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Dear FireRescue1 Member,

Comfort can mean many things: a good fit to good materials is only a brief explanation. For firefighters, it means the ability to perform efficiently and be protected entirely.

Learn more about how your gear should fit, and find out how your gear should protect you from harmful liquids.

The FR1 Team
FR1 Exclusive
By Mark Mordecai and Pat Freeman
When your gear really fits your body, it's not just more comfortable: it enables you to perform your job to the maximum of your ability. But that's not all
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FR1 Exclusive
By Jeffrey O. and Grace G. Stull
Clothing that passes NFPA 1992 has a high level of liquid hold performance. But there are many chemicals that can cause degradation of the materials or seams, or permeation at very high levels.
How they are tested
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FR1 Exclusive
By Rick Markley
The first time I ran in bunkers taught me a few things: it's more difficult than imagined, the American-style helmet is poorly balanced for jogging, and people really take notice of someone running in turnout gear.
Lessons of a hot day
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