Provide appropriate and advanced personal protective equipment

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The ability to provide appropriate and advanced personal protective equipment

Potential Solutions
Following solutions could be addressing this gap.

Responders would like protective garments that are appropriate for their calls for service. Ideally, the duty uniform should help protect responders against the most likely threats encountered, including fire, blood-borne pathogens, extreme weather and projectiles. Responders are not looking for individual suits or pieces for each threat. Mission-specific garments should provide varying levels of protection as needed,but with enhanced comfort and wearability. All garments should accommodate differences in gender and body size. When possible, components and garments should be integrated with other tools or equipment (e.g., sensors) to limit the weight strain of the PPE. Some military and commercial systems use a modular concept that allows the user to customize their level of protection to meet the specific incident or threat. Application of the modular concept has been suggested as a potential for responders.

Rationale & related CM function(s)

Garments that protect responders against the most likely threats encountered (e.g.,fire, blood-borne pathogens, extreme weather,projectiles)
Garments that increase the comfort, breathability, and durability of PPE
Respiratory protection that is light-weight, longer-duration, and low-profile
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