The Fire Sector Federation has appointed Suzanne Prince of W.L Gore & Associates to represent members on the National Fire Chief Council’s (NFCC) PPE and Clothing Committee.
The NFCC Clothing Group aims to develop a national framework for PPE, standardise clothing and PPE requirements for Fire & Rescue Services to aggregate buying power, improve efficiencies of scale and drive greater competition from suppliers while reviewing standards and ensuring clothing that is operationally fit for purpose.
Michael Harper, Fire Sector Federation Chairman, said: “We are delighted that the NFCC has extended an invitation for the Federation to join the clothing and PPE group. We have a significant pool of insight and knowledge on clothing and PPE within our membership. Suzanne will work closely with all members to coordinate the Federation’s input and support the NFCC work.”
Suzanne Prince, UK Fire Associate at W.L Gore & Associates, said: “I look forward to working with the NFCC and my colleagues in the Fire Sector Federation to support the development of optimum future clothing solutions for fire and rescue services across the country.”
Alongside this latest partner activity, the Federation has become a formal stakeholder on the NFCC Community Risk Programme and is currently working on a joint initiative to develop an innovative service-industry approach to rethink future solutions to meet protection challenges.