Wildland Firefighters Face Harsh Environments

Wildlands-High-Viz-Crew-Boss-ChainsawTenCate understands the challenges that wildland firefighters face…and what to do to help. Wildland firefighters are a different breed. They’re more like soldiers battling an unpredictable, fast moving enemy in rough, uneven terrain. And they won’t quit fighting until the fires are defeated – even if it takes weeks.

To overpower such a fierce enemy, wildland firefighters need fabrics from TenCate, the world leader in the engineering, design and manufacture of FR protective fabrics. TenCate means innovation and making sure that protection comes first along with comfort and durability.

TenCate provides a wide array of fabric options specifically designed to meet the needs of wildland firefighters.

TenCate offers wildland firefighters a selection of products to choose from that exceed all others in quality, comfort and FR protection. TenCate fabrics meet and exceed rigorous industry standards as mandated by government specifications for FR protection.

Advanced Heat and Flame Protection

Radiant heat is a constant threat to wildland firefighters.

To be effective, fabrics must not only shield the skin from the constant heat emanating from a fire, but also provide dependable protection from flames and embers.

With fiber blends that incorporate thermally-stable fibers, TenCate wildland fabrics provide an enhanced barrier to protect against radiant heat.

Plus, they have the resilience to hold up and keep you protected against exposure to flames and embers.

Durable Fabric Engineering

wildlands-tecasafe-plus-two-toneWildland firefighting fabrics must provide protection from rips, tears, abrasion and almost every kind of wear and tear imaginable.

To ensure that TenCate fabrics will not quit before the job is done, they are engineered for unbeatable durability.

Aramid and other advanced fibers provide the added strength and toughness required for long-lasting protection. It’s your assurance that TenCate delivers the highest value.

Heat and Vapor Transfer Technology

The body cools itself by removing sweat through evaporation. As moisture is removed from the skin, it carries heat from the skin surface. With advanced fiber blending and fabric engineering, TenCate creates fabrics that promote the movement of perspiration away from the skin, through the fabric and into the surrounding atmosphere.

We call it Coolderm™ Technology.

Using precise combinations of moisture-absorbing and moisture-repelling fibers, our high-performance fabrics manage body sweat more efficiently. Moisture is moved away from the skin, across the fabric surface and into the environment, keeping you comfortable and dry.

All TenCate Wildland FR Fabrics

FabricTypeWeightsMarketsColors/Styles
TenCate Advance™Woven (Ripstop)7.2 osy (245 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Outer Shell and Wildlands)Khaki, Yellow, Gold, Navy, Spruce and Black
TenCate Omniweave™ Featuring 100% DuPont™ Nomex®Woven (Plain and Twill)4.5 osy (150 gsm) to 7.5 osy (255 gsm)Industrial Safety and Fire Service (Wildlands and Stationwear)Royal Blue, Orange, Navy Blue, Gray, Light Blue, Black, Yellow and Tan
TenCate Pioneer™ with ENFORCE™ TechnologyWoven (Twill)6.6 osy (225 gsm)Fire Service (Structural: Outer Shell and Wildlands)Khaki, Yellow, Light Gold, Spruce Green and Black
TenCate Style 362™Woven5.8 osy (200 gsm)Fire Service (Wildlands)Yellow and Orange
TenCate Style 469™Woven7.7 osy (260 gsm)Fire Service (Wildlands)Yellow, Orange, Spruce Green and Navy Blue
TenCate Tecasafe® Plus Woven FabricWoven (Twill)5.8 osy (195 gsm) to 8.5 osy (290 gsm)Industrial Safety, Fire Service (Wildlands and Stationwear) and Military & SecurityHigh-Visibility Yellow, Orange, Red, Gray, Light Blue, Royal Blue, Navy Blue and Khaki