Jim Reidy

Jim Reidy is a lieutenant on Ladder 46 for the San Antonio Fire Department (SAFD), for which he has served for 33 years. He also is an assistant safety officer and was the SAFD quartermaster in 2018. Reidy has been involved in PPE for 30 years. He is Helmet Task Group Chair for the next edition ofNFPA 1971: Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. Reidy is co-chairman of the SAFD/Local 624 Firefighting PPE Committee and is a member of SAFD’s Occupational Cancer Committee, Tool and Equipment Committee and Apparatus Committee. He serves on the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Firefighter Advisory Committee, including as past Chairman. Reidy speaks at a variety of venues and events on firefighter PPE risk assessment, use and selection.