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Petrilli, Tony . 2009. Design Changes for Firefighter Pants. 0951 2324P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.

Nearly 2,000 firefighters responded to the Missoula Technology and Development Center's 2005 nationwide product review of flame-resistant pants worn by firefighters. Design changes based on the firefighters' responses included stronger seam construction, expanded cargo pockets, different waist adjustment buckles, and new cuff cinch straps. Six fabrics for firefighter pants were field tested during the 2005 fire season. Based on the field tests, the para-aramid (Kevlar) blend fabric

Keywords: clothing, fabrics, fire fighting, firefighting, flame resistant, FR, Kevlar, meta-aramid, Nomex, para-aramid, specifications


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