Honeywell Has Innovative New Thermal Liner for FF Turnout Gear

May 3, 2018
The new liner for turnout gear is specially engineered to release heat that can quickly build up while on the job.

DAYTON, OH – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced an innovative new thermal liner for firefighter turnout gear that is specially engineered to release the heat that quickly builds up inside a firefighter’s protective coat to help protect against heat stress.

The Honeywell Heat-Release Liner is comprised of strategically placed air vents and ports in the protective thermal layer that enables heat trapped within the layers of the garment to be rapidly vented and expelled after the firefighter leaves the super-heated environment.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, stress and overexertion can lead to heart attack, strokes and heat stroke, common causes of firefighter injury and fatality. Inside a burning building, temperatures can soar to as much as 400-500 degrees Fahrenheit, temperatures that feel like the inside of a pizza oven.

“Firefighters work under extremely harsh conditions where heat stress and exhaustion are significant hazards,” said Christie Newsome, marketing director, Honeywell First Responder Products. “Our new Heat-Release Liner is engineered with patent-pending features to create better airflow and heat dissipation to improve firefighter comfort and reduce the risk of heat stress. This becomes increasingly important as we see increased encapsulation of the gear due to particulate filtration.

“Honeywell’s Heat Release liner releases heat more quickly and effectively than traditional liners and  helps firefighters stay comfortable and productive in their turnout gear even when they respond to non-fire alarms, which account for most of all calls in some departments”, added Newsome.

Warm air trapped within the garment liner is directed to the upper chest and  back where the vents and ports work together to facilitate it being more quickly exhausted to the outside. The patent-pending vents and ports on the thermal liner are activated when the firefighter loosens the throat strap/upper storm shield and SCBA belt after they leave the fire structure, enabling cooler air to enter the thermal liner, vent the heated air and bring faster relief to the firefighter.

For more information about the Heat Release liner, click on the video. The Heat-Release Liner from Honeywell is now available to fire departments for evaluation and field test. For more information about Morning Pride structural firefighting gear, visit

 Honeywell First Responder turnout gear serves more than 75 percent of the largest 20 municipal fire departments in North America. It offers a comprehensive range of first responder and industrial safety solutions -- from eye and hearing protection to face protection, gas detectors and protective equipment for first responders. Honeywell is a leading manufacturer of connected safety equipment, which integrates hardware, software and services to deliver insights that increase the safety and productivity of employees, and boost the profitability of companies.

Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) provides products, software and connected solutions that improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance for our customers across the globe. We deliver on this promise through industry-leading mobile devices, software, cloud technology and automation solutions, the broadest range of personal protective equipment and gas detection technology, and custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls. We also manufacture and sell a broad portfolio of footwear for work, play and outdoor activities, including XtraTuf™ and Muck Boot™ brand footwear.

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