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 lots: firefighter helmets and associated products (lot 6); ambulance technician helmets and associated products (lot 23); and decontamination solutions (lot 12). It includes fully-leased managed service options.
Helmets and Associated Products
Now available to UK fire and rescue services, the Dräger HPS 7000 firefighter helmet is a multipurpose helmet, which ensures optimum protection with an ergonomic fit during every operation. Available in two head sizes to suit a wide range of individual head and face shapes, it is one of the lightest helmets available. With a comfortable interior fitting manufactured from anti-allergic and breathable materials, the Dräger HPS 7000 includes a high level of operating and wearing comfort. The helmet configurator helps you create your own individual Dräger firefighter helmet. No matter whether you want to choose the colour, reflective stripes, or the visor – you can customise your HPS 7000 according to your needs.
The Dräger HPS 4500, suitable for ambulance personnel, provides a lightweight traditional half-shell helmet with a modern design and a robust outer shell delivering excellent protection against impact and extreme heat. Featuring a modern visor design, the helmet has superior wearer comfort due to ergonomic and lightweight internal components.
A comprehensive range of accessories across both the Dräger HPS 7000 and Dräger HPS 4500 range provide versatility across a variety of applications, including helmet communication, lamps, neck, facial and eye protection.
In 2020, Dräger launched the Health for the Firefighter campaign to support the fire and rescue services in helping to communicate and provide training on the importance of detailed hygiene processes; from the handling and storage of masks and breathing apparatus (BA) equipment through to the subsequent cleaning of equipment post incident.
In addition, Dräger is the first company in the emergency services sector to launch dedicated BA and mask cleaning equipment solution. This includes automated cleaning systems that provide consistency in washing temperatures, detergent dosage, speed and temperature of drying – which can all work together to remove contaminants for a healthy firefighter and to ensure the longevity of the equipment. All supported with dedicated national support from installation, to lifetime service and maintenance to ensure minimal downtime.
Supporting the emergency services
Daniel O’Neill, UK Sales Manager for Emergency & Rescue Services at Dräger, said, “It’s a fantastic endorsement of our commitment to excellence within the emergency services sector. Our dedication to innovate and drive new technologies whilst ensuring maximum safety means Dräger technology priority is to support our emergency service’s safety and wellbeing. For almost 100 years, firefighters all around the world have trusted Dräger for reliable equipment, services, and training that are fit for purpose and based on real-world experience. We are passionate about safety and committed to bettering the future of safety equipment whilst leading the way in integrated technology solutions available to emergency service personnel.”
The YPO framework is a UK wide framework agreement that is available to any eligible UK public sector organisation and can be used to procure garments and services both above and below the Official Journal for the European Union (OJEU) threshold.