Message in a Boot

A firefighter from Essex Fire and Rescue Service had an unusual surpriserecently when unpacking his new firefighting kit from PPE manufacturer, Bristol Uniforms. On opening his new boots, Zsolt Nagy came across a heart-warming,handwritten message that made him smile. On…

XFlex

Bristol’s flagship range in structural firefighting PPE Popular with firefighters around the world, it has accreditations from the European Standard of Certification (CEN) the International Standards Organisation (ISO), and recently achieved re-accreditation from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) under…

New Zealand Defence gets a Bristol upgrade

Bristol Uniforms, a leading designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for emergency services across the globe, and their International Distributor, PSL Fire & Safety (PSL), in New Zealand are in the process of upgrading New Zealand Defence’s firefighting PPE. New…

QUALITY AS STANDARD

This month, leading firefighter PPE manufacturer Bristol Uniforms, is highlighting the importance of selecting garments with the right certification when purchasing PPE. All Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) around the world have a duty of care to their employees and…

Bristol’s Structural PPE Achieves New NFPA Standard

Bristol Uniforms’ innovative XFlex and Ergotech Action structural firefighting ranges have achieved accreditation for the new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard for firefighting PPE. The NFPA is a major standard-setting body on the world stage, covering the USA, Latin…

Bristol Uniforms – Safety in the hood

The first duty of firefighting PPE has always been to protect the crew from the immediate external risks associated with exposure to heat and flame. However in recent years, research has raised additional concerns about firefighters’ health, which has prompted…

Bristol Uniforms Takes The World Stage

Bristol Uniforms, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of firefighter PPE, travelled the globe last month, demonstrating its expertise at a series of exhibitions and events. September is always a busy month on the exhibition circuit, which sees some of the…

Bristol and Tecniquitel celebrate 40-year partnership

Bristol Uniforms and its Portuguese distributor Tecniquitel are celebrating a partnership which has spanned four decades! Tecniquitel, who is one of Bristol’s longest standing distributors, has offices near Lisbon and Porto and has been distributing Bristol kit across Portugal since the…

Bristol Looks Back On More Than 200 Years Of Trading

Did you know that the Bristol Uniforms factory in Staple Hill has been home to the company since 1899, and was originally surrounded by green fields? Or that the very first aluminised suits for firefighters were based on buoyancy suits developed for…

Ballheimer strengthens Bristol Uniform’s Team

Bristol Uniforms, a global leader in the design and manufacture of firefighter PPE, has appointed Richard Ballheimer to the role of Compliance Manager. Richard’s appointment comes as a result of Bristol’s significant business expansion and will further strengthen its experienced…

Bristol Uniforms opens central cutting unit

The Mayor of Yate presided over the official opening on Monday of Bristol Uniforms’ new Central Cutting Unit in Waverley Road. The company, a leading designer and manufacturer of protective clothing and equipment for firefighters across the globe, has taken…

Bristol Uniforms is selected for UK-wide collaborative PPE framework

Bristol Uniforms has been awarded the contract to supply firefighting PPE for a new Collaborative Procurement Framework, accessible to all Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) across the UK. The new Framework has been created by a dedicated project…

Bristol Secures First Order for XFLEX Kit Featuring Gore-Tex® Moisture Barrier with the Gore® Parallon™ System

Bristol Uniforms, together with its German distributor Fritz Raschel Feuerschutz GmbH, has secured its first ever order from Vienna Airport for its lightweight and ergonomic XFlex kit, featuring the very latest GORE-TEX® Moisture barrier with the GORE® PARALLON™ System. The GORE-TEX® Moisture barrier…

Bristol welcomes the world at 10th Distributor Conference

Firefighting PPE was top of the agenda last week, with specialist PPE suppliers from across the globe gathering for Bristol Uniforms’ 10th Distributor Conference.  During the three-day conference, some 40 appointed distributors from across Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and…

GORE® VARDE – The very latest in technical rescue protection from Bristol Uniforms

The role of a firefighter is constantly evolving. Today across the globe, firefighters are spending much less time actually fighting fires. Instead, in many countries the vast majority of call-outs are for a wide variety of other incidents including traffic…

Bristol to host global conference

Firefighter PPE suppliers and specialists from across the globe will be meeting in the UK in May at Bristol Uniforms’ three-day Distributor Conference. Held every few years, the conference is an opportunity for appointed distributors from more than 70 countries…

Bristol Uniforms lands major contract with Airservices Australia

Bristol Uniforms, together with its distributor Pac Fire Australia, has landed a five-year contract with Airservices Australia to supply and maintain its airport firefighter PPE. Airservices Australia is responsible for managing Australia’s aviation rescue firefighting (ARFF) services at 26 of the…

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