Enhanced Performance Tactical Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Boot
First responders require footwear with superior stability and comfort for use in environments contaminated with chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) contaminants. Current boots for hazardous materials are heavy, have poor ergonomic design, and increase body temperature. The North Carolina State University Textile Protection and Comfort Center partnered with Globe Firefighter Suits, Falcon Performance Footwear, and W.L. Gore & Associates to develop an enhanced performance CBR boot. The project team of users, material designers, and clothing design experts addressed deficiencies in current tactical footwear. The enhanced boot provides protection against chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals and materials, and flash fire. The boot meets the component requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1994: Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents, and NFPA 1971: Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. For additional information please fill out the Contact Information Form.