NFPA Fire Hood Completes Bristol’s Range
Bristol’s range of fire hoods now includes an NFPA Standard hood which completes a comprehensive range, first introduced three years ago, and now offers firefighters protection levels which fully meet the performance standards required in most parts of the world. The original two fire hoods, designed and manufactured by Bristol, both meet European Standards.
Focusing on comfort with safety, all three products are superbly comfortable, providing improved fit in garments which are both breathable and wickable. Easy to put on and take off, a major element of their design provides increased coverage to the shoulder area to reduce the risk of ‘roll up’ around the neck and when worn with a breathing apparatus mask. The flexibility of the fabrics used ensures full security in operational situations.
The original two products, designed primarily for firefighters in Europe as well as areas of the world adopting European Standards, are manufactured to BS EN13911:2004. The BristolHood1 is a two layer construction using a PBI Gold® Rib outer with an Aramid Viscose inner layer. The BristolHood2 is black and incorporates a double layer Carbonised Fibre/Para Aramid blend. The latest addition is Flash Hood NFPA – Hood7, which is a yellow balaclava style hood manufactured to NFPA 1971:2013. It uses a 40% P84/60% Lenzing fabric combination.
Commenting on Bristol’s expanded range of fire hoods, Roger Startin, Bristol’s joint managing director, said, “Increasingly we are looking to use the wealth of customer feedback we get from around the world to introduce new product designs. These fire hoods not only provide improved comfort and performance but enable us to offer advantages over existing products currently on the market. Our development programme has included extensive testing by firefighters in full fire gear to ensure the complete compatibility of these fire hoods with other PPE”.
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