Provide a timely, in-depth review of any protective clothing and equipment at the request of the FFFIPP
Develop recommendations for selection, care, use, and maintenance based on findings from investigations
Use findings to direct future research for fire fighter protective ensembles and to provide a basis for revisions and updates to protective clothing and equipment standards.
Q1 – Q2 Continue process development and participate in investigations as requested.
Q3 Continue to work to find appropriate facilities and personnel
Q4 Meet with FFFIPP to discuss future program goals and objectives
Reports on gear investigations for use by FFFIPP
Database to assist in recognizing reoccurring failures, issues or trends related to protective clothing
Input to standards development organizations (SDOs) for further test and minimum requirement development
Conference presentations and peer reviewed journal articles when warranted
Use of investigation findings by manufacturers to improve protective clothing; standards development organizations to revise standards; and fire fighters to better understand the selection, care, maintenance and limitations of PPE