18 Jul The coolest way to fight fire
In recent years firefighters have often been heard to say “I’m feeling hotter in my turnout gear”. It is thought that this can be largely attributed to fires burning hotter with ambient air temperatures also continuing to rise. Safety Components, a leader in firefighting fabric technology, has listened and answered the call by developing Glide Ice thermal liners engineered with DuPont™ Nomex® filament.
Glide Ice is a development of Glide a high performance thermal liner for firefighters launched in 1997 Glide Ice feels cool and features superior performance in breathability, freedom of movement, comfort, heat blocking capability, moisture management and fast dry times. The patented high lubricity weave is lighter and offers better freedom of movement than most thermal liners and ensures firefighters stay cooler, drier and more comfortable in the hottest situations.
Glide Ice is fully UL approved and certified for a seamless transition from Glide Gold with DuPont™ Kevlar® filament to Glide Ice with DuPont™ Nomex® filament. With the full support of Safety Components and DuPont™, fire departments will start receiving Glide Ice in Q4 of 2016.