PPE

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 »

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 fire fighting PPE for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) across the next decade. The competitive tender, part of Capita’s contract with the MOD, saw four different PPE providers bid for the work, with FlamePro… Read more »

Rosenbauer launches new Boros range of fire boots

Rosenbauer has launched a new line of protective boots that are designed to help firefighters overcome the toughest challenges. The boots offer firefighters a wide range of benefits, including: maximum protection and grip for all types of fire fighting and rescue operations; excellent wearing comfort; and an innovative closing system, which ensures the Boros B4… Read more »

Dräger wins place on national YPO PPE framework

Specialist personal protective equipment (PPE) from Dräger, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, will now be available to all emergency services and blue light organisations in the UK through a new framework agreement with public sector procurement specialists, YPO. The Emergency Services and Blue Light framework agreement specifically covers three… Read more »

Hainsworth releases its latest pioneering fabric technology

Hainsworth Protective Fabrics has released its latest textile innovation, AGILE. This pioneering fabric technology is a lighter weight yet highly durable cloth for structural fire fighting, allowing the wearer increased comfort while still providing Hainsworth’s market-leading protection. AGILE is constructed from ultra-fine yarns, including highly protective meta- and para-aramids that result in a lighter weight… Read more »