Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is launching the new and improved protective kit which will be worn by all NFRS Firefighters.
As the current fire kit comes to the end of its lifespan, NFRS have been working alongside other fire and rescues services to determine which fire kit will best meet the needs of Firefighters.
Following on from the research Kent Fire and Rescue Service carried out as part of the National Procurement Framework, NFRS have chosen to purchase the new kit saving the organisation time and valuable resources.
The new kit will be rolled out on 1 March 2020 thanks to KFRS two-year consultation meaning NFRS and other services can begin using the new personal protective equipment (PPE) which will enhance safety and efficiency across not only Nottinghamshire, but also the other 24 authorities the PPE is available to.
Key features of the new clothing including lightweight fabric with additional thermal protection and improved mobility. To ensure a good fit for all firefighters, all garments will be available in a wide range of sizes both for men and women.
Area Manager Michael Sharman said: “Thanks to the hard work and research Kent Fire and Rescue Service has carried out, we are able to issue the new PPE to our firefighters across Nottinghamshire.
“This not only saves the services time but also allows us to follow the National Procurement Framework alongside other services across the country wearing the same uniform.”