Ljubljana Fire Brigade opt for Bristol XFlex Bristol Uniforms, a leading designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for emergency services across the globe, has joined forces with its international distributor Rosenbauer Slovenia to secure a contract with Ljubljana Fire Brigade. Rosenbauer Slovenia and Bristol’s world-class design team worked closely to produce the winning design, which is based on Bristol’s ergonomic and lightweight XFlex design and customised to accommodate specific equipment.
Bristol’s structural PPE achieves new NFPA standard Bristol Uniforms’ XFlex and Ergotech Action structural firefighting ranges have achieved accreditation for the new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard for firefighting PPE. The NFPA is a major standard-setting body on the world stage, covering the USA, South America, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. It oversees nearly 300 safety standards on a range of subjects including fire safety. The
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
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.
Global players are counting down for the inaugural edition of Saudi Arabia’s foremost security, safety, and fire protection trade show in Jeddah, as exhibition space reaches full capacity ahead of the opening in May 2017. The inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia will feature more than 130 exhibitors from 25 countries when it opens from May 2-4, 2017 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events. According to analysts Frost
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
Bristol Uniforms has unveiled brand new technical rescue garments made with the latest GORE® PYRAD Fabric Technology. The new Gore® Varde jacket and trouser combination will be offered as part of Bristol’s RescueFlex range, offering significantly more comfort and flexibility for fire-fighters faced with technical rescue operations. The new Gore® Varde garments are particularly lightweight and breathable, whilst providing a high level of protection against wind, water and flame. Crucially,
Bristol Uniforms, together with Elis and Total Safety, has won an eight-year lease contract to supply 4500 sets of FireFlex garments to the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia, Spain). FireFlex, which was specifically designed and developed to suit the requirements of the contract, combines Bristol’s popular Ergotech Action (called Firelite in Spain) and XFlex ranges. It has been designed with comfort and manoeuvrability in mind and was selected for