With the heightened focus on cancer awareness and prevention, departments depend on turnout gear to provide supreme protection from fireground toxins. Further, as firefighters are frequently called upon to respond to all-hazards scenes that involve new exposure types, turnout gear is expected to deliver protection from a growing list of hazards.
Fortunately, years of research and field testing has resulted in gear options that serve as this integral key protective barrier. This FireRescue1 How-to-Buy Guide for turnout gear serves as a starting point for fire department personnel charged with researching and purchasing this integral component to firefighter safety. Included in this guide:
- Key considerations before buying
- Questions to ask vendors
- Company directory
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