Speak with an expert

Have questions about our products? Get in touch with one of our industry experts.

Contact us  

Speak with an expert

Have questions about our products? Get in touch with one of our industry experts.

Contact us  

Fire Service fabrics

Life on the line.

Life on the line.

As a specialized producer of protective fabrics serving diversified markets ranging from workwear, industrial safety, military and police and fire fighters, we draw a particular attention to the specificities of each of these applications to provide them with the most adequate product solutions.

For decades, TenCate Protective Fabrics has partnered with fibers and finish suppliers, industry specialists, garment makers and industrial laundries to create products properties tailored to these specific requirements.

The unparalleled variety of products we offer incorporate a multitude of fibers, finishing technologies, FR technologies engineered to provide the highest level of protection and comfort proven to last for the life of the garment.

We continuously invest in research & development to develop proprietary technologies and patented solutions that bring you the best of the world of technical textiles and continuously improve safety, comfort, durability and overall, value.

A firefighter

Outer shell

As the external layer, the outer layer is the most durable component of the fire suit’s assembly. Among its main functions are:

  • Protection from heat and flames
  • Protection from external chemicals and water
  • Protection against abrasion, cuts and lacerations
Thermal liners

Thermal liner

As the innermost layer, the thermal liner plays a crucial role in the overall performance of the fire suit’s assembly. Its main properties are:

  • Providing insulation by creating air cushions and micro climate chambers within the garment to favor comfort and minimize heat stress.
  • Wicking moisture away from the body to increase wearer comfort.
  • Facilitating easy donning/doffing of the garment. A slick liner will provide a perceived sense of comfort as the wearer won’t need to fight with the undergarments in order to put on or move in the suit.
  • Protecting the moisture barrier from any damage coming from the inside part of the garment.


Reinforcement material has also been incorporated into the suit of a fire fighter. It is a high efficiency, durable protection fabric, which is designed specifically to reinforce areas of turnout gear receiving excessive wear, such as knees and elbows.

The reinforcement materials of TenCate Protective Fabrics have a lightweight construction and exceptional thermal resistance. This makes it an excellent alternative to traditional reinforcement products.



TenCate Protective Fabrics makes technical textiles that are comfortable, inherently FR, and able to withstand the challenges that wildland firefighters face. By offering fabrics that can be certified to more than one NFPA standard, we give firefighters more FR options than ever before.



A firefighter is always outfitted in their stationwear uniform wearing it around the station, inside an office, and even while active attending a fire. This firefighter's uniform is also worn day in, day out and is laundered regularly seeing a high number of wash/dry cycles.

Ready to protect your brigade with the latest flame resistant technology?

Find out which protective fabric perfectly matches your protective requirements and comfort preferences! Our Fire Service experts can help you make a confident decision.