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The race for protection and comfort – keeping up with FR

29th October 2016, Bakersfield

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Venue Kern County Raceway Park


Fire resistant (FR) clothing saves lives in the workplace – and driving adoption of best practices is vital to making sure this happens. In cases of flash fires and arc explosions, if you aren’t wearing your FR clothing, it won’t help.

In looking to ensure that employees are best protected, we need to make sure that they’re well trained, that our equipment is both up-to-date and 2112-compliant – and above all, that our FR clothing is comfortable, breathable and durable.

For this MeetTheBoss Live event, we will be taking to the raceway to discuss the newest FR fabrics and FR products designed to enhance comfort without compromising protection, as well as how to ensure that our employees are confident wearing, cleaning and maintaining their FR apparel.


11:15 am – Guests Arrive & Check In
11:30 am – Safety & Classroom Instruction
12:00 pm – In-car Practice and Race Experience
1:30 pm – Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
2:30 pm – Presentation by VF Imagewear
3:15 pm – Tour the Pits
4:00 pm – VF Imagewear Suite: Drinks & Networking
4:30 pm – Qualifying Sessions
5:00 pm – Qualifying Session for the Main Event
6:00 pm – Meet & Greet Drivers on Track
6:50 pm – SRL Southwest Opening Ceremony
7:00 pm – First Race
10:00 pm – End of Races

Discussion Topics

  • New FR fabrics and FR products
  • Breathability, durability and 2112 compliance
  • Enhancing the comfort of FR products without compromising protection

Keynote Speaker


Rich Fisher, Business Development Manager, Bulwak FR VF Imagewear

Rick Fisher has been in the Protective Apparel Manufacturing and Industrial Textile Laundry Business for over 25 years. On the manufacturing side for the past 21 years, Rick has developed and presented numerous FR training and marketing programs to many fortune 500 companies and trade associations on a variety of subjects from 70E , 2112 Flash Fire to Basic FR 101 workshops. Rick has also consulted to the rental laundries and industry re-sellers in the area of strategic marketing, selling and advanced FR training. Rick is currently a Business Development Manager for VF’s Bulwark Protective Apparel and is responsible for many aspects of training and educating the end users and distribution channels regarding the FR industry, fabrics and changing regulations.

About VF Imagewear

VF Corporation is the world’s leading provider of branded apparel. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, VF is located in over 150 countries with 57,000 employees worldwide.  With over 13 billion in annual sales, VF is the world’s largest publically held apparel company and trades on the NYSE (VFC).  VF has more than 100 years of experience producing over 30 powerful brands, which include Eastpak®, Eagle Creek®, JanSport®, Kipling®, Napaijri®, The North® Face, Timberland®, Wrangler®,  Bulwark®FR, Horace Small®, Majestic®, Red Kap®, VF Licensed Sports Group, Wrangler Workwear™, 7 for All Mankind®, Ella Moss®, Splendid® and Nautica®.

See what VF Imagewear get up to by following Bulwark on twitter: @BulwarkFR

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