Fire Innovations: Lakota NFPA Escape Belt
The Lakota Belt by Fire Innovations is a certified NFPA 1983:2017 Fire Resistance (FR) Escape/Ladder* Belt. (*with optional MUS) Designed to be assigned to an individual and donned over the turnout pants. The Lakota functions best when it is secured to the pants using belt loops. The Lakota’s unique design allows it to be adjustable to fit a large range of sizes (28”-50”). The gross adjustment on the back of the belt allows the firefighter to adjust the belt to the rough size needed. It only takes a few minutes to adjust the gross adjuster, and once donned, the forward-pull fine adjustment strap allows the belt to be tightened or relaxed for a custom fit. When needed, a department can issue and re-size the belt for another firefighter, making it an economical option for Fire Departments. The Lakota comes standard with one fixed D-Ring and one sliding D-Ring, both of which are NFPA Certified Attachment /Positioning points. The belt is ambidextrous and can be used in conjunction with any of the highly rated Fire Innovations bailout systems. Due to the rear adjustment design and the one-size-fits-all feature, this belt does not have the option for a rear NFPA positioning point (tag ring).