Uniform Makeover

Uniform Makeover


Good morning, Tom Foley. Tom,
Dave Donzella, Lighthouse Point. Oh Dave, how are you doing? So
it’s important for our crews to transition into a fire resistant
fabric for their uniforms because of
the potential of getting burned if
they’re using any type of a polyester
blend product. Welcome to South
Florida. Good to
see you. Same here, same here. This is Captain
Oakland. Hey how are you doing? Hey nice to meet you Tom. You got some stuff for us? Yeah
sure do. So this is the Nomex 3A
product that we looked at. Workrite
uniforms on manufacturers inherently FR
fabrics, we don’t use cotton that’s treated
for fire service uniforms, we use things
like Nomex. The garment itself is
reinforced in several areas like right here
so it’s designed to work with a harness,
with a rescue harness, ok, it’s got
reinforcements gusseted. And you have shirts I
think too? Yes so it’s just what you asked
for the features for this shirt are
really great inherently FR fabric. Fire
resistant. Fire resistant huh? Yep yep. The
shirts we did have are cotton which are
relatively safe but a lot of the pants that
were issued in the past had a
polyester blended cotton and by far MMX is
a far superior product as far safety
hopefully I never have to experience, the
reason why they are safer but as far as
knowing it’s there I like that. Good well
let’s bring this stuff inside and hand it out. Sounds good Dave, sounds great. Make sure you’ve got fuel in
both of these cans,
you got your spare blades. Hey
guys, and, look what I got. Excellent. I
got some new clothes from workrite that I
want you guys to try on. Excellent. Nomex
fire pants, fire rated pants and nice
shirts so if you’ll do me a favor and
take these and please try them on,
will do let’s see how they fit and then
you can get back to finishing up here at
the truck. All right chief. Hey Chief, what do you
think? Hey! All dressed up. Wow! This stuff looks great. Really comfortable. Super soft. Soft? Yeah they have a pen
holder, a spot for my mic. Wow! Amazing! I love these
shirts. And there’s a clip in
the center as well. Yes. This is
much better than what we were using
now that’s for sure. I love the new
uniforms the shirt is super soft,
comfortable, cool lots of pockets right here I
could have a pen, pen light, I could have a
mic on either shoulder if I want and a
spot for my glasses.

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