GORE-TEX® Heat and Flame garments for firefighters cover a wide range of extremely durable and long-lasting turnout jackets and trousers. Garments exceed industry standards for waterproofness and resistance to heat and flame. They provide firefighters
with an increased level of comfort that is proven to enhance performance.
The GORE-TEX® moisture barrier is in a garment to perform key tasks simultaneously: The first is to prevent firefighters from getting wet from the outside in. The second is to keep the thermal insulation material dry, preventing build up of body moisture that could reduce the level of protection from scalds. This means that the firefighter is more comfortable wearing their garment and has a slower body core temperature rise.
The pores in the GORE-TEX® moisture barrier are 20,000 times smaller than a droplet of water but 700 times larger than a molecule of water vapour from perspiration.
Enhanced GORE-TEX® Heat and Flame garments with AIRLOCK™ Spacer Technology exceed industry standards such as EN469 and NFPA. They reduce heat stress and weight, thus increasing freedom of movement and helping firefighters to focus on the job.
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