Fire and Rescue Services in Wales have announced Ballyclare as the new supplier
of structural firefighting personal protection equipment (PPE) to their
model PPE, which is manufactured by Ballyclare, has been chosen following an
extensive All Wales procurement exercise, undertaken by Mid and West Wales Fire
and Rescue Service, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Fire
and Rescue Service and follows a year of consultation with firefighters. The
new PPE will be rolled out to firefighters in the Summer of 2020.
In a joint
statement, the three Chief Fire Officers for the Fire and Rescue Services in
Wales, said: “It is of the utmost importance that we provide our firefighters
with the very highest standards of protection and we are delighted to say that
this new PPE meets these criteria.
Ballyclare Xenon PPE has been tested rigorously by our firefighters, alongside
PPE from competing manufacturers and this PPE scored the highest marks with our
firefighters and within the wider stringent requirements of the All Wales
this project has been the successful collaboration of all three fire and rescue
services in Wales and the willing involvement of our firefighters in this
important process. We commend them on their contribution which has been
undertaken with great professionalism and pride.
procurement of this state-of-the-art PPE is yet another step towards
Fire and Rescue Services in Wales realising their vision of becoming world
leaders in emergency response and community safety.”