Protective Suits news

Armadillo Merino campaign aims to dispel marketing myths of ‘wicking’ fabrics in PPE worn by Emergency Services

In advance of The Emergency Services Show at the NEC (19th-20th September) Armadillo Merino, who supply pure merino base layers to firefighters, the police, special forces and even NASA is campaigning to promote the benefits of wearing natural fabrics as part of a Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) layering system and to dispel the marketing myths regarding ‘wicking' fabrics in emergency situations. Armadillo Merino is exhibiting at the Emergency Services Show - Stand D-78. Protective Pe...

Skanwear launches STRATA softshell jacket to deliver arc and flame protection this autumn

STRATA softshell jacket is ideal for outdoor work which can take place after sunset or in gloomy conditions Those responsible for overseeing PPE for businesses should already be looking ahead to the colder months and assessing whether they’re existing garments meet standards, according to leading PPE manufacturer Skanwear. Working with innovative protection brand STRATA, Skanwear has unveiled its latest jacket that comes with a lifetime guarantee against faulty workmansh...

Fire escape hood Parat 5500 now available in a flame-retardant holster as variant PARAT 5550

The fire escape hood Parat 5500 protects the user against fire gases, vapours and particles with a CO P2 filter 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 a...

Honeywell’s toxin-resistant Life Guard Hood protects firefighters against hazardous substances

Honeywell’s latest firefighter gear, Life Guard Hood ensures firefighters’ safety Honeywell, global supplier of protective gear for firefighters and other emergency responders, has developed a new hood to better protect firefighters from the long-term health threats of hazardous substances produced when today's building materials burn. Honeywell Life Guard Hood Honeywell's new Life Guard Hood features an innovative design and fabrics that provide better blocking...

The Emergency Services Show 2016 to host new features covering home safety and emergency response services

New seminar programmes will cover Lessons Learnt, ICT Innovation and PPE The Emergency Services Show has a host of new features for 2016 as it moves to the larger Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham on 21-22 September. New seminar programmes will cover Lessons Learnt, ICT Innovation and PPE. Home Safety 2016 runs as a new show within the show, the Drone Zone brings together everything UAV, while popular features like the Collaboration Zone and College of Paramedics CPD workshops hav...

Pierce to provide 48 custom fire and emergency vehicles to Kansas City Fire Department in Missouri

The order includes 28 pumpers, 9 aerial platforms, 4 rescue pumpers, 3 heavy-duty rescues, 3 aerial tillers, & 1 Hazmat unit Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, recently announced an order for 48 Pierce® custom fire and emergency vehicles from the Kansas City Fire Department (KCFD) in Kansas City, Missouri. The order is for a wide range of custom apparatus, including 28 pumpers, nine aerial platforms, four rescue pumpers, three heavy-duty res...

Bristol installs new hard PPE decontamination process at its in-house managed services facilities

Items of clothing and other personal protective equipment can now be decontaminated in a special unit built by Bristol In a further extension to its in-house managed services facilities, Bristol has installed a new washing and decontamination unit for hard PPE items which will be especially suited to boots, helmets and supporting frames for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Items of clothing and other personal protective equipment, which are not suitable for cleansin...

Saint-Gobain announces 2013 global strategic initiatives for the ONESuit portfolio

Saint-Gobain is a global manufacturer of protective hazmat products and other protective equipment Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, a global leading manufacturer of protective “hazmat” products and other high performance protective equipment, announced strategic initiatives, aimed at driving continued global growth in 2013 for the ONESuit® portfolio of high performance protective products. Highlights include the addition of design engineering expertise to t...

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics’ ONESuit® Pro hazmat suits protect first responders from chemical and biological hazards

ONESuit® Pro is single-skin, fully encapsulated, Level A chemical protective ensembles Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics announced recently that 124 of its ONESuit® Pro chemical protective suits have been purchased by the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System - Illinois (MABAS-IL), a statewide mutual-aid response system for fire, emergency medical services (EMS) and specialized incident-operations teams. The system defines a resource response plan to any location within the stat...

Fike executive to speak about explosion hazards at the PRB Coal Users Group Conference

McLelland will present information on explosion hazards and explosion protection mitigation techniques Bruce McLelland, Fike’s National Accounts Sales Manager for Explosion Protection, will be presenting at the 2012 PRB Coal Users Group Conference, on May 16th in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. McLelland will present information on process explosion hazards and explosion protection mitigation techniques, as well as protection techniques identified in NFPA standards to protect...

Bristols’ ICP station wear range expands to accommodate growing interest

The original grey and red design has been supplemented with a navy and red style The ICP station wear range has been expanded to include optional colour combinations. The original grey and red design has been supplemented with a navy and red style to accommodate a growing interest in station wear from existing ICP PPE users who were looking to adopt a darker colour option. The availability of the Navy Range has prompted several existing PPE users to include station wear in t...

Saint-Gobain to showcase protective suits at Intersec 2012

The ONESuit personal protective equipment is engineered to meet the needs of hazmat professionals Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has announced that it will showcase its ONESuit® line of chemical and biological protective suits alongside its Coretech® barrier membrane technology platform at Intersec in Dubai, 15-17 January 2012 at booth 6-629S. The ONESuit range of chemical-protective personal protective equipment (PPE) is engineered to meet the needs of hazmat pro...

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