Firefighter safety is something we should agree on

Ensuring firefighter safety is something we should agree on. The recognition of carcinogens remaining on personal protective equipment (PPE) has resulted in a structured cleaning approach in Fire and Rescue Services, but what about the person wearing PPE? Global studies…

New training for firefighters launched to combat fire cancer threat

New training for firefighters aims to fight the cancer threat to them from fires, by taking aim at the toxic substances that fires produce.  UK firefighters surveyed as part of University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) research were four times more…

Eliminate risk of pathogen infection with De-Wipe Alcohol-Free Sanitiser Wipes

De-Wipe supplies fire and rescue services worldwide with the only after-fire decontamination wipe that is 100% biodegradable and scientifically proven to remove the most harmful toxins produced in fire from skin. Their expansive product portfolio satisfies every vital stage of…

DEBRiS: A tool for fire scene management

The DEBRiS acronym has been developed by the MFB to as a practical tool that supports decontamination and control of firefighters on the fireground. It has a fundamental role to play in regulating fire scene management and safety practices across…

Wash And Wear

What is the best way to decontaminate BA sets, helmets, gloves, boots and other firefighter’s equipment? Solo Rescue may be the best solution. Contaminated turnout gear can present a significant health hazard for firefighters. How to achieve quick, efficient and…

Portable Gross Decontamination System to Help Mitigate Firefighter Cancer Risk

Task Force Tips have introduced the DECON/pak, a self-contained agent proportioning and rinse application system developed specifically for gross decontamination of firefighting personnel donned with gear and their equipment. Throughout 2017, TFT field-tested the DECON/Pak at fire stations and training…

Cancer and the firefighter – how decontamination showers can help

Over the years the incidence of cancer among firefighters has been shown to be far higher than that of the general populace, and the studies and proof of same can be found the world over. The following are taken from…

Mass decontamination in a public setting – making privacy a priority

You respond to an unknown chemical emergency at a high school gymnasium. When you arrive on the scene, you are confronted with multiple victims who have signs and symptoms of a chemical exposure. Approximately fifteen victims presenting with blurry vision,…

New decontamination solution from Scott Safety to revolutionise the fire market

A new portable airborne and surface decontamination solution from Scott Safety is achieving a fire industry first – decontamination of chemical, biological and radiological vapours, liquids and particles simultaneously in as little as five minutes. The Light Decontamination System –…

21st Century Decontamination Where Are We Going?

There are few things more uncomfortable and more dangerous than working in a HazMat suit in a HazMat Danger area. There are also few things more exhausting. To the public HazMat Operatives seem rather like tame Martians oddly human shaped…

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