LION presents innovations in protective clothing at the RettMobil

Those people who visited the RettMobil, the leading exhibition for rescue and mobility, in Fulda from 10th to 12th May were able to plan a stop at the LION stand.


The exhibition which this year took place for the 17th time and which in the meantime boasts more than 500 exhibitors has developed into an important information medium for the branch. For several years now, the exhibition has also been a permanent item on the exhibition calendar of the LHD Group Deutschland GmbH, one of the leading manufacturers of protective clothing for firemen. The products, offered under the brand name of LION permanently excel as a result of their high innovative standards and enthuse the fire service again and again with new solutions.

At Stand No. 60 in the open-air exhibition grounds LION this year presented a further development of the well-known protective suits in the form the V-Force® Max and the KINETIC which are also approved for indoor firefighting and certified in accordance with EN 469, performance level 2. The latest developments in material research have been incorporated in these models and are evident, for example, in the use of various outer material variations of PBI® and NOMEX® in addition to the GORE® Parallon™ system. 

However, it is not only the choice of material, but also the characteristic fittings and the comfort in wearing with which LION can constantly score points. Thus a newly developed “saddle-raglan cut“ provides the best possible freedom of movement in the KINETIC while in both models rescue systems are available. In the KINETIC a drag rescue system has been incorporated which makes it possible to rescue an injured fireman from the danger zone by means of the para-aramid fabric tape running under the arms and a grip loop between the shoulder blades. In the case of the V-Force® Max this is the case of a rescue system on the chest approved in accordance with EN 358 and EN 1498A (rescue loop) and in accordance with EN354, EN566 and EN 795/B (connecting element). Both models exhibit the well-proven comfort trouser suspender system which prevents slipping from the shoulders and where the straps of the respiratory systems run provide padding and additional insulation against heat.  

For technical support, LION now provides a new two-piece suit which fulfils the norms EN ISO 11612:2015 and EN 343:2010. In addition to the new two-colored design, this protective suit, tailored for body fit, provides a high level of visibility (in conformity with the guidelines of the DGUV), protection against the usual dangers inherent in technical assistance actions as well as being water resistant. The warming inner jacket is removable and complies with the requirements of EN 14058.

In addition to the aforementioned innovations and further developments the LION Stand also provided a range of protective articles which the visitors could examine and test for themselves. A visit which proved worthwhile for the numerous visitors thanks to the personal care provided by the exhibition stand team and a tasty treat with coffee and canapés.  

The LHD Group Deutschland GmbH will once again welcome exhibition visitors to their stand in the open-air exhibition grounds at the Rettmobil next year. 

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May 2017 - LION presents innovations in protective clothing at the RettMobil.pdf

The staff of the LHD Group Deutschland presented the brand LION at Rettmobil 2017

The developments of KINETIC, V-Force® Max and the new suit for Technical Rescue had been introduced at Rettmobil 2017