First responders include police officers, firefighters, and EMS. These brave men and women are constantly risking their lives in unknown situations and surroundings. It can be hard to be visible to your fellow first responders, and the civilians you are saving amongst smoke, fire, darkness, and danger.
Given that first responders must be prepared to respond to any situation, it only makes sense that their reflective clothing be prepared to withstand any situation as well. All first responders should have reflective material that provides visibility. The reflective material must have a long life span, to ensure that it is keeping first responders safe for as long as it is on their uniform. Because the 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material worn by these men and women needs to be of the highest quality, and especially robust, we at Davey Textile Solutions recommend 9586, 9587, and the new 5686 and 5687 trims for firefighters.
Series 9500 Fire Coat trim is designed to enhance the visibility of the wearer in low-light conditions, especially at nighttime, when illuminated by a light source such as automobile headlights. The reflective surface is composed of wide angle, exposed retroreflective lenses integrally centered on a fluorescent background colour and bonded with a special polymer to a flame resistant, durable Aramid backing.
Series 5600 Fire Coat Comfort Trim, the reflective surface is composed of wide angle, exposed retroreflective lenses integrally centered on a fluorescent background colour bonded to a heat-activated adhesive. The trim is 2 or 3 inches wide and comprised of reflective patterned segments. The 5600 Fire Coat Comfort Trim is much more flexible and breathable than standard trim. It’s durable and stitch free for lasting protection and may reduce maintenance.
First responder refers to such a broad range of people, facing their own variety of unique situations every day. Sometimes, they overlap with each other. Because a first responder, no matter police, fire, or emergency medical, must be prepared and respond to a scene, they must be clothed in reflective garments that are prepared for any such situation, especially fire fighters, who face extreme heat situations.
For those who are interested in reliable North American crafted materials, for those who require high levels of customer care and an experienced solutions provider, Davey Textile Solutions is answer to your reflective trim needs.