New EN469: 2005 Level 2 firefighter bike suit

A new, lighter weight firefighter motorcycle protective garment is a recent addition to Bristol’s firefighter PPE range, which has the flexibility to be used as structural protection to EN469:2005 Level 2 and as a bike suit meeting the appropriate mechanical impact protection required…

Bristol Uniforms

Understanding, and meeting, the changing needs of customers drives Bristol’s innovative approach to new product development. The focus this year will be on a number of major new products to come to market in 2015. The completion of the mid-term…

Interschutz creates a buzz for Bristol

This year’s Interschutz proved to be Bristol’s most successful in recent times, with a particularly optimistic feel to the main exhibition halls. Innovation was very much in evidence as fabric and PPE manufacturers brought their latest developments to show to…

Cambridgeshire adopts Bristol

Following a rigorous tender process, Cambridgeshire FRS has signed a 10 year contract with Bristol Uniforms for the head-to-toe supply of firefighter PPE, including its latest XFlex™ design coats and trousers, which is planned for a spring 2016 roll-out. Cambridgeshire…

Innovative approaches to PPE design

Whilst innovation is fundamental to driving progress through the adoption of new materials and product design, this can also be accompanied by increased costs as new, better performing materials are often intrinsically more costly to produce whilst improved manufacturing techniques…

Greater Manchester becomes the first Fire and Rescue Service to adopt Bristol’s new LayerFlex Firefighting Garments

An innovative layered approach to garment design sees Greater Manchester become the first UK fire and rescue service to meet all its response duties in one garment in which the different levels and types of protection for structural, USAR and…

Bristol Uniforms to exhibit at Interschutz

Bristol is a leading international designer and manufacturer of advanced firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE). Based in the UK, the company supplies to municipal and industrial firefighters in over 110 countries around the world through a carefully selected and trained…

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In a further extension of its own-manufacture product strategy, Bristol has designed a range of three structural firefighting gloves to meet EN659:2008 and which have focused on providing class leading protection and manual dexterity. The new gloves, which have been…

Airport firefighting – protection and training for unique hazards

They happen rarely, but when they do, air accidents at or near airports present rescuers and firefighters with particular challenges which are quite different from those met daily by structural firefighters. Despite the media coverage given to mid-air aircraft accidents,…

Bristol Fire Hood Designs Draw on International Customer Experience

A range of fire hoods is now available from Bristol. The BristolHood1 is a two layer construction using a PBI Gold® Rib outer with an Aramid Viscose inner layer. The BristolHood2 is black and incorporates a double layer Carbonised Fibre/Para…

Bristol appoints two new Directors

Bristol is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Directors of Bristol Uniforms Ltd. Edward Shepherd, previously Service Operations Manager who joined the company in April 2004, becomes Service Operations Director. He will continue his responsibility for all Customer…

New Distributors boost export growth prospects

Bristol has seen its export business grow on the back of a successful expansion of its international distributor network. A busy promotional programme, which focused on attending a number of key international, and major national, fire exhibitions throughout 2013 and…

Bristol Uniforms launch range of new gloves

In a further extension of its own-manufacture product strategy, Bristol has designed a range of three structural firefighting gloves to meet EN659:2008 and which have focused on providing class leading protection and manual dexterity. The new gloves, which have been…

Bristol Uniforms Launches New Range of Structural Firefighting Gloves at Emergency Services Show 2014

In a further extension of its own-manufacture product strategy, Bristol has designed a range of three structural firefighting gloves to meet EN659:2008 and which have focused on providing class leading protection and manual dexterity. The new gloves, which have been…

New Generation Technical Rescue PPE

BRISTOL’s RescueFlex is the company’s latest generation of technical rescue PPE. Built on the XFlex platform, originally introduced for the company’s latest structural PPE, the garments incorporate the three-dimensional design features that provide enhanced limb movement through the use of…

Bristol Conference attracts record distributor response

Held every two years, Bristol’s Distributor Conference is the prime opportunity for appointed distributors from around the world to meet in Bristol for three days in the summer to discuss their businesses, markets and ambitions and to be briefed on…

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