Services combine to buy new rescue jackets for firefighters

South Yorkshire’s firefighters have been kitted out with a new piece of protective clothing, bought as part of a regional collaboration with neighbouring fire and rescue services. The multi-function rescue jackets are worn by firefighters at non-fire rescue incidents like road traffic collisions, as well as small fires in the open. The high visibility, waterproof… Read more »

New GORETEX PYRAD® Riot Suit redefines comfort and protection

GORE-TEX Professional (Gore) has set a new standard in personal protection for policing public order events with the launch of its lightweight, durable, waterproof and flame-retardant GORE-TEX PYRAD® Riot Suit. To operate effectively, officers need to have full confidence and trust that their gear will protect them from the most extreme risks if a situation… Read more »

MSA Bristol delivers for North Yorkshire FRS

Firefighters across North Yorkshire are sporting smart new kit, following the recent delivery of new PPE from MSA Bristol. Last year, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) ordered top-to-toe structural fire fighting kit for 670 firefighters working out of 38 stations across the county, working to a go-live date of 25October. Purchased through the… Read more »

Escape hood recognised at Plastics Industry Awards 2021

Winners of the Plastics Industry Awards 2021 awards were announced on 2 December and included a win for Avon Protection. The company won Best Industrial Product Design for its CH15 Compact CBRN Escape Hood, developed in conjunction with The Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office. The awards were live-streamed from the Waldorf Hilton in London. Organisations… Read more »

Yorkshire and Humberside fire and rescue services order over 3000 Ballyclare Xenon Rescue Jackets

A major new order has shone the spotlight on the latest evolution of Ballyclare’s Xenon firefighter rescue jackets. The order has been awarded by three fire and rescue services in the Yorkshire and Humberside region and covers the rescue jacket requirements of some 3200 firefighters. “PPE rescue jackets are subject to constantly evolving customer demands… Read more »

Compact respirator aids evacuation from a hazardous environment

Large-scale incidents of a Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) nature generally occur without warning, meaning initial first on scene response is likely to be conducted by frontline emergency services personnel rather than specialised units, particularly in cases where the threat is unknown. Consequently, emergency services have expressed a desire to be prepared for any… Read more »

Ballyclare announces major tender win for latest addition to its XENON range

Ballyclare has revealed details of a major new tender win with the latest additions to its XENON range of multi-functional structural fire fighting clothing. The contract, which covers PPE for some 3200 firefighters, has been awarded by three fire and rescue services in the Yorkshire and Humberside region, and includes new additions to the XENON… Read more »

HAIX® launches the Rescue One for protection on every mission

HAIX®, specialist manufacturer of functional safety footwear, understands that workers in the emergency services need, and deserve, personal protective equipment (PPE) that prioritises safety without compromising on comfort. The new Rescue One, manufactured in Europe using industry-leading techniques and high-grade materials, can keep up with the high levels of support and protection that the job… Read more »

New helmet from MSA Safety to set a new standard for head protection

MSA Safety, an industry-leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of safety products the world over, has announced the introduction of the GALLET F2XR rescue helmet. It is the first and only firefighters’ helmet on the market that can be used in a wide range of applications, including wildland fire fighting and technical rescue operations, including responding… Read more »