Firefighter's garments having enhanced flexibility and minimum weight Patent #: 4843646
ApplicationNo. 619784 filed on 11/29/1990
US Classes:2/304, With connected substantially spaced holders for plural garments2/69.5, Bag type2/70, Separable2/81, Heat resistant2/102Vests
ExaminersPrimary: Schroeder, Werner H.
Assistant: Hale, Gloria M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA41F 019/00
AbstractA firefighter pant support system for use with firefighter pants having an outer sheel of a fire and moisture resistant material and an inner liner of a heat resistant material wherein the inner liner is removable from the outer shell. The support system includes a vest member having a body preferably made of a heat-resistant open mesh, and a waistband having a plurality of button holes for receiving fasteners, such as buttons or fastener studes, such that the vest member supports the pant liner and outer shell when worn by a user. In an alternate embodiment, the vest member is stitched permanently to the liner to make a jump pant. The vest member distributes the weight of the pant liner and pant shell over a broader area than conventional suspenders, provides a layer of thermal protection for the upper body of the wearer and can carry reflective trim detectable when the wearer removes his firefighter coat.