Dave Frodsham, Product Specialist at Gore, told attendees at the Risk Versus roadshow that there is a standards gap in the thermal protection of firefighter kit for all types of conditions.

Seminar co-facilitator W.L.Gore and Associates were represented at FIRE's roadshow by Dave Fordsham who warned of the lack of standards on low-level, sub-flashover burns. Pointing to burn injuries on a firefighter in the US, he stressed the importance of balancing the need for comfort alongside appropriate thermal protection for the task in hand.

Mr Frodsham advised delegates that current European standards do not properly address these issues.

 

Follow FIRE's coverage throughout the day on Twitter #FirefighterSafetyRoadshow and at www.fire-magazine.com

 

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 1255 by Andrew. Comment by emailing: andrew.lynch@pavpub.com