Lion delivers best value and best protection for Cambridgeshire: when evaluating our needs for a new PPE contract I had the advantage of having fairly recently completed a similar exercise for my previous brigade. That experience allowed me to directly influence areas where we might create improvements in the overall process.(personal protective equipment )

The Lion TotalCare solution is one that satisfies the brigade's needs and objectives, namely to deliver a PPE solution that looks alter our firefighters in the best possible way and at the same time delivers best value to the brigade.

Our firefighters now benefit from coats and trousers made from Titan and Gore-Tex airlock fabrics, the Cromwell F600 helmet, Seiz gloves, Haix Firehunter boots and Hunter rubber fire boots. It is a solution that offers the most modern standards of protection to our people.

The approach to the evaluation of PPE and the award of a new contract was to look at levels of protection and suitability of kit, along with management and replacement issues, and leave price further down the list. …

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