Roger Startin
Roger Startin
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Roger Startin is Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms and has been part of the Bristol team for over 30 years.

Fit for action

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms looks at the importance of high quality, well-fitting PPE and how to achieve the correct size and fit. When it comes to good quality PPE, the key elements for keeping firefighters safe…

The evolution of PPE for the world’s female firefighters

In this article we look back on the history of female firefighters across the globe and how PPE has evolved to protect them. There are many examples of heroic female firefighters throughout history, coming from all corners of the globe.…

Protection by design

Bristol Uniforms has been at the forefront of firefighter PPE design for more than 60 years. Working closely with the world’s leading fabric and fibre manufacturers, such as WL Gore, Hainsworth and PBI, we bring a wealth of knowledge and…

An Interview with Roger Startin

Roger Startin is Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms, a leading manufacturer of PPE for firefighters around the world. In this article, Gulf Fire finds out more about his 37 years with the company. Gulf Fire: How did your career…

Keeping it clean

The provision of cleaning and maintenance services for firefighter PPE varies greatly around the world. Cleaning is a high priority in the USA and parts of Europe, where the majority of Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) will expect a managed…

A suit to suit

Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director of Bristol Uniforms, explores the complex variations in PPE requirements for firefighters across the globe, and the challenge of developing PPE to suit specific countries and climates. Across the world, fire and rescue services vary…

Firefighting in Hot Climates

The last ten years has seen leading manufacturers, especially from the UK, focus increasingly on the relationship between firefighters and their PPE, and, in particular, the physiological impact of the protective clothing itself on the wearer. This approach also takes…

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