Structural Firefighting Your Safety. Your Performance. Our Commitment.

Firefighters need to be protected from the hazardous conditions that they encounter. In addition, a number of NFPA standards and regulations have to be met. All of our fabrics for structural firefighting exceed NFPA standards and have a high level of durable protection while managing heat stress better in the broad conditions you encounter.

Turnout Gear
Footwear
Gloves
Hoods
Featured Products

The most important thing a firefighter looks for in turnout gear is protection. Our protective barriers are specially engineered to help manage heat stress better by offering the most breathability in broader conditions. And, they offer superior thermal stability by maintaining their barrier performance and breathability after exposure to extreme heat — all while providing liquid penetration resistance to blood, body fluids, common chemicals, and water.

  • Select Your Protective Barrier

    With more than 30 years of research and expertise backing our protective barriers, we have several options that are tailored to fit your specific needs.

  • Why Our Protective Barriers?

    Without one of our highly breathable protective barriers in your turnout gear, you might lose protection and durability that is only available in our products.

  • Heat Stress Management

    Working in the hot sun can pose significant heat stress challenges.

  • Standards — NFPA 1971 and 1851

    These standards specify the minimum requirements that relate to construction and maintenance of your gear.

How To Buy

Gore protective barriers are an essential component in improving your comfort and protection.
Already know what you’re looking for?

Select from the list of gear manufacturers that use our protective barriers.

Featured Product

GORE® PARALLON™ Liner System

It’s more than a simple enhancement — It’s a revolutionary shift in what’s possible for turnout gear.

GORE® CROSSTECH® Black Moisture Barrier

Most popular choice of major metro departments

360 degree protection

Human Impact

Thermal Protection

Durability

What's New

EXPANDED WARRANTY PROGRAM!

GORE® CROSSTECH® moisture barriers, GORE® RT7100 moisture barriers, and GORE® PARALLON™ liner systems are now covered under an expanded, retroactive program as a result of their exceptional field performance.

The Evolution of Breathability in Turnout Gear

Moisture barriers have evolved from non-breathable barriers that blocked hot liquids to systems that provide high breathability while improving thermal protection. Learn more in the October issue of Firehouse Magazine.

Particulate Protection in High-Tech Hoods

High-tech hoods can reduce the volume of harmful materials that reach the skin and shield firefighters from exposure. Learn more in this article by Laura King, Editor-in-Chief of Firefighting in Canada.

Firefighter Product Safety Alert

Printable Literature

Learn more about our family of protective barriers:

CROSSTECH® 3-layer moisture barrier

GORE® CROSSTECH® black moisture barrier

GORE® RT7100 moisture barrier

GORE® PARALLON® liner system

As you fight a fire, your feet face a variety of challenges: exposure to high temperatures, hot water, common chemicals, and blood and body fluids as you are climbing, running, and navigating the scene. Staying on your feet is a challenge in these environments. Boots made with GORE® CROSSTECH® footwear fabric improve comfort, agility, and protection.

  • Why Our Fabric

    Many departments have decided that the performance advantages of footwear made with GORE® CROSSTECH® fabric are worth the investment. See why these boots are superior.

  • Stay on Your Feet With Leather Boots!

    A recent study showed that firefighters were four times more likely to have a hazardous slip or fall when wearing rubber boots than when wearing leather boots.

    Read the full white paper about this study

  • Decontamination Study

    Have you been told that rubber boots decontaminate better than leather boots? We have shown that this is not the case — in fact, leather is far superior.

  • Standards — NFPA 1971 and 1992

    These standards specify the minimum requirements that relate to construction of your footwear.

How To Buy

GORE® fabrics are an essential component in improving your comfort and protection.
Already know what you’re looking for?

Select from the list of gear manufacturers that use our fabrics.

What's New

Improving Stability with Leather Footwear

This white paper describes the study that showed an increase in hazardous slips when firefighters wore rubber boots versus leather boots.

Printable Literature

Learn more about GORE® CROSSTECH® footwear fabric

Stay on Your Feet with Leather Boots

Your head-to-toe protective gear isn’t complete without the right gloves: a durable glove with thermal stability, dexterity, grip, abrasion resistance, and superior liquid penetration protection — performance features that are critical for your safety and performance. We offer barrier inserts to fit your glove needs.

  • Select Your Fabric

    Our inserts are an important layer in your gloves, providing the protection and dexterity you need.

  • Why Our Fabrics?

    GORE® CROSSTECH® glove inserts are engineered to provide maximum flexibility with maximum protection. The work is hard enough. You shouldn’t have to compromise safety, dexterity, or comfort while in the field.

  • Standard — NFPA 1971

    This standard specifies the minimum requirements that relate to construction of your gloves.

How To Buy

GORE® inserts are an essential component for the performance of your gloves.
Already know what you’re looking for?

Select from the list of glove manufacturers that use our inserts.

Featured Product

GORE® CROSSTECH® Glove Insert

The next-generation GORE® CROSSTECH® glove insert combines improved dexterity with protection and durability in a form-fitting 3D construction.

Printable Literature

Learn more about GORE® CROSSTECH® glove inserts

  • GORE® Particulate Hood

    As we learn more about the potentially harmful contaminants found at the fireground, the need for protection against those particulate hazards continues to grow. Wearing the GORE® Particulate Hood will give you the additional protection you need.

  • Particulate Protection in High-Tech Hoods

    High-tech hoods can reduce the volume of harmful materials that reach the skin and shield firefighters from exposure. Learn more in this article by Laura King, Editor-in-Chief of Firefighting in Canada.

  • GORE® Particulate Hood First to be Certified

    The GORE® Particulate Hood is the first hood to be certified to the new NFPA 1971, 2018 Edition option for particulate protection.

  • Standard — NFPA 1971

    This standard specifies the minimum requirements that relate to construction and performance of your hood.

See the latest developments in our line of protective barriers.

  • GORE® PARALLON™ Liner System

    It’s more than a simple enhancement — It’s a revolutionary shift in what’s possible for turnout gear.

  • GORE® CROSSTECH® 3-Layer Moisture Barrier

    Rugged durability — protection that lasts, now with a seven-year warranty

  • GORE® CROSSTECH® Black Moisture Barrier

    Most popular choice of major metro departments