Trust in PPE

With a host of firefighting PPE available on the international market, varying in cost and quality, how can Fire & Rescue Services ensure they are providing their crew with the best protection? Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms,…

Balancing firefighter protection is like a 3-Dimensional chess game

The alarming rate of cancer diagnoses among firefighters is very real and very serious. What we know is that firefighters have an increased risk for several types of cancer. Fires produce hundreds of toxic compounds; and some are carcinogenic. Everyone…

How the development of body armor has helped firefighters

The nature of protective clothing means that there are naturally similarities between different products. For example, there are a number of similarities between bullet proof and stab proof vests, including materials and design. This may seem obvious, but even Turnout…

Can lightweight PPE be truly safe?

The international PPE industry is changing, with lightweight garments increasingly coming to the fore. But, is it possible that textile innovations can improve physiological conditions for fire fighters, whilst still ensuring adequate protection? What advances are taking place in the…

DuPont™ Nomex® – Game-changing firefighter protection

Based on the Nomex® brand that has been trusted by firefighters around the world for more than 50 years, Nomex® Nano and Nomex® Nano Flex are the next generation of flame-resistant (FR) solutions from DuPont. These breakthroughs in firefighter protection…

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