Silver Gear vs. Structure Gear
Ok all, A Firefighter at my department is researching what is best for us at the Airport. Currently we wear silvers for Aircraft and Fuel Emergencies and Structural for all building Alarms and MVA calls. It has become very hard to keep 2 sets of gear on a rig and ready to use when assigned to the Engine or Ambulance. Crash Trucks must only have Silvers. NFPA leaves the decision up to the Chief, and FAR 139 says you must maintain a set of silvers for the Fuel Farms. Silvers are only rated for exterior attack and not interior attack. So, what do you wear at your Department and what is your opinion.
Its a very heated topic at my Station.
Yours in Safety