Dangers of Improper Wear: Flash Fire

The importance of wearing flame resistant clothing (FRC) to protect against flash fire hazards is widely recognized – you might even be aware of the flash fire standards and test methods. However, knowing how to wear flame resistant clothing properly is not always easily understood. To drive home the importance of wearing FRC and wearing it properly, we’ve produced a series of videos showcasing the devastating effects of improperly wearing your PPE during full-scale outdoor flash fires, carefully induced using propane at the Texas A&M TEEX Fire Training Field.

What to Expect

In this series, we’ll showcase a variety of common mistakes made in potential flash fire scenarios, such as wearing combustible cotton or polycotton clothes, flammable high-visibility vests, everyday outerwear like hoodies or jackets over flame-resistant clothing, wearing proper FRC improperly with buttons or zippers undone, and more. It's essential to understand the consequences of these actions and to ensure proper protection when facing flash fire hazards.

Seeing is Believing

With Scott Margolin, Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Technical, as your guide, you’ll witness the devastating power of full-scale real-world flash fires – and their impacts on manikins wearing more than a dozen common types of FRC and non-FR – from the safety of your own screen.


We feel – and hope you’ll agree – that each of these videos make excellent training aids to emphasize the importance of wearing FR clothing and wearing it properly.

Do you have an arc flash – rather than a flash fire – hazard?

The hazards may differ, but the valuable lessons in this series are relevant to workers in other industries that use PPE to protect workers from thermal hazards. Don’t miss an episode!

Learning From These Mistakes

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