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Will NFPA ever develop a code for Fire Instructor PPE specs?

Question asked by johnnoah on Mar 16, 2019
Latest reply on Mar 22, 2019 by cfloyd

I have been in the fire service for 14 years and a Fire Instructor for the past 5. I was surprised to learn that there is no NFPA recommendation for INstructor gear. For those who have taught fire, you will know that teaching involves several fires in a day with a lot of time in the fire room before the students even enter. Traditional firefighter PPE if designed for optimal protection when high temperature exposure is limited.

 

We currently use the same gear that is distributed to the field. Instead of slow cooking ourselves to death, why don't we adopt a code to at least give the instructors a bit more protection in the classroom?

 

I look forward to your responses. 

 

Thanks,

John

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