The evolution of PPE for the world’s female firefighters

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms, looks back on the history of female firefighters across the globe and how PPE has evolved to protect them. There are many examples of heroic female firefighters throughout history, coming from all…

First shipment of urgent aid for UK’s healthcare sector arrives in London from China under directives of Mohammed bin Rashid

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the first aircraft carrying urgent aid for the United Kingdom’s healthcare sector has arrived in London from China. The aid,…

In safe hands

Regulations and standards keep firefighters safe and provide reassurance that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is of good quality, fit for purpose and adequately protective. Richard Ballheimer, Compliance Manager at Bristol Uniforms looks at new European PPE regulation, what it means…

Bristol Uniforms Launches Stock Styles

Bristol Uniforms, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply ofprotective clothing for the emergency services has launched its first-everselection of stock styles for structural firefighting. Immediately available, the stock styles offer a more cost-effective solution than bespoke alternatives.…

Protection by design

Bristol Uniforms has been at the forefront of firefighter PPE design for more than 60 years. Working closely with the world’s leading fabric and fibre manufacturers, such as WL Gore, Hainsworth and PBI, we bring a wealth of knowledge and…

New ‘Gold standard’ firefighter kit for London crews and fire dogs

Today (Wednesday 31st October) London’s firefighters and their furry colleagues will be wearing new, gold coloured fire tunics and leggings as modernised personal protective equipment (PPE) is rolled out across the Brigade. It’s the biggest kit update for eight years.…

Keeping it clean

The provision of cleaning and maintenance services for firefighter PPE varies greatly around the world. Cleaning is a high priority in the USA and parts of Europe, where the majority of Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) will expect a managed…

DuPont refreshes its PPE branding for easier specification and compliance with new EU regulation

DuPont Personal Protection has successfully completed a rebranding and recertification of its extensive range of PPE garments to make it easier for customers to specify the correct level of protection for their application and comply with the latest regulations. The global rebranding includes the ProShield®, Tyvek® and Tychem® brands and…

Fire service veteran Richard Gorst joins Hainsworth team

Hainsworth Technology has appointed a former senior fire officer to its Protectives team. Richard Gorst joins Hainsworth as Sales Director for Protective Fabrics with responsibility for the UK, Scandinavia and Canada. Richard brings with him a wealth of knowledge and…

Nomex® 50th Anniversary – A Reason to Celebrate

Nomex® was a result of fundamental research and development (R&D) in the 1960s conducted by DuPont scientists Paul Morgan and Stephanie Kwolek. In 1967, these brand fibres were commercialised and have been used across a diverse range of applications. Today,…

Ballyclare Confirms Article 11B Compliance Ahead of New Regulation Changes

Workwear garment manufacturer Ballyclare Limited has confirmed the process used to manufacture life-saving workwear supplied to the fire, rail, general industrial and oil and gas sectors is accredited to Article 11B of the PPE Directive. This ensures Ballyclare is already…

Bristol Uniforms Expands UK Operations

Bristol Uniforms, a global leader in the design and manufacture of firefighter PPE, has taken on additional premises to create a Central Cutting Unit and is recruiting extra staff as part of a significant business expansion. The company was recently…

Bristol Launches Particulate Protection Hood

Bristol Uniforms, a global leader in the design and manufacture of firefighter PPE, has launched a revolutionary new hood which is proven to be 99.8% efficient at filtering harmful smoke particles. The Particulate Protection Hood is made up of Dupont’s…

Bristol Uniforms Welcomes New Contracts Manager

Bristol Uniforms, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of firefighter PPE, is welcoming a new Contracts Manager to further strengthen its team. Adele Harris joins Bristol from Tarmac, where she spent nine years in operations and sales management roles. She…

PBI Announce the Appointment of Far East Marketing and Sales Representative

Following the success that PBI has enjoyed around the world, and PBI’s commitment to support our customers worldwide, the following changes to PBI’s Marketing and Sales organization are being announced.: Effective October Jingyu Lee will join the International team as…

Teijin Develops Cooling Vest for Enhanced Firefighting Safety

Teijin Limited announced today that it has developed a cooling vest that protects firefighters with unprecedented heat-resistance, flame-retardance and body-heat reduction, including through the use of small electric fans. Teijin will unveil the cooling vest at a booth (Hall 9, Booth…

Fit for action

When designing PPE for firefighters, providing protection against the dangers of fire is of course paramount. Thanks to the work of leading international fibre and fabric manufacturers, there are now several highly specialised materials available on the market offering a…

Bristol launches new Wildland Firefighting PPE

Bristol Uniforms has launched a brand new range of Wildland Firefighting PPE, available for wildland firefighters across the globe.  The new designs for both male and female firefighters have been developed in response to an increase in demand for higher…

Bristol Uniforms is selected for UK-wide collaborative PPE framework

Bristol Uniforms has been awarded the contract to supply firefighting PPE for a new Collaborative Procurement Framework, accessible to all Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) across the UK. The new Framework has been created by a dedicated project…

NFPA issues safety bulletin on firefighter protective hoods

It is well-documented that firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is exposed to a wide range of toxins, pathogens and other hazardous substances. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and…

Protective clothing and equipment for Fire Fighters

In recent months there has been a growing interest in the area of protective clothing and equipment for Fire Fighters from stakeholders within the sector. This article will take a look at what’s happening in the world of standards and…

Ready Rack® – Structurally superior design does not require rear grid

Since Groves Incorporated invented the PPE gear storage system in 1980, we never stopped innovating and improving upon our designs. The key advantage lies in Red Rack™’s structurally superior tubular steel design that does not require a rear reinforcing grid,…

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