Professionals in the fire and safety industries face different protection challenges, including open flames, contaminated particulates, chemicals, and body fluids, while trying to manage an optimum body core temperature in their protective gear. This is why Gore continues to expand their family of innovative, breathable barriers that exceed global performance standards.


    PPE with Gore protective fabrics has been rigorously tested to ensure it performs and protects as intended in a range of scenarios.

    Structural Firefighting

    Firefighter gear has to provide reliable protection from wet weather, 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.

    Technical Rescue

    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. During car accidents incidental flame also requires flame retardant protection.

    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.


    Heat and flame

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    Professionals require reliable gear that provides protection from heat transfer to the skin and exterior exposure to flame.

    Virus and bacteria

    Professionals are often at risk of contact with blood-borne pathogens and other potentially harmful body fluids.

    Wet weather

    The effects of wet weather and other extreme conditions can impair the wearer's abilities and cause accidents.


    Contamination from liquid chemicals can lead to serious long-term consequences.

    Chemical and Biological

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    Exposure to hazardous chemicals and biological substances requires exceptional protection.
    Our range of technologies have been engineered to meet a high level of protection, comfort and reliability in personal protective equipment, based on rigorous hazard testing for specific industries.

    GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® product technology

    Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® product technology offers protection against the penetration of viruses and bacteria found in blood and body fluids, as well as protection against the penetration of common chemicals.


    The GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PARALLON® product technology eliminates the need for a tradeoff between thermal protection and breathability by achieving unparalleled levels of breathability, while also preventing a reduction in thermal protection that can occur as gear gets wet, particularly from sweat.


    GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PYRAD® stretch product technology combines enhanced levels of freedom of movement, comfort and high visibility with waterproof protection from fire, chemicals and blood borne pathogens

    GORE-TEX PYRAD® product technology

    GORE-TEX PYRAD® product technology helps to avoid excessive bulk and weight in heat- and flame-resistant protective garments. This textile technology enables laminates to offer burn protection in situations involving heat and flame exposure, while retaining the key benefits of GORE-TEX rainwear

    GORE-TEX Product Technology

    GORE-TEX laminates are durably waterproof, windproof and breathable keeping wearers dry and comfortable. Additional protective technologies, can make them ideal for some of the most demanding professions.


    With total windproofness and maximum breathability, GORE® WINDSTOPPER® fabric technology minimises the wind’s chilling effect while reducing the risk of overheating. Used in outerwear and gloves.

    GORE® CHEMPAK® product technology

    Lightweight GORE® CHEMPAK® fabrics provide protection against chemical and biological warfare agents as well as toxic industrial chemicals in the form of vapours, liquids, aerosols, and particulates.

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