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European firefighter PPE standard updated

The European standard EN 469 for PPE has been updated. This standard ensures protective clothing worn by firefighters is of good quality, fit for purpose and adequately protective, has been revised and published this month. The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) published EN469: 2020 Protective clothing for firefighters – Performance requirements for protective clothing for…

UK Fire and Rescue Services Reap Collaborative PPE Framework Benefits

Thirty-three Fire and Rescue Services (FRS), comprising over 33,500 firefighters, are now benefiting from the Local Authority Collaborative PPE Framework. Launched three years ago in June 2017, the Framework gives UK FRSs access to high quality PPE ensembles and volume discounts through a streamlined procurement process. The Framework was set up in response to calls…

Bristol Uniforms Launches Stock Styles

Bristol Uniforms, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of protective clothing for the emergency services, has launched its first ever selection of stock styles for structural firefighting. Immediately available, the stock styles offer a more cost-effective solution than bespoke alternatives. Although ready-made, the PPE can be personalised by adding a heat-sealed patch…