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Fire Service

Life on the line

Protect your department with the latest flame resistant fabric technology

From structural fires to road accidents, firefighters are exposed to a variety of hazards. Our Fire Service fabrics outfit your firefighters with the most comfortable flame resistant protective clothing for every possible intervention.

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Turnout gear: understanding the layers of protection

The first layer of defense, the outer shell serves primarily as flame protection, as well as a guard against the environmental dangers of firefighting like sharp metal, splinters, water and more. All outer shells from TenCate Protective Fabrics

provide excellent strength and abrasion resistance. TenCate outer shells are engineered to be more flexible, comfortable and provide better ergonomic performance.

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The outer shell

As the external layer, the outer layer is the most durable component of the fire suit’s assembly. Among its main functions are:

  • Protection from heat and flames
  • Protection from water
  • Protection against abrasion, cuts and lacerations
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The thermal liner

As the innermost layer, the thermal liner plays a crucial role in the overall performance of the fire suit’s assembly. Its main properties are:

  • Providing insulation by creating air cushions and micro climate chambers within the garment to favor comfort and minimize heat stress.
  • Wicking moisture away from the body to increase wearer comfort.
  • Facilitating easy donning/doffing of the garment. A slick liner will provide a perceived sense of comfort as the wearer won’t need to fight with the undergarments in order to put on or move in the suit.
  • Protecting the moisture barrier from any damage coming from the inside part of the garment.
Stationwear

Stationwear

A firefighter is always outfitted in their stationwear uniform wearing it around the station, inside an office, and even while active attending a fire. This firefighter's uniform is also worn day in, day out and is laundered regularly seeing a high number of wash/dry cycles.

Are you looking for station wear fabrics? Contact one of our fire service specialists and they will be happy to help you to find the right solution exceeding the needs of your fire brigade.

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Wildlands

Fighting fires is a tough job but when fires occur in the wilderness the challenges can multiply. Wildland firefighters face rugged terrain, hard labor and long hours. Facing down raging flames in the wild can mean serious hazards to life and limb and firefighters need to be confident in their protection.

When the situation gets critical, the last thing a firefighter needs to worry about is his protective outerwear. 

Ready to protect your department with the latest flame resistant technology?

Find out which protective fabric perfectly matches your protective requirements and comfort preferences! Our Fire Service experts can help you make a confident decision.