Municipal Emergency Services and TECGEN Brand Introduce Newest in Dual-Certified PPE


INVISTA’s TECGEN® brand has teamed up with Municipal Emergency Services (MES) to introduce its newest in dual-certified PPE, TECGEN® Rescue80. TECGEN® Rescue80garments are available exclusively through Municipal Emergency Services.

TECGEN® gear is dual certified for NFPA 1951 Technical Rescue and NFPA 1977 Wildland. Available in black or tan, TECGEN® Rescue80™ garments contain new features to promote visibility and functionality by utilizing three-inch Reflexite® reflective trim and multiple advanced pockets designed to carry everything from smart phones to radios to extrication tools.

“At MES, our mission is to provide first responders with the equipment and gear they need to respond to all types of emergencies,” says John Skaryak, vice president at Municipal Emergency Services. “The new MES exclusive TECGEN® Rescue80 product gives firefighters an alternative to wearing bunker gear on every call. Because the gear is lightweight, breathable and comfortable, it is ideal for wildland, extrication, MVAs, traffic control and incident command. We believe the exclusive features will help to further enhance functionality and responsiveness.”

“MES has carried our products for some time so we were excited when the company approached us about a collaborative effort to design a new, highly functional, multi-use garment,” said Todd Herring, director of TECGEN® protective apparel. “Eighty percent of calls firefighters respond to are not structure fires. TECGEN® Rescue80 garments are designed for the types of calls firefighters respond to the most. We are looking forward to teaming up with MES to expand our product line and continuing to bring cutting-edge innovation to the firefighter community.”

TECGEN® Rescue80 garments are now available across the USA through the Municipal Emergency Services sales force network. To learn more, please download the TECGEN® Rescue80 PPE spec sheet or contact your local MES representative.


About Municipal Emergency Services

Established in 2001 Municipal Emergency Services has quickly grown to be the largest supplier of Scott Air-Paks, Globe Manufacturing PPE, Honeywell First Responder Products, Hurst, FireQuip Hose, 5.11 Tactical and Dragon Fire Gloves to first responders in North America. With over 150 sales representatives, 50 mobile service technicians, and 15 in-house service centers strategically located around the United States we can assure that our customers are purchasing quality name brand equipment that remains functioning to the appropriate NFPA and manufacturer’s specifications throughout the life of the product.

Our sales representatives have over 1,300+ years of combined experience in first responder service and 8,000+ hours of certified training which adds up to better product knowledge, service and training for our customers.  We supply equipment for Firefighting, Law Enforcement, Hazmat, Confined Space, Urban Search and Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services to Municipal, Volunteer and Federal government sectors. Headquartered in Southbury, CT, the company utilizes 150,000 plus square feet of warehouse space throughout the United States. MES can be reached at 1-877- MESFire (1-877-637-3473).


About the TECGEN® Brand

The TECGEN® brand is a registered trademark of INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated polymer, intermediates and fibers businesses. INVISTA’s patented TECGEN® fiber was developed with next-generation flame resistance technology for protective clothing. The fiber is used in two primary garment lines, a personal protective equipment (PPE) line designed for use by wildland and technical rescue firefighter applications and a fire resistant (FR) line for manufacturing, transportation, mining, oil and gas and energy utility operations. TECGEN® PPE garments for firefighters are UL certified to exceed NFPA 1951 (Technical Rescue) and NFPA 1977 (Wildland Firefighting). TECGEN® PPE gear is used for a variety of firefighting responses including extrication; search and rescue; MVA; wildland; grass and brush fires; confined space; trench rescue; high/low angle rescue and good will calls. It is also suitable for support personnel and junior firefighting/explorer programs. To learn more about INVISTA’s TECGEN® brand and products, please visit



With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States, INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has about 10,000 employees. For more information, visit, and

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