SUITS AND OVERALLS
Raise your arms, place the centimeter around your chest and lower your arms. Insert a finger between the centimeter and your body to achieve 1 cm of ease. Check your measurement in the table. This measure will be predominant to determine your size.
Measure around your waist, just above the hip bones by inserting a finger between the centimeter and your body to release.
Measure with one centimeter around the widest part of your neck, where you usually button the first button of your shirt, and calculate about 1 centimeter of ease.
MAINTENANCE & CARE
Below we will list the important points to take into account so that your structural equipment correctly retains its protective properties and its durability are not diminished.
A structural equipment must be washed at least every six months and as soon as possible after contamination or exposure to smoke, blood or body fluid, or hazardous substances. There are many components in clothing that will not work if you dry your garment clean.
To clean the equipment use commercially available cleaners with a PH greater than 6.0 and less than 10.5. Do not use bleach bleach.
USE OF WASHING MACHINE
To enter your garment into the washing machine, separate the outer fabric from the inner layer and wash the inner layer and the outer fabric separately to avoid the passage of a dirt from one component to the other. Turn the garment inside out or place it in a large bag specially designed for laundry so as not to damage the washing machine drum. Use a front load laundry with a washing and drying action. The washing temperature can be up to 60º C.
To perform the drying remove the garment from the washing machine and turn inside out to expose the internal surface. Dry it by hanging it in shadow. Do not use automatic dryers.
WASHING BY HAND THROUGH SCRUBBING FOR STRUCTURAL EQUIPMENT IS NOT RECOMMENDED. IF THERE WERE NO OTHER WAY, PREFERABLE DO NOT WASH IT.
INTERNAL BARRIER INSPECTION SYSTEM
The user has to be sure that his suit is in optimal conditions to protect him in the heat of the fire. But you also have to be able to know if the manufacturer is providing you with the components indicated on the internal label of the product.
In the new RASA structural suits, we developed a system of inspection of the internal protection barrier, which by hook and loop enclosure that allows the firefighter to see at all times that both the moisture and thermal barriers are in good condition or need to be repaired or replaced. This inspection system is found in both the trousers and the sack.
How to detect valid certifications
Enter the UL USA Certification Finder and verify the NFPA certification of your equipment!
You can search by company name (for example RASA) or certification category: QGVG (NFPA 1971 structural suits and hoods), QGVD (NFPA 1977 forest) and QGWB (NFPA 2112 overalls, shirts and trousers). Certifications printed on paper that do not appear in this online directory, are invalid.