Stay protected and move freely while responding.
As a first responder, 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, including the newly declassified 4th generation nerve agents (FGA). In addition, breathable suits made of GORE® CROSSTECH® fabrics provide certified protection against Fentanyl and infectious diseases such as the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
NFPA standards define the type of protection needed when you respond to different types of ChemBio emergencies. NFPA defines levels of protection based on whether the contaminant concentration is above or below a level immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH). We have tailored our ChemBio fabrics to provide protection in both the hot zone (contaminant concentrations above IDLH) and the warm zone (contaminant concentrations below IDHL).
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Respond confidently during tactical entry or search & rescue operations in contaminated environments
A new Class 1 in the NFPA 1994 Standard (2018 edition) for PPE is now available, which may open up new choices for your consideration. Before, the certified choices for highly protective garments were limited to fully encapsulated Level A ensembles. Now, the certified choices include non-encapsulated Level A ensembles in addition to fully encapsulated designs.
The GORE® CHEMPAK® ultra barrier fabric used in the Multi-threat suit is certified to the new NFPA 1994, Class 1 Standard (2018 edition).
Thought leaders and Industry experts in the CBRN and Hazmat field created a website to help answer some common questions.
Please note that each hazardous situation is unique and requires fire departments and emergency response personnel to make a risk assessment based on the conditions and information available. The choice of protective gear is yours to make based on current industry information and Standards, and based on the conditions and assessed risk at the scene.
Learn more about the suits made with our GORE® fabric: Visit our resource page.
Your body isn’t the only thing that needs ChemBio protection: your hands need it too. However, you can’t afford to compromise dexterity or tactility when you are on scene. The G9492 glove system that uses GORE® CHEMPAK® ultra barrier fabric offers superior protection from chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals.
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G9492 Glove System
The G9492 glove system protects your hands while allowing you to operate equipment easily in tactical and hazmat missions.
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