PPE

Versatile helmet provides safety, comfort and purpose

The Cean XT4-G2, available from Cean Helmets Inc, was engineered for boat forces, maritime rescue and mountain operations with a buoyant, low-profile, lightweight (540g) and multi-adaptable helmet design providing safety, comfort and purpose for the mission at hand. The helmet features a high-impact Polycarbonate blend shell with UV and flame-resistant properties. It incorporates an inner… Read more »

European firefighter PPE standard updated

The European standard EN 469, which ensures protective clothing worn by firefighters is of good quality, fit for purpose and adequately protective, has been revised and published this month. The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) published EN469: 2020 Protective clothing for firefighters – Performance requirements for protective clothing for firefighting in mid-August. EN 469 covers… Read more »

New kit and vehicles for Norfolk’s firefighters

Firefighters across Norfolk have received £1.44m of new kit as part of an investment by Norfolk County Council in technology and equipment. In addition, five new multi-purpose tactical response vehicles (TRV) are due to be put into service this month, to enhance NFRS’s capability in extreme weather conditions and at difficult to reach locations. These… Read more »

UK fire and rescue services reap Collaborative PPE Framework benefits

Thirty-three fire and rescue services (FRSs), comprising over 33,500 firefighters, are now benefiting from the Local Authority Collaborative PPE Framework. Launched three years ago, in June 2017, the framework gives UK FRSs access to high quality PPE ensembles and volume discounts through a streamlined procurement process. The framework was set up in response to calls… Read more »

Boots on the ground: Heroes Wear HAIX®

HAIX®, an innovative, hi-tech manufacturer of specialist footwear based in Bavaria, Germany, has gained its reputation for reliability and quality in footwear for firefighters, police, emergency services and taskforces worldwide. HAIX® focuses on protecting operators from the day-to-day hazards of demanding, dangerous and life-saving roles, while maintaining outstanding comfort. Its innovative designs are inspired by… Read more »

Endura expertise provides vital PPE to the front line

Scottish cycling kit manufacturer and supplier of cycling clothing to the emergency services, Endura, has been using its expertise in rapid garment development and advanced production techniques to support the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Livingston-based company has been working in collaboration with Keela, Redwood TTM and Transcal to provide significant volumes of PPE… Read more »

Oxfordshire firefighters launch new lightweight, safety-first uniform

Firefighters in Oxfordshire will be better equipped to keep residents safe, thanks to new lightweight, fire resistant uniforms. Oxfordshire is at the forefront of emergency services’ uniform design, as the county’s firefighters begin wearing their new highly visible ‘rescue jackets’ at road traffic collisions and updated safety tunics, when attending fires and other emergencies. The… Read more »

R6C helmet is head and shoulders above the rest

First responders face potential dangers when dispatched to incidents such as road traffic accidents as the risks on arrival at the scene are unknown. The priority is always to ensure any risks of injury to themselves are mitigated before attending to casualties on the scene. Paramedic and ambulance helmets must allow the emergency responder access… Read more »