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In the long run, high quality FR is a more economical choice and saves you the time of replacing lower-cost products. Bulwark’s FR safety expert Derek Sang explains why pricing is an important factor in your FR selection process.
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This Is Our Independence Day.
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In short, you should wear your FR/AR all day, every day.
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Just like all of us here at Bulwark FR, Alice Stoll (1917–2014) was committed to taking FR to the highest degree.
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Bulwark Protection’s Technical Training Manager Derek Sang discusses why firefighters might think wearing polyesters as day-to-day station wear is no big deal—but how misguided that notion can be.
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NFPA® 70E just released its 2021 edition and Bulwark Protection’s Technical Training Manager Derek Sang covers highlights from the new edition and best practices.
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In 2019, our resident FR/AR expert Derek Sang conducted the first-ever Bulwark 201 training seminar focused exclusively on the arc flash hazard. The highlight of that training was the opportunity to conduct live arc flash demonstrations at the KEMA High Voltage Laboratory.
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A: In short: the answer is no.
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At first glance, you might see Workrite Fire Service as an FR station wear apparel brand. Which, of course, we are. With 35 years of delivering industry-leading FR station wear to some of America’s largest fire departments to show for it.
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For 50 plus, proud, industry-leading years. And counting. That’s how deep our commitment to oil & gas runs at Bulwark FR.
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George Harmer, the Safety Director for General Production Service (GPS), sat down for a Zoom chat with his longtime friend and Bulwark Business Development Manager, Rick Fisher. They talked about being a Safety Manager, what it means to be in charge of other people's safety, and how Bulwark helps empower GPS to protect their employees.
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It is our pleasure to announce Bulwark Protection is now a proud member of the Partnership for Electrical Safety.
Industry News
We’re proud to introduce our new line of FR workwear using Insect Shield. We took 13 of our top garments for men and women—including shirts and pants from the iQ Comfort Series, jean and hi-vis favorites, and our ultra-advanced Mobility Coveralls—and turned them into the ultimate PPE for the outdoors.
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Bulwark® Protection and DuPont Safety & Construction are pleased to announce that the iQ Series® garment collection made exclusively with DuPont™ Nomex® Comfort fabric has received a 2020 Innovation Award from NAUMD.
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Bulwark is thrilled to announce that we will be launching a new line of Bulwark FR clothing with Insect Shield® technology. This patented technology is proven to effectively repel insects ranging from mosquitoes to ticks and flies to fleas, with protection that lasts through 50 washes. So you can work pest-free and confidently compliant, no matter what Mother Nature has in store.
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As any fire service worker can tell you, fighting fires is complex. There’s more to it than you may think. And those complexities are further compounded by the environment where the fire burns.
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Chemical testing methodology for Bulwark CP's Swatch Kit.
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While proper PPE is a crucial part of the protection equation, there’s more to lab safety than having the right gear. Our experts created a list of 15 fundamental practices to ensure this environment of ingenuity is one of protection, too.
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Cold stress may not be as well-known as heat stress, but cold stress incidents can be equally dangerous.
Industry News
It’s important to be dressed properly while on the job, especially as winter approaches. Our FR experts give their top five tips when it comes to choosing the right FR clothing, so you can prepare for the cold weather.
Industry News
With the updates to NFPA 2112, we at Bulwark have been busy with an extensive, and extremely complex review process in collaboration with UL, our third-party certifier.
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A: Inherently flame resistant fabrics are engineered to be flame-resistant at the fiber level, and do not require any additional finishing. Treated fabrics undergo a chemical process to impart FR properties.
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A: It’s the first step in the creation of any PPE program. Federal regulations require employers to assess the workplace to determine if hazards that require the use of personal protective equipment are present or are likely to be present
Industry News
For your FR program to be fully effective, you need to look beyond just choosing the right gear for the environment you and your crew are working in. You need to examine every layer closely, beginning with your base layers.
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To help promote lab safety, Workrite Uniform Company — a manufacturer of protective workwear, including lab coats — recommends following these safety tips.
Industry News
FR experts here at Bulwark have put together a list of their top 10 things to consider when buying FR to ensure the FR clothing you choose will keep your guys safe and compliant, no matter what the job throws at them.
Industry News
Flame-resistant (FR) clothing manufacturers have begun developing garments that meet the requirements of both NFPA 2112, the Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire, and NFPA 70E, the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
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A: Adding the Arc Ratings of individual garments is not permitted. In order to determine the layered Arc Rating of our products we send them to an independent test laboratory.
