Ricochet is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has more than 25 years of experience producing sophisticated, high-tech gear for the rigorous and specialized needs of the military, industrial chemical workers and emergency first responders. Ricochet's home office and manufacturing are located in a historic factory building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home to a strong workforce of highly experienced and dedicated employees.
Our extensive experience has helped us develop the skills, knowledge, and proven manufacturing techniques to provide the ultimate in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for emergency first responders, involved in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), technical rescue and fire fighting.
We take our responsibility of protecting Emergency First Responders very seriously. As tough as NFPA standards are, being just good enough to meet NFPA certification is not good enough for us. We engineer clothing that goes above and beyond the requirements of NFPA 1999 (EMS), 1951(Tech Rescue), and 1971 (Structural Firefighting). Every detail is engineered to meet your needs for ultimate protection, comfort, and mobility.
We create value for our users by offering top-quality protective clothing with extensive options for customization at very competitive prices. From the selection of fabrics to the sealed seams to the type of stitching, every detail is engineered to meet the needs of the wearer for ultimate protection, comfort, and mobility. Ricochet is an ISO 9001 certified facility. We strive to provide industry-leading customer service and delivery times on all of our protective clothing
Designed for greater flexibility, comfort, and performance. Ricochet has developed patterning innovations throughout all of the layers of your gear that work with the dynamics of your body - reducing heat stress, hobbling, and fatigue and providing a greater range of motion. All of our gear is custom-built because proper fit lowers the risk of exhaustion and increases safety.
Ricochet provides our customers with numerous choices of layered fabric systems, designed for durability, protection, and breathability. We make protective clothing that is comfortable, long-lasting, highly customizable and competitively priced. Check out our Rapid Turnaround line to find custom turnouts built to your specifications (not just pulled from a shelf) and guaranteed to fit right in a matter of weeks, not months.
Chief, Hawthorne, NJ Fire Department
"On behalf of the Hawthorne Fire department, we would like to recommend the purchase and use of Ricochet Gear. Our department began searching for a durable and comfortable set of turnout gear for our members to reduce fire ground fatigue. The transition to utilizing Ricochet approximately seven years ago with two test sets and to date we are thoroughly satisfied. The gear wear, stability, durability, and excellent comfort has so far exceeded multiple other manufactures which we purchased from in the past. Our representative and Ricochet manufacturing have been excellent to work with in solving our requests and design changes, fit issues have been rare and gear is being reported as extremely comfortable by our members. We recommend the Ricochet line as one of the most comfortable and durable sets of gear we have purchased."
Executive Director Cetronia Ambulance Corps
“We chose Ricochet in helping us keep our EMS
personnel safe. We are pleased with their commitment to
EMS safety gear and how helpful they were in guiding us
in our decision. Ricochet provided exceptional customer
service throughout our purchase decision as we chose
what was right for our providers”
Chief, Wall, TX Volunteer Fire Dept.
"Our department has been trying to keep up with the NFPA requirement to retire structural firefighting gear ten years after manufacturing. Previously, the cost for custom fit gear for our firefighters prevented us from meeting that goal. After seeing the gear that you sell to the US Air Force under their contract, our department was interested in trying Ricochet. During the gear discussions, the newer fabrics and possibly lower costs became important to us. After all of the test data was provided for the Omni Elite fabric with the CrossTech Black moisture barrier our department decided to go with your Maximum Mobility Omni Elite gear. Wow!!! Are they happy with that choice. The gear fits just as it was measured and after a couple of washings, the gear is as comfortable as an old cotton t-shirt."