CrewBoss™ Gen II Response Jacket
The DHS APPS (Advanced Personal Protection System) process was modified to develop the new WLFF PPE garment system. An Integrated Process Team (IPT) comprised of experienced wildland firefighters from the USFS and state, county, and city fire departments from California were selected to participate in the program. The IPT validated a risk assessment, defined operational requirements, and selected the materials for the PPE garment system.
Greater thermal protection, a reduction in heat stress, and improved form fit and function of the PPE garment system was the result of this assessment. The new APPS WLFF PPE not only can reduce heat injury rates, but should also increase the operational effectiveness of the wildland firefighter.
The Gen II Response Jacket answers the requirements of the DHS, Natick and IPT committee’s initiative to move forward with a single layer wildland fire fighting garment system with greatly improved performance. Exceeds the NFPA’s 1977 minimum requirements for thermal protection and breathability, This garment provides enhanced safety features with superior comfort.
- Certified to NFPA 1977
- Extra large YKK zipper closure
- Sewn in radio pocket
- Bellowed chest pocket lies flush when not in use
- Dual mic tabs
- Scotchlite silver reflective trim on both biceps
- Hook & loop collar closure
- Hook & loop cuff closure
- Bi-swing back for added mobility
ABOUT THE GEN II PROGRAM
The Gen II system was created in conjunction with the US Department of Homeland Security, the Army’s Natick research center, and numerous other government agencies. The goal of the program was to develop garments that could offer optimal protection against the risks faced by modern wildland firefighters. Flame resistance was a priority, but a high emphasis was also placed on breathability to reduce the risk of heat stroke and exhaustion in warm environments.
The program set high standards, all of which are met or exceeded by the CrewBoss Gen II Garment System.
SIGMA 4 STAR
Using a revolutionary, proprietary fiber blends Sigma 4 Star fabric offers high levels of thermal protection, while still being exceptionally breathable.
THERMAL PROTECTION SPECS
Heat protection (RPP): 11.5 cals/cm²
Breathability (THL): 752 W/m²
Sizes: Small: 34″- 36″ Medium: 38″- 40″ Large: 42″- 44″ XLarge: 46″ – 48″ XXLarge: 50″ – 52″, Not available in XXXLarge.