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To kick off the “Together We Rise to any Challenge” project, we awarded a station house entertainment system to one of this year’s participants. This year’s winner is Patrick O’Rourke from the Garden City Fire Department in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Congratulations, Patrick.
For over 40 years, DuPont™ Nomex® and Kevlar® have been committed to providing material solutions that help improve the safety of workers—from industrial workers to EMTs and firefighters. ‘Together We Rise to Any Challenge’ was created to help document the life-saving stories of firefighters through a combination of videotaped interviews and individual portraits.
For maximum protection against fires, the body must be covered as completely as possible with flame-resistant protective clothing. This requires long pants and long sleeves, making for hot work in warm and humid climates. Understandably, industrial workers may be concerned about potential heat stress when wearing protective apparel. Learn more about the factors that can lead to heat stress, and how DuPont brands can help offer comfort and protection in protective garments.
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Durable, inherently fire-resistant Nomex® fiber has an excellent wear life and helps contribute to bottom-line savings.
When working in a laboratory environment where exposure to flame is a hazard, flame-resistant garments help to minimize potential burn injury during short-term and emergency exposure to flame in laboratory work.
What are the differences between “inherent” and “treated” flame resistant fabrics? Learn how each fabric reacts when exposed to heat, and when flame-resistant properties can be removed.
NFPA 2112, the standard on flame-resistant garments for protection of industrial personnel against flash fire, provides minimum requirements for the design, construction, evaluation, and certification of flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel.
NFPA 2113 specifies the minimum selection, care, use, and maintenance requirements for flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel in areas at risk from flash fires or short-duration flame exposure that are compliant with NFPA 2112.
DuPont offers an overview of the typical regulation hazard codes and the leading thermal regulations impacting personal protective equipment (PPE).
“What Keeps You Safe?” PPE videos from DuPont show how heroes in firefighting, military, law enforcement, and emergency response rely on DuPont invention and innovation.
Racing professionals like Jeff Gordon, Robert Pressley, Gerhard Berger, and Jos Verstappen wear racing suits and gear made of Nomex® for a variety of reasons: it's lightweight, flexible, breathable, and comfortable. Most importantly, though, it's flame-resistant. And that performance benefit, more than any other, helped saved their lives. Read their testimonials.