Recent Trends and Future Scope in the Protection and Comfort of Fire-Fighters’ Personal Protective Clothing

Report Date: November 2014

This paper provides an up-to-date review of research into firefighter personal protective clothing. It covers the details and trade-offs between performance and comfort of modern materials used to make the fire clothing. Finally, the paper discusses the future needs and challenges that will lead to tomorrow’s advanced protective clothing.

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Nayak, Rajkishore, Shadi Houshyar, and Rajiv Padhye. Recent Trends and Future Scope in the Protection and Comfort of Fire-Fighters’ Personal Protective Clothing. Fire Science Reviews 3:4, 2014.

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