COVID Turnout Gear Webinar

Covid-19 Webinar Registration Ended – 3/27/2020

By: Brian Lowry | Date: 03-24-2020

Thank you to all those that signed up for this seminar held on 3/27/2020. This webinar focused on safe handling turnout of gear that may have been exposed to COVID-19.

In this webinar, industry experts (alphabetically) Christina Baxter, Jeff Stull, and Tim Tomlinson (bios below) will discuss safety issues related to safe handling and processing of turnout gear.

Christina Baxter

Dr. Christina Baxter is the CEO of Emergency Response TIPS, LLC.
 
  • 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.
 

Jeff Stull

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.

Tim Tomlinson

Tim Tomlinson is a 20-year veteran of the fire service. He currently serves as an Engineer/Paramedic with the Town of Addison Fire Department (Addison, Texas).

Tim is the Chairman of NFPA 1851 – Technical Committee on Care and Maintenance of Structural and Proximity Fire Fighting Protective Clothing and Equipment and

Tim is the Chairman of NFPA 1971 – Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. Tim also serves on NFPA 1585 – Standard on Contamination Control. Under the NFPA committees,

Tim is responsible for initiating and participating in several large projects including “How Clean is Clean?”, 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.

Tim is a co-owner of Gear Cleaning Solutions (GCS), a verified independent service provider (ISP) which provides NFPA 1851 care and maintenance services to fire departments across the United States.

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