Materials

NFPA-certified turnout gear consists of a three-layer ensemble made up of an outer shell, moisture barrier, and thermal liner with each layer performing a critical function. These fabrics in turn are constructed from inherently flame-resistant fiber blends which impart a variety of attributes including break-open resistance, flexibility, weight, strength, abrasion resistance, and durability.

Check out the links below to learn more about these materials or go to Selecting Your Gear – Learning About Materials for a detailed discussion.

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