TenCate 16 December 2015: All the fire brigades in the Brabant-Zuidoost safety region – which also includes the city of Eindhoven – will now have the same firefighting uniform. Careful attention was given in the tender to functionalities such as ergonomics, comfort, personal protection and sustainability, in order to reach a single protective solution. The uniform from Sioen, based on TenCate Millenia™ fabric, was judged to be the best.
Firefighters encounter a variety of risks. One of these is
heat exhaustion, resulting from the build-up of heat in the suit while
they are tackling a fire. Karin Klein Hesselink, end-use market manager
at TenCate Protective Fabrics explains: ‘Regulation of heat in the suit
is extremely important. The body must not become overheated and the
clothing must properly wick away body heat and perspiration. Our TenCate
Millenia™ system proved to be the best solution. This system is light
in weight, strong, wear-resistant and it regulates moisture and heat
extremely well. The patented 3D structure in the...read on.