Three years ago, the County Fire Department and Rescue (SDIS 64)
launched a study on the reflective protective suit against the fire of his
firefighters. After two years of testing in different fire and rescue services
(CIS) centers of the department, the first held, in response to regulatory
changes, improving the personal safety of firefighters with reflective fabric and allowing greater ease of use, were delivered
Tuesday, October 7, is from the relief center Mourenx / Artix, captained
by Joel Prud'homme, Lieutenant-Colonel Iriart, head of the group of general
resources, came to the presentation of these outfits before number of local
councilors and the vice president of the SDIS 64, Michel Labourdette.
From dark blue to red farting
"We were asked what our expectations for protection, comfort and
efficiency," says Hamid Rafa, firefighter rescue center Mourenx who with
some of his colleagues, was wearing the new reflective outfit for this
Exit dark blue, red square, decorated with reflective tape for clothing, "much more visible in all
circumstances", according to the colonel. Second change, this new outfit
consists of a short jacket and trousers amount, for better ease in the
squatting position. It is lighter and sorting complex layer allows water
drainage, so heat.
More comfort and safety
Many small practical details of loops that keep the thumbs up the sleeve
of reinforcements at the back and shoulders for comfort when the firefighter
carries the respiratory system, a front pocket with dimensions of new portable
radios two large pockets on the legs to make equipment, two rings on the jacket
to hang the gloves and harness passes for fall protection kit.
The interview was also designed. The quality of the reflective fabric,
seams and reinforcements gives an average life of approximately 8 years held,
against 6 for the old ones. The washing procedure no longer requires
re-treatment product and 25 washes are guaranteed. "So this is a long term
investment. This outfit meets our regulatory and practical issues, while
returning to a budget under control, "said Colonel Iriart.