Aircraft Fire Fighter's Protective Proximity Clothing.
Final rept. Jun 70-1 Jan 74,
DOD AIRCRAFT GROUND FIRE SUPPRESSION AND RESCUE OFFICE WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The DOD Aircraft Fire Suppression and Rescue Office has developed a new aircraft fire fighters protective suit to replace existing equipment used by DOD fire fighters. The objective was to develop a lighter, less bulky, and more flexible suit with equivalent or improved durability and equivalent thermal protective as compared to existing suits. General functional requirements for such suits was determined and candidate materials for use in the suits were subjected to laboratory tests to determine relative strength, durability and thermal characteristics. Two outer shell materials and one lining material were selected for service testing. Service testing of these suits confirmed that the suits were easier to use and that they provided adequate protection.
- Safety Engineering
- Protective Equipment