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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Explaining the changes to BS EN469:2020 – the firefighter protective clothing standard

The European standard for firefighter protective clothing – BS EN469 – has been revised and published in 2020. The new standard makes several key changes and improvements on the 2005 …

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How we create the perfect firefighting kit for your brigade

Here at FlamePro we have a reputation for designing the best kit to protect firefighters from the hazards they face every day. But how do we do that? And what …

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Rescue-wear for non-fire call-outs

Structural suits will protect your firefighters from heat and contaminants, but they are heavy and can get uncomfortable after a while, which is why we recommend rescue-wear for non-fire call-outs. …

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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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