Egling: Heat-resistant, waterproof and breathable: the New protective clothing for the Eglinger fire | Egling

After 20 years, the Eglinger fire Department receives new protective clothing. The old model of "Bavaria 2000" will now be replaced by "Texport Fire Survivor

Egling: Heat-resistant, waterproof and breathable: the New protective clothing for the Eglinger fire | Egling

After 20 years, the Eglinger fire Department receives new protective clothing. The old model of "Bavaria 2000" will now be replaced by "Texport Fire Survivor".

Egling – The times are changing in every relationship – and with them the demands on the professional and voluntary fire brigades. There were fires in the recent past, mostly, are today, especially so-called technical assistance services, the need to cope with the forces.

requirements for fire brigades to change

"What must be forgotten in this context is to ensure the safety of your comrades," said fire chief Marc Vopelius in an interview with our newspaper. The protective clothing that must be adapted to the changed requirement profile according to his words.

A look back: The first protective equipment for the fire brigade forces consisted of a two-row, black uniform skirt that was usually made out of layered felt. A matching pair of pants, a brass helmet, rough leather shoes and a simple belt made of the use of clothing completely.

After the Second world war, this Uniform has been through the use of clothing made of grey-green cotton replaced. The model bore the name "Bayern 1". The successor version ("Bayern 2"), which came out in the 1970s on the trade market, had already strip-reflex, and a shoulder-leather protection. In 1999, the use of clothing was again revised fundamentally. The model "Bavaria 2000", a black-and-orange gear with reflective strips and the EU standard is still in use today.

history of the protection equipment

Markus Fleischmann, the first commander of the volunteer fire Department Egling, can well remember the models of "Bayern 2" and "Bavaria 2000". He is now the latest acquisition of the military: a signal red used jacket, model "Texport Fire Survivor", available in the sizes S up to XXXL, with reflective strips, equipped with Fire-blocking Membrane, and a Sleeve, which prevents that during Tightening, or during the use of the Sleeves from slipping.

+ lamp, gloves, radio device: For each Device in the jacket or pants to the right pocket.©Sabine Hermsdorf-Hiss

wireless devices, lamp – everything has a place in dedicated pockets, and the handle is in the case of the case can be quickly prepared. The gray Pants ("Explorer") with a built-in rescue harness also features enough pockets to contain, for example, wedges for Blocking a door to accommodate. "And you can engage through a lateral Opening, even in the pocket of the Jeans that one wears under the Pants," explains the commander.

A good year, a dedicated project group, consisting of commanders, respiratory trainers, protection and fire chief worked on it, the clothes together in such a way that the needs of the Eglinger military justice. The previously used clothing, "is over 20 years old," explains district fire chief Vopelius. His opinion is made with the new equipment to be delivered as reports to, and after, the balancing act between "the highest protection at a low weight".

Eglinger fire new protective clothing

gets The new acquisition has its price: "a man is about 1000 euros," reveals Vopelius. The military was the mayor, and the municipal councils are "very grateful" that you have provided the means. The fire chief consults with a wink and a snowsuit for comparison: "As you can get in this price class. Only that nobody will wear his snowsuit for 20 years.“

The seven Eglinger firefighting units are equipped with the new protective equipment. It is tailored to their needs.

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Updated Date: 03 June 2020, 08:33

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