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Personal Protective Equipment

The following rules regarding personal protective equipment will apply for several hands-on classes at the CITA-Kirkwood Fire School. If “Personal Protective Equipment Requirements Apply” is indicated in the class description, students must provide the following equipment in order to participate. No exceptions will be made unless noted in
the class description.

Personal Protective Equipment must include:

• Helmet (NFPA compliant)
• Protective Hood
• Coat with liner (NFPA compliant)
• Pants with liner (NFPA compliant) (Note: 3/4 length boots are not approved in place of pants)
• Fire Fighting boots
• Gloves (Cal OSHA or NFPA compliant)
• Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) (Note: Cylinders under current hydro-static test will be refilled at no cost to 2200 psi.)

Individuals with beards, sideburns or other hairstyles that interfere with the proper seal of a breathing apparatus face piece will not be allowed to participate in classes requiring SCBA use. Protective hoods over beards are not approved.


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