Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for firefighters refers to protective helmets, masks, boots or other garment designed to protect firefighters or rescue workers from injury. Firefighters PPE is technically advanced to protect against the demands of fire fighting and rescue. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) addresses hazards from physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. Protective Personal Equipment is also used by rescue and emergency teams for search and rescue.