Lion develops unique new protection kit: the challenges that now face the modern day first responder vary from incidents such as HAZMAT spills to deliberate attack using chemical agents, and somewhere in between, to the potential for outbreaks of HN 51 Avian Flu.(Advertising Feature)

WHILST THE EMERGENCY services are now well equipped and trained to deal with the extremes of an incident in the middle of the \hot zone' there are many who may work on the periphery of an incident, for example maintaining the safe perimeter.

There are a considerable number of agencies involved in the management of a major incident or disaster and it is essential that they have access to basic protection.

In some instances the key responders may not be from the emergency services at all but they stilt require a minimum revel of protection. In the recent suspected outbreak of HN51 bird flu in Fife in the UK, the majority of personnel on the ground in the affected area were vets, public hearth staff and people from the departments of agriculture and environment. …

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