Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters will receive new and improved personal protective clothing as part of a roll-out of new uniforms across the state.
Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Paul Baxter said the new uniforms would provide firefighters with "more protection and comfort as they work to protect the irreplaceable".
"These new uniforms are heavy-duty but light weight and allow for enhanced maneuverability and coverage and will be supplied in a wider range of male and female sizes, so all firefighters will have better fitting garments," Commissioner Baxter said.
"They also feature a customized moisture barrier, which helps prevent steam burns and keeps firefighters dry while on the job.
"Current uniforms have served FRNSW firefighters well, but as new technologies and standards emerge, we must ensure that firefighters have the best protection possible."
The uniforms are part of a large personal protective clothing upgrade from Fire and Rescue NSW, which will eventually see the replacement all personal protective clothing for firefighters across NSW.