PPE

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 »

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 »

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 »

Energy efficient mobile drying unit

A new mobile drying unit from AlorAir Solutions UK Ltd can be used to dry PPE using a combination of air movement from fans, heat from fan heaters and water removal by dehumidifiers. The water is pumped away via a condensate pump. A full length drip tray underneath the clothing will capture the water drips… Read more »