So as you read this morning, there were some more than interesting statements made to the Columbus Dispatch regarding bunker gear materials-and what is claimed to be a problem with some of those materials.
As we further starting looking for information, we also received a letter from Steve Schwartz, of LION. As you may know, LION is a leading manufacturer of firefighter turnout gear as well as a strong and proven supporter of actions to prevent and minimize firefighter safety and health risks. Their research in improving bunker gear and their active and fiscal participation in the NFFF, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, the Firefighter Combat Challenge and much more is well documented.
As you will read, they (LION) takes strong issue with the newspaper article and potentially misleading information. Just as you read the newspaper article, take time now to read, as Paul Harvey would say “…the rest of the story…”
Please see the attached documents. We will also have this letter posted on our home page at www.FireFighterCloseCalls.com. DOWNLOAD LETTER HERE