May 29, 2019 at 1:21 pm #10253Gary LaframboiseParticipant
I was hoping I could find out what departments are issuing fitted bunker gear for prevention for completing fire investigations. The fire prevention division is trying to have fitted bunker gear issued and out H&S committee supports this.
Presently we use old bunker gear than has been passed down from retired firefighters.
Part of our present concern is that we now get decontaminated while on site and this includes being sprayed down with soap and water. the gear is not fitted and water can/does pass under the gear.
We have coveralls but they can’t be used during decontamination.
I would be willing to speak with anyone who has gone through the process and now receives fitted bunker gear.
May 29, 2019 at 1:50 pm #10254Vince TrippModerator
Richmond Hill provides investigators with fitted bunker gear. It is of a lower quality than the gear issued to suppression staff but it works great for our needs.
May 29, 2019 at 3:55 pm #10256Delbert BlakneyParticipant
- City: Kingston
- Department Name: Kingston Fire & Rescue
In Kingston we are provided tvek, coveralls and new fitted bunker gear. We use a firefighter helmet that is a structural firefighting helmet with affixed safety goggles.
For respirators we currently have a powered PAPR with soft MSA soft mask with drinking tube. This prevents PAPR from fogging up and allows a camera to be pulled close to the eye. We are in the process of moving towards full SCBA.
Hope this helps.
May 29, 2019 at 5:15 pm #10257Denise RoseParticipant
- City: London
- Department Name: London Fire Department
Ottawa provides fitted bunker gear for our investigators, and has for at least 15 years. –
because someone else asked – we use 3M APAR breathing masks.
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