ESS Exhibitors

Take command with the new HAIX COMMANDER GTX police boot

One of the most important pieces of kit for a police officer is their feet. From long hours standing, walking the beat in all weathers, to on-foot pursuits through tricky terrain, police work demands a lot from officers’ feet. With a long history of working with police services across the globe, specialist functional footwear manufacturer… Read more »

Ambulance manufacturer brings all production in-house

Ambulance builder, Venari Group, has become the first fully self-sufficient manufacturer of its kind in the UK, having brought all aspects of its production process in-house. It follows the commissioning of a new £800,000 component manufacturing centre – and will create 10 additional production roles at its Brighouse headquarters. Every internal aspect of the firm’s… Read more »

MSA Safety acquires firefighter PPE manufacturer Bristol Uniforms

Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated has acquired UK-based Bristol Uniforms in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $60m (approximately £44m). The acquisition strengthens MSA’s position as a global leader in fire and rescue service PPE products while providing an avenue to expand its business in the UK and key European markets. Headquartered in… Read more »

Rescue team use electric powered car in bid to reduce emissions

Surrey Search & Rescue is the first search and rescue (SAR) team in the country to start using the new mild-hybrid variant of the Volvo XC90. The initial response vehicle (IRV) will operate 24/7/365, attending emergencies across the county. Equipped with a laptop and printer, the vehicle will operate as an initial command unit before… Read more »

Annual call out figures tell a mixed story across Mountain Rescue in England and Wales

Statistics from Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW), the umbrella organisation for Mountain Rescue teams across England and Wales, tell a mixed story for 2020. Overall, call out numbers for the year are remarkably consistent with 3080 call outs in 2020 compared with 2973 in 2019, a relatively small increase of 107 (under 4%). But… Read more »

First full PBI fabric firefighter boot

Fal Seguridad, the high-performance footwear specialist, has teamed up with PBI Performance Products to create the first full fabric lightweight fire fighting boot, pushing new boundaries in footwear technology. The Volcano and Volcano Boa boots have been specifically designed for fire and rescue work and are made with inherently flame resistant PBI fabric, which makes… Read more »

This winter, why not benefit when you buy?

Jan Culshaw, Category Manager for Payment Solutions at Crown Commercial Service explains how greater use of procurement cards can save the blue light sector time and money this winter. The usual winter pressures, combined with the Coronavirus pandemic, means the pressure on the police and emergency services is growing day by day. More than ever… Read more »