Fire Academy Friday: Advanced Inspection for Proximity Garments

LION Fire Academy provides fire department members with online training on PPE and Continuing Education Units for successful completion.  Fire instructors can incorporate PPE education into their classes and have their students earn credits.  If you are a fire student or contemplating a career in firefighting, you’ll find helpful quizzes, videos and links on PPE and other firefighting topics. LION Fire Academy is certified to offer Continuing Education credits and satisfy the NFPA 1851 training requirements for Advanced Inspection, Advanced Cleaning and Basic Repairs. This week’s video covers how to perform an Advanced Inspection of proximity coat and pants.  Learn…

Fire Academy Friday: Using Your PPE Safely

LION Fire Academy provides fire department members with online training on PPE and Continuing Education Units for successful completion.  Fire instructors can incorporate PPE education into their classes and have their students earn credits.  If you are a fire student or contemplating a career in firefighting, you’ll find helpful quizzes, videos and links on PPE and other firefighting topics. LION Fire Academy is certified to offer Continuing Education credits and satisfy the NFPA 1851 training requirements for Advanced Inspection, Advanced Cleaning and Basic Repairs. In this week’s video, learn how to use structural fire fighter PPE safely in dangerous fire…

Study highlights need to decontaminate gear after the fire is out

By Dr. Mallika Marshall For CBS Boston With every call, firefighters know they could be putting their lives on the line. “You know it’s a dangerous job,” explained Kevin McNiff, a 28-year veteran of the Boston Fire Department. “But you really don’t think about the silent killer, which is cancer,” he said. But now, McNiff is forced to think about it. At 53-years-old he is being treated for kidney cancer. “I have a battle ahead of me,” he said. It’s a battle more firefighters are facing. A study done by NIOSH, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health looked…

Fire Academy Friday: Advanced Inspection of Helmets

LION Fire Academy provides fire department members with online training on PPE and Continuing Education Units for successful completion.  Fire instructors can incorporate PPE education into their classes and have their students earn credits.  If you are a fire student or contemplating a career in firefighting, you’ll find helpful quizzes, videos and links on PPE and other firefighting topics. LION Fire Academy is certified to offer Continuing Education credits and satisfy the NFPA 1851 training requirements for Advanced Inspection, Advanced Cleaning and Basic Repairs. Learn how to determine if your structural fire fighting helmet is fit for duty, if additional…

RSVP to LION and W.L. Gore’s PPE Technology Briefing

New Advancements in Technology that Provide Enhanced Functionality in Chemical and Biological Environments Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Location: Butler County Engineer’s Office – 1921 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton OH 45011 Purpose: Learn about new technologies used in personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders specifically engineered to provide enhanced functionality in chemical and biological environments. Who: Public Safety personnel responsible for specifying and/or procuring PPE used in tactical & terrorism responses and fire personnel involved in confined space rescue should plan to participate. Hosts: The Butler County Sheriffs Office is hosting the event; guest speakers…

Fire Academy Friday: Basic repair of turnouts

LION Fire Academy provides fire department members with online training on PPE and Continuing Education Units for successful completion.  Fire instructors can incorporate PPE education into their classes and have their students earn credits.  If you are a fire student or contemplating a career in firefighting, you’ll find helpful quizzes, videos and links on PPE and other firefighting topics. Most repair of turnout clothing must be performed by the manufacturer or a Verified Independent Service Provider (ISP). This segment defines the basic repairs that trained departmental personnel can perform and how to perform them. After you’ve finished watching, take the test.

Doffing superheated turnout gear

By Patrick L. Brown For FireEngineering.com How to Remove Superheated Gear What is the proper way to assist a firefighter encapsulated in superheated turnout gear? My discussions with turnout gear representatives have led me to this conclusion: Don’t hose down the firefighter! Don’t pat him down and don’t roll him on the ground! The most important thing to do is to get the superheated turnout gear off of the firefighter. If you are the firefighter trapped within this superheated gear and there is no assistance available, you must economize your movements while trying to prevent compression of your turnout gear…

Fire Academy Friday: Assembly and Disassembly of PPE

It’s Fire Academy Friday! This weeks video demonstrates how to properly disassemble and assemble your PPE. After you’ve finished watching, take the test. LION Fire Academy provides fire department members with online training on PPE and Continuing Education Units for successful completion.  Fire instructors can incorporate PPE education into their classes and have their students earn credits.  If you are a fire student or contemplating a career in firefighting, you’ll find helpful quizzes, videos and links on PPE and other firefighting topics. NFPA 1851 and NFPA 1500 training modules are valid for any brand of PPE. If you have suggestions on new…

Fire Academy Friday: Routine Inspection

LION Fire Academy provides fire department members with online training on PPE and Continuing Education Units for successful completion.  Fire instructors can incorporate PPE education into their classes and have their students earn credits.  If you are a fire student or contemplating a career in firefighting, you’ll find helpful quizzes, videos and links on PPE and other firefighting topics. NFPA 1851 and NFPA 1500 training modules are valid for any brand of PPE. This week’s video covers the importance of inspecting all elements of your PPE and demonstrates how to perform a routine inspection. After you’ve finished watching, take the test. For…

For any of you who complain about NFPA

By Michael “Mick Mayers For Firehouse Zen We were talking last night on the Weekly Firefighter Hangout about “words that we live by” in the fire service and I was a little surprised not to hear anyone bring up the usual complaints on NFPA and other consensus standards, which seem to get thrown into a big steaming pile together when someone wants to badmouth the fire service.  As a participant in the standards process, I get a little frustrated when people complain about standards. Why, you may ask? Well, because while standards may seem to be prohibiting aspects of our jobs, the…