Firefighter turnout boots are made of rubber or leather with a safety toe and a puncture resistant midsole plate to prevent puncture from sharp objects that may be stepped on, and slipped inside the legs of turnout pants to maintain a barrier from the heat given off by the fire. Fire boots are required to be able to withstand a variety of burns and blows.
EMS boots are rated in accordance with NFPA 1999-2008, which for emergency response personnel requires that the footwear keep liquids out while providing physical protection to the wearer’s feet during emergency operations where there is potential for blood or body fluid contact, and has a waterproof breathable internal membrane that effectively protects the wearer from blood borne pathogens, meeting the ASTM F1671-07 standards for blood borne pathogen resistance. EMS boots also require puncture resistance in the sole and metatarsal protection in the toe.
Urban Search and Rescue Boots - USAR boots - are rated in accordance with NFPA 1951-2007, which specifies a physically robust, durable boot that is lightweight and comfortable to wear. USAR boots must be at least eight inches high; have metatarsal protection; qualify as having flame, heat, and electrical resistance for the overall boot; cut, puncture, and abrasion resistance for the footwear upper; thermal protection for the footwear upper; abrasion, puncture, and slip resistance for the footwear sole; bend resistance for the ladder shank inside the footwear outer sole; and strength and corrosion resistance of footwear hardware.
Rescue departments, EMS departments, and fire departments need boots they can rely on when others are relying on them - boots that can stand up to the unique situations they face every day while remaining comfortable and lasting under pressure. Our selection of emergency boots live up to this expectation.