A design to suit: The creation of the MSA Bristol X4

Leading designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for the emergency services MSA Bristol, has launched a brand-new structural firefighting PPE line for customers in Germany and the Netherlands. This feature reveals the concept behind the new design and explains how…

DuPont takes firefighter protection to the next level at Interschutz 2022
DuPont Personal Protection will be launching a new category of innovative and comprehensive personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions for emergency responders at Interschutz 2022 (Stand G17, Hall 15). Solutions in the new Nomex Xtreme Performance category provides firefighters with superior…
Safety from head to toe: Interschutz presents the complete range of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Rescuers who literally go through the fire, are in flood operations or go out to a traffic accident in the rescue service – they all depend on their personal protective equipment – PPE – to offer them the greatest possible…
DuPont launches Nomex Xtreme Performance
DuPont Personal Protection has announced the launch of Nomex Xtreme Performance, a new premier protection and performance solutions category for emergency responders. Nomex Xtreme Performance provides superior thermal protection and moisture management, along with protection from heat and flame, chemicals,…
FlamePro successfully delivers vital PPE to Farnborough Airport
FlamePro, a manufacturing specialist of life-saving garments for firefighters, was awarded and has successfully delivered a contract by Farnborough Airport to provide firefighting PPE to the Airports Fire Officers for the next decade. The competitive tender saw three different providers…
Technical innovation drives performance in firefighting PPE

It’s unlikely that there are any serving firefighters who remember responding to incidents in the traditional wool jackets and PVC leggings that were still in use up until the early nineties. That’s because the watershed moment for development of technology…

Webinar: Hainsworth Protective Fabrics presents PPE Standards in the Fire Industry
On Tuesday, 14 September, Hainsworth Protective Fabrics hosted their latest webinar titled ‘PPE Standards in the Fire Industry’, led by two of the industry’s most respected experts in the field. AFAC’s Director of Standards and Strategic Procurement, Russell Shephard, and…
The best garments for tackling wildland fires
Wildland fires are perceived as an increasing risk in the UK, having been added to the National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies in 2012. High risk and difficult to manage, wildland fires create a set of very particular circumstances, meaning…
Let’s get personal

A key factor when choosing a personal flashlight for firefighting is versatility – from brightness and runtime to multiple operating modes – as leading provider of professional lighting tools, Streamlight® Inc. explains. The ‘intended use’ of a flashlight can vary…

Creating and maintaining quality PPE

Good firefighter PPE offers excellent protection from heat, flame, flashovers, particulates, water ingress and blood-borne pathogens, but how is it made and how can fire services ensure it remains fit for purpose throughout its lifetime? MSA Bristol has a proven…

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