Introducing our award-winning Technical Fabrics expert

Our ground-breaking new Valiant structural fire suit has been created by a team of experts. More than a year in the making, we’ve created a range which makes no compromises …

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Introducing our Head of New Product Development

If, like we were, you’re looking for revolution, not evolution in product development, you need to do things totally differently. To develop the new FlamePro Valiant structural fire suit, we …

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Fabric innovations for the new 770/775 suits

Meet Valiant – New technologies. New designs. New Benchmark. Three major components of a fire-fighting structural suit influence its performance and how heavy it is to wear – the outer …

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How to inspect your firefighting kit

No matter what task you’re undertaking, your kit is your last line of defence between you and the fire, floodwater, corrosive chemicals or other hazards you are dealing with. Keeping …

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How to maintain your firefighting kit

When you are busy fighting fires and rescuing people, you might not have thought about how to maintain your firefighting kit. Anyone involved in firefighting knows that their kit is …

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Explaining EN16689:2017 – technical rescue clothing

All protective clothing and equipment has to conform to certain UK, European and international standards – EN16689:2017 is the European standard for technical rescue clothing for firefighters. It’s important that …

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Explaining EN15614:2007 – wildland firefighting clothing

There are a wide variety of standards that personal protective clothing and equipment have to conform to – in this blog we’re explaining EN15614:2007 – wildland firefighting clothing. Having different …

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Why UK state brigade kit must meet BS EN469:2020 Level 2 standards

A revised version of the European standard for firefighter protective clothing – BS EN469 – has been published in 2020 so we wanted to take the time to explain why …

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What you need to know about the outer fabric of a fire suit

Specifying garments for firefighters is a tough job, with many variables that you need to balance to be sure you get the right kit. The outer shell of your turn-out …

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How to understand test results for protective clothing for firefighters

There’s such an enormous amount of information to absorb when choosing your new firefighter gear, it’s important you know how to understand the test results for protective clothing for firefighters. …

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Understanding heat stress and how to prevent it

When the average firefighter needs to evaporate about a litre of sweat every hour to regulate their body temperature, understanding heat stress and how to prevent it is useful knowledge …

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Hands are precious – keep them safe with gloves

From holding your baby to lifting a cuppa to your mouth, from feeling your way through a building dark with smoke to gripping a ladder, there’s no doubt hands are …

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