Feature Gear for an "Off the Shelf" Price
It seems like there are more makes and styles of bunker gear than people to wear
them. Choosing a brand and style to stock is a balancing act.
Quality is the first consideration we use to determine what to stock.
Second is availability.
Third, the stock suit must have all of the most common options.
of 2007 saw a big change in NFPA 1971 recommended turnout gear design.
Coats made to the standards will now feature an integrated rescue harness to aid
in the rapid rescue of downed firefighters. The rescuers simply have to
locate the back of the coat collar to deploy a built-in, underarm sling and then
drag to victim to safety.
We have also made a change by stocking turnouts manufactured
by Veridian that are built to our
This gear has a shell
made of Advance
which is a 7.0 ounce Nomex/Kevlar blended material that has been woven in a
rip-stop pattern. This is our most popular clothing product, bar
none. It is mid-range in price but performs like a champ. The
addition of Kevlar to Nomex results in a long-lasting shell
that will deliver many years of service to your community. The Kevlar
will provide more abrasion and cut resistance than Nomex alone and is suitable for
departments with high call rates.
The technical jargon
is at the bottom of this page.
The coats are all 32" long and matched with five panel, high
back trousers. This system reduces the weight and bulk in the coat to
allow for freer movement while keeping the firefighter's back covered when
crawling through the heat.
Below are just a few of the features on the gear we have
in stock for immediate shipment.
- Multi-piece panel construction: Superior form, fit and
- NFPA Labeled/UL Certified. OSHA, CAL-OSHA compliant
- No-rivet construction: Reduces hot spots and fabric
- Triple Nomex-stitched stress areas: Adds durability
and garment life
- 32" Long coat
- Collar: Stand-up, multi-piece, insulated full closure
- Throat tab: Overlapping insulated protection allows
full interface with SCBA styles
- Sleeve design: Two-piece built-in contoured design
with leather cowhide cuffs
- Shoulder: Roomy design enhances range of motion while
virtually eliminating underarm tears and reducing coat rise
- Outer storm flap: Extra wide for superior frontal
protection; bar-tack reinforced. FR Hook and Loop closure provides "no
- Inner closure system: Heavy-duty, smooth-action,
black anodized brass zipper
- Wristlets: Double knit Nomex/Spandex extra-long with
thumbhole for maximum wrist protection
- Sta-Dri water well inner cuff: Extra deep with inner
liner thermal and moisture barrier protection
- Inner liner: Full length, removable inner thermal and
moisture barrier assembly edge bound for shape retention after cleaning
- Metal components: All non-sparking, non-conductive,
corrosion-resistant. Use is minimized to reduce heat transmission
- Pockets: Self fabric reinforced
- Inner fly closure: FR Hook and Loop closure for
- Generous seat design: Triple-stitched primary seams
provide added strength and comfort
- Leather Knee Reinforcement
- Pant cuffs: Reinforced with 2" FR chrome leather
- 3M Reflective Trim
- Center bellows/handwarmer pockets
- Radio pocket on left chest
- Microphone tab above radio pocket
- PASS/Flashlight tab on right chest
As you can see, this is full feature gear that we can supply
your community from stock. No six month wait to get protective
clothing that has all of the options you need to perform your tasks safely.
Now, for the technical
stuff. Follow the links for additional information.
|Moisture Barrier Material
|Cuff Reinforcement Material
||Double Nomex/Spandex Knit
||Certified by Underwriter's Laboratories
For some background on the high tech aramid and para-aramid
fibers used in the construction of fire fighting clothing,
here is the wikipedia entry.
If you are ever in our neighborhood, please stop by and take a
close look at our Advance turnouts. We think you will be pleased.