Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for firefighters refers to protective helmets, masks,
boots or other garment designed to protect firefighters or rescue workers from injury. Firefighters PPE is
technically advanced to protect against the demands of fire fighting and rescue. Protective Personal Equipment
is also used by rescue and emergency teams for search and rescue.
Fire Escape Hoods and Fire Escape Masks are designed to help protect people from
poisonous fumes and gases while escaping from emergencies including burning buildings..
Firefighter Boots or Fire Boots are designed to meet the tough demands of a fire fighter
providing comfort and high levels of protection. Firefighter Boots are generally waterproof and provide breathable
qualities while ensuring fire fighter safety in the harshest of environments.
Firefighter Gloves need to offer firefighters a high level of heat resistance and protection against other risks including
falling debris and potentially harmful chemical risks. Firefighter Gloves also need to offer flexibility, dexterity and
overall comfort to the fire services.
are made from tough fibreglass, are heatproof and worn when firefighting or carrying out rescue work. A fire helmet protects the firefighter’s head from falling objects or banging their head on low beams. At the front of the firefighter helmet there is a visor which moves down to protect the firefighter’s face from the heat and sparks of the fire.
Fire Resistant Fabric also known as Fire Retardant Fabric is used in protective clothing for firefighters and primarily designed to protect fire figheters from flames, heat and heat stress when fighting fires. Fire Fabric has to meet tough international safety standards.