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PROTECTIVE CLOTHING (Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment)

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  1. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING(Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment) Instructor: Mario Partida

  2. Mario Partida • Volunteer Firefighter 1986 • Fire Academy 1990 • City of Sugar Land Fire Dept. 1991 • Chauffer/Engineer 1993 • Lieutenant 1994 • SLFD – Research, Replacement & Maintenance 1995 • Oil Company Safety Instructor 1995 • WCJC Fire Academy Instructor 1995

  3. RECRUIT CLASSES • Protective Clothing • Self Contained Breathing Apparatus • Water Supplies • Live Fire Instructor / Safety Team A

  4. COURSE CONTENTS • History • Required Items and Regulations • Components and Materials • Donning and Doffing • Maintenance and Cleaning • Inspections

  5. HAZARDS

  6. FIREFIGHTER INJURIES

  7. ? • “What are limitations to working in firefighter protective clothing?” • “What are some limitations to the protective clothing itself ?”

  8. COMPONANTS • Station Uniforms • Helmet • Protective Hood • Protective Coat and Trousers/Pants • Gloves • Safety Shoes or Boots • Eye Protection • Hearing Protection • Self Contained Breathing Apparatus • Personal Alert Safety System (PASS)

  9. HISTORY IN THE FIRE SERVICE • 1950’S – Neoprene inner liners • 1960’s – Nylon thermal liners • 1970’s – Nomex introduced • 1980’s – Developed TPP test, Kevlar used in fabrics • 1990’s – PBI , and exotic blend materials

  10. N.F.P.A. • What does NFPA stand for? National Fire Protection Association • Who do you think writes the standards? • Old standard NFPA 1972, 1973…….. • New Standard - NFPA 1971 1997 edition • 2000 Standard

  11. COAT AND PANT(components) • Outer shell • Moisture barrier • Thermal barrier

  12. Outer Shell “What protection does the Outer Shell provide us?” • Nomex • PBI Polybenzimidazole • Kevlar • Blends • Basofil • Mellenia

  13. REFLECTIVE TRIM • New standard No per inch requirement Patterns Reflexlite Schotchlite Triple Trim

  14. Moisture Barrier “What protection does the Moisture Barrier provide us?” • Neoprene • Comfortzone • Aquatech • Crosstech • Goretex

  15. Thermal Barrier “What protection does the Thermal Barrier provide us?” • Batting • Facecloth

  16. Total Garment Performance

  17. Thermal Protective PerformanceTPP “How much protection does a fabric or composite provide from heat and flame?” • Test developed in the 1970”s by Dupont and the U.S. Military. • Measures the heat and energy required on a fabirc or composite to cause a second degree burn behind the fabric or system. • BOTTOM LINE: Gives us a rough idea of the protection that a fabric can provide in flash fire.

  18. Total per Site Protection NFPA fabric component minimum average of 35 TPP

  19. Helmets • Traditional • Modern • Future • Materials • Composite • Leather • Kevlar/Lexan

  20. Hoods • Sock • Reed Type • Materials • Nomex • PBI • Blends

  21. Gloves • Gauntlet • Non-Gauntlet • Extended Gauntlet • Materials Leather Pigskin others

  22. Boots “What protection do they provide us?” • Rubber • Leather Vapor & Thermal barrier

  23. Safety Items • Eye Protection • Hearing Protection

  24. Safety Items • Self Contained Breathing Apparatus • Personal Alert Safety System

  25. Inspection & Maintenance