New look for Suffolk’s firefighters

Firefighters in Suffolk are sporting a new, gold-coloured uniform.

The county's 700 firefighters were issued with the high specification kit today.

The protective uniform replaces their previous dark blue clothing and is designed to give front line officers the best protection when entering burning and dangerous buildings.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is one of the first of 12 services across the east and south of England to introduce the new uniforms and each fire fighter has had their uniforms made to measure.

Chief fire officer Andy Fry said: 'Introduction of this gold clothing means a different look for our fire fighters but, more importantly, it means they will be better able to do their essential work safely and effectively - even when exposed to the most hostile fire fighting conditions.'

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