Sperian Fire has been awarded a contract for more than 900 sets of its Ultramotion turnout gear by the Albuquerque (N.M.) Fire Department.
The contract is believed to be one of the largest orders for turnout gear placed this year in the U.S., according to the company.
Sperian said a field wear trial report issued by the fire department concluded, “The Selection Committee found that Sperian turnout gear performed and scored higher in almost every aspect evaluated – from comfort to mobility to overall features.”
Guy Lucas, strategic market development director of Sperian Protective Apparel, attributed the positive report to ergonomic engineering based on suggestions from firefighters.
“Sperian Ultramotion design has details that allow firefighters a full range of motion,” he said. “It also has important safety features, like the patented T-Closer collar that provides uninterrupted protection to the neck from flame, heat and abrasion.”
As part of its service to the Albuquerque Fire Department, Sperian said a local company is being trained to provide care and maintenance of the gear in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association’s 1851 standard.