Firefighting and Rescue Webbing

Sturges Manufacturing Supplies Flame-Resistant Webbing & Straps to Established OEMs

Sturges produces engineered narrow fabrics that are used in the manufacturing of high-quality firefighting Equipment such as Turnout Gear, Helmets, SCBAs, Boots, and Escape Harnesses. These products come in a wide range of widths and colors to match the needs of your emergency service products.

In addition to supplying bulk-engineered webbing to OEM manufacturers, we have the ability to provide further value and offer custom sewing services with our in-house sewing facility. Whether it is a current design of a strap or even a new sewn product, our experienced engineering team will work with you from qualifying samples all the way through production.

Sturges understands the needs of manufacturers in the Fire Protection industry and produces UL component-recognized webbings for NFPA 1951, 1971, 1977, 1983, & 2112. Unique patterns can be woven to complement the aesthetics of your finished product using custom colors, reflective stripes, or special weave patterns. Stock patterns are available with reasonable minimum orders.  Sturges operates an in-house test facility to continually verify adherence to the NFPA standards.

Note that these are just a small sampling of products that we offer. Don’t see a product that will meet your requirements? Please contact us. We have been making custom solutions for over 100 years and would be more than happy to help you develop a product that meets your needs.

Fire Resistant Rescue Webbing & Straps

SCBA webbing - fire resistant webbing

SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus) webbings are made from DuPont Kevlar® and Nomex® for maximum durability and fire resistance tested in-house per the NFPA 1981 for heat and flame resistance.

Nomex® is flame-resistant, resistant to high temperatures, abrasion-resistant, will not melt or drip, and carbonizes at 800°F. UL component recognized NFPA 1971, NFPA 1977, and NFPA 2112.

High-performance Kevlar® Webbing is a critical component in protective flame-resistant clothing, harnesses, and helmets. This webbing has a high strength-to-weight ratio, self-extinguishing flame retardant properties, and more.

Our Fire Resistant Elastics offer excellent flame resistance protection in critical life saving situations. Our unique elastic delivers superior stretch and recovery performance for use in protective flame-resistant apparel and equipment.

Harness and escape webbing plays a critical role in the safety and comfort of firefighters. We work with leading safety manufacturers and engineers to design custom harnesses and escape webbing for various uses.

Characteristics of Our Rescue And Firefighting Webbing

  • UL Component Recognized
  • Customizable
  • Cut resistant
  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Berry Compliant

Sturges can meet all of your firefighting and rescue webbing needs. Contact one of our knowledgeable team members for a quote today.

FAQs About Firefighting & Rescue Webbing

What testing is done to your firefighting webbing?

Sturges weaves a variety of webbings used in the fire industry with Kevlar® and Nomex® fibers. We have these webbings UL component recognized annually through Underwriters Laboratory to the NFPA 1951, 1971, 1977, 1983, and 2112 standards. In addition to the annual UL testing, Sturges tests each lot of webbing to continually verify adherence to the NFPA standards. This includes the vertical heat and flame tests of both laundered and unlaundered samples. Also, each lot of FR elastic webbing is also stretch tested in accordance with ASTM D4964 and a certificate of compliance accompanies each shipment, defining the specifications and results of each test. To find out more about our testing process or to speak with a team member, please call us at 315-732-6159.

What are common uses for firefighter webbing?

Firefighting webbing is commonly used for SCBAs, escape harnesses, Drag Rescue Devices (DRDs), waist belts, binding tapes, take-up straps, hose-strap webbing, shoulder straps, bootstraps, hand straps, hoisting tools, and many other high-strength and high-temperature applications.

What is firefighting webbing made of?

DuPont Kevlar® webbing and Nomex® webbing. Both Kevlar® and Nomex® webbing are known for their good heat and flame resistance. All Sturges webbing is tested in-house to verify compliance to the various NFPA standards.

Do you manufacture firefighter straps?

Yes, in addition to engineered webbing, Sturges Manufacturing has the ability to manufacture various straps for OEM manufacturers in the Fire Industry. We are proud to work alongside other OEMs to design and produce straps that meet their specific needs.

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