Marines will soon receive updated flame resistant uniforms, making them less susceptible to severe burns. The Enhanced Fire Resistant Combat Ensemble (EFRCE) is the latest upgrade to the Corps' Flame Resistant Combat Ensemble inventory, updating a long-sleeve shirt and trousers with a new flame resistant material that allows the uniform to self-extinguish, reducing the incidence and severity of burn injuries. The EFRCE is part of the Marine Corps' Flame Resistant Organizational Gear system which consists of a combat shirt and trousers, gloves, inclement weather combat shirt, and balaclavas. EFRCE is currently in production, with an expected total of 70,000 systems scheduled for issue in 2017.
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