H41 Interceptor Hood
The Fire-Dex H41 Interceptor™ Hood with Nomex® Nano Flex was designed to keep potentially carcinogenic particulates and other harmful contaminants off of firefighters’ jaws, faces, and necks. These areas have been identified as highly absorptive and more permeable than other areas of skin.
Spotsylvania County Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management recently purchased the H41 Interceptor™ Hoods and were not disappointed. This particulate barrier hood is scientifically-tested to block 98% of carcinogenic particulates.
“Our department continues to implement new technologies and practices to protect responders as they work to serve our community. These new hoods are composed of materials that not only protect our firefighters from fire and heat, but also help protect them from cancer causing microparticle carcinogens,” they shared in a Facebook post.
Earlier this year, Fire-Dex released TECGEN71, our latest innovation in the fight for the health and safety of firefighters. TECGEN71 is a lightweight, durable outer shell designed to protect firefighters by reducing heat stress and cardiac fatigue endured on fire scenes and/or during fire training exercises.
Winning the Fire-Dex online event, Happy New Gear, comes with many perks, including the grand prize award of the complete Interceptor Package. We are receiving online entries now and will begin awarding daily prizes beginning December 1, 2017.
Recent studies show daunting statistics about firefighters developing cancer while on the job or years after retirement. In fact, firefighters are 29% more likely to contract cancer in their lifetime than the general public. Additionally, it is well known that the number one cause of Line Of Duty Deaths (LODDs) is heat stress.