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Fire & Rescue New South Wales Places Second Order For MSA And Pac Fire Australia’s XFlex Range Of Structural PPE

Following the successful delivery of more than 5,000 sets of high-quality structural firefighting PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) from globally renowned specialist PPE manufacturer, MSA Bristol (MSA Safety Incorporated) and its Australian distributor, Pac Fire Australia (Pac Fire), Australia’s Fire & Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) fire service has continued with their roll out and expect to have an additional 5,000 sets of structural PPE delivered by June 2021. The expectation is...

MSA Safety Acquires U.K. Firefighter Turnout Gear Manufacturer Bristol Uniforms

MSA Safety Incorporated announced it has acquired U.K.-based Bristol Uniforms in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $60 million. The acquisition strengthens MSA's position as a front-runner in fire service PPE products while providing an avenue to expand its business in the U.K. and key European markets. Headquartered in Bristol, U.K., Bristol Uniforms is a foremost innovator and provider of protective apparel to the fire and rescue services sector, with annual revenue of approxima...

Fire Brigades Union And Fire Service Employers Offers To Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines And Assist Test And Trace

Firefighters are ready to assist the UK’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines after an agreement was reached between the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the fire and rescue service National Employers. The agreement allows firefighters to assist other public sector organizations with the track, trace, and isolate measures, and to check that potential higher risk premises are COVID-secure. Firefighters will inspect workplaces where relevant authorities have raised concerns about COVID-security, not...

Bristol Uniforms Unveil EOS, Advanced Protective Personal Equipment For Structural Firefighting

Bristol Uniforms, a globally renowned designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for emergency services across the globe, has launched a brand new, state-of-the-art PPE design for structural firefighting, offering advanced protection to combat the new and emerging risks faced by modern day firefighters. EOS, PPE for structural fighting EOS, named after the Greek goddess of the dawn, builds on the success of Bristol’s XFlex and UK Collaborative Framework ranges, retaining the popula...

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...

Cadiz Fire Brigade In Spain Takes Delivery Of Bristol Uniforms’ Fire Kit With Ergonomic XFlex Design

Cadiz Fire Brigade in Spain has recently taken delivery of new, state-of-the-art fire kit supplied by Bristol Uniforms, a globally renowned designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for emergency services across the globe. The contract was secured through Bristol’s international distributor, El Corte Ingles, who fought off stiff competition to secure the four-year contract. Ergonomic XFlex design Cadiz has ordered 780 sets of Bristol’s lightweight, ergonomic XFlex design (c...

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...

Hochiki Europe Releases Their Statement On The Action Plan Being Implemented During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Whilst the situation regarding the Coronavirus outbreak in Europe and the UK is developing and changing quickly, Hochiki Europe would like to assure all their partners that the business has been continually reviewing and monitoring the UK Government’s advice. To date, the company has implemented the following actions to reduce the virus spread: Encouraging staff to work from home, where practicable Travel ban in place for overseas business travel Staff rotation in place to promote soc...

BAFE Expands Board With The Appointment Of Lewis Ramsay QFSM As The New Board Director

BAFE is delighted to announce that Lewis Ramsay QFSM has joined the BAFE Board of Directors. Lewis Ramsay is a former Assistant Chief Fire Officer of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service specializing in both Response and Resilience and extensive work in Prevention and Protection. Stephen Adams, Chief Executive – BAFE, commented: “The BAFE Board brings together a very wide range of experience of the fire protection industry and related skills. Lewis’s experience and knowledge w...

Bristol Uniforms Announces Unveiling New Stock Styles Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) For Structural Firefighting

Bristol Uniforms Ltd announced that it is offering a new selection of stock styles Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for structural firefighting.  Immediately available, these ready-made garments can be personalized by adding a heat-sealed patch to the back of each coat, a name to the front, and a name to each trouser.    Stock PPE for Structural Firefighting Bristol Uniforms provides a choice of three Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) stock styles that are currently av...

LION Group Sponsors The Fire Engineering’s Reading Smoke Podcast

LION Group announces that they will be the sponsor of the Fire Engineering's next Reading Smoke podcast. Reading Smoke has been a training tool for firefighters all over the county and even provides a CEU Certificate of Attendance for continued learning. This episode will be about "The Next Generation." Here is what to look forward to: Reading smoke as a strategic, tactical, and task-level skill Like any skill, reading smoke improves with practice Integrated use of live incidents, recent...

Jacksonville Fire And Rescue Department Inaugurates JFRD Fire Station 61 To Serve The Argyle/Oakleaf Community

Jacksonville’s Argyle/Oakleaf community has a new and welcome neighbor, the JFRD Fire Station 61. Located at 7965 Old Middleburg Road South, next to the Argyle Branch Library, Station 61 will protect the rapidly growing region on Jacksonville’s Westside. JFRD Fire Station 61 will serve more than 200 businesses, approximately 14,300 residences and four schools. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department officially opened the station on March 6, 2020. JFRD Fire Station 61 The addit...

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