Paris Fire Brigade Solutions

What the Paris Fire Brigade wants is simple: to optimize the safety of its men.

The first objective was therefore to define the most relevant areas for improvement related to the constraints of interventions in the third largest fire department in the world.

The synthesis of this work was clear. The BSPP had to innovate on several points:

  • Optimize thermal protection by increasing leakage time
  • Maximize visibility,
  • Improve comfort by reducing heat stress,
  • Improve ergonomics, through design, functionality, and options.

To succeed in this ambitious project, the Brigade has not ruled out even the most surprising leads.

Sioen's R&D department has determined the 830 Twin Square assembly as the best compromise with only 3 layers. Techweave.

Offering this same solution - but with red colour - saves precious seconds in the event of a thermal accident.

The safety of the fire brigade comes before the customs. Now the brigade is red!

Hivis stripings


Compliance with Annex B of EN 469 must not affect the good values obtained in breathability, weight, flexibility while providing very good visibility.

The top film provides better protection against abrasion, and its construction with metallized support offers good flexibility for more comfort. This technology: monobloc prismatic retroreflective strips with reinforced seams guarantee excellent retro-reflection even in the rain.

The FTP2100 band complies with EN 469:2005 standards but also with the high visibility EN ISO 20471 standard with retro-reflection over its full width.

Complex 830 - Nomex Twin Square

High level of thermal protection and improved comfort

Complex composition

  1. Thermal barrier: Nomex Twin Square
  2. Waterproof membrane: SIO-A.I.R. PTFE
  3. Thermal barrier: Techweave

Jacket specifications

  • Anti-panic zipper with Velcro overlap
  • Napoleon pocket closing by zipper
  • Outside pockets to put away the gloves + loop with D-buckle
  • Inset pockets
  • Loop for remote microphone
  • Inset sleeves
  • Comfort sleeves
  • Cuffs with thumb loop
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Shoulder pad
  • Reinforced elbows with coated and cut-resistant Kevlar®
  • The striping is fixed by 1 needle stitching reinforced with 3mm ribbon
  • Stand-up collar
  • Extended back
  • Antiwicking strip at bottom jacket and sleeves
  • Air tubes (3 in the back – 7 in the front/shoulder area)
  • Zip puller
  • Velcro loop for gradient on front flap
  • Grabbing loop at the bottom of the zip fastener, so it can be closed easily, even with gloves
  • Bar code
  • Thermoadhesive label (composition, bar code...)
  • Inspection zipper
  • Double safety stitches

Trousers specifications

  • Preformed knees
  • Normal waist trousers
  • Patched gusset pocket on each side
  • Patched “polycoise” pocket on right gusset pocket
  • The striping is fixed by 1 needle stitching reinforced with 3mm ribbon
  • Knees reinforced with coated and cut-resistant Kevlar® + foam
  • Hem reinforced with coated Kevlar®
  • Adjustable and removable braces
  • Inspection opening by zipper
  • Fly with touch and close fastening
  • Antiwicking strip at bottom leg
  • Elastic in the waist
  • Bar code
  • Thermoadhesive label (composition, bar code...)
  • Double safety stitches