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.
Rescue-wear is designed to be lighter and allow a greater range of motion while keeping firefighters safe, warm and comfortable in a range of rescue situations, including road traffic collisions (RTCs), first response, non-fire training operations and other related rescue incidents such as working at height.
The right kit for the job
Having the right set of kit for the right work is essential. You can read more about kit that’s suitable for water based incidents and high volume pumping. And we’ve written another article on wildland fires and the best garments for tackling them.
So what’s required from technical rescue suits? Clearly firefighters don’t need protection from excessive heat or flames during rescue operations, which allows for a lot more flexibility. Rescue suits need to be waterproof but breathable to keep crews comfortable whether they’re responding to a RTC in torrential rain or working at height in the summer.
FlamePro’s lightweight rescue kit
FlamePro has launched a new two-piece jacket and trousers rescue-wear set as well as already stocking a selection of gloves for all rescue situations. The technical kit is waterproof with an internal membrane to keep firefighters dry. They are also resistant to antiviral and blood borne pathogens to keep firefighters safe.
These new sets are also the first rescue-wear kits that glow in the dark, going beyond the typical high vis strips to provide improved visibility – particularly useful in winter when 14-16 hours out of every 24 are dark here in the UK.
The jacket has inner wrist cuffs with a thumb loop to increase comfort in the jacket as well as weatherproofing and a double band 50mm triple-trim around ankle cuffs in the trousers.
For our full range of rescuewear for non-fire call-outs, including lists of the benefits and features, visit our website or give one of our friendly team a call on +44 (0) 1332 341030.