The conditions that firefighters work in expose them to a wide range of known and suspected carcinogens. A study of cancer diagnoses among 16,422 male fire service professionals in Scandinavia has confirmed the findings of a larger study in the United States – indicating that firefighters have a moderately higher risk of cancer than the general population. While other factors such as shift work may explain some of the difference here, there is no denying that they also risk being exposed to substances such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and asbestos. Enter the new innovative firefighter suit from VIKING Life-Saving Equipment – Denmark’s leading maritime and fire service safety equipment manufacturer.
The new protective suit that VIKING is unveiling at INTERSCHUTZ 2015 in Hannover was commissioned by and developed in close collaboration with the Räddningstjänsten Storgöteborg (RSG), one of the most highly respected fire departments in Sweden. It is designed to provide fire service professionals with better shielding from harmful contamination and thus significantly reduce their risk of cancer.
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S (6710 Esbjerg V, Denmark), Hall 12, Stand D66