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Know Your Gear
June 21 @ 10:15 - 12:15Free
Presented by: Savelives.com
In order to meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program and NFPA 1851: Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, firefighters must be trained on how to maintain their personal protective equipment (PPE) and select their PPE. The “Know Your Gear- Overview” program reviews how and why firefighters need to maintain PPE and select the proper PPE. Continually, the program reviews the fire departments’ required risk assessment and standard operating guidelines for the maintenance and selection of PPE.
The program’s mission is to lower firefighter injuries and acquired diseases such as burns and cancer.