Marcé Fire Fighting Technology – Supplies vehicles for the new St Helena Airport

St Helena is situated in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean and forms part of the British Overseas Territory along with Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha. The island is more than 1200 miles from the nearest major landmass…

Heavy Timber 101, Part 1: History and Design

Heavy Timber Construction (HTC), or Type IV Construction, is a term that undoubtedly every firefighter in the United States recognizes, although it might very well be largely unknown globally. Almost immediately, images of massive industrial and commercial occupancies, complete with…

The Bulletproof Spirit – Part 2: Wellness Practices

Firefighters and medics are not invincible. They feel fear and are helpless at times. They suffer heartache, suffer with their victims, and bleed just like everybody else. Wellness practices for the spirit, or spiritual wellness, is a concept fairly new…

What Can We Do to Stop Attacks on Firefighters?

Fighting fires is a difficult job that requires a great deal of calm under pressure and the ability to perform confidently in extreme conditions. The turnout gear worn by firefighters can protect them against the extremely dangerous environments they work…

Birmingham Airport Firefighters Praise ‘Faultless’ PPE

It is just over a year since firefighters at Birmingham Airport moved over to new, industry-leading protective clothing. This followed the decision to award a five-year contract to Bristol Uniforms to provide the fire service with its XFlex structural fire…

A Safer Approach to Water Rescue

The Emergency services in the UK respond to an ever increasing frequency of major flood and water rescue incidents events. If we look at the statistics we can see there were a total of 381 drowning and water-related deaths from…

The Changing Role of the Rescuer

I joined the fire and rescue service nearly a quarter of a century ago and since that time the industry has changed beyond all recognition. The only thing I identify with now is the history and tradition that will, quite…

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation – Serving the Survivors of the Fallen and the Entire Firefighting Community

The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to lead a nationwide effort to honor the memories of all U.S. firefighters who died in the line-of-duty and to provide support to their loved ones. As part of…

Firefighter PPE gets personal

Having joined Bristol Uniforms over 30 years ago, I have been closely involved with the many changes that have taken place in firefighting both in the UK and around the world. Back in 1981, modern professional firefighter clothing was emerging…

Bronto Skylift – Rooted in the sky

Bronto Skylift – the global market leader in truck mounted hydraulic platforms – designs, manufactures, sells and services appliances for rescue and firefighting as well as for construction work. Product range includes approximately 50 models with working height from 17…

Manchester Airport, UK • Maintaining the Highest Safety Standards

Manchester Airport is one of four airports within the Manchester Airport group (MAG) The airport is located at the hub of the new Northern Powerhouse, ideally located for national road and rail networks. It is a category 10 airport serving…

Fighting Ship Fires for the Army?

The Kwajalein Atoll is part of the Marshall Islands and is half-way between Hawaii and Japan in the Pacific Ocean. It is also home of the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site at the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll, commonly…

Not all Pumps are Created Equal

Not all pumps referred to as a fire pumps are the same. Choosing the correct pump for the specific job is complicated, because the name fire pump is used to describe a wide range of different styles and designs of…

Savatech

The low and medium pressure lifting bags provide high lifts and are used for lifting very large objects. The catch bags on the other hand enable soft landing of heavy objects. The high pressure range of lifting bags are used for…

AMKUS

AMKUS uses advanced engineering software, the finest materials and components available, the latest CNC machining centers and highly skilled craftsmen to manufacture our superior rescue systems. For over 30 years AMKUS has continually improved existing products and introduced new innovative…

Holmatro

The new 5000 series rescue tools from Holmatro are lighter and more ergonomic than ever, without any concessions on performance. This has been achieved through a combination of new materials, component integration and innovative design. The 5000 series cutters significantly…

RHYNO2

Generation 2 of the RHYNO Windshield Cutter has been launched! RHYNO2, the fastest and safest glass-cutting tool on the market, can cut out a complete windscreen in just 30 seconds. RHYNO2 sports updated ergonomics, increased battery power and 30% faster cutting than the…

Packexe Rescue Products

Here at Packexe Ltd we know that saving time, reliable products and cost effectiveness are all critical to the emergency services. That’s why we’ve developed our rescue product range to the highest standards of quality at the best prices possible.…

Vimpex

Vimpex Ltd is a trusted and renowned specialist supplier of Rescue Tools and associated products to the Fire and Rescue Services, Police, Paramedics and the Military. An important part of Vimpex’s specialism is in the supply of rescue tools. As…

LANCIER

When wreckage hinders rescue efforts, rescue tools by LANCIER rescue systems provide effective support. Powerful, precise and technically sophisticated, they enable rescue services around the world to remove obstacles rapidly – thus gaining valuable time during an operation. Trouble-free handling…

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