The Structure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is the cornerstone of the Emergency Response program. The Emergency Response program is the only Career Technical Education program housed at Sierra High school and it is the only CTE program in the district that has Sierra, Truckee and North Tahoe high school students attending. Structural PPE consists of the helmet, coat, trousers, boots and gloves you see firefighters wearing. As my program continues to grow fitting cadets in appropriately sized structure PPE is more challenging. I have both females and males enrolled in the program with many size variations. The Structure PPE is cumbersome when it fits properly. When the equipment does not fit correctly it wears more quickly damaging the material resulting in a shorter life span. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for structural PPE give the equipment a 10 year life span. My equipment will easily last that long if it is fitted correctly on my cadets.