Why is Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) important?
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) forms a crucial part of firefighter safety, but not all PPE is created equal. What makes NSW RFS PPE so good?
Imagine, you are a firefighter on the fireground and your fellow firefighter complains on dizziness, headache and nausea. What would do to assist them?
Heat exhaustion can be fairly common on the fireground, and if ignored can lead to heat stroke which can be fatal.
Heat illnesses likely to affect firefighters are heat exhaustion and heat stroke.