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Emergency Services 'Rescue Suit' Developed In Barnsley

Tuesday December 18 2012


Graham Wiggins and the AZDRY suit Graham Wiggins and the AZDRY suit


A DRY suit created in Barnsley is helping to protect thousands of emergency workers facing dangerous waters across the UK.

Fire crews and coastguards are among those kitted out with the suit made by Hoyland-based AZDRY.

The company is now expanding worldwide and has already scooped an order for helicopter rescue service workers in Japan.

The suit has a sealing system which protects workers from the cold as well as pollutants and diseases in water.

Director Graham Wiggins created the suit three years ago and it has been supplied to almost a third of the UK’s fire services, from Scotland down to Cornwall, plus HM Coastguard, the UK Border Agency and Environment Agency.

He said: “Emergency and rescue teams have worn our suit in all manner of high-profile rescues, such as major flooding incidents. We’re currently putting together the Japanese order and there may be more orders to follow.”

He also plans to expand into Russia.

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Reply Posted by les firth on Tuesday December 18 2012 at 22:04
Other than the crotch segment of the suit, this is the exact same suit I use to make for Aquion in sheffield and Whitby 25 years ago.

Reply Posted by colin winspear on Tuesday December 18 2012 at 22:16
glad everything going ok wiv new company , have good memories of my time at aquion . col

Reply Posted by colin winspear on Tuesday December 18 2012 at 22:16
glad everything going ok wiv new company , have good memories of my time at aquion . col