An exclusive Fire-Dex structural firefighting outer shell built with a PFAS free water repellent finish and designed to lessen heat stress by reducing weight and increasing flexibility.
TECGEN71 features a ripstop twill weave that combines the proven durability of DuPont™ Kevlar®/Nomex® and the unique benefits of the TECGEN fiber with a PFAS free water repellent finish.
FIRE-DEX'S FOCUS IS ON HEAT STRESS
Heat stress contributes to serious health conditions, including heat stroke, cardiac fatigue and cardiovascular failure. It occurs when the body's temperature rises rapidly and is unable to self-regulate back to its core temperature.
Given the strenuous nature of the job, firefighters are exposed to heat stress far more often than the general public. As the #1 cause of LODDs worldwide, it was important to Fire-Dex to revolutionize the way we manufacture turnout gear.
Fire-Dex's TECGEN71 Outer Shell is the first of its kind to address this growing health concern with innovative technology aimed at providing the perfect balance of breathability, comfort, TPP and THL, all while offering an overall reduction in composite weight.
-#1 CAUSE OF LODDS-
-59% OF LODDS-
-FIRE-DEX'S DEDICATION-100% COMMITTED
-HEAT STRESS STATS-
Heat stress-related conditions account for over 50% of firefighter LODDs reported between 2007 and 2016. Though significant, there are best practices which could help to reduce the statistic.
Fire-Dex's TECGEN71 Outer Shell is engineered with the proven durability of DuPont™ Kevlar® & Nomex®, the fibers firefighters have depended on for strength and protection for decades.
TECGEN71 composites are the lightest, thinnest and most flexible systems with the highest total heat loss (THL) ever seen in the fire service…without sacrificing thermal protection or durability. As an industry, we have been trained to think that you have to sacrifice thermal protective performance (TPP) in order to achieve maximum (THL).
Introducing a game changer for the fire industry, TECGEN71. Fire-Dex's exclusive outer shell is designed to lessen heat stress by reducing weight and increasing flexibility.