Singapore firefighters get a makeover with stronger heat-resistant suits
New Firefighting Protective Suits provide better range of motion, reduces heat stress, and improves flame protection
SINGAPORE — Singapore firefighters will have a new look this year, with their suits being enhanced with more protective features.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday (1 February) that some of its officers are already wearing the new Firefighting Protective Suits (FFPS).
In addition to providing better protection against extreme heat and environmental conditions, the suit will also enhance visibility in low-light conditions.
Designed to reduce heat stress, improve flame protection
According to SCDF's Facebook post, the khaki-coloured FFPS has a lightweight, stretchable fabric that provides greater range of motion for firefighters, as well as layers that are highly breathable to reduce heat stress.
The uniform will also see improved flame protection and increased abrasion-resistance to enhance safety and durability.
The Straits Times reported that around 400 firefighters are currently wearing the new uniform at four fire stations under the 2nd SCDF Division - Paya Lebar, Changi, Tampines and Kallang.
The suits will be rolled out to all fire stations by the end of the year.
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