This document is not an official reproduction of the standard; refer to the standards issued by AFNOR


Description code Classification
I Footwear made from leather and or other materials, excludingall rubber and all polymeric footwear
II Footwear made entirely of rubber or polymer

All models manufactured by ETCHE SECURITE are class II.

Types The types of shoes for firemen are:

  • Type 1 Suitable for general-purpose rescue (example Type 1, HI1), fire suppression (example Type 1, HI2),firefighting suppression action involving a fire in vegetative fuels such as forest (example Type 1, HI3),crops, plantations, grass or farmland.
  • Type 2 Suitable for fire rescue (example Type 2, HI2), fire suppression, and property conservation in buildings,enclosed structures (example Type 2, HI3), vehicles, vessels, or like properties that are involved in a fireor emergency situation.
  • Type 3 Hazardous materials emergencies, involving the release or potential release of hazardous chemicals intothe environment that can cause loss of life, personnel injury, or damage to property and the environment.Suitable also for fire rescue, fire suppression, and property conservation in aircraft, buildings, enclosedstructures, vehicles, vessels, or like properties that are involved in a fire or emergency situation.

All models of boots for firemen manufactured by ETCHE SECURITE are type 3

Main general requirements for type 3 boots

Further to the tests carried out as per standard EN ISO 20345, the following tests are performed:

Whole boot Performance of sole II  Insulation against heat HI2
Flame resistance  
Penetration resistance  
Protective toe-cap II  impact resistance 200J1  
Compression resistance 15kN1  
Electrical properties II  Insulating boots2 I
Antistatic boots A
High electrical resistance outsoles IS
Resistance to aggressive environments   Resistance to chemicals3 CH
Upper Radiant heat  
Flame resistance  
Outsole Resistance to fuel oil  
Contact heat resistance (60 secs at 300°C)  

1Standard EN 12568 defines the requirements and test methods for toe-caps and midsoles.

2The boot complies with class 0 or 00 of standard EN 50321

3Standard EN 13832-3 defines the requirements and test methods for boots highly resistant to chemicals.

Standard EN 13287 defines the test methods for determining the slip resistance of footwear.

The coefficients measured are greater than:

Ceramic Detergent 0.32 0.28 SRA SRC
Steel Glycerine 0.18 0.13 SRB


Type of shoeSymbolAdditional requirements
Type 3 F3A General requirements + anti-static properties
F3I General requirements + electrical insulation
F3IS General requirements + sole with high electrical resistance

Symbols F1 and F2 are reserved for shoe types 1 and 2