Turn-Out Gear: The brightly colored, fire-retardant, full-body suits you see firefighters wearing into burning buildings are referred to as turnout gear. Turnout gear was designed to help protect a firefighter’s skin and internal organs from dangerous heat, fire and smoke that could potentially cause harm or death to the firefighter. Read more: http://www.ehow.com/about_5047556_definition-turnout-gear.html#ixzz2z0EGjf4B
EMT Utah intends to host a Turnout Gear drive to collect discarded gear that is no longer useful for firefighters in the US and donate it to firefighters with little or no gear in third world countries. The plan is to ship it but then to travel there to help distribute it and to provide training and other supplies and equipment.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with the drive and for sponsors who want to help ship gear and send volunteers abroad.