EMS Clothing — On-the-Scene Protection
EMS clothing helps give first responders the reliable protection they need so they can concentrate on saving victims lives.
In the face of an accident, EMS professionals are focused on one thing: that of saving a life. When every second counts, EMS clothing made of Nomex® steps up to help provide responders with protection against potential flash fire hazards. EMS Wear made of Nomex® fiber includes an inherently flame-resistant outer shell that helps improve the thermal performance of the entire garment — giving EMS professionals the valuable thermal protection they need when extracting someone from an accident site should a sudden flash fire occur. The breathable outer shell uses the same technology found in most firefighters’ turnout gear, but is lighter. Specifically designed to meet the demands of EMS professionals, EMS Wear made with Nomex® fiber offers:
- More protection than standard EMS clothing garments of nylon and polyester
- Lightweight and flame-resistant garments specifically designed to help address the demands of EMS professionals and provide mobility
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Nomex® & the Thermo-Man® Test
DuPont™ Thermo-Man® is a life-size mannequin equipped with 122 heat sensors dressed in test garments and exposed to a flash fire with temperatures rising up to 1,000°C.
DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program
The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program is the answer to those in Europe who seek innovative protective solutions from a trusted value chain. DuPont™ Nomex® Partners, identified with the Nomex® Partner seal, are carefully selected for their commitment to ethical principles, strong quality and innovation orientation, and detailed knowledge of end user needs.
Nomex® for Performance Durability
Garments made of Nomex® fibre have helped protect firefighters for decades. Continuous exhaustive testing proves that they excel in the long-term retention of their heat and flame protective qualities.
Nomex® for Lower Wear-Life Cost
Today’s firefighters need to be able to optimise budget vs. performance, without compromising on safety. For decades DuPont™ Nomex® fibre has demonstrated lasting protective performance, while helping to minimise repair and maintenance costs.
Nomex® for Heat Stress Protection
Heat stress is a dangerous condition in any situation, but for firefighters it can be especially life threatening. In fact, heat stress is the number-one cause of casualties among firefighters. Nomex® fibre helps reduce heat stress due to its higher air permeability.
Nomex® for Extra Seconds of Safety
Extensive testing shows that Nomex® fibre has remarkably low heat transfer. Under flash fire conditions, it helps provide firefighters valuable extra seconds of safety when they’re needed most.