9th December 2020, 20:48
The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue service have unveiled a new, gold coloured fire tunic and leggings. It is the biggest kit update for the service in fifteen years.
The new kit is lighter and more durable than the current attire and is said to enhance user experience and limit exhaustion and fatigue at potentially physically demanding operations.
Another distinctive feature is the inclusion a reflective rear patch with “Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service” on it, as well as the Gibraltar flag on the upper right hand sleeve.
Chief Fire Officer Colin Ramirez said: “Modern firefighting is so much more than rushing into burning buildings."
He added “We need a kit that can support and protect our crews in a range of incidents whether fighting fires, freeing people trapped inside crashed vehicles, dealing with complex rescues or indeed protecting them at the many varied jobs we are called upon to respond.
The Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service now joins most of their UK counterparts who have adopted the collaborative fire kit model.