Going for gold

PUBLISHED: 17:30 05 September 2012

The old kit and the new kit

The old kit and the new kit

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FIREFIGHTERS in the region have adopted a new look.

Crews switched from their familiar blue kit to gold protective clothing.

The change of uniform has been introduced as Avon Fire and Rescue Service’s contract with its current supplier reached an end.

The new kit is made using modern, lightweight, durable fabrics that will protect crews from heat and moisture during their day-to-day work at incidents.

The naturally gold-coloured fabric has undergone extensive testing by Bristol Uniforms that demonstrated its effectiveness in improving the safety of firefighters exposed to heat and flames.

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