London Fire Brigade’s Dogs Have Their Own Uniform And It's Adorable
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London Fire Brigade's fire investigation dogs have been given their own uniforms to match their human counterparts.
Service dogs, Sherlock and Simba, have been kitted out in new golden fire tunics for when they are doing fire prevention work in the community.
The pair will also have paw protection boots to wear while on the scene to stop their paws from being burnt or getting damaged from the heat.
Firefighters have also been given similar uniforms in the biggest revamp the brigade has seen in years.
The modernised personal protective equipment is being rolled out from today for all 4,800 of London's firefighters and officers.
It also means that the uniform can be kept in the best condition as dirt and damage will show up more easily than on the previous navy coloured kit, it is also lighter and more durable.
Scotland, Tyne & Wear, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire fire and rescue services are already wearing the new uniform and Kent will follow in 2020.
LFB Deputy Commissioner Tom George said: "Modern firefighting is so much more than rushing into burning buildings.
"We needed a kit that could support and protect crews in a range of incidents whether fighting fires, freeing people trapped in crashed cars or complex rescues from collapsed buildings.
"Tunics and leggings are individually tailored for each firefighter's build and physique so they allow crews to easily get to work whilst keeping them as safe as possible."
He added: "As you would expect, the PPE underwent rigorous testing by firefighters in real fire conditions and other rescue scenarios.
"One obvious change is the new gold colour which means it's easier to spot if any of the material is damaged. It's important the public know what our staff look like when they see crews out and about.
"We've come a long way since the days of woollen tunics and plastic yellow leggings and the iconic thin plastic yellow leggings. This new kit is the gold standard."