Tackling heat exhaustion

Published:  13 January, 2016

1,100 sets of turnout gear are destined for the firefighters of the Brabant-Zuidoost safety region in the Netherlands.

All the fire brigades in the Brabant-Zuidoost safety region – which also includes the city of Eindhoven – will now wear the same firefighting clothing.

According to Tencate Protective Fabrics, who is supplying the Millenia fabric for the manufacture of the turnout gear, the solution is particularly well suited to preventing heat exhaustion.

‘Regulation of heat in the suit is extremely important. The body must not become overheated and the clothing must properly wick away body heat and perspiration. Our Tencate Millenia system proved to be the best solution. This system is light, strong, wear-resistant and it regulates moisture and heat extremely well. The patented 3D structure in the thermal layers ensures effective distribution of heat and it releases the heat more rapidly,’ explained Karin Klein Hesselink, market manager at Tencate Protective Fabrics.

The three-layered kit will be manufactured and supplied by Sioen’s Apparel Division in Belgium.

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