Product Showcase 6/13

June 1, 2013


Blauer’s Multi-Threat Ensemble is certified to NFPA 1994 Class 2 and NFPA 1992 for serious protection during physically demanding HAZMAT response. GORE CHEMPAK Ultra-Barrier fabric stands up to high concentrations of CWA’s, TIC’s, and TIM’s with the added benefit of NOMEX IIIA outer and inner shell laminates.

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The lightweight, low-profile ESS FirePro FS Goggle is optimized for wildland firefighting. The goggle’s compact frame is designed for maximum peripheral vision and minimal interference with helmets. The ESS Speed-Clip system allows for rapid strap adjustment, and the full-perimeter ventilation and filtration system minimizes lens fogging while filtering airborne particles. Durable, anti-microbial OpFoam face padding ensures unparalleled comfort for hours of extended use. The extra-thick, 2.8mm ballistic polycarbonate lenses provide distortion-free optics and 100 percent UVA/UVB protection.

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The latest in Globe’s Structural Series – SUPRALITE – is even lighter and more flexible by design. The all-new and more aggressive outsole keeps the superior grip of our original while the uppers feature the world's first use of DragonHide – a Globe exclusive that is so tough that we use it to reinforce turnout gear. Together with the famous Globe FootGear fit, this comes the closest yet to feeling like your favorite sneakers while providing the protection, support, and slip resistance you depend on.

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Condor personal protective equipment offers a wide variety of quality gear which meets or exceeds relevant ANSI and OSHA standards. The new line of mechanic’s gloves helps protect your hands on the job from scratches, scrapes and bumps without sacrificing dexterity. High impact cut-resistant gloves feature a Kevlar lining for optimal cut resistance and padded palms for impact resistance. TPR molded knuckles and fingers are designed for maximum hand protection in the harshest environments.

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Cairns Defender Visor by MSA is the company’s number one eye/face protection option. The integrated, retractable visor features quick-disconnect clips for easy maintenance and a rubber nose pad for a comfortable fit. It stores cleanly inside the user’s helmet, where it is protected from heat and debris when not in use. Its sleek construction allows the user to raise and lower the visor quickly, even with gloved hands.

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Newtex Industries

Z-Flex Silver from Newtex Industries is a technologically advanced multilayer aluminized outer shell system specifically engineered to provide superior radiant heat protection and unmatched durability for ARFF proximity firefighting. The first of its kind, Z-Flex Silver is the combination of a proprietary thermo-set polymer bonding system and a revolutionary 3D Mock-Knit base fabric featuring PBI. The fusion of the Z-Flex film and the 3D Mock-knit fabric gives Z-Flex Silver the comfort of a knit with the strength and durability of a woven fabric. The technology is NFPA 1971-2013 certified.

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Safety Components, Inc.

The softer, slicker, lower friction properties of Glide Thermal Liners from Safety Components, Inc. add enhanced freedom of movement and more comfort to turnout gear. The patented, high lubricity weave is over 25 percent slicker than other filament based liners and 20 percent lighter than competing face cloths. Glide provides excellent moisture management — wicking sweat from the wearers body to keep the user cooler, drier, and more comfortable. And, Glide is reinforced with super high strength Kevlar filaments for increased performance and durability.

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Schmitz Mittz

"Schmitz Mittz" has been designed to protect the two things that keeps you working safely day in and day out. Your hands! We have endeavored to offer you unparalleled protection, while providing superior resistance against slash, heat and crush related injuries. Our RescueX Gloves offers superior protection when compared to other extrication gloves. The combination of slash resistance, a water proof layer, and high heat resistance give your hands the protection they need in any situation. The chemical resistant layers and the carbon fiber knuckle gives you added protection that other gloves lack.

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For most departments, nearly 80 percent of responses do not involve structure fires. Now, responders have a choice to use gear designed for these type calls. TECGEN XTREME garments are certified to exceed NFPA requirements for Technical Rescue and Wildland Firefighting making them the right choice for non-structural calls. Responders reduce exposing turnout gear to hazards such as rips, tears, contamination and UV degradation when they choose to wear TECGEN XTREME non-structural turnout gear.

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Take charge with lightweight composite choices from TenCate Protective Fabrics. A leap forward in outer shell comfort, mobility and durability, TenCate Millenia XTL delivers a versatile, premium outer shell with outstanding performance in tear strength, tensile strength and endurance after thermal exposure. Combined with TenCate Quantum3D SL2i thermal barrier and a companion GORE CROSSTECH Black moisture barrier, the composite becomes one of the lightest weight choices for firefighters to reduce stress.

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W.L. Gore & Associates

Turnout gear with W.L. Gore’s CROSSTECH moisture barriers helps reduce the burden and decrease the risks associated with heat stress. Responders work in a broader range of conditions, so should their gear. Responders face a broad range of environments that contribute to heat stress, especially warm conditions and radiant heat conditions like from asphalt at an accident scene or the Sun while venting a roof top. CROSSTECH helps in all of those situations.

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