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1960s London Fire Brigade Van Sells For Over £10,000 In Classic Car Auction

In 1965, Greater London Council ordered six Commer Cobs to be used BACVs (Breathing Apparatus Control Vehicles). DYC32C ended up, at least to start with, in Bromley. It remained with the Fire Brigade until 1977 when it was sold out of the service. Of the six ordered, DYC32C is believed to be the only one that survives today. The Commer was, at one point, owned by a builder who cared little for the fire-based heritage and then used it as a van. However, it survived the cement dust and was sold a...

FlamePro Aids On How To Choose PPE That Reduces The Impact Of Heat Stress

A firefighter needs to evaporate about 1 liter of sweat per hour to be able to regulate the body temperature when exposed to extreme heat. The human body is designed to function within a very specific temperature range between 36.5 and 37.5 Celsius. However, fighting fires test these limits and can increase a firefighter’s body temperature to over 38 degrees. Selection Of PPE While there are many factors to consider to reduce the impact of heat stress on firefighters – such...

FlamePro’s Technical Sales Manager Reece Buchner Shares Five Ways To Protect Firefighters From Harmful Particulates

The dangers of cancer-causing particulates have never been in sharper focus in firefighting than they are today. Indeed, firefighters are becoming more aware of the risks associated with their job and exposure to carcinogens. But are all firefighters aware of the different measures that should be taken to reduce their contact with particulates? Reece Buchner, Technical Sales Manager at FlamePro, a British specialist manufacturer of life-saving garments for firefighters, explains five steps that...

Cornwall Fire And Rescue Service Equip With Bristol Uniforms’ New Structural Firefighting PPE

Firefighters across Cornwall are wearing brand new PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), procured through the UK Collaborative PPE Framework.  All 560 firefighters in the county have been equipped with two sets of new gold-colored structural coats and trousers, along with flash hoods, and a set of both structural and rescue gloves. Structural PPE The new PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), designed and manufactured by Bristol Uniforms, benefits from the very latest in fiber and fabric tec...

LION And LLS Organize Annual Stair-Climb Virtual Event, 'Big Virtual Climb’ Owing To Global COVID-19 Pandemic

When their annual stair-climb event was sidelined back in March 2020, due to the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic spread concerns, LION and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) didn't let that stop their event. Instead, the LLS went virtual with their annual firefighter star-climb event. The event was renamed, 'Big Virtual Climb’. Big Virtual Climb event On June 13th, 2020 rather than gathering at San Francisco's Salesforce Tower, where the climb was originally scheduled to take...

FlamePro Discusses Which Is The Right FR, Flame Resistant Or Fire Retardant Footwear For Firefighters

The letters ‘FR’ have many meanings, including flame resistant, flame retardant, fire resistant and fire retardant, but is there a difference? And which FR is the right FR for a particular firefighters and rescue team? The truth is, these terms are used interchangeably and there is no clear standard or definition that backs up any of these phrases. What matters when looking to choose the right FR protection for the team is understanding and specifying garments that meet the right FR...

Rosenbauer Brings New Glove For Technical Assistance Onto The Market With Their GLOROS T1

With the GLOROS T1, Rosenbauer is bringing a new glove for technical assistance onto the market. The successor to the RESCUE II has been revised and improved in all essential properties, is particularly comfortable to wear and offers a previously unattained tactility and ergonomics for a glove with high mechanical protection. This is due on the one hand to the anatomically optimized cut, and on the other hand to new materials with finer fabrics that are used in the GLOROS T1: mixed fabric made...

Ansell Collaborates With DuPont In #TyvekTogether Program To Produce Gowns For COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic expanded earlier this year, there was an overwhelming demand for PPE to protect the brave workers battling on the front lines. To meet the growing need for critical protection and supplies for PPE, DuPont launched the #TyvekTogether program to partner with additional converters to increase the supply of Tyvek garments to the marketplace. In parallel, Ansell launched the #NetworkofHeroes program, offering support to non-PPE manufacturers with the capacities and necessary...

Rosenbauer Expands Their Range Of Spray Lances With RTE FX Hollow Jet Pipe A High-End Instrument For Fire Fighting

The new Rosenbauer hollow jet pipe RTE FX combines uncompromising technology, the highest material and manufacturing quality and a brand new, innovative operating concept. Its cubic shape is unique on the market and allows even inexperienced emergency personnel to immediately, intuitively correct understanding of all functionalities. Thanks to the form-fitting design, all surfaces are aligned parallel in the fast attack position and the spray lance is automatically preset for internal attack: 2...

BullEx Fire Training Equipment Announces That It Will Start Selling And Marketing Their Products As LION Group

BullEx, a renowned provider of fire training solutions, is changing its name and will now sell and market its same great line of training solutions under the name of its parent company LION (one of the largest family-owned manufacturers of first responder personal protective equipment in the United States). Although originally acquired by LION in 2012, up to this point, the BullEx brand and operations have remained separate from those of its parent company. The addition of the BullEx fire train...

Lion Group Announces The Launch Of Redzone PPE Containment Control Package

Lion, one of the largest family-owned manufacturers of first responder personal protective equipment (PPE) in the United States, recently launched their new RedZone Contaminant Control Package to help firefighters reduce their exposure to fire-related carcinogens. Developed in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Technology Directorate (S&T) and the North Carolina State University Textile Protection and Comfort Center (TPACC), the launch of this groundbreaking turnout...

FIA And NFCTP Provide Firefighters With PPE Compliant Of Appropriate Standards During COVID-19

The FIA assisted the National Fire Commercial Transformation Programme (NFCTP) that is led by Kent’s Chief Fire Officer Ann Millington by engaging the members and asking them to leverage their contacts in wider industry sectors to source PPE such as gloves, masks as well as hand sanitizer. The FIA ensured that all suggested suppliers had evidence to prove that they were compliant with the appropriate standards as defined by the technical due diligence process outlined by Kent Fire and Resc...

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