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December 1, 2014

Post-Use Analysis of Firefighter Turnout Gear

An article based on the durability studies titled “Post-Use Analysis of Firefighter Turnout Gear” completed at the University of Kentucky has been published in Fire Technology. The studies analyzed used firefighter turnout gear, with the manufacture date ranging from two to greater than ten years.   The testing and procedures used for analysis were pulled from NFPA 1971 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting and NFPA 1851 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting.

More information on this can be found here.

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