We have written extensively about PPE contamination issues facing the fire service, trying to create an awareness for how the contamination occurs. We’ve shared basic practices that should be undertaken to minimize contaminate transfer to the firefighter, to other clothing, apparatus, the station and to others.

A key theme we’ve followed has been to recognize that turnout clothing exposed to a structural fire is contaminated and not just soiled. By making this admission, the frequency for applying advanced cleaning practices increases in frequency. Read More...