What is one of the most dangerous jobs that you can think of at the present moment? Your mind may have initially raced to those in the military or maybe a police officer. What about firefighters? Even more so, what about wildland firefighters?
When you think of firefighter gear, what comes to mind might be tall boots, a helmet, and a jacket. But what about pants?
Wildland firefighters wear specific flame-resistant (FR) pants made from a para-aramid blend (i.e Kevlar) fabric or meta-aramid blend (i.e.Nomex) fabrics.
Here, we explain more about wildland fire pants and why wildland firefighters wear them to stay safe while fighting flames and saving lives.
The Forest Service first specified a flame-resistant pants for firefighter personnel back in 1974. Since then, the pant materials and general design characteristics have changed, mostly in response to feedback from firefighters asking for more protection from brush & briars while also providing better thermal comfort in hot weather conditions - to reduce heat stress.
Today’s modern wildland fire pants are lightweight, breathable, and inherently flame-resistant cargo pants built to maintain their size, shape, and flame-resistant characteristics even after repeated washings and wears.
Nomex wildland firefighter pants possess the following features, regardless of the brand:
Choosing the right wildland firefighter pants is critical. All of our wildland firefighter clothing is made with the level of care forestry workers expect. Intuitive features and quality fabrics are integrated into every garment for unbeatable form, function, and price.
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