PPE with Gore protective fabrics has been rigorously tested to ensure it performs and protects as intended in a range of scenarios.
Firefighter gear has to provide reliable protection from flames, airborne particulates, and potentially harmful contaminants found at the fireground while remaining highly breathable. Gore head-to-toe products are specially engineered to help manage heat stress better by providing the highest level of breathability in broader conditions.
How can you tackle a major on-scene fireground hazard?
One of the largest hazards faced by firefighters is the invisible threat of heat stress, which could impact their safety and performance. As body core temperatures rise, critical performance aspects such as not hearing noises that need to be reacted to or the ability to make split-second decisions could be affected.
When responding frequently to a vast range of conditions, technical rescue personnel need gear and boots that are comfortable and agile. Their PPE should combine unparalleled breathability with liquid protection from hazards, such as heavy rain, floods, chemicals and pathogens found in blood and body fluids.
Emergency Medical Services
When Emergency Medical Services respond, personnel should always be equipped with PPE that protects them against the hazards associated with blood and body fluids. Non-bulky gear must offer maximum breathability for first responders moving between indoor and outdoor environments.