Cutting-edge kit to fight forest fires.(Product Guide)(Kermel)(Brief article)

European manufacturer of heat and flame-protective aramid fibres KERMEL, have developed a new garment and backpack solution for fighting wildland and forest fires.

The specially-designed suit is made from a single layer antistatic Kermel@fabric, and meets ISO 15384 when worn on its own, and ISO/CD 16073.2 when worn over station wear. Available in orange yellow or red, the garment is considerably lighter than structural kit and incorporates an adjustable cord to prevent 'chimney effect', as well as a thumb hole in the cuffs to ensure that sleeves stay down, reducing the risk of burns to the wrist and arms. The solution also incorporates an integrated hood that fits easily over a helmet and provides increased facial protection. …

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