Firefighters are exposed to respiratory hazards both during and after a fire. Changes in technology and regulations aim to help protect our local heroes. Discover how.

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Firefighters Adapting to Survive

Some substances used to protect firefighters, such as PFAS and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs), have been causing great harm.
Therefore, proper respiratory protection, such as SCBAs (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus) and PAPRs (Powered Air Purifying Respirators) are necessary to minimize their exposure.