Join us to learn more about proper processing of your turnout gear and clothing after exposure to the COVID-19 / Corona Virus.
- Hosted By: Groves
- Presented By: Tim Tomlinson, Jeff Stull & Christina Baxter
- When: Apr 9, 2020, 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- Topic: Processing Of Turnouts Exposed To COVID-19
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My Turnouts & Clothing Have Been Exposed To COVID-19
We continue to get the combined question:
1. How do I kill the COVID-19 virus?
2. What method will get our gear back in service the quickest?
To address those questions we have a follow-up webinar this Thursday at 2 pm eastern time with the same esteemed panel of experts that presented our last public webinar on the safe handling of gear exposed to COVID-19.
This next webinar will assume you’ve watched the previously covered topic of utilizing appropriate PPE for working around the COVID-19 virus.
Our panel will be available throughout the hour to address your questions.
Tim Tomlinson will present industry-standard methods of processing gear contaminated with biological hazards including preliminary exposure reduction (P.E.R.)
Jeff Stull will present wash methods within 1851 and how effective they are against the COVID-19 virus to separate fact, from fiction, and address hearsay.
Christina Baxter will join the panel during our Q&A / Discussion to address subject matter that carries over into her areas of expertise on the safe handling of your gear & proper PPE.
Tim Tomlinson is a 20-year veteran firefighter and Chairman of
- NFPA 1971 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting
- NFPA 1851 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting
Tim also operates one of the leading Independent Service Provider organizations in the state of Texas.
Jeffrey O. Stull is President of International Personnel Protection, Inc., which has provided expertise, research, and testing on the design, evaluation, selection, and use of personnel protective equipment (PPE) to end-users and manufacturers since 1993.
He further has been instrumental in developing and promoting PPE standards for the improvements of PPE. He was one of the two Ebola grand challenge winners to develop PPE for West Africa in 2014 and
Jeff is currently is heading the “How Clean is Clean” project by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Protection Research Foundation that provided the research and testing supporting cleaning and sanitization verification requirements for fighter PPE in the latest edition of NFPA 1851.
Dr. Christina Baxter is the CEO of Emergency Response TIPS, LLC which provides practical, evidence-based solutions for emergency response through the development of next-generation tools for enhanced situational awareness and responder safety; instructional design materials for instructor-led and web-based programs in the areas of CBRNE, hazardous materials, and clandestine laboratory response; technology transition guidance for emerging technologies; and, emergency planning for hazardous materials and emergency response.
Prior to forming Emergency Response TIPS, LLC, Dr. Baxter was the CBRNE Program Manager for the Department of Defense’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office where she was responsible for identifying capability gaps in the combating terrorism CBRNE mission space, illuminating or developing innovative solutions, and delivering them to military, interagency, and law enforcement operators in the field as rapidly as possible.
Dr. Baxter holds B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has greater than 25 years of experience in the hazardous materials/CBRN response community where she remains active in teaching and participating in standards development processes.
She is currently the chairperson of the NFPA Technical Committee on Chemical Protective Clothing and is a member of the NFPA Technical Committees on Hazardous Materials/WMD Operations; Firefighter Health and Safety; Technical Committee on Tactical and Technical SCBA; and, others.
Dr. Baxter is also a member of the Interagency Board, the IAFC Hazmat Committee, and the IAFF’s Hazmat Advisory Board.
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