Strong Cargo

Wilmoth, Janet
January 2006
Fire Chief;Jan2006, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p80
Trade Publication
The article looks at the trend in protective clothing for structural firefighting in the United States. The change in stationwer is influenced by the incoming generation of firefighters who have grown up with the cargo- or drawstring-style of casual wear. Today's stationwer is designed to be very loose, very comfortable and non-restrictive. Aside from flexibility, stationwer is also durable and cost-effective. This clothing appeals to the country's younger firefighters.


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