Jordan Koffler, a lifelong native of Naches, Washington, has dedicated himself to a life of helping others and serving his community. He serves as a volunteer EMT, firefighter, and search and rescue responder for Naches Fire Department and Yakima Co. Sheriff’s Department. Being involved in the
As a firefighter you have been trained to effectively overcome any obstacle or uncertain circumstance you may face within your line of duty. From fire rescue to hazmat protocols, you know the procedures by heart and have practiced your drills. So, when you heard that cancer was a growing epidemic,
Statistics have shown the risks firefighters face in their line of duty, especially as it relates to cancer and heat stress. Unfortunately, job-related exposure to carcinogens and other fire-ground toxins is a reality, but there are a few things your department can do to lessen contamination and
Contrary to popular belief, TECGEN fiber it is NOT a carbon fiber. It consists of a high-density carbon shell that encases a visco-elastic core, which allows it to offer the thermal protection of carbon fiber without the traditional drawbacks of compromised strength. TECGEN fiber bends and
Before the development of our exclusive TECGEN71 outer shell, it was common perception that optimal thermal protective performance (TPP) could not be achieved in combination with maximum total heat loss (THL). We now know a balance of these two properties exists and can be found within our
For many firefighters, structural firefighting protective clothing and gloves can provide a sense of security that they are “safe”. Many believe that simply wearing turnout gear is enough to limit exposure to most cancer-causing agents encountered on the scene.
As a lifelong native of New Mexico, Michael Denison carries with him 17+ years of experience in the fire service; 6 as a firefighter, 5 as an Engineer, and 6 as Captain. Now the Operations Battalion Chief for Rio Rancho Fire Rescue, Michael dedicates his down time to MES Fire (Arizona) as a
Keeping the Family Safe From Fire at Home Being aware of the potential fire hazards in your home will go a long way to helping keep you and your family safe. In America, a fire occurs at home every 86 seconds. Fire departments are taking steps to prevent their firefighters from exposure to