or a multitude of reasons, firefighters have many concerns about their turnout gear. Cornell University’s Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design conducts research in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension and the USDA NC-170 Regional Research Project to mitigate these problems by focusing on both fit and function.
This site was created to increase firefighter awareness of materials, design, safety issues, and ongoing research. Please have fun exploring the various historical, current, and conceptual components of firefighter turnout gear. Send comments to Contact at the bottom of the page.