Advanced inspection of turnout gear

Yes, NFPA 1851 recommends that turnout gear undergo an advanced inspection every 12 months, at a minimum, or whenever a potential problem is spotted. And it only makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, your turnout stands between you and extreme heat, chemicals and bodily fluids that can do you harm.

This series of LION videos will provide you with the training you need on advanced turnout gear inspection. So, grab your turnout gear and helmet, an inspection form, a length of new reflective trim identical to that on your turnout, a focused-beam flashlight, a bucket, measuring cup, isopropyl alcohol and a fluorescent job light — then take it all to a clean, well-lit work area. You’ll gather the knowledge you need to implement an in-house inspection program in your department.