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TECGEN71 vs. TECGEN51... What's the Difference?

In September 2015, we acquired TECGEN PPE. Through this acquisition, we gained exclusive access to the game changing TECGEN fiber. This fiber is used in both our TECGEN51 fabric and TECGEN71 outer shell.

How Strong is TECGEN71?

Our TECGEN71 Outer Shell was carefully engineered using the Milliken. Known for its long history of fire-resistant fabric manufacturing and military attire, Milliken shares a common goal with Fire-Dex; protect those who protect us.

TECGEN71: Busting the Myths

During the process of selecting turnout gear, it’s inevitable you will come across truths and fables for just about all brands, products and research. We are here to help you filter through the noise and determine if our TECGEN71 Outer Shell is the right fit for your department.

DSR of the Month - Jordan Koffler, Cascade Fire and Safety

Jordan Koffler, a lifelong native of Naches, Washington, has dedicated himself to a life of helping others and serving his community. He serves as a volunteer EMT, firefighter, and search and rescue responder for Naches Fire Department and Yakima Co. Sheriff’s Department. Being involved in the

20 Ways to Reduce Your Risk to Exposure

As a firefighter you have been trained to effectively overcome any obstacle or uncertain circumstance you may face within your line of duty. From fire rescue to hazmat protocols, you know the procedures by heart and have practiced your drills. So, when you heard that cancer was a growing epidemic,

Change the Way You Think About Your PPE

Statistics have shown the risks firefighters face in their line of duty, especially as it relates to cancer and heat stress. Unfortunately, job-related exposure to carcinogens and other fire-ground toxins is a reality, but there are a few things your department can do to lessen contamination and

How to Reduce Heat Stress

2018-06-18_FDIC 2018_Fire-Dex TECGEN71 vs Heat Stress

The Interceptor Package May Already Be in Your Budget

 

What is TECGEN Fiber?

Contrary to popular belief, TECGEN fiber it is NOT a carbon fiber. It consists of a high-density carbon shell that encases a visco-elastic core, which allows it to offer the thermal protection of carbon fiber without the traditional drawbacks of compromised strength. TECGEN fiber bends and

How to Choose the Best Turnout Composite System

Before the development of our exclusive TECGEN71 outer shell, it was common perception that optimal thermal protective performance (TPP) could not be achieved in combination with maximum total heat loss (THL).  We now know a balance of these two properties exists and can be found within our

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