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MSA Safety displays PPE at Emergency Services Show in UK

26 Sep '22
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Pic: PR Newswire
Pic: PR Newswire

MSA Safety, a leader in firefighter safety equipment and technology, displayed its personal protective equipment (PPE) for the first responder market at the recently held Emergency Services Show (ESS) in the UK. The company demonstrated its fire protective clothing, helmets, breathing apparatus, advanced communications, and gas detection systems.

Show attendees experienced the MSA's Connected Firefighter Platform, a new suite of advanced safety technologies that work in concert to significantly improve firefighter monitoring, accountability, and communication. Two key components of the platform are the Lunar connected device and MSA's FireGrid software services, MSA said in a press release.

A multi-functional handheld device, Lunar, provides personal thermal imaging and several other innovative features that are designed to enhance firefighter safety and accountability. These innovations include MSA’s proprietary Firefighting Assisting Search Technology (F.A.S.T.) network, which alerts and guides teammates to downed team members. 

MSA Bristol’s popular lines of protective clothing: EOS, the structural firefighting kit designed for ultimate particulate protection, and the brand-new Bristol X4, developed to meet the requirements of firefighters in continental Europe, were displayed. Both lines have been manufactured with the latest high quality fabric combinations from leading fibre and fabric manufacturers such as WL Gore, PBI Performance Products and Hainsworth. Designed to meet the requirements of CEN standard EN469 Level 2, they feature ergonomic shaping and a streamlined fit, reducing bulk and weight, all while maintaining full range of motion.

MSA displayed a selection of helmets for firefighters, such as the iconic Gallet F1XF, as well as recently developed helmet solutions for a wider range of emergency personnel, including the police and ambulance services. The Gallet F2XR is a modular and versatile design, with a variety of accessories, that can be adapted for use in a wide range of first responder applications including wildland firefighting, technical rescue, police operations and medical emergencies.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

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