The threats and performance requirements that first responders face today are radically different than the past. Hazardous industrial chemicals and materials are used in more industries than ever and are stored and transported throughout the country. First responders now join the ranks of dedicated HAZMAT teams and military personnel as being required to maintain operational readiness for CBRN incidents as terrorist organizations target these chemicals and materials as relatively easy to access tools of mass destruction for use in heavily populated civilian areas. Homeland Defender® ensembles made with GORE® CHEMPAK® fabrics provide the confidence needed to get the job done in the worst CBRN environments. Certified to the NFPA 1994 Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents (2007 Edition), Blauer’s HZ9420 Multi-Threat, WZ9430 MIRT, and WZ9435 XRT suits provide a higher level of protection required to operate in tactically demanding “hot zone” and “warm zone” environments. Homeland Defender® suits are independently certified to strict design and performance requirements.