i'm trying to remember the name of the fabric those reflective safety vests are made of..and not the kevlar ones, but those bright orange ones that road workers wear
I'd try hairspray Otherwise there are many clear finish spray paints in the hardware store. You're still going to have problems with hairs sticking together and such, like on flies.
In most cases, a firefighter will only need 100 feet to reach the fire. Valuable time is wasted connecting hoses. If more distance is needed, 200 feet would be too much hose and difficult to move and maneuver.