Protective Poncho: Keeping Firefighting Suits Clean During Training

The Protective Poncho is a must-have gear for real conditions fire training, designed to shield firefighting suits from dirt and debris encountered during intense exercises, including container training scenarios.

Key Features:

  • Dirt Defense: Crafted from Aramid Inherent Fire Suit Outer shell material, the Protective Poncho acts as a barrier against dirt, ensuring firefighting suits remain clean and intact during training sessions.

  • Seamless Integration: Designed to fit comfortably over existing firefighting suits and breathing apparatus, the poncho features a Velcro closure for a secure fit, enabling firefighters to move with agility and confidence.

  • Strategic Design: Equipped with openings for regulator access and manometer monitoring, the poncho facilitates essential firefighting procedures without compromising safety or mobility.

Trusted Performance:

Reliability: Trusted by firefighters worldwide, the Protective Poncho delivers uncompromising protection and peace of mind, allowing teams to focus on training without worrying about suit damage.


Equip your firefighting team with the confidence to tackle any training scenario head-on with the Protective Poncho. Designed for maximum protection and comfort, it ensures that firefighting suits remain clean and functional, even in the most challenging environments.

Protective Poncho for Fire Fighting Training

What Is An Arc Flash?

An arc flash is a sudden release of electrical energy that occurs when current jumps across a gap between two conductors or from a conductor to a ground. The arc flash generates an intense burst of heat and light that can cause serious injuries, damage to equipment, and fires.

Arc flashes can occur in a wide range of electrical systems and equipment, including switchgear, transformers, motors, and other high-voltage components. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including equipment failure, human error, or a short circuit.

The intense heat generated by an arc flash can cause severe burns, as well as ignite clothing and other materials in the surrounding area, leading to secondary fires. The bright light from the arc flash can also cause temporary or permanent vision damage.

To prevent arc flash incidents, it’s important to follow proper electrical safety procedures, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), de-energizing equipment before working on it, and maintaining a safe distance from energized equipment.

Understanding Arc Ratings and Calories

Now that you understand FR clothing is tested and given an arc rating, you know that the arc rating measures the amount of heat the flame resistant fabric blocks when exposed to electric arc. The arc rating is the number of calories that the garment is expected to “absorb” if exposed to an electric arc. Arc rating is, in essence, the level of protection provided to you, the wearer.

Calorie is the unit of measure of the heat energy of an arc flash and the protective level of FR clothing. The bigger the calorie number, the greater the heat energy level of arc flash and the greater the protective level of the clothing. You will be protected from an electric arc if your clothing has a higher calorie arc rating than the calories of heat generated by the arc.

While it does not matter if the fabric has an Ebt,  ATPV and or ELIM value, it is important to pay attention to the calorie level the fabric can support* (as expressed in cal/cm2)