HAIX – Made in Europe – Manufacturing good firefighter boots starts in the pasture

European regulations are sometimes surprisingly lax. The individual parts of a shoe or boot can be manufactured anywhere in the world. As long as it is then assembled in the European Union, the finished product is allowed to carry the…

Esteri Group – A Nordic provider of strong tools for important work

Most of the old, successful companies of today had a humble start in the beginning. Back in 1968, Mr Veikko Nummela founded a company bearing his name at the age of 58, he started to make a fire pump in…

HAIX Group – From concept to finished firefighter boots

Team development instead of quiet tinkering As with every HAIX boot, the development of a firefighter boot requires real teamwork: a collaboration between artisan shoemakers, design experts and quality specialists in an intensive exchange across departments. And the boot can…

Workwear Group Uniforms – Protecting those who serve to protect

As one of Australia’s leading uniform providers, Workwear Group Uniforms have years of experience servicing Emergency Service organisations across ambulance, fire, police and defence. With a long Australian history, Workwear Group Uniforms has earnt a reputation for creating innovative uniform…

Critical protection from GORE particulate hoods

The fire industry has become increasingly aware in recent years of the potential risks to firefighters from exposure to fireground particulates. Studies have shown that some of the most vulnerable areas are around the neck and ears, despite being covered…

HAIX Group – Why MADE IN EUROPE means so much to HAIX

Firefighters may know where their boots will take them, but do they know where they came from? As the world calls for greater supply-chain transparency, it may matter more than ever before. Supply-chain transparency and ethical production are no longer…

Seam integrity is critical to firefighter protection

When it comes to specifying protective clothing for firefighters there should never be any compromise on performance or quality.  At Gore, the guiding principle is ‘Fitness for Use’, which means that every aspect of a firefighter’s specific operational needs is…

Reel-Tech – Safer hose reel design improves crewhealth and safety and reduces injury

For more than 20 years, Reel-Tech have proudly represented US-based longstanding fire-hose reel manufacturer Hannay Reels as a key distributor for Australia and New Zealand, throughout this time continuously adding engineering and customization for local fire market needs. Focusing on…

Centurion Fire Rescue Equipment – Reliable, world-class equipment for emergency services

For more than two decades, Centurion Fire Rescue Equipment has been providing fire and rescue equipment solutions for emergency services across Australia and New Zealand. We specialise in ladders, gantries and vehicle roller doors and are the trusted name for…

Babcock Australasia – An independent capability partner for critical and complex assets

Trusted, innovative and collaborative, Babcock Australasia is continuing its growth as a defence, aviation and critical services company, providing agile, reliable and responsive end-to-end solutions for customers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Employing more than 1,300 talented people across the…

GORE-TEX – Why GORE-TEX products offer proven protection

Firefighters around the world continue to benefit from the trusted protection of GORE-TEX products 30 years after Gore introduced the first durably waterproof, breathable moisture barrier into firefighting PPE. GORE-TEX fabrics have led the innovation of groundbreaking moisture barrier technology…

Fire Rescue Safety Australia (FRSA) – Bunzl investment leads to APAC expansion

In November 2019, Bunzl Australasia Limited completed the acquisition of Fire Rescue Safety Australia (FRSA).  Bunzl is a specialist distribution and services group that is highly successful and operates on a global scale. (bunzl.com) The extensive resources and capability that…

Training Specialties, Inc. – Who are they and what can they do for me?

Training Specialties, Inc. (TSI) is a collective of Emergency Response Professionals who have been in business since 1997. Originally starting out as a new delivery fire apparatus trainer for several notable companies, TSI has become a verified and strong industrial…

Emergency One (UK) – The impossible, made possible…

On 9 October 2020 the Emergency One Group launched the E1 EV0: the world’s first all-electric, zero-emission fire and rescue service (FRS) pumping appliance. Designed and manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing campus in Cumnock, Scotland, the EV0 (Electric Vehicle,…

Workwear Group – New fire-retardant ensembles and fireboot in development

Emergency Services uniforms are more than just the brand name, distinct colours and strips of reflective tape. They are the vehicle that will keep front-line workers safe, which is paramount to ensuring they make it home to their families after…

Rosenbauer – Capabilities reimagined

The modern operating environment is increasingly more complex than ever before and will continue to challenge the response capabilities of the emergency services into the future. As a solutions provider, Rosenbauer see it as our mission to establish a shared…

Offroad Trucks Australia (OTA) – Amber takes Fire and Emergency where others can’t go

There‘s a (not so) new player in the fire truck business, and it’s based in Western Australia. Offroad Trucks Australia (OTA) was born 20 years ago when long-time truck specialist Larry Gill had a close look at Czech-built Tatra off-road…

Safety Equipment Australia – High-tech breathing protection for fire professionals

Interspiro BA systems are recognized worldwide as the pinnacle of breathing protection for professional firefighters. The latest models have been designed in cooperation with firefighting personnel, and feature a host of desired characteristics, both mechanical and electronic, with fire professionals…

Code 3 – Thinking strategically about emergency lighting

Nearly every time you see an ambulance, fire brigade or police vehicle, you are possibly looking at a Code 3 product. From sirens and signals to a variety of high-intensity LED work lighting, firefighters and emergency response units put their…

ESKA – Glove professionals from Austria

For 108 years the Austrian family business ESKA has specialized in the development and manufacturing of gloves. Creating uncompromising protection against heat and cuts, and absolute hygiene, careful workmanship by master craftsmen has led to the fact that firefighters from…

TEXPORT® – Ergonomic science is key to firefighter protection

Just because a firefighting garment is made with the latest high performance fabrics, doesn’t guarantee that it will provide the best possible protection for the wearer. Beyond the textile components, the keys to creating the optimum performance in protective gear…

FireDos – Stands out as a specialist for monitors and proportioners for firefighting

The Germany-based company FireDos has become an established specialist in the field of designing and manufacturing high-quality foam proportioners and monitors for firefighting worldwide. “About 20 years ago, we were the first company to develop a proportioning concept for firefighting…

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