A leading manufacturer of emergency services equipment from Holmfirth is celebrating a contract win in the region of £6 million to exclusively supply its high-quality fire helmets to firefighters nationally.
The HEROS-titan helmet – designed by Britain’s premier Fire & Rescue supplier Rosenbauer UK – was selected as the ‘fire helmet of choice’ as part of a newly-awarded Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) contract to globally-recognised brand, Bristol Uniforms.
The substantial contract win means that Rosenbauer UK’s HEROS-titan helmet will be accessible to every Fire & Rescue Service across the UK.
Gareth Johns, Rosenbauer UK Equipment Specialist, said: “We’re delighted to be awarded as the fire helmet of choice as part of this contract which looks set to serve a large portion of the UK PPE market.
“We worked tirelessly throughout the trial processes to ensure Bristol’s high standards were met. We’re now looking forward to working as efficiently as possible with them and continuing to ensure maximal performance and comfort for the country’s firefighters, whilst providing the highest protection level.”
Following rigorous PPE trials, the HEROS-titan was chosen for providing the highest safety and protection levels as well as maximal firefighter comfort, a lower weight, an upgraded LED torch, increased balance and uprated aesthetics.
The public sector contract, known as the Collaborative PPE Framework, supersedes the former South East Consortium, which, for the past eight years, had used Rosenbauer UK’s market-leading HEROS-xtreme fire helmet.
Oliver North, Rosenbauer UK’s Managing Director, added: “Firefighter helmets formed the nucleus of our emergence as a company into the UK Fire & Rescue sector with the HEROS-xtreme, long before we started growing UK Appliance market share.
“This means our fire helmet is always prioritised to the same level as our world-class truck portfolio. It is also why our evolution since 2005 as a reliable helmet supplier is now at its peak with the most experienced and reliable team backing up what I truly believe to be the best fire helmet on the global market, bar none.
“We’re relishing a strong and efficient working relationship with Bristol Uniforms as we look forward to commencing the roll-outs and ensuring the back-up and service remains at the highest achievable standard.”