Firefighter & emergency response protection


The protection that every hero deserves


Day in and day out, PPE made with DuPont™ Nomex® fiber helps protect those who put their lives on the line—providing extra seconds of protection from heat transfer.

From firefighters to first responders, Nomex® helps manufacturers provide superior and comfortable—enabling the lowest possible weight at the highest level of protection. The inherent heat and flame protection of Nomex® fibers cannot be washed or worn away. And, with its higher air permeability, Nomex® can also help reduce heat stress. 

Those who dedicate their lives to protecting ours deserve the best protection available. That’s why we continue to collaborate with firefighters, first responders and garment manufacturers to develop innovations that help improve overall safety.


Nomex® for stationwear/EMT

What’s underneath the turnout gear matters. Stationwear made with Nomex® fiber is inherently flame resistant and incredibly lightweight for the ideal combination of comfort and durability.


Nomex® for turnout gear

From the first alarm until the fire is out, the inherent heat and flame resistance of Nomex® provides the superior on-the-job protection that every firefighter deserves.


Nomex® for wildland firefighting protection

From brush pants to jumpsuits, Nomex® provides comfortable, flexible and superior thermal protection for the brave firefighters who take on the most extreme wildfires.


Kevlar® for emergency response

100% Kevlar® is inherently flame resistant and doesn’t ignite, melt, or degrade in heat.


Nomex® for emergency response

Those who dedicate their lives to protecting ours deserve the best protection available.


Tested for the hazards you face

DuPont™ Thermo-Man® is the world’s most advanced life-size thermal burn evaluation system. Our Thermo-Man® units use state-of-the-art technology to demonstrate the durability and superior flame resistance Nomex® delivers compared to other FR solutions.

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Tyvek®/Tychem chemical protection for emergency response

Tyvek® and Tychem® provide lightweight, comfortable protective coveralls that deliver superior protection against a range of hazards without compromising mobility.   


WEBINAR On-Demand: FR Face Masks & COVID-19: What Firefighters and Emergency Responders Need to Know 

As the world seeks to understand and look for ways to further protect themselves and meet regional requirements associated with COVID-19, emergency responders have special considerations to keep in mind when it comes to fire-resistant (FR) face masks, hoods and other face coverings. 

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FR facial protection for emergency response against COVID-19 exposure

At DuPont, we’re committed to providing materials for FR PPE that can help provide essential workers with the protection they need to do their jobs safely, while adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.


Find the right protective product for your application or industry with DuPont™ SafeSPEC™

Find the right protective product for your job with SafeSPEC™.

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