Thread: Turn Out Gear

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    Question Turn Out Gear

    Does anyone know if there is an OSHA or NFPA requirement that firefighters have 2 sets of turnout gear?

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    To my knowledge there is no such requirement.
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    i have never heard anything like that

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    I wish there was. The only problem with that is that it would put a huge strain on the smaller departments, who sometimes have trouble getting their members a single set. As it is with both of my companies, in one everyone gets a single set, and in the other, officers get two. Hope that helps.

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    There is no such standard that I know of, but we have a policy at CTVFC of issuing two sets of turnouts to everyone. Since that's been done, gear gets washed much more often, there are pretty much no instances of people showing up with gear improperly re-assembled (after trying to do it too fast because it was drying), and everyone has at least one set of gear if a set becomes damaged and has to be sent for repair. If you can afford to do it, it's a good idea.

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