Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service staff are sporting brand new uniform.
Both operational and support staff have received the new red and grey style uniform. The uniform is part of a national range that the Service has signed up to along with other fire and rescue services across the country. Staffordshire is one of the first services to roll out the new uniform to all 1200 of its staff.
"This new uniform unites the fire and rescue service and enhances our professional image. We’re really pleased with the new uniform and we’d encourage the public to take note of the new style so they can easily recognise our staff in the future."
Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford
Clothing Manager, Mark Jenkins said: "We’d had the old uniform for eight years now and so a lot of items needed replacing. It worked out to be more cost effective to opt for this new uniform as we have been able to bulk purchase, alongside other fire and rescue services, to get the best possible price."
There are different variations on the uniform for those in practical roles and those in office based roles. The uniform also accommodates for those who have cultural and maternity requirements, along with a whole range of other diverse needs. In addition to the station wear firefighters have been provided with new style fire helmets which have also been purchased under a national contract.
All old uniform has been donated to The Fire Fighters Charity for recycling, which will raise much needed funds for the organisation.