Emergency Response



Fire fighters and rescue services are protected by TenCate

TenCate Protective Fabrics earns its reputation as the most trusted name among the world’s most demanding professionals by maximizing their peace of mind with maximum protection. Our fabrics become lifesaving garments for firefighters and search and rescue personnel working under hazardous conditions in danger zones around the world.

We provide firefighters with the industry’s broadest range of choices in protective fabrics for turnout gear and stationwear, outer-shells, reinforcements and thermal liners.

Emergency Response news

  • Win a TenCate Experience Day

    Experience day 2015

    Do you want to experience the difference between your current firefighting gear and gear developed with the latest high-tech fabrics that are tough, heat stress reducing and comfortable? Then register now and get a chance of a TenCate Experience Day.

  • TenCate introduces military combat fabrics for firefighter turnout gear


    TenCate Protective Fabrics in Europe is launching new thermal barrier and liner fabrics for use in firefighting turnout gear, based on the TenCate Defender™ M flame-resistant fabrics already used for military combat uniforms. These new fabrics for firefighter turnout gear use TenCate Coolderm™ technology to provide better insulation and protection from heat while offering an evaporative cooling effect to keep the skin cooler and drier. This contributes to a reduction in the heat stress suffered by firefighters and further increases their overall safety. The introduction will be at the forthcoming Interschutz 2015 international trade fair in Hannover, Germany.

  • TenCate Millenia™ fabrics selected by Dutch Zaanstreek-Waterland fire brigade

    Brandweer Foto

    The Dutch Zaanstreek-Waterland fire brigade has opted for TenCate high-tech fabrics in their turnout gear. These protective materials from TenCate will be used in 800 new fire-fighting suits for their brigades. The suits will be supplied in partnership with the LHD Group in Germany. TenCate Millenia™ fabrics will be used for the lightweight outer shell, the protective thermal liner and reinforcement parts. The first 285 suits are expected to be delivered in July 2014.

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  • Innovative TenCate fabrics help firefighters to stay cooler

    Gemini XTL™

    At the Emergency Service Show 2013 in Birmingham (UK) on September 25 and 26, TenCate Protective Fabrics will be exhibiting new lines in fabrics and systems for firefighter turnout gear that are more durable, lighter and excel in the reduction of heat stress and help firefighters to stay cooler.

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  • Amsterdam-Amstelland Fire Brigade enthusiastic about innovative fabrics in new fire-fighting gear


    TenCate Protective Fabrics is supplying the latest inherently heat and flame retardant materials for the fire-fighting uniforms of Amsterdam-Amstelland Fire Brigade. The first uniforms have now been delivered by Lion Apparel and the response is positive and enthusiastic. The protective and innovative material TenCate Millenia™ comprises a lightweight outer fabric, a heat-resistant inner lining and reinforcing sections. 
    The AT5 TV channel has broadcast a report on the new fire-fighting gear for...

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TenCate Millenia™: new innovative system

A revolutionary new development – the TenCate Millenia™ 450 system – is the world’s lightest and strongest system on the market that is certified to EN 469, level 2. In this unique solution, the outer shell, the thermal moisture barrier and the liner are combined into a single integrated system, giving unrivalled performance.