Why Our Fabrics?
You are protected from blood and body fluids with a durable, breathable barrier.
Certified Protection From Liquids
When responding to medical emergencies, you are frequently exposed to blood, body fluids, and common chemicals. You need to be fully protected against these hazards without compromising your ability to work with the patients. EMS garments made with GORE® CROSSTECH® EMS fabric allow you to move freely and work comfortably, while providing certified protection against liquid challenges, as shown by our testing data:
Reduced Heat Stress
As you work at an emergency scene, the heat from your body needs to escape. Otherwise, you run the risk of heat stress and heat exhaustion, which can lead to poor decisions and reduced capability. Lightweight, flexible, and breathable GORE® CROSSTECH® EMS fabric allows perspiration vapor to escape, which keeps you drier and cooler longer — enabling you to perform better at your job.
Performance Over Time
Durability is an important part of maintaining your protection. If your gear is exposed to extreme environmental temperatures, frequent washing, cuts, and punctures, your protective barrier can be compromised. Our fabrics exceed the requirements of NFPA 1999 and offer some of the highest levels of durable protection available today.
Reduced Total Cost of Ownership
When selecting gear to wear while responding to emergencies, look beyond the initial investment. The durability of our fabrics results in long product life with reliable protection year after year.
The Gore Advantage
Wearing garments that withstand the conditions in which you work depends on the quality of the fabrics’ construction and the manufacturing process of the garment. For 35 years, W. L. Gore & Associates has been a pioneer in developing high-performance barrier fabrics for first responder and military applications. At Gore, we work closely with our licensed manufacturers from initial product design to rigorous laboratory and field testing, and through to final product performance — all to ensure that you can be confident that your garments do what we say they will do.
Warning: No products, including garments, footwear, and gloves, protect completely, even when new; their protective performance will decline with wear, tear, abrasion, and other damage associated with use.