EXPLORE THE HIGH-LEVEL PROTECTIVE BENEFITS OF THIS TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION
Protects against incidental flame and flash fire and forms a self-extinguishing char to protect the wearer. The material remains intact and does not break open.
Prevents penetration of liquid chemicals to EN ISO 6530, even after contamination.
Prevents penetration from viral and blood borne pathogens in accordance with ISO 16604, even after contamination and 50 washes.
Elasticity allows for better fit. The fabric expands and contracts easily, moving with the wearer like a high-performance sports garment and allowing room to vary layers underneath to suit weather conditions.
Extremely light fabric can stretch four ways to allow the freedom of movement to work effectively in challenging rescue environments.
Durable waterproof protection from rain and inclement weather for long rescue incidents.
Allows sweat to evaporate out from inside the garment and keeps the wearer cooler during high exertion work.
Absorbs less water with efficient run off that prevents moisture build up and keeps wearer dry throughout extended operations.
The fabric does not degrade after repeated washing and decontamination
Rescue teams need lightweight, breathable, waterproof clothing that is specifically designed to protect against the risks that come with this specialised area of operations. In an era when less than 20% of responses are structural fires, wearing structural fire suits to tackle rescue incidents reduces operational effectiveness at scene and increases the risks associated with heat stress. Gore has transformed protection for rescue teams with the introduction of the first lightweight protective suit with GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® PYRAD® stretch technology that combines enhanced levels of freedom of movement, comfort and high visibility with waterproof protection from fire, chemicals and blood borne pathogens and can be cleaned in a decontamination wash process.
- EN 343 Class 4 full weather garment protection
- ISO 16604 method C for blood borne pathogen protection
- ISO 13506 for flame protection
- EN ISO 20471 high visibility requirement for professional use
- EN ISO 15797 table 1 method 2, washing garments at 60°C using tumbler drying method A
- EN 16689 - Protective clothing for firefighters - Performance requirements for protective clothing for technical rescue
- EN ISO 11612 - Protective clothing - Clothing to protect against heat and flame - Minimum performance requirements
- EN ISO 14116 - Protective clothing - Protection against flame - Limited flame spread materials, material assemblies and clothing