TIM PILLSWORTH has been active in the volunteer fire service since 1986 is a firefighterEMT with the Washingtonville (NY) Fire Department and a past chief and life member of the Winona Lake (NY) Engine Company. He has presented at FDIC International and at other local and regional conferences on engine company operations and leadership in the volunteer fire service. He authored and coauthored many articles on personal protective equipment (PPE), volunteerism, engine company operations, attack system flow testing, and volunteer fire department management and planning. He is the author of the PPE chapter in Fire Engineering’s Handbook for Firefighter I and II. He is a project engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York.
Pillsworth looks at the dangers of not understanding completely firefighters' PPE; what it does and, more importantly, does NOT protect the wearer from; and how your department's PPE rules and regulations should be reflect NFPA standards.
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