Personal Protective Equipment
Every Firefighter in the CFS is issued with a set of PPE, or Personal Protective Equipment, which is designed to protect the wearer from radiant heat, embers, rain / cold, and general hazards encountered on the fireground or incident they are attending. This ensemble will include a jacket, pants with braces, helmet, boots and gloves. All of these items are designed to comply with a standard to ensure they will keep the wearer safe in performing their duties.
There are different types of PPE now issued in the CFS, and these include a Rural ensemble, Structural ensemble, HAZMAT / CBR ensemble, Air Operations and Support Crew ensemle.
The following will describe each item in detail.
HAZMAT / CBR Ensemble
Air Operations and Support Crew