Fitting advice: how to size your crew for turnout gear from head-to-toe

Selecting new turnout gear is a big decision for fire departments. No matter what gear you’re sizing up, it’s critical to properly size firefighters for optimal safety, comfort and performance.  Properly fitted bunker gear is the first line of defence…

DuPont takes firefighter protection to the next level at Interschutz 2022

DuPont Personal Protection will be launching a new category of innovative and comprehensive personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions for emergency responders at Interschutz 2022 (Stand G17, Hall 15). Solutions in the new Nomex Xtreme Performance category provides firefighters with superior…

Safety from head to toe: Interschutz presents the complete range of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Rescuers who literally go through the fire, are in flood operations or go out to a traffic accident in the rescue service – they all depend on their personal protective equipment – PPE – to offer them the greatest possible…

DuPont launches Nomex Xtreme Performance

DuPont Personal Protection has announced the launch of Nomex Xtreme Performance, a new premier protection and performance solutions category for emergency responders. Nomex Xtreme Performance provides superior thermal protection and moisture management, along with protection from heat and flame, chemicals,…

FlamePro successfully delivers vital PPE to Farnborough Airport

FlamePro, a manufacturing specialist of life-saving garments for firefighters, was awarded and has successfully delivered a contract by Farnborough Airport to provide firefighting PPE to the Airports Fire Officers for the next decade. The competitive tender saw three different providers…

Firefighting PPE in the mining industry

Paul Gibson, International Sales Manager for MSA Bristol, a global leader of cutting-edge firefighter protection, talks to Matt Campbell, Emergency Services Principal at Rio Tinto in Australia, about the role of Emergency Responders in the mining industry and their specific…

Firefighter safety, 30 years in the making

Safety. Comfort. Unless both are built into their protective clothing, no firefighter will be able to perform the tasks demanded of them. But how do you achieve that? For technical textiles specialist Otego, the answer lay in FIRESHIELD, a fire…

The best garments for tackling wildland fires

Wildland fires are perceived as an increasing risk in the UK, having been added to the National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies in 2012. High risk and difficult to manage, wildland fires create a set of very particular circumstances, meaning…

Hainsworth Protective Fabrics and Sir Ken Knight discuss the past, present and future of firefighter PPE

On 27 May, Hainsworth Protective Fabrics invited leading delegates from the fire industry to their first webinar, ‘The Past, Present and Future of Firefighter PPE’. Hosted on Zoom, this exclusive event featured a talk from influential industry advisor Sir Ken…

MSA Bristol: Expert protection from head to toe

The new year marked a new era for two of the most respected and well-established brands in the firefighter PPE industry. MSA Safety, a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility…

FlamePro wins major Capita tender to provide PPE for Ministry of Defence over next 10 years

FlamePro, a British manufacturing specialist of life-saving garments for firefighters, has been awarded a £4m contract by Capita to provide its firefighting PPE for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) across the next decade. The competitive tender, part of Capita’s contract…

Fit for action

Roger Startin of MSA Bristol looks at the importance of high-quality, well-fitting PPE and how to achieve the correct size and fit. When it comes to good-quality PPE, the key elements for keeping firefighters safe are fabric, design and fit.…

How to choose structural firefighting gear that reduces the impact of heat stress

A firefighter needs to evaporate about 1 litre of sweat per hour to be able to regulate their body temperature when being exposed to extreme heat.* The human body is designed to function within a very specific temperature range –…

MSA Safety acquires U.K. firefighter turnout gear manufacturer Bristol Uniforms

Acquisition strengthens MSA’s position as a global market leader in fire service personal protective equipment (PPE) products, which include breathing apparatus, firefighter helmets, thermal imaging cameras and firefighter protective apparel Transaction is valued at approximately $60 million, or about 1.5…

FlamePro: how often should you replace your fire kit?

Firefighting kit has a number of functions; it protects crew members in a wide range of situations and makes them instantly recognisable in an emergency. Replacing your kit at the right time keeps you safe and comfortable, no matter what…

Nomex Nano Flex laminates: dedicated to high-performance protective gear

Alpex Protection is a medium-sized manufacturing company located in Saint-Chamond, in the Loire Department, south-east France. Alpex is a specialist in technical textiles, with a dedicated range of waterproof and breathable fabrics for protective gear. It currently employs 45 people…

Firefighter PPE manufacturer celebrates business growth with string of new appointments

FlamePro, a British manufacturer of life-saving garments for firefighters, is celebrating a string of recent appointments within the firm, following recent business success. The specialist FR PPE provider has recently welcomed four new recruits over recent months: Vicki Jackson has…

Five ways to protect firefighters from harmful particulates

Firefighters know that there are many more risks to their health than fire and heat exhaustion; the dangers of cancer-causing particulates have never been in sharper focus in firefighting than they are today. Indeed, as a sector we are becoming…

5 ways to protect firefighters from harmful particulates

The dangers of cancer-causing particulates have never been in sharper focus in firefighting than they are today. Indeed, firefighters are becoming more aware of the risks associated with their job and exposure to carcinogens. But are all firefighters aware of…

The evolution of PPE for the world’s female firefighters

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms, looks back on the history of female firefighters across the globe and how PPE has evolved to protect them. There are many examples of heroic female firefighters throughout history, coming from all…

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