Camden Fire Department has always been at the forefront of fire innovation since it originated in 1869. As one of the oldest fire departments in the United States, the department was the very first in the nation to own a fleet of fully motorized fire apparatus during a time when most large
Turnout Breathability & Heat Stress
As a firefighter, you're more exposed to heat stress than the general public. To reduce this risk, your body self-regulates its core temperature through evaporation of sweat. Suiting up in turnouts can hinder this process so it's vital that your sweat has an
As a firefighter, you work within a dynamic environment, and you need gear that enables you to perform your job to the maximum ability. Selecting new turnout gear and composites for your department is a crucial decision to help improve your crew’s safety and performance.
Light. Thin. Flexible.
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.
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.
What Causes Heat Stress?
By its very nature, firefighting is a stressful occupation. Firefighters regularly exert themselves in dangerous and unpredictable environments. Merely getting ready to respond to a fire starts a flow of endorphins and begins putting stress on the cardiovascular 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
Camden Fire Department, organized in 1869, was the first career department in New Jersey and is among the oldest departments in the United States. Though rich with history, Camden Fire has always been on the forefront of fire innovation. Back in 1916, the department was the very first in the
Camden Fire Department in Camden, New Jersey recently purchased 180 sets of Fire-Dex FXR Turnouts made with TECGEN71. Their purchase also included 180 H41 Interceptor™ Hoods and DEX-PRO Gloves. Thank you to the Camden Fire Department for their purchase and to our distributor, Jersey Fire &