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Hunter Launches EN14683 Certified Face Cover With Type IIR Fluid Resistance To Enhance Firefighter Safety

Hunter has designed and manufactured the EN14683 certified face cover that is tested for Type IIR fluid resistance and will remain antibacterial for 100 wash cycles. This makes the Hunter Ultra the protective, most sustainable face covering and is an outstanding example of Hunters' highly intuitive R&D. The Hunter Ultra has been approved by the National Technical lead for PPE for the UK Procurement Hub and is included in the National Framework for Consumable PPE run in partnership between K...

Avon Protection’s FM50 Mask System Chosen By Three NATO Nations And Partners

Avon Protection has received an order to supply two NATO Nations and one Partner, Belgium, Finland, and Norway with their foremost CBRN respiratory protection including FM50 mask systems, filters, spares, and accessories.  FM50 Air Purifying Respirator The FM50 provides operational flexibility required by NATO Allies and Partners forces; designed to protect troops in the most demanding of environments. Developed in conjunction with the United States Department of Défense to counte...

Hunter Supplies PPE To Essex Fire During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Hunter are delighted to have been able to play their part in the supply of PPE to the frontline staff during the extremely difficult months of 2020. COVID has tested every business and challenged the way in which they operate. So to receive such a warm thankyou from one of their customers have really made Hunter finish the year with a great sense of pride. “Just passing on a heartfelt thanks from everyone at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for the support provided this year with our...

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...

Douglas City Volunteer Fire Department And Cooper Landing Emergency Services Attain MSA Safety And DuPont’s 2020 Globe Gear Giveaway

The latest two winners have been announced in MSA Safety Incorporated’s and DuPont’s 2020 Globe Gear Giveaway. Douglas City (CA) Volunteer Fire Department and Cooper Landing (AK) Emergency Services will each receive four sets of state-of-the-art turnout gear and four helmets to increase the safety of their members. Providing turnout gear MSA, DuPont, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) team up each year to help volunteer fire departments obtain much-needed gear. With the...

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...

Messe Frankfurt Announces Interschutz International Trade Event Postponed To June 14 - 19, 2021

For obvious health safety reasons owing to the global COVID-19 pandemic spread, the organizers and partners of the world’s renowned trade fair for fire and rescue services, civil protection, safety and security, Interschutz have decided to postpone the appointment made in June 2020 for the event to be held to June 2021. Interschutz Indeed, the health crisis, which directly affects both exhibitors and visitors, forces them to make themselves available at other sites and does not allow gat...

Messe Frankfurt Appoints Eva Klinger As New Director Of The Sales Guest Events Department

As of 1 September 2020, Eva Klinger is taking over at the helm of Messe Frankfurt’s Sales Guest Events department. A BA graduate, she has held various positions, at Messe Frankfurt, since 2007, most recently as a Project Manager at Business Process Management. Sales Guest Events head In this position, she was responsible above all for optimizing company processes, in which connection she was instrumental in restructuring Sales Guest Events. She is replacing Silke Calder, who is leaving t...

Lifesaving Resources Outlines SOPs For Swimming Pools, Waterparks And Other Aquatic Venues To Follow For Lifeguard Training

With changes to pool operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are also recommended changes to how lifeguards respond to medical emergencies. Based on current recommendations, Lifesaving Resources Inc. has outlined Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for swimming pools, waterparks and other aquatic venues to follow for lifeguard training. Importance of effective lifeguard training Lifesaving Resources believes that preparing the staff with the new COVID-19 restrictions in mind i...

Dräger Announces Major Order and UK Facility For Respiratory Protection Masks Production

In connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, Dräger has received an order from the British government to deliver respiratory protection masks (FFP3). The delivery of the order will start in 2020 and will stretch until the end of 2021. The expected net sales are roughly EUR 100 million. For this purpose, a mask production will be set up in the UK, in the Blyth area of Northumberland. There, Dräger has had a development and production site for respiratory protection technology for firefig...

Dräger Announces New Facility In France And Expansion In Production Of FFP Masks

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dräger has decided to expand its production capacities for light respiratory protection in Europe. To this end, the company will expand existing production sites in Sweden and Germany and build a completely new factory in France. Rainer Klug, Executive Board Member for Safety Division at Dräger: "We assume that demand for light breathing protection will be higher than before the Corona pandemic in the long term. Our goal is to ensure a stable supp...

National Volunteer Fire Council Hosts PPE Preservation And N95 Respirator Decontamination And Reuse

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has announced hosting a webinar titled ‘Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Preservation and N95 Respirator Decontamination and Reuse’, with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U. S. Fire Administration and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. PPE Preservation webinar The webinar will focus on the current research and best practices for preserving and decontaminating personal protective equipment and use of the Battelle Decon...

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