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…

Hand protection that is up to the task

The modern firefighter needs gloves that are made for the job they are tasked to perform, but, with recent changes to the rules covering PPE, are the gloves currently issued to firefighters compliant and fit for purpose?  Ask any firefighter…

Hainsworth Protective Fabrics and Sir Ken Knight discuss the past, present and future of firefighter PPE

On 27 May, Hainsworth Protective Fabrics invited leading delegates from the fire industry to their first webinar, ‘The Past, Present and Future of Firefighter PPE’. Hosted on Zoom, this exclusive event featured a talk from influential industry advisor Sir Ken…

MSA Bristol: expert protection from head to toe

The new year marked a new era for two of the most respected and well-established brands in the firefighter PPE industry. MSA Safety, a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility…

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 firefighting PPE for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) across the next decade. The competitive tender, part of Capita’s contract…

MSA Safety acquires U.K. firefighter turnout gear manufacturer Bristol Uniforms

Acquisition strengthens MSA’s position as a global market leader in fire service personal protective equipment (PPE) products, which include breathing apparatus, firefighter helmets, thermal imaging cameras and firefighter protective apparel Transaction is valued at approximately $60 million, or about 1.5…

FlamePro: how often should you replace your fire kit?

Firefighting kit has a number of functions; it protects crew members in a wide range of situations and makes them instantly recognisable in an emergency. Replacing your kit at the right time keeps you safe and comfortable, no matter what…

Nomex Nano Flex laminates: dedicated to high-performance protective gear

Alpex Protection is a medium-sized manufacturing company located in Saint-Chamond, in the Loire Department, south-east France. Alpex is a specialist in technical textiles, with a dedicated range of waterproof and breathable fabrics for protective gear. It currently employs 45 people…

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