Fire-Dex Internal Pant Harness Featured in Fire Apparatus Magazine
Last month, Fire Apparatus Magazine featured an article about the evolution and options of harness pants available to those serving in the fire service. Our National Sales Manager, Jeff Koledo contributed to the highlight and we have shared his comments below:
Fire-Dex makes both an internal pant harness (IPH) and egress pockets to house descent devices. “We are in the midst of completely redesigning and reengineering our Class II IPH, which is installed between the outer shell and the inner liner of the pant,” Koledo says. “We have industry-leading firefighters and trainers to help us in creating an IPH that’s firefighter-friendly, simplistic, can be used with the least number of steps, and is lightest in design.”
Fire-Dex’s egress pockets are designed to house the descent devices made by four manufacturers: Petzl, Sterling Rope, CMC Rescue, and RIT Rescue, Koledo points out. “There are four different egress pocket systems, each tailored to a specific descent device or to a generic device design,” he says. “When we designed the egress pockets, most fire departments were using external harness systems, and we wanted to be sure the equipment they used wasn’t bulky or a snag hazard when in use,” Koledo notes.
We will be introducing our redesigned IPH at FDIC later this month. Be sure to visit the Fire-Dex team in booth 1416 to get a first look and to enter our daily giveaways!