Inside the Gore booth at FDIC in Indianapolis, a lanky, boyish-looking firefighter – no more than 22 years old – sidled up to the counter to listen to product specialist Holly Blake explain the benefits of the company’s particulate-protecting hood.
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In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Fire Fighting in Canada, we asked our Facebook friends what they think has been the most significant development in fire fighting.
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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
-Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
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This Trainer’s Corner column is a collection of training drills that we at Canwest Fire have used to get firefighters more comfortable while wearing SCBA in immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) environments. You are welcome to change them to fit your department’s training guidelines.
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The last few topics in Trainer’s Corner have been somewhat intense, so I thought it might be time for something a little lighter. Much like the question asked by the spokesperson for ING Banking, What’s in your wallet? I ask you, What’s in your turnout gear?
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Before I launch into this month’s discussion, I would like to express my thanks for your feedback regarding a mayday protocol for the Canadian fire services. It seems that firefighters support a national standard for calling and responding to a mayday, yet the response from provincial fire commissioners and fire chiefs associations is frustratingly slow.
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Respiratory protection: not just for firefighting anymore
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SCBA: your most important piece of PPE
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Innovations to breathing apparatus most significant development in fire service

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