Essential Flame Resistant Clothing
Stop, drop, and roll no more when you're protected with your NFPA-compliant flame resistant clothing.
Who wears Flame Resistant Clothing?
People who work in hazardous environments are actually required by code to be dressed in Flame Resistant Clothing (FRC). FRC protects you from any number of hazards including:
- Electric Arc – electric utility linemen, electricians
- Flash Fire – chemical and pharmaceutical workers, refinery workers
- Combustible Dust Explosions – paper and pulp industry workers, paint industry workers, food processing workers
How can you tell how protective your clothing will be?
Garments that qualify as Flame Resistant Clothing will have an Arc Thermal Performance Value (ATPV) which describes the the clothing's performance when exposed to an electrical arc discharge. Essentially, the higher the ATPV number, the better protection you'll have.
How do I know what number or rating to look for?
FRC clothing ranges from categories 1-4. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 90% of all electrical trade workers fall into categories 1 and 2, so you should look for an APTV rating of 8 or higher.
How do I care for my Flame Resistant Clothing?
Hydrogen peroxide and chlorine bleach are often used in at-home detergents, which can quicken the deterioration of your FRC. For this reason it's highly advised that you always wash your FRC with a professional, industrial laundry service.
Featured Flame Resistant Clothing
These Carhartt FR overalls are made of 8.5 oz. FR canvas (88% cotton, 12% high-tenacity nylon) and a 6.5 oz. FR quilt lining. With FR elastic suspenders and FR buckles, you'll be fully protected when you head out to the worksite. For added protection, these bibs include a brass zipper fly with Nomex FR zipper tape.
This jacket comes with an APTV rating of 33.5. Specifically designed to protect against electric arcs, Carhartt's Dearborn Jacket is made from 8.5 oz. FR canvas (88% cotton, 12% high-tenacity nylon) and 6.75 oz. FR modacrylic batting quilted to twill face cloth. For additional protection, you can utilize the snap-on flame resistant hood. For warmth, storage, and protection, your jacket's equipped with two outside front pockets and two inside patch pockets with FR hook and loop closures.
Made of 14.75 oz. flame resistant denim (88% cotton, 12% high-tenacity nylon), these Carhartt FR jeans are garment washed for comfortability and feature an Arc-resistant high-tension snap closure at the waist, as well as a brass zipper fly with Normex zipper tape. Designed with 17-inch leg openings to easily fit over your work boots, these jeans are NFPA 70E and NFPA 2112 compliant.
The snap-front twill shirt from Carhartt will keep you looking professional while keeping you protected from arc flashes and other hazardous conditions day after day. This flame-resistant work shirt carries an APTV rating of 8.6 and is NFPA 70E compliant. Two chest pockets are included for added storage and triple-stitched main seams ensure durability.