By its very nature, firefighting is a stressful occupation. Firefighters regularly exert themselves in dangerous and unpredictable environments. Merely getting ready to respond to a fire starts a flow of endorphins and begins putting stress on the cardiovascular system. Combine that with the extra weight of thick and heavy firefighting gear and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths and injuries is sudden cardiac death, which accounts for approximately half.
Fire-Dex offers the most lightweight, thin, and flexible fabric composites with the highest THL ever seen in the fire service…without sacrificing thermal protection or durability. TECGEN71 is an exclusive outer shell available in Fire-Dex FXR turnout gear.