Fire escape hood Parat 5500 now in a flame-retardant holster

The fire escape hood Parat 5500 is now available in a flame-retardant holster constructed from aramid material as the variant PARAT 5550. The holster, which was specially developed for fire rescue teams, in combination with the fire escape hood is system approved together with the Dräger breathing apparatus according to EN 137:2006, Type 2. The holster can be attached to the Dräger breathing apparatus using the integrated belt strap with

3M donates safety equipment to moorland firefighters

Fire crews battling moorland blazes in Lancashire and Manchester have received a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) from 3M.   The science-based technology company gave a total of 150 reusable respirators and 200 flame-retardant bump caps to Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).   The respirator models were the ultra-comfortable Reusable Half Masks 7500 Series by 3M with Particulate Filters 6038

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CATI’s CQB Armor will do more than just stop bullets

If you are law enforcement, security, or a first responder of any kind, you deserve two things: To be safe. And to be comfortable. CATI Armor has what you deserve, all packaged up and ready to ship. You’re out there pounding the streets day after day. Endless hours in the vehicle. Endless hours on your feet. Head constantly on a swivel, reporting and observing everything in sight, ready to respond at

HAIX to showcase elite emergency services footwear range at ESS 2018

Attendees of The Emergency Services Show 2018 will be searching for high specification safety footwear that supports them at work.  HAIX, global safety boot manufacturer, will be showcasing its latest innovations in emergency services footwear at this year’s show, stand L77. The HAIX tent will be exhibiting a range of exciting products, including the Airpower XR1, Black Eagle Safety 50, and Black Eagle Tactical 2.0 GTX; boots created for emergency

Bristol Uniforms expansion continues

Bristol Uniforms, a leading designer and manufacturer of PPE for firefighters across the globe, has increased its workforce by 30% in the last year, now employing more than 170 people.  The company is continuing to expand with the opening of a new International Distribution Centre in Yate near Bristol.   Situated adjacent to the company’s Central Cutting Unit, which officially opened in February this year to handle lay planning and

Part trailblazer, part top gun: MSA to debut new jet-style fire helmet at 2018 Fire Department Instructor’s Conference

Only one year after revolutionizing the firefighter safety market with the introduction of the industry’s first – and still only –Thermal Imaging Camera integrated into firefighter’s breathing apparatus, MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) plans to turn heads once again – this time with helmets. Today, the company announced it will debut a new jet-style fire helmet – called the Cairns XF1 – at the annual Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis,

Choosing the right PPE to fight fire

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director at Bristol Uniforms, explores the specific requirements and selection process for Airport Firefighter PPE Thankfully, aircraft fires and accidents are rare, but when they happen the ability to respond quickly and effectively is paramount. Since most aircraft accidents take place during take-off or landing, the response of the airport fire crew can and does play a major part in minimising injuries and loss of life.

PPE Standards: Perfect and protect

­Ivan Rich, Technical Manager at Bristol Uniforms, is closely involved in developing and reviewing standards for fire-fighter PPE.  He is the secretary for two European committees which include standardisation for Heat and Flame PPE and Fire-fighters’ PPE. Here Ivan explains how international and national standards bodies work together and explores recent developments in this area: Fire and emergency services across the globe need to know that they can fully rely

Bristol Uniforms report managed services centre expansion

Bristol Uniforms has significantly expanded its Managed Services department. The company has recruited several new members of staff, increasing the team by more than 30%, and has substantially increased the capacity of its Service Centres. Bristol’s two Service Centres in Staple Hill in Bristol, and Rainham in London, have welcomed new machinists to assist with inspection and repairs, along with new warehouse operators and drivers. The Western Service Centre in

Rosenbauer supports Greek fire services with donated gloves and boots

Since the financial crisis in Greece, an increasing number of people are reliant upon social assistance. Consequently, in 2012 the ‘Greek Aid’ association (Griechenlandhilfe) voluntarily assumed the task of providing nationwide, humanitarian support for hospitals and other social institutions. These include the Greek fire services, which urgently require new equipment. Therefore, Rosenbauer has now handed over 240 pairs of Safe Grip 2 gloves and eleven pairs of Austria boots to ‘Greek