The Republic of Chile Chooses Armor AP Outer Shell and Glide Thermal Liner

Greenville, SC—Armor AP and Glide, the high-performance fabric brands of Safety Components, Inc., have been selected as the fabrics of choice to protect firefighters within The Republic of Chile. The Republic of Chile is served by approximately 40,000 volunteer firefighters. The central government will assist in the funding to provide firefighters with next level personal protective garments.

Some 6,000 Chilean firefighters will be donning this new turnout gear over the next three years. The garments will be designed and manufactured by Lion Apparel. The ensemble will combine an Armor AP outer shell, offering improved flexibility and enhanced heat and thermal protection, with a Glide thermal liner for a cooler and more comfortable feel. More importantly, the gear weighs less, and will allow firefighters move quickly while reducing heat stress.

Joey Underwood, Safety Components vice president of sales and marketing, states, “The Republic of Chile has a proud tradition of volunteer service. And, these volunteer firefighters are as well trained and professional as any in the world and they too deserve the best in personal protective equipment. At Safety Components, we listen to the fire service and devote every resource at our disposal to improving the performance of turnout gear with our outer shells and thermal liners. Our entire team would like to salute The Central Government of the Republic of Chile, their volunteer firefighters, and the team at Lion Apparel for their faith and dedication in our products.”

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