A firefighter on an emergency response will often be in an environment
where hazardous substances are present; and will be handling equipment
and material contaminated by contaminants from the combustion gases.
Repeated exposure to harmful substances may pose a greater risk of
contracting a serious illness.
To avoid exposure a firefighter should have the option in all situations
protect their skin and their respiratory tracts.
In Skellefteå, the fire & rescue service has now for many years developed
procedures and working methods for a better work environme nt
both at incident sites and at the fire station. The Skellefteå Model is now
a proven way to work. A central part of the model is the procedures for
the handling and cleaning of protective clothing and equipment.
This book provides examples and practical tips on how a fire & rescue
service with simple means can reduce the amount of contaminants
that personnel are exposed to, and thereby achieve a better work environment
and improved health for firefighters and other fire & rescue