Nomex® for wildland firefighting protection


Trusted firefighter apparel made with Nomex®


Day in and day out, wildland firefighter apparel made with DuPont™ Nomex® fiber helps protect those who put their lives on the line. The ideal choice for firefighting apparel, Nomex® is a revolutionary, heat- and flame-resistant fiber that reacts in an emergency. When exposed to extreme heat, Nomex® undergoes a special reaction, changing its properties to capture more energy in the fabric, helping to give the wearer valuable extra seconds of protection from heat transfer.

What’s more, Nomex® helps manufacturers make firefighter apparel more comfortable. In fact, it can enable the lowest possible weight at the highest level of protection. And, with its higher air permeability, Nomex® helps reduce heat stress. 

Heat and flame protection is inherent to the Nomex® fiber—it can’t be washed or worn away. Those who dedicate their lives to protecting ours deserve the best protection available. DuPont continues to collaborate with firefighters and garment manufacturers to develop innovations that will help improve firefighter safety.