Kunsan Airmen Evaluate New Fire Suit

Airmen assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan AB, South Korea, participated in a final field evaluation of the new one-piece fire suit known as the Joint Firefighter’s Integrated Response Ensemble Mod, or J-FIRE. Members of the 8th Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal flight and emergency management flight, along with personnel from the 8th Medical Operations Squadron’s bioenvironmental engineering flight, tested the suit’s design, fit, and fabric during the July 22 evaluation, according to a wing release. J-FIRE is designed to provide firefighters with thermal protection and also shield them from the effects of chemical and biological agents during firefighting operations.