Last week, Workrite participated in a Station Wear burn demonstration co-hosted with DuPont in Irvine, California. During this S.A.F.E.R. (Southern Area Fire Equipment Research) Event, we burned Workrite Nomex uniforms, poly/cotton uniforms, and 100% cotton uniforms. The demonstration revealed that the DuPont Nomex fabric self-extinguished, while the poly/cotton and 100% cotton materials burned rapidly until manually extinguished by the crew.
This is just one more reason why wearing Nomex station wear is a good idea. It provides added protection while in a fire environment, not to mention the easy care and professional appearance it offers.
– Mark Saner