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What Are the New Trends in Firefighting Equipment?

Equipment is an important element in fighting fires, and in keeping firefighters safe. But what new needs are driving the development of equipment? How can equipment expand its role in fighting fires, or in managing building occupancy and traffic flow for that matter? We asked our Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the new trends and opportunities in firefighting equipment?

MSA Safety Appoints Glennis Williams As The Vice President And Chief HR Officer To Expand Business

Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated announces that Glennis Williams has joined the company as Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer. New to MSA, Ms. Williams joins the company’s Executive Leadership Team and succeeds Paul Uhler, who will retire from the organization in May. With more than 20 years of international HR experience, Ms. Williams comes to MSA from Hillenbrand Inc., an Indiana-based manufacturing conglomerate that owns a number of diverse oper...

MSA’s 2020 Globe Gear Giveaway Program Provides Fire Departments With High Performance Turnout Gear And Helmets

The application period is now open for MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway program! Sponsored by MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), the 2020 Global Giveaway Program will equip 13 volunteer fire departments with four new sets of state-of-the-art turnout gear and four new helmets to enhance their firefighters’ safety. Since the program began in 2012, 507 sets of turnout gear have been awarded to 108 departments, for a total of over $1 million worth of life-saving perso...

Bristol Uniforms Announces The Release Of Solo Rescue, ISO Certified Decontamination Machine

It is now widely recognized that regular cleaning of PPE is important and helps reduce firefighters’ long-term exposure to harmful contamination. However, it’s not always possible to use off-site cleaning services for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Most firefighters share SCBA and often this vital equipment needs to be kept onsite in case of a major incident. This is where the Solo Rescue decontamination machine comes in. stainless-steel machines Bristol Uniforms is the...

MSA, DuPont And NVFC Award Essentials To Fire Departments In Illinois And Ohio Through MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have awarded essential turnout gear to fire departments in Illinois and Ohio through MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway. This annual program began in 2012 and provides much-needed gear to volunteer fire departments in the U.S. and Canada. In 2019, a total of 13 departments will each receive four new sets of state-of-the-art turnouts to help them increase the safety of their firefighters. The first 500 applicants also received a compliment...

INTERSCHUTZ USA 2020 lists strong lineup and schedule for the event

INTERSCHUTZ and the USA: This winning combination is being very well received by suppliers of equipment, services and solutions for the fire and rescue services, civil protection, safety and security, with heavyweights like Spartan, MSA, Plymovent, OnSpot and HAIX already on board – all the more impressive since the show isn't taking place until the middle of October, 2020. Safety And Efficiency For Fire Departments I believe the support we have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, for INTERS...

MSA Safety To Promote Stephanie Sciullo As The Chief Legal Officer After The Retirement Of Douglas McClaine

MSA Safety Incorporated President and CEO Nish Vartanian announce that, in a planned management succession, Stephanie L. Sciullo will be promoted to Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the company. Ms. Sciullo will succeed Douglas K. McClaine who, after 35 years of service to the company, has decided to retire in early to mid-2020. The new assignment for Ms. Sciullo will be effective January 1, and she will report directly to Mr. Vartanian. In-House Legal Team Stephanie quickly establis...

How Hand-Held Devices Help Firefighters To Tackle Emergency Situations And Save Lives

Among the tools of the fire service, some of the most powerful are hand-held devices. These technologies provide information to firefighters than can direct their approaches to emergency situations and safe lives. Today, more powerful devices are available in smaller, hand-held form, sometimes taking the place of much larger and more expensive devices. For example, previously the Los Angeles Fire Department carried just one large thermal imaging camera (TIC) that cost upwards of $10,000 on eac...

Salcha Fire & Rescue And Kenduskeag Fire Rescue Departments Awarded Free Turnout Gear In MSA’s 2019 Globe Gear Giveaway

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have awarded new turnout gear to two additional departments through MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway. A total of 13 fire departments will each receive four new sets of state of the art turnouts in 2019 to help them increase the safety of their firefighters and safety personals. To be eligible to apply for MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway awards, fire departments had to fulfill the criteria of being all volunteer or mostly volunteer, serv...

MSA Announces First Two Recipients Of The Globe Gear Giveaway 2019

MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) have teamed up again to help volunteer fire departments obtain much-needed gear through MSA’s Globe Gear Giveaway. This annual program began in 2012 and has provided 255 sets of gear to 45 departments to date. In 2019, another 13 departments will each receive four new sets of gear. The first 500 applicants also received a one-year NVFC membership, courtesy of MSA. The first two recipients of the MSA’s 2019 Globe Gear Giveaw...

MSA Safety Acquires Sierra Monitor Corporation To Enhance Worker Safety And Accountability

Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated announces it has completed its acquisition of Sierra Monitor Corporation in an all-cash transaction valued at $33 million. Based in Milpitas, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Sierra Monitor is a provider of fixed gas and flame detection (FGFD) instruments and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and help protect high-value infrastructure assets. Enhancing Worker safety and accountability Sierra Moni...

MSA Conducts Free Safety Seminars On Construction Safety To Support OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down Week

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls continue to be the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. To help combat this sobering, but preventable, statistic, global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated announced that it will conduct free fall protection training sessions, from May 6 through May 10, during OSHA's annual National Safety Stand-Down. As part of this week-long safety blitz – now in its sixth year – MS...

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