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DHS Provides Prototype Next-Generation Protective Clothing to Firefighters Battling California Wildfires


October 1, 2012 — The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today launched a trial of next generation personal protective garments for wildland firefighters. More than 1,000 wildland firefighters from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) units, the U.S. Forest Service, and 11 local California fire departments that are combating ongoing wildfires, will test the new equipment. S&T is conducting this wear trial in partnership with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center’s National Protection Center (Natick).

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