One stop shop for urban search and rescue PPE: Lion Apparel has created a new suite of product inventory to meet the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) needs of the UK Fire Service. In addition to developing a top to toe clothing solution, the company have researched best of breed products to create a broad portfolio of PPE equipment that is required for USAR work.(Personal Protective Equipment)

THE INITIATIVE IS A RESPONSE to the recognition that firefighters need special equipment that is designed for search and rescue operations. In recent years, the UK Fire Service has moved forward quickly to meet the changing profile of its operations and the prominent role that USAR plays.

In most USAR operations, whether a building collapse or a vehicle extrication, it is very often not appropriate for firefighters to be wearing structural fire kit. In fact in some situations the use of structural fire kit can significantly increase the risk of injury from heat stress, as well as limiting the firefighter's ability to do their job.

Lion have created a comprehensive range of USAR products for sale to UK fire and rescue services which extends significantly beyond protective clothing and offers an annual test and maintenance service, if required by the customer. …

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