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Bristol Uniforms designs new PPE kit for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Published on 26 May 2016
The kit is lighter in weight, breathable and offers more support for the wearer
The Bristol kit uses latest technology in firefighter clothing and is ergonomically designed to provide crews with the best protection

Bristol Uniforms has designed and supplied brand new PPE for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, which was rolled out in April. The distinctive new protective kit in dark navy and orange consists of over 6,500 items, to be worn by more than 500 operational members of staff. Bristol’s XFlexTM garments for Cambridgeshire FRS combine a Hainsworth TITAN1220 outer fabric, with a Gore CROSSTECHTM moisture barrier.

Cambridgeshire FRS opted for a Lease Managed Service on a ten-year contract. It will see all the new PPE regularly serviced by Bristol on a pre-arranged maintenance cycle, providing regular inspection, repair, washing, decontamination where required, condition coding and return within a 7-day turnaround.

PPE kit uses latest technology in firefighter clothing

Chief Fire Officer Chris Strickland said: “This protective kit uses the latest technology in firefighter clothing and is ergonomically designed to provide our crews with the very best protection.

“The safety of our firefighters is of the utmost importance to us and a host of options went through rigorous testing before our staff chose the very best fit for them. The kit is lighter in weight, breathable and offers more support for the wearer and we are proud to know we are the first fire and rescue service in the country to utilise this latest technology in protective clothing for our staff.”

Philip Tasker, UK Sales Director at Bristol Uniforms comments: “Cambridgeshire FRS needed a light-weight, breathable kit, which offered head-to-toe protection. They considered numerous options before opting for our XFlex and RescueFlex range, featuring a coat and trouser combination offering improved ergonomics, flexibility and comfort.”

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