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What are the levels of hazmat suits?

There are 2 levels of hazmat suits worn by first responders around the world, at varying degrees of protection or (in some cases) blinding…
First Protective Level: Level A – Semi-Formed Protective Ephemera Suit
This form is designed to spread force across a wider surface area but produce less attenuation. Most commonly used in firefighting and hazardous material situations. This suit is usually still supplemented with a Nomex protective layer.
Second Protective Level: Level B Heavy Protective Material Suits
Designed to protect against immediate corrosive environments this level typically uses a kevlar fiber hood, body armor and flexible rubber sleeves (kevlar sleeves). The level B suit can tolerate multiple lifetimes of chemical exposure before breakdown unless exposed directly to flame or radiation sources which may cause accelerated breakdown through secondary chemical reactions.

Where can i purchase a hazmat suit?

You need to call a company/person who provides hazmat suits. They are generally constructed of fire retardent dual-material, acid and flame wear resistant material (usually Prym) with additional chemical protection systems built in.

What material are hazmat suits made of?

I’m not sure what kind of material a hazmat suit is made up of. I would imagine that it’s outfitted with some type of filtering to prevent bodily fluids and other hazardous materials from being transported around the body and out of the suit.

How much do hazmat drivers make?

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