Technical Rescue Protective Clothing
Rescuer safety and protection keys to effective technical rescue protective clothing
The days when the ‘one suit fits all’ PPE policy prevailed amongst fire & rescue services are rapidly disappearing. As robust protection and wearer health and safety become the essential twin objectives of protective clothing design for firefighters, specialist technical rescue garments have been deployed by a growing number of UK brigades. These supplement structural firefighting garments and lightweight wildland coveralls, for scrub and heathland fires. All tree types of protective garment reflect the growing trend to equip firefighters with task specific protection.
Article reproduced with acknowledgements to Fire Product Search December 2011