'One size fits all' approach will not deliver best value PPE.(Protecting The Firefighter)

The structural kit worn by many UK firefighters today is the most technically advanced available on the market. It is the result of years of technical research and development that has taken account of all the lessons that could be learned. It in some respects amazing to think that less than 20 years ago PVC leggings and wool tunics were being worn

The modern day paradox is that whilst all those in the PPE industry have made massive improvements in protection during an actual fire, it has perhaps so far failed to take account or the changing role of the firefighter. Yes, today's fire kit is outstanding, but is it ideal for dealing with floods or grass fires or extrication? …

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