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What Percent are You?

by Brad Phillips in Blog

Note: The bulk of this post deals with fire department EMS, so if you are not in a department that does fire department EMS, you may find it uninformative. Those of you that [...]




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  • Fire Gear Laboratory Test Results

    February 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

    In January 2018, Dr. Graham Peaslee, the Professor of Experimental Nuclear Physics at the University of Notre Dame, sent unused samples of fire gear to a laboratory for testing. The purpose of the laboratory test was to determine the presence and content of Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).  Last fall, 2017, Dr. Peaslee had performed an initial test to determine the [...]
  • PFAS/PFOA UPDATE: Conference Call with IAFF

    January 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

    This article is published on behalf of Diane Cotter of the Facebook Page Your Turnout Gear and PFOA Diane works tirelessly to inform and educate firefighters of the potential dangers of chemically treated fabrics used in firefighting. The following is a synopsis of a conference call Diane Cotter and her husband, Ret. Firefighter Paul Cotter had with IAFF leadership. We [...]
  • Firefighter Safety

    January 10, 2018 // 1 Comment

    Let me start off by saying that I hold no malice towards the police. I have an uncle who recently retired from law enforcement and several friends that are current police officers and some that also are fellow firefighters. The purpose of this article isn’t to delve into how police do their jobs, but an observation on one public view of police that I have seen repeated [...]