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PPC development project
As part of its commitment to a full review of current bushfire garments, CFA is taking part in the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) Bushfire PPC Development project.
Last year, staff from the State Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing Management Centre (part of CFA’s Business Services team) took part in an international Bushfire personal protective clothing (PPC) development study tour.
Manager of Support Services Mark Tarbett and Operations Manager Barry Foss were part of a six-person AFAC delegation that visited protective fabric manufacturers, major user groups such as California Fire Department and the United States Forestry Service, and attended the renowned Fire Department Instructors Conference in the United States.
The purpose of this trip was to participate in the US Wildland PPC project, which aims to improve the weight, comfort and functionality of bushfire firefighting garments.
Our PPC review is in its early stages and as it progresses we’ll post the latest information on news.cfa.vic.gov.au.
By Mark Tarbett, Manager Support Services