The best garments for tackling wildland fires

Twenty-first century firefighters need to respond to a range of risks and incidents and their kit needs to help them do that, so what are the best garments for tackling …

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Best garments for high volume pumping incidents

Best garments for firefighters attending high volume pumping incidents They aren’t one of the most common forms of shout but still need specialist support from firefighting brigades, so what are …

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Why do you need a particulate flash hood?

Protecting firefighters from the particulates found in soot and smoke has become an increasing concern for both brigades and firefighters themselves. There’s lots of information about why particulates are considered …

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Protecting firefighters from exposure to harmful particulates

All firefighters know that there are many more risks to their health than just fire. Awareness about protecting firefighters from exposure to particulates – found in soot and smoke – …

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The changing role of firefighters

Fire brigades are now officially known as fire and rescue services – a title which reflects the changing role and demands placed on them. Fighting fires is no longer the …

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How useful are test results when choosing new firefighter kit?

All firefighter PPE must conform to a range of international and British standards, but how useful are the test results when choosing your firefighters’ kit? How can you be sure …

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What to look for when specifying new kit

If you’re responsible for the firefighting kit for your fire and rescue service, it can be a vast undertaking and knowing what to look for when specifying new kit is …

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How often should you replace your firefighting kit?

Firefighting kit has a number of functions; it protects crew members in a wide range of situations and makes them instantly recognisable in an emergency. Replacing your kit at the …

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Coronavirus – Product availability update

Amid major concerns over the global spread of the Coronavirus, our Senior Management and Supply Chain teams have investigated potential risks to our supply chain and how these may affect …

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Floods and High Volume Pumping

High volume pumping is often an unappreciated aspect of a fire and rescue service’s capabilities. That is, until we experience the extreme weather and subsequent flooding like we saw in …

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BS 8617:2019 is here, are you ready?

Everything you need to know about the new firefighter PPE cleaning, maintenance and repair standard. It has been a long time coming but it’s finally here. As you know, the …

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5 things FlamePro takes care of so you don’t have to

Purchasing the firefighter PPE for your team is a huge responsibility. You’re choosing the garments which protect them in life or death situations, no small decision. The gravity of your …

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