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A: In short: NFPA® 2112 is the standard for manufacturers that specifices garment performance requirements. NFPA® 2113 is the standard for safety professionals that explains the hazard assessment, garment selection, care, and maintenance.
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A: A flash fire is a rapid moving flame front that can be caused by a diffuse fuel, such as dust, gas, or the vapors of an ignitable liquid, without the production of damaging pressure.
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A: Increased burn injury is the danger. In the event of a flash fire or electric arc, some heat will inevitably pass through the outer layer of FR and cause a T-shirt to melt if it is made from synthetic materials.
Safety Updates
Bulwark arms you with FR training and expertise to help ease the pressure and keep your guys safe.
Safety Updates
You must select the right garments based on the unique hazards of your industry, in addition to important factors like comfort, durability and laundering. We’ll provide you with a step-by-step process for designing, implementing and maintaining your PPE program.
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A: ATPV stands for Arc Thermal Performance Value, it measures the amount of incident energy that your FR garment can protect you from before the onset of a 2nd degree burn. A: In short: all AR is FR but not all FR is AR
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A: Yes. DEET is HIGHLY flammable. Any flame resistant clothing sprayed with it has the potential to ignite and continue to burn if exposed to an ignition hazard.
Industry News
Even after assessing hazard risks and selecting the appropriate FR clothing, it also falls on the employer to ensure that each garment truly matches the hazard it’s designed to protect against.
Industry News
Proper care and maintenance of FR/AR clothing is essential to its effectiveness. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 tips to maximize your PPE’s FR protection, wash after wash.
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A: In short: all AR is FR but not all FR is AR.
Industry News
Working at a fire station is a full-time job. Despite this busy schedule, there’s bound to be a little spare time while at the station. If you’re looking for something to do to stay occupied in the fire station, try one of these 10 ideas.
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The Ventura County Fire Department recently developed a set of basic wildfire preparedness guidelines for the oil and gas industry.
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“How do I help my guys stay cool in the hot summer months?” That may be the #1 question we at Bulwark receive this time of year, every year. The world’s #1 FR brand is here to help guide you with some cold, hard facts.
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In the long run, high quality FR is a more economical choice and saves you the time of replacing lower-cost products. Bulwark’s FR safety expert Derek Sang explains why pricing is an important factor in your FR selection process.
Ask An Expert
In short, you should wear your FR/AR all day, every day.
Ask An Expert
Bulwark Protection’s Technical Training Manager Derek Sang discusses why firefighters might think wearing polyesters as day-to-day station wear is no big deal—but how misguided that notion can be.
Ask An Expert
NFPA® 70E just released its 2021 edition and Bulwark Protection’s Technical Training Manager Derek Sang covers highlights from the new edition and best practices.
Ask An Expert
In 2019, our resident FR/AR expert Derek Sang conducted the first-ever Bulwark 201 training seminar focused exclusively on the arc flash hazard. The highlight of that training was the opportunity to conduct live arc flash demonstrations at the KEMA High Voltage Laboratory.
Ask An Expert
A: In short: the answer is no.
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Chemical testing methodology for Bulwark CP's Swatch Kit.
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A: Inherently flame resistant fabrics are engineered to be flame-resistant at the fiber level, and do not require any additional finishing. Treated fabrics undergo a chemical process to impart FR properties.
Ask An Expert
A: It’s the first step in the creation of any PPE program. Federal regulations require employers to assess the workplace to determine if hazards that require the use of personal protective equipment are present or are likely to be present
Ask An Expert
A: Adding the Arc Ratings of individual garments is not permitted. In order to determine the layered Arc Rating of our products we send them to an independent test laboratory.
Ask An Expert
A: In short: NFPA® 2112 is the standard for manufacturers that specifices garment performance requirements. NFPA® 2113 is the standard for safety professionals that explains the hazard assessment, garment selection, care, and maintenance.
Ask An Expert
A: A flash fire is a rapid moving flame front that can be caused by a diffuse fuel, such as dust, gas, or the vapors of an ignitable liquid, without the production of damaging pressure.
Ask An Expert
A: ATPV stands for Arc Thermal Performance Value, it measures the amount of incident energy that your FR garment can protect you from before the onset of a 2nd degree burn. A: In short: all AR is FR but not all FR is AR
Ask An Expert
A: Yes. DEET is HIGHLY flammable. Any flame resistant clothing sprayed with it has the potential to ignite and continue to burn if exposed to an ignition hazard.
Ask An Expert
A: In short: all AR is FR but not all FR is AR.
