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    My understanding is that if the fire/EMS gear was designed to meet the ANSI requirement, then no vest is needed. Some apparel has been designed to be ANSI 107-2004 compliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simpleguy68 View Post
    My understanding is that if the fire/EMS gear was designed to meet the ANSI requirement, then no vest is needed. Some apparel has been designed to be ANSI 107-2004 compliant.
    There are no fire/ems turnout clothing that meet ANSI 107-2004.
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    Are you 100% certain about that? I know there's no turnout gear, but, IIRC, I've seen extrication gear that was. I do know that one of the local tow companies issues their drivers jumpsuits that are ANSI compliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simpleguy68 View Post
    Are you 100% certain about that?
    Yes, bcjack is correct. There isn't an outer shell material made by anyone that complies with the visibility requirements of the ANSI standard. Remember, it's not just the reflectivity requirements, it's also the color of the garmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simpleguy68 View Post
    Are you 100% certain about that? I know there's no turnout gear, but, IIRC, I've seen extrication gear that was. I do know that one of the local tow companies issues their drivers jumpsuits that are ANSI compliant.
    Keep in mind, EMS/Extrication jump suits are made out of Nomex, PBI, etc. (same stuff as bunker gear) so it offers some sort of protection against flash fires during an extricaiton. The jump suits tow truck operator use don't.

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    Is anyone else having problems with the vests staying on your jackets? Everytime I put on my jacket the jacket goes on but the vest is on the floor. I tried smaller ones and had the same problem. I have been pondering having a little velcro sewen into the shoulder with comlpiant thred to "hold the vest to the jacket yet still allow for breakaway when needed.

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