Brian Hesler
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Brian Hesler is a Consultant and Specialist Advisor at Draeger Safety UK and former Chief Fire Officer for the Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service.

Cleaning up PPE

Since the pandemic, it has been well documented that firefighters’ personal protective equipment (PPE) needs to be thoroughly and consistently cleaned after use to protect firefighter health. They need to be cleaned of bacteria and viruses such as Covid-19 but…

Manufacturing for diversity

A lack of diversity within the fire services has been a topic of growing importance for many years now, and our industry is working hard to investigate the specific causes at play, and what potential solutions will attract more women,…

Fighting contamination

This article discusses the importance of thoroughly and consistently decontaminating firefighters’ kit, how the pandemic has thrown the subject into the spotlight and the ways we’re using technology to drive best practice.  The equipment used by a firefighter, from personal…

The future of realistic firefighter training: balancing safety and protecting the environment

This article discusses how ‘realism’ has become one of the most important elements of modern firefighter training, and how the industry is balancing this against firefighter safety and protecting the environment. While training has always been a critical part of…

Training for our firefighters’ futures

The importance of firefighter health has received increased media attention in recent times, and rightly so. Covid-19 has highlighted the risks that all essential workers face when performing their critical roles throughout a pandemic and firefighters have been very much…

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