with your current station wear. For the greatest possible comfort, look for FR fabrics that are
designed to provide excellent breathability as well
as manage moisture to keep the body cool in warm
temperatures and dry in cold temperatures. This
not only helps to optimize comfort but also reduces
the potential for heat stress. Certain brands of FR
station wear also offer improved comfort through
features such as larger neck openings and longer
shirt tails for greater ease of movement, a choice of
relaxed or fitted options, and cuts designed specifically to suit firefighters’ physiques.
When it comes to the look of your station wear, FR
products once again fare exceptionally well. A variety
of choices—in terms of color, style, and features—are
available to meet the unique needs and preferences of
your fire department. Certain manufacturers can even
customize your FR station wear with modifications
such as adding or removing certain features; adjusting
the fit; producing nonstock sizes; and adding specific
logos, badges, or embroidery.
If you prefer a classic, professional look, you can
select styles with features such as shoulder epaulets,
military creases, sleeve plackets, and sewn-in badge
tabs. For a long-lasting crisp look as well as greater
convenience, look for FR station wear made with a
specialized permanent press process for permanent
creases and a wrinkle-free appearance that lasts
through washing and drying—with no ironing
If the classic look isn’t the right fit for your needs,
there are also a variety of FR station wear styles
designed to provide a more modern, tactical, or casual
appearance. Whether you’re looking for untucked
shirts, cargo pants, or just a more relaxed fit, in
today’s market there is an FR style for every station.
Some manufacturers even offer FR options
designed specifically for women, by women, to
provide the best possible fit for every firefighter.
These styles include shirts featuring contoured seams
Communities rely on firefighters for protection,
but to effectively protect their communities,
firefighters must also protect themselves.