Shawn Arbuckle of Denver's National Jewish Medical and Research Center describes the scene: "When we work in a cleanup, we don't know exactly what we'll be exposed to, but we do know the potential is there for fire and chemical exposure.
Ethanol, acids, oils, ammonia, and other chemicals are the standard issue, but fire is always a possibility.
These compounds alone can cause injury or add hydrocarbon loading to your flame resistant (FR) clothing, making it less effective or rendering it totally ineffective in providing protection.
has been using Pyrolon CRFR, a coated cellulosic FR material from Precision Fabrics, and is pleased.
had issues, however, finding the right suit for chemical exposure and possible flame potentials.