Guide to Choosing the Correct Firefighter Clothing & Accessories

Posted April 9, 2019

Jaedon stock a range of firefighter clothing and firefighter accessories, including jackets, bunker coats, overalls and packs. Our fire gear includes kit for firefighters in the field or out on industrial sites.

Wildland Firefighting Gear

Firefighting out in the field demands specialised clothing and equipment.  The Jaedon fire retardant Wool Bunker Coat is designed to give extra protection in wildlands fire fighting environments. These navy-blue wool coats also have a fire retardant cotton lining, Fire retardant triple-colour reflective tape and a radio pocket on the left chest. Because Wildlands firefighters may spend long periods out in the field, they need to be more self-sufficient. Fire packs are specially designed backpacks for carrying supplies such as radios, fire shelters, Search and Rescue (SAR) gear, water and other essentials. We stock the True North range of fire packs.  They’re approved for use by the Cal Fire Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Working Group and are also NFPA 1977 Certified. The packs include special pockets for carrying fusees and a large pocket for a hydration reservoir.

Emergency Response Gear

Sometimes the fire scenario may include liquid chemical hazards, requiring special PPE such as the Microgard FR, a suit that offers protection from liquid chemicals to EN Type 6 and particulates to EN Type 5. Often a fire emergency can affect people living or working in the area. Proper management of people caught up in these situations is key to a successful outcome. By outfitting staff such as fire wardens and other support staff with highly visible and recognisable safety gear, you improve safety standards and provide reassurance to those involved. We supply PPE clothing to services such as St John and Coastguard NZ. Our range includes warden armbands, Hi-Viz caps and vests for safety officers, Red Cross and fire wardens.

Hoods, Gloves and Footwear

Protective clothing for fire-fighters must include proper flame-retardant headwear, gloves and footwear. The FUSION Fire Retardant Hood has a breathable mesh liner, fire retardant cotton drill fabric and tabs that allow you to connect it securely to your helmet.

The Skellerup Fire Fighter Extreme boots were designed by firefighters and provide the ultimate in protection and comfort. Features include:

  • Type 3 structural rubber
  • 100% leakproof
  • Flame and heat resistant upper and sole
  • Highly chemical resistant upper and sole
  • Nomex/Kevlar linings
  • Reinforced vamp, toe and heel areas
  • Flexible composite anti-penetration midsole
  • Comfort foam toe and vamp area
  • Foam shin guard
  • Reinforced heel grip
  • Wide fitting steel toe cap
  • Multi-fit comfort footbed system
  • Cut-out carry handles

Sizing

When it comes to choosing firefighter clothing, getting the right fit is crucial. A poor fit makes movement more difficult and could endanger the wearer. Fire fighting often requires a lot of bending and reaching, so the outer layers need to accommodate this movement and provide enough overlap, so the wearer remains protected at all times. Jaedon carries a full range of sizing from extra small to 5XL, so you get clothing that is comfortable and effective. We also manufacture on site, so talk to us about your custom PPE clothing requirements.

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