Safety Updates
As any fire service worker can tell you, fighting fires is complex. There’s more to it than you may think. And those complexities are further compounded by the environment where the fire burns.
Safety Updates
While proper PPE is a crucial part of the protection equation, there’s more to lab safety than having the right gear. Our experts created a list of 15 fundamental practices to ensure this environment of ingenuity is one of protection, too.
Safety Updates
Cold stress may not be as well-known as heat stress, but cold stress incidents can be equally dangerous.
Safety Updates
To help promote lab safety, Workrite Uniform Company — a manufacturer of protective workwear, including lab coats — recommends following these safety tips.
Safety Updates
A: Increased burn injury is the danger. In the event of a flash fire or electric arc, some heat will inevitably pass through the outer layer of FR and cause a T-shirt to melt if it is made from synthetic materials.
Safety Updates
Bulwark arms you with FR training and expertise to help ease the pressure and keep your guys safe.
Safety Updates
You must select the right garments based on the unique hazards of your industry, in addition to important factors like comfort, durability and laundering. We’ll provide you with a step-by-step process for designing, implementing and maintaining your PPE program.
Safety Updates
“How do I help my guys stay cool in the hot summer months?” That may be the #1 question we at Bulwark receive this time of year, every year. The world’s #1 FR brand is here to help guide you with some cold, hard facts.
Industry News
This Is Our Independence Day.
Industry News
Just like all of us here at Bulwark FR, Alice Stoll (1917–2014) was committed to taking FR to the highest degree.
Industry News
At first glance, you might see Workrite Fire Service as an FR station wear apparel brand. Which, of course, we are. With 35 years of delivering industry-leading FR station wear to some of America’s largest fire departments to show for it.
Industry News
For 50 plus, proud, industry-leading years. And counting. That’s how deep our commitment to oil & gas runs at Bulwark FR.
Industry News
It is our pleasure to announce Bulwark Protection is now a proud member of the Partnership for Electrical Safety.
Industry News
We’re proud to introduce our new line of FR workwear using Insect Shield. We took 13 of our top garments for men and women—including shirts and pants from the iQ Comfort Series, jean and hi-vis favorites, and our ultra-advanced Mobility Coveralls—and turned them into the ultimate PPE for the outdoors.
Industry News
Bulwark® Protection and DuPont Safety & Construction are pleased to announce that the iQ Series® garment collection made exclusively with DuPont™ Nomex® Comfort fabric has received a 2020 Innovation Award from NAUMD.
Industry News
Bulwark is thrilled to announce that we will be launching a new line of Bulwark FR clothing with Insect Shield® technology. This patented technology is proven to effectively repel insects ranging from mosquitoes to ticks and flies to fleas, with protection that lasts through 50 washes. So you can work pest-free and confidently compliant, no matter what Mother Nature has in store.
Industry News
It’s important to be dressed properly while on the job, especially as winter approaches. Our FR experts give their top five tips when it comes to choosing the right FR clothing, so you can prepare for the cold weather.
Industry News
With the updates to NFPA 2112, we at Bulwark have been busy with an extensive, and extremely complex review process in collaboration with UL, our third-party certifier.
Industry News
For your FR program to be fully effective, you need to look beyond just choosing the right gear for the environment you and your crew are working in. You need to examine every layer closely, beginning with your base layers.
Industry News
FR experts here at Bulwark have put together a list of their top 10 things to consider when buying FR to ensure the FR clothing you choose will keep your guys safe and compliant, no matter what the job throws at them.
Industry News
Flame-resistant (FR) clothing manufacturers have begun developing garments that meet the requirements of both NFPA 2112, the Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire, and NFPA 70E, the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.
Industry News
Even after assessing hazard risks and selecting the appropriate FR clothing, it also falls on the employer to ensure that each garment truly matches the hazard it’s designed to protect against.
Industry News
Proper care and maintenance of FR/AR clothing is essential to its effectiveness. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 tips to maximize your PPE’s FR protection, wash after wash.
Industry News
Working at a fire station is a full-time job. Despite this busy schedule, there’s bound to be a little spare time while at the station. If you’re looking for something to do to stay occupied in the fire station, try one of these 10 ideas.
Ask An Expert
The Ventura County Fire Department recently developed a set of basic wildfire preparedness guidelines for the oil and gas industry.
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George Harmer, the Safety Director for General Production Service (GPS), sat down for a Zoom chat with his longtime friend and Bulwark Business Development Manager, Rick Fisher. They talked about being a Safety Manager, what it means to be in charge of other people's safety, and how Bulwark helps empower GPS to protect their employees.

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