Fire & Safety
Personal protective clothing with the premier barriers for firefighters and safety personnel.
Firefighters need to be protected from the hazardous conditions that they encounter. In addition, a number of NFPA standards and regulations have to be met. All of our fabrics for structural firefighting exceed NFPA standards and have a high level of durable protection while still offering outstanding comfort.
Less than 20 percent of today’s fire department calls are for structural fires, so technical rescue gear is often better suited for daily responses because it manages heat stress better. As the only liquid barrier used in NFPA-compliant technical rescue gear, CROSSTECH® S/R fabric offers unparalleled breathability while meeting the liquid protection needs of technical response.
Over half of fire department calls are for medical emergencies, and in today’s world it’s important for you to be protected against the hazards associated with blood and body fluids. NFPA-compliant gear using our specialized CROSSTECH® EMS fabric combines unparalleled comfort with durable protection against blood and body fluids.
As a firefighter, you may be called to respond to emergencies that involve potential exposure to toxic industrial chemicals or chemical and biological agents. Chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear (CBRN) ensembles made with GORE® CHEMPAK® fabrics provide you with a high level of protection against these dangerous contaminants.
When working around corrosive liquid chemicals, you need to be protected in case splash occurs. At the same time, you need to be able to move around easily and remain comfortable so as not to sacrifice your productivity. Garments made with GORE® chemical splash fabric provide a combination of liquid splash protection and breathable comfort not available with traditional vinyl or rubber suits.