Product Specialist Dave Frodsham, W.L Gore and Associates, reported that no work is currently been done on sub-flashover testing which causes the majority of firefighter injuries.
Speaking at FIRE's Risk Versus Results Roadshow from Lancashire County Cricket Club, Dave Fordsham said that thermal protection needs to be considered across a range of fireground exposures. He pointed to tests being undertaken in the US which showed an increase in firefighter injuries under normal fireground conditions and lamented the fact that there is still no test to date cover all manners of exposure.
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Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 1225 by Andrew. Comment by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org