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NOMEX

Nomex has been the standard shall material of fire fighting protective clothing for 30 years and continues to be a cost saver for the smaller departments that run less than 100 calls a year.  Even gear made from the more exotic materials usually ends up being sewn together with Nomex.

Yocco Integrated Rescue Harness, "Yoc Strap"January 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 specifications. 

This gear has a shell made of 7.5 ounce Nomex.  The same material that has been successfully protecting firefighters since its inception in the 1960's.  In fact, most of the thermal barriers on the market also use some form of Nomex even when the shell is made of the newer exotic materials. This gear is on the low end of the pricing scale but still offers performance that exceeds NFPA recommendations.  

The coats are all 35" long and matched with traditional backed trousers.

Below are just a few of the features on the gear we have in stock for immediate shipment.

Veridian Nomex Bunker Gear

  • Multi-piece panel construction: Superior form, fit and function
  • NFPA Labeled/UL Certified. OSHA, CAL-OSHA compliant
  • No-rivet construction:  Reduces hot spots and fabric tears
  • Triple Nomex-stitched stress areas:  Adds durability and garment life
  • 35" Long coat
  • Collar:  Stand-up, multi-piece, insulated full closure protection
  • 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 corners.  four (4) non-sparking snap hook and dee ring closures
  • Wristlets:  Double knit Nomex/Spandex extra-long for maximum wrist protection
  • Metal components:  All non-sparking, non-conductive, corrosion-resistant.  Use is minimized to reduce heat transmission
  • Inner fly closure:  FR Hook and Loop closure for thermal/moisture protection
  • Generous seat design:  Triple-stitched primary seams provide added strength and comfort
  • Pant cuffs:  Reinforced with 2" FR chrome leather cowhide
  • 3M Reflective Trim
  • 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.

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 turnouts.  We think you will be pleased. 


 


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Last modified: 03/27/12