Made by Viking, “Turnout Gear” is a new line of clothing for firefighters which combines Thermal Sensor Technology (TST) and Smart Textiles. LED displays like the one on the upper left shoulder glow to notify others whenever one might be in danger, another LED on the sleeve lets you know if your fellow firefighter is in a hot spot. The higher the mercury goes, the faster the LED will blink.
This should save a lot of lives and in general make firefighters more productive. This is likely just the beginning of the firefighter’s jacket being upgraded. One can only imagine what else can be incorporated into their gear.