Wildland Firefighting Fueling the Western European Firefighter PPE Market

Wildland Firefighting Fueling the Western European Firefighter PPE Market

The Western European firefighter PPE market is driven by multiple factors, including increased global warming, drier summers, increased wildfires, and improved technological innovations in firefighter PPE. Increased safety concerns with regard to cancer-causing carcinogens have resulted in the standardization of washing cycle after each fire intervention. Thus, firefighter PPE, especially turnout gears, with wash-friendly features are expected to see higher acceptance.

Growth in the helmets segments is driven by increased preference for helmet ergonomics, lightweight helmets with short peaks, and better integration of the helmet with SCBA face pieces. Jet-style (Type B) helmets are widely preferred in countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, and France, while countries such as Germany and Austria, which have a high influx of voluntary firefighters, have a greater adoption of Type A helmets. Growth in the SCBA segment is expected to be driven by increased adoption of telemetry, GPS, and thermal imaging, resulting in higher price and improved safety and performance. The rising trend toward military-style, lightweight, flexible boots is expected to drive the growth of firefighter fire boots in Western Europe. The fire gloves segment is expected to be driven by innovation such as higher washability and thermal and cut resistance. Gloves with added fluid- and chemical-resistant properties are in high demand.

The top 3 manufacturers have a market share of 24.1% by total revenue generated in the Western European firefighting PPE market. MSA leads the total market, with a market share of 9.0%, followed by Haix (with 7–8%) and Draeger (with 6.5–7.5%). Germany constitutes the largest market, with approximately 39.0% of firefighter PPE revenue share in Western Europe. Volunteer firefighters constitute approximately 97% of the total market in the country; therefore, firefighter PPE, with their price-performance balance, are in high demand.

The Western European region is categorized by companies with regional dominance. As Western Europe is a mature market, with an influx of global companies, competitive rivalry is enormous. Acquisitions are expected to lead to both product portfolio and geographical expansion. Notable acquisitions and mergers include 3M’s acquisition of Scott Safety in 2017 and Minerva Robusto’s acquisition of Jolly Scarpe in 2016.


  • Strategic Imperatives
    • Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
    • The Strategic Imperative 8™
    • Impact of the Top 3 Strategic Imperatives on Western European Firefighter PPE Market
    • Growth Opportunities Fueling the Growth Pipeline Engine™
  • Growth Opportunity Analysis—Firefighter PPE Market
    • Key Findings
    • Firefighter PPE Market—Scope of Analysis
    • Firefighter PPE Market—Segmentation
    • Key Competitors for Firefighter PPE Market
    • Key Growth Metrics for Firefighter PPE Market
    • Distribution Channels for Firefighter PPE Market
    • Growth Drivers for Firefighter PPE Market
    • Growth Restraints for Firefighter PPE Market
    • Forecast Assumptions—Firefighter PPE Market
    • Market Trends—Firefighter PPE Market
    • Product and Technology Trends—Firefighter PPE Market
    • Standards and Regulations—Firefighter PPE Market
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast—Firefighter PPE Market
      • Table Firefighter PPE Market: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Product—Firefighter PPE Market
      • Table Firefighter PPE Market: Revenue Forecast by Product, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Country—Firefighter PPE Market
      • Table Firefighter PPE Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment, and Product Analysis—Firefighter PPE Market
    • Revenue Forecast Analysis by Country—Firefighter PPE Market
    • Competitive Environment—Firefighter PPE Market
    • Revenue Share—Firefighter PPE Market
    • Revenue Share Analysis—Firefighter PPE Market
  • Growth Opportunity Analysis—Fire Helmets
    • Key Growth Metrics for Fire Helmets
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast—Fire Helmets
      • Table Fire Helmets: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Country—Fire Helmets
      • Table Fire Helmets: Revenue Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Unit Shipment Forecast by Country—Fire Helmets
      • Table Fire Helmets: Unit Shipment Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment by Subsegment—Fire Helmets
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment, and Regional Forecast Analysis—Fire Helmets
    • Competitive Environment—Fire Helmets
    • Revenue Share—Fire Helmets
    • Revenue Share Analysis—Fire Helmets
      • Table Fire Helmets: Market Share Analysis of Top 6 Participants, Western Europe, 2019
  • Growth Opportunity Analysis—SCBAs
    • Key Growth Metrics for SCBAs
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast—SCBAs
      • Table SCBAs: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Country—SCBAs
      • Table SCBAs: Revenue Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Unit Shipment Forecast by Country—SCBAs
      • Table SCBAs: Unit Shipment Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment, and Regional Forecast Analysis—SCBAs
    • Competitive Environment—SCBAs
    • Revenue Share—SCBAs
    • Revenue Share Analysis—SCBAs
      • Table SCBAs: Market Share Analysis of Top 4 Participants, Western Europe, 2019
  • Growth Opportunity Analysis—Turnout Gears
    • Key Growth Metrics for Turnout Gears
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast—Turnout Gears
      • Table Turnout Gears: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Country—Turnout Gears
      • Table Turnout Gears: Revenue Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Unit Shipment Forecast by Country—Turnout Gears
      • Table Turnout Gears: Unit Shipment Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment, and Regional Forecast Analysis—Turnout Gears
    • Competitive Environment—Turnout Gears
    • Revenue Share—Turnout Gears
    • Revenue Share Analysis—Turnout Gears
      • Table Turnout Gears: Market Share Analysis of Top 10 Participants, Western Europe, 2019
  • Growth Opportunity Analysis—Fire Gloves
    • Key Growth Metrics for Fire Gloves
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast—Fire Gloves
      • Table Fire Gloves: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Country—Fire Gloves
      • Table Fire Gloves: Revenue Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Unit Shipment Forecast by Country—Fire Gloves
      • Table Fire Gloves: Unit Shipment Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment, and Regional Forecast Analysis—Fire Gloves
    • Competitive Environment—Fire Gloves
    • Revenue Share—Fire Gloves
    • Revenue Share Analysis—Fire Gloves
      • Table Fire Gloves: Market Share Analysis of Top 3 Participants, Western Europe, 2019
  • Growth Opportunity Analysis—Fire Boots
    • Key Growth