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22 Apr 10

Ergodyne Introduces Glowear® Expandable Public Safety Vest

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GloWear® Hi-Vis 8244PSV Vests

St. Paul, Minn. (March 22, 2010) – Ergodyne today announced the expansion of their GloWear® Incident Command Series to include the GloWear® 8244PSV Expandable Public Safety Vest. This ANSI 207 compliant vest is ideal for firefighters, EMTs, ambulance drivers, and public safety personal who need hi-vis conspicuity and safety as well as easy access to belt-mounted gear.

With its adjustable sides and breathable ANSI-certified polyester mesh fabric, the 8244PSV is both versatile and comfortable, easily expanding to accommodate turnout gear, bulky equipment and varying worker sizes. Its five point breakaway system also adds an extra bit of insurance in the unlikely event the vest becomes caught or snagged.

“The 8244PSV is a natural addition to Ergodyne’s successful GloWear® Incident Command series,” said Tom Votel, CEO and president of Ergodyne. “It provides a smart solution for the competing hazards of emergency responders and public safety workers – that is, the need for high visibility and gear accessibility.”

Public safety personnel wearing the ANSI 207-certified 8244PSV can be assured of compliance with the 2009 MUTCD and NFPA 1901 requirements:

The 2009 NFPA 1901 standard requires one ANSI 207 vest for each seat on a new fire truck; and
The 2009 MUTCD states that all workers exposed to moving traffic, work vehicles, or construction equipment – regardless of the type of roadway – must wear ANSI 107 Class 2 or Class 3 hi-vis apparel, with ANSI 207-compliant garments approved for use by emergency responders.

The 8244PSV is available now at authorized Ergodyne distributors. For more information, visit, email or call 800-225-8238 // (651) 642-9889.

Key Features:

  • ANSI-certified polyester mesh (3.3 oz) is comfortable and breathable
  • Level 2 ANSI-certified 3M Scotchlite reflective material
  • Adjustable sides to fit over turnout gear and other equipment
  • 5 point breakaway design for safety
  • Convenient radio tabs/holders on both left and right side
  • Large multi-division inside pocket stores documents, etc.

About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.