Gard

The French department of Gard (SDIS 30) equips its firemen with the complex 529. This protective suit is adapted to the climatological circumstances of the South of France, it offers a good breathability and isn't heavy. 

Complex 529 was also chosen because of the mechanical resistance of its components and particularly the inner lining which doesn't hamper but offers free movability. 

This equipment takes advantage of the grey retroreflective stripings and the combined stripings. They represent the human body in the dark which increases the security of firemen during an intervention. 

For an optimal comfort we have combined a short jacket with high trousers. 

The suit that is presented here is the one we developed for the "formateurs caisson" of the SDIS.
It is equipped with a hood to which the respirator mask can be fixed and the red colour distinguishes it from the equipments of the Gard department.


Hivis stripings

Retroreflective striping - silver glass beads (50 mm)

This striping with a minimum width of 50 mm takes advantage of glass beads to reflect the light to make the wearer of the suit visible in dangerous circumstances. In accordance with the requirements of the EN 471/EN ISO 20471.

Retroreflective striping - triple trim (fluo/silver/fluo)

This striping has a grey, retroreflective central part with two fluorescent (yellow or orange) bands around it. The yellow colour improves visibility by day whilst the retroreflective silver part reflects the light from the headlights of cars by night.

This striping can't be used to obtain an EN 471/EN ISO 20471 certification because the retroreflective part isn't wide enough.

Complex 529 - Microrip

A waterproof, breathable, light and resistant complex.

Complex composition

  1. Outer fabric: Nomex® Microrip Sioguard
  2. Thermal barrier: ISO’AIR®
  3. Waterproof & antistatic lining: SioLiner Plus

Jacket specifications

  • Anti-panic zipper with Velcro overlap
  • Seam reinforced with protection seal in fabric
  • Napoleon pocket
  • Inside pocket
  • Loop for remote microphone
  • Inset sleeves
  • Comfort sleeves
  • Cuffs with opening for thumb
  • Shoulder pad
  • Large hood that covers the helmet
  • Zip puller
  • Grabbing loop at the bottom of the zip fastener, so it can be closed easily, even with gloves
  • Overlap covering the zip
  • Label flap
  • Bar code
  • Thermoadhesive Vidal label (composition, bar code...)
  • Inspection zipper
  • Heat resistant thread
  • Double safety stitches

Trousers specifications

  • Wide shape
  • Trousers with extended back
  • High waist trousers
  • Opening on the side of the lower leg that is closed with a zipper
  • Knees reinforced with coated and cut-resistant Kevlar® + foam
  • Fixed braces "parachute" type
  • Fly
  • Adjustable waist
  • Label flap
  • Bar code
  • Thermoadhesive label (composition, bar code...)
  • Double safety stitches
  • Heat resistant thread