Why Nomex® is Essential for Fire Departments

As a firefighter, your safety is paramount. In the line of duty, you encounter extreme conditions that demand the highest level of protection. That's why Nomex® should be a staple in every firefighter's gear. Here's why:

Unmatched Fire Resistance

Nomex® excels in extreme heat. Its low fabric shrinkage during flame exposure minimizes the risk of hot fabric touching the skin. As temperatures rise, Nomex® fibers consolidate and thicken, forming a barrier that shields you from heat and flames, effectively preventing second- and third-degree burns.

Thermal Stability

Nomex® is a game-changer in fire safety with its self-extinguishing and inherently flame-resistant properties. It won't burn, melt, drip, or support combustion in the air, creating an impenetrable shield between you and the fire. Unlike treatments that wear off, this fire resistance is woven into the very fabric of Nomex®, ensuring lifelong protection.

Superior Durability

Nomex® stands out for its exceptional durability and appearance retention. Compared to fire-retardant treated (FRT) cotton/nylon, Nomex® maintains its color and professional look throughout its lifespan. Forget about ironing – Nomex® garments come out of the dryer ready to wear, unlike FRT cotton garments that wrinkle after washing. Industrial launderers estimate that Nomex® apparel can endure at least 125 wash and wear cycles without losing its professional appearance or protective qualities and can last up to 5 years.

Lightweight and Comfortable

Despite its exceptional durability, Nomex® is remarkably lightweight and breathable. Firefighters can move freely without feeling weighed down, allowing them to perform their duties with agility and comfort.

Trusted by Professionals Worldwide

Nomex® is the go-to choice for firefighters around the globe. Its proven track record in real-life firefighting scenarios speaks volumes about its reliability and effectiveness in protecting those who protect others.

Regulatory Compliance

Many fire departments mandate the use of Nomex® as part of their safety protocols. By outfitting your team with Nomex® gear, you ensure compliance with industry standards and prioritize the well-being of your firefighters.

Why choose FILO
  • NFPA 1975 compliant
  • PFAS-free Nomex®
  • Affordable pricing
  • Free domestic shipping
  • Free inseam tailoring
  • Women’s line
  • Fast shipping

A Safer Nomex®

FILO utilizes Nomex® material that holds the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certificate, ensuring rigorous testing for harmful substances. This certification sets a high standard for textile safety, covering all stages from yarn production to the final product. Products bearing the STANDARD 100 label guarantee they've passed safety assessments, confirming the absence of harmful substances, including PFAS chemicals.

While Nomex® doesn't inherently contain PFAS, certain finishes applied to the fabric may introduce these chemicals. FILO's Nomex® fabric is treated with a "wickable" finish that is PFAS-free, offering a safer alternative to brands using a DWR (Durable Water Repellency) finish that contains PFAS.

FILO's Nomex® has been tested through a third-party laboratory confirming the absence of PFAS in our finished product.

Ready to Elevate Your Firefighting Gear?

Equip your team with Nomex®and give them the protection they deserve. Contact us today to learn more about our Nomex® products and how they can enhance the safety and performance of your fire department.