thornton on April 20, 2011 at 6:19pm
Thanks for the invite Chief.
Comment by Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. on April 19, 2011 at 8:46pm
Unfortunately, we don't have chaplains in turnout gear in my town or any previous fire departments I was in. But I do agree that whoever is on the fire scene should be in compliant with up to date gear and equipment.
Comment by Chaplain Jerry Montgomery on April 19, 2011 at 5:35pm
Anyone got a clue about departments that put their chaplains in old, outdated turnout gear?

First, if the chaplain is ever present at a fire scene, that would violate safety standards.

Second, the one time a chaplain is likely to most need the best gear possible is when a firefighter is trapped inside somewhere and may/may not be rescued. That's when chaplains intentionally get in harm's way...and firefighters want chaplains with them in those ultimate moments.
 

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