Beating the heat with FR: Now required for oilfield workers, fire-resistant clothing a hot item in the Oil Patch
WILLISTON — When Jim Bacon and Bryan Johnson came to North Dakota to see what the oil boom was all about, one thing they saw was a need for fire-resistant clothing.
Bacon, a former sales manager from Spearfish, S.D., and Johnson, a retired Los Angeles police officer, started fire-resistant clothing —also known as FR clothing — three days a week from a trailer in Watford City.
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