Fighting for your complete protection
Introducing a multi-faceted particle protection strategy to suit the way you work
Firefighting is difficult work – and so is the task of protecting firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful particles. At VIKING, we’re focused on continuous development of our PartX™ technology, a multi-faceted, flexible approach to meeting complex and varying needs.
By working with researchers and experienced firefighters, and calling for more attention to the dangers of hazardous particles, VIKING has continually spearheaded the world’s efforts to address this potential danger to health and well-being.
Committed to winning
We test every component until there’s no doubt that we’ve done everything possible with the best of today’s approaches and materials.
VIKING’s PartX™ technology is the result of years of development and refinement, taking advantage of technological progress in personal protective equipment materials, multi-layer designs and particle filtering capabilities from around the world.
closing the gaps
Carcinogens and firefighting
Firefighters regularly risk exposure to carcinogenic particles. That’s why, working together with some of the greatest firefighters in the field, VIKING has developed a new level of protection from hazardous particles – the VIKING Guardian fire suit! VIKING Guardian features a unique outer shell along with customizable hi-tech material combinations to keep carcinogens and other undesirable substances at bay.
Dedicated to firefighter protection
The super-durable outer shell can easily be detached by the firefighter on scene, leaving the inner liner as a post-fire suit that continues to protect the wearer from common chemicals. Both outer shell material options are extremely strong and maintain their structure after many washes. A dissolvable washing bag effectively cuts off hazardous particle contact with firefighters and their environment.
How it works
VIKING Guardian features an outer shell that can easily be detached by the firefighter after attending a fire, leaving the inner liner as a fully wearable suit to be worn during debriefing and the return to base.
Before getting into the fire engine, the outer shell is simply placed in a dissolvable washing bag. Detained in the bag, any carcinogens and dangerous particles on the garment surface are effectively cut off from contact with firefighters and their physical environment during transport, washing, storage and other routine tasks.
Even with the outer shell removed, the suit continues to protect the wearer from the most common dangerous chemicals according to 1971 NFPA Standard.
See the difference
To test the barrier performance, wear trials were conducted with hoods containing the DuPont™ Nomex® Nano Flex barrier in between the knit layers on one half of the hood. After the wear trials, the hoods were turned inside out and inspected for contamination. Compare the amount of particles penetrating the hood with or without the paper-thin DuPont™ Nomex® Nano Flex protective layer.