VIDEO: Cal Fire uniform changes are on the way - what do you think of the new look?

  • Source: KRCR-TV ABC 7 Redding
  • Published: 07/18/2019 12:00 AM

Big changes are coming to Cal Fire this year, especially when it comes to those iconic red and yellow colors. Over the next 6 months, Cal Fire will be making changes to their uniforms including updated shirts and a new style of pants. However, they say this isn't a fashion update, it's all meant to better protect firefighters while they work. "Fighting fire at 103 degrees, 105 degrees, 107 degrees with double layers, your body's just keeping the internal heat. So the pants and the shirt change will hopefully help to reduce some of that internal core temperature by a few degrees," said State Rank and File Director for Local Cal Fire 2881 Darren Dow. Dow says the growing heat and intensity of wildfires across the state every year has been causing more heat related issues for firefighters than in the past. That's why they're making big changes to the uniforms, starting next month.



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