The bunker gear is the protective clothing worn by firefighters working in dangerous areas. Equipment includes coats, trousers, helmets, boots and other protective equipment and tools.
In the early days of firefighting equipment, firemen's clothing was more for warmth and dryness than for fire protection. Modern fire clothing has been changed into a combination of modern fire clothing, self-contained breathing apparatus, personal safety alarm system and modern communication equipment, making it more feasible and viable to enter a burning building.
Fireman's clothing is made up of three layers: a flame-retardant shell, a moisture-proof layer and a heat insulation layer. Both jacket and pants have pockets for tools and ropes that might be needed in case of a fire. The jacket cuff is made of a flexible material that holds the firefighter's gloves in place to help prevent wrist burns.
According to the international Standard for Firefighter Uniforms, no part of the garment will "ignite, melt, drip or separate" after being exposed to 260°C for five minutes
Developed in 1830 by Henry Gratacap, the forerunner of the modern fireman's helmet, the front of the helmet rises high and the back is long to allow water to flow away from the wearer's neck. The helmet is today a symbol of the "Newyorker" style, and its overall shape has changed little.
Material - Bronze (Fire extinguisher fittings are S925 silver)
Product size - 67 X 41 X 35 mm / 2.64 X 1.61 X 1.38 inches
Weight - 189 g / 6.67 Oz