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NFPA 1851; Challenges, Realities, and Solutions

Thursday, April 27
A presentation on NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, emphasizing aspects that affect not only the end user firefighter but also the entire organization. The entire structural firefighting ensemble; an explanation of materials, certification testing, and care by the end user and the organization; quartermaster systems internal and external; challenges to implementation; cultural challenges; strategies and best practices for implementation; and value to the firefighter and organization will be covered.
Jim Reidy, Lieutenant (Ret.) - San Antonio (TX) Fire Department