TECGEN71 Outer Shell
- WHAT IS TECGEN71? -
A structural firefighting outer shell designed to lessen heat stress by reducing weight and increasing flexibility.
TECGEN71 features a ripstop twill weave that combines the proven durability of
DuPont™ Kevlar®/Nomex® and the unique benefits of the TECGEN fiber.
TECGEN71 IS THE ONLY OUTER SHELL THAT CAN BE PAIRED WITH
THE LIGHTEST THERMAL LINERS AND MOISTURE BARRIERS AVAILABLE ON TODAY'S MARKET
DUE TO ITS INCREASED BREATHABILITY AND THERMAL PROTECTION.
Looking for a PFAS free material option?
Get TECGEN71+, the same fabric as our traditional TECGEN71 outer shell made with a PFAS free DWR finish. This material offers the same performance in TPP, breathability, and overall reduction of composite weight.
OUR FOCUS IS ON HEAT STRESS -
Heat stress contributes to serious health conditions, including heat stroke, cardiac fatigue and cardiovascular failure. It occurs when the body's temperature rises rapidly and is unable to self-regulate back to its core temperature.
Given the strenuous nature of the job, firefighters are exposed to heat stress far more often than the general public. As the #1 cause of LODDs worldwide, it was important to Fire-Dex to revolutionize the way we manufacture turnout gear.
Our TECGEN71 Outer Shell is the first of its kind to address this growing health concern with innovative technology aimed at providing the perfect balance of breathability, comfort, TPP and THL, all while offering an overall reduction in composite weight.
-#1 CAUSE OF LODDs-
-59% OF LODDs-
"THE GEAR FELT LIGHTER IN THERE. I FELT LIKE I COULD MOVE AROUND. IT WASN'T HOLDING ME DOWN"
-Aaron Spencer, Camden NJ Fire Department
-HEAT STRESS STATISTICS-
Heat stress-related conditions account for over 50% of firefighter LODDs reported between 2007 and 2016. Though significant, there are best practices which could help to reduce the statistic.
Our TECGEN71 Outer Shell is engineered with the proven durability of DuPont™ Kevlar® & Nomex®, the fibers firefighters have depended on for strength and protection for decades.
-MYTHS ABOUT TECGEN71-
As with many new products, there are skeptics who question the integrity of TECGEN71. If you still need evidence on how TECGEN71 stacks up, we have compiled answers to help.
We teamed up with Milliken, a global research and innovation leader with over 50 years of expertise in FR fabric manufacturing to achieve a common goal: to protect those who protect us.
The resulting TECGEN71 fabric was revolutionary to the PPE industry, opening new opportunities for us to improve upon the health and safety solutions offered to first responders worldwide!