The Importance of Fire-Resistant Clothes on the Field

By Carolyn Kidd

Being in the military and serving our country is a valiant career, but it is not without its dangers. Research into safety gear for our military personnel is one area that is always active. There are many ways for our military personnel to be hurt in the line of duty, during drills, or even during the routine course of their day-to-day activities. Fire is one of the most dangerous elements that military personnel have to deal with on a regular basis. This is why fire-resistant clothing for military professionals is becoming so popular. In fact, fireproof clothes for the military are so vital that they have saved countless lives.

Research into creating better, more efficient fire-resistant clothing is the focus of much study, leading to the development of many different types of fire-resistant pieces of attire that help to keep our military personnel as safe as possible, under all possible circumstances.

General Safety
Whether in an active war zone, taking part in drills, patrolling, or just partaking in basic tasks, fire is a big part of the military. It is not just fire, but excessive heat as well. From working on high-heat fighter planes, working in the trenches, or trying to avoid fire from a bomb, keeping safe from fire is of the utmost importance. By providing our troops with fireproof gear, we are helping them to stay safe in the line of proverbial fire. Fireproof clothing is a great means of helping to ensure general safety.

Life and Death
There are situations in which having fireproof clothing in place could be a matter of life and death. Our military troops have to fight their way through situations that most of us run from. Imagine a soldier trying to save a child from a building that is on fire, having been bombed. Ensuring your clothing is fireproof could be a matter of life or death for both the soldier and the child. This type of clothing helps our military personnel do their jobs more safely and has the ability to reduce a lot of injury and even death. By wearing this type of clothing in a war zone or other dangerous situation, military personnel are better protected from the unexpected.

Already, fireproof clothing is responsible for many troops making it home safely and allowing them to complete dangerous missions with less risk to life and limb. This makes their job safer and more effective, and it also means that soldiers are putting themselves at less risk of severe burns or even death.

When it comes to the day-to-day activities of our military personnel, many things they do are incredibly dangerous. By using protective gear such as fireproof clothes helps to save lives and also reduce injuries. Such seemingly simple safety measures are responsible for saving countless lives and keeping many others safe and free from harm. As research continues, the fireproof apparel that we have to offer our troops will be even more effective.

CAROLYN KIDD is the Marketing Manager of DRIFIRE® in Chicago, Illinois. DRIFIRE is a provider and developer of flame resistant (FR) fabrics and protective apparel to the government, industrial, and consumer markets.

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