• Ballam: Spending Quality Time in Fire Apparatus Cabs

    By Ed Ballam - Wednesday June 25, 2014
    I spent some quality time sitting in apparatus cabs recently. I sat in cabs from at least six different manufacturers, not bothered by anybody, completely anonymous. I was at the New England Association of Fire Chiefs’ Expo in Springfield, Mass., a...
  • Flame Resistant T-Shirts May Replace Cotton

    By Guy Lucas - Monday June 30, 2014
    The Firehouse Industry Insights blogs are contributed by experts in various areas of the fire service industry.  A hot topic being discussed these days is the idea of fire departments adopting flame resistant base layer garments to replace 100...
  • Risk Assessment for Those Involved in Selecting PPE

    By Guy Lucas - Thursday May 15, 2014
    The Firehouse Industry Insights blogs are contributed by experts in various areas of the fire service industry.  While risk assessments aren't anything new, they also aren't exactly commonplace with the majority of fire departments in North...
  • Is Filament Twill Technology the Future of Flame Resistant Fabrics?

    By Guy Lucas - Thursday May 1, 2014
    The Firehouse Industry Insights blogs are contributed by experts in various areas of the fire service industry.  One concept relatively new to fire service PPE, but gaining traction as a proven outer shell fabric technology is Filament Twill...
  • PPE Thermal Liners and Pro Sports Players

    By Guy Lucas - Wednesday March 12, 2014
    The Firehouse Industry Insights blogs are contributed by experts in various areas of the fire service industry.  What do high performance thermal liners have in common with the apparel worn by LeBron James, Usaine Bolt, and Tiger Woods...
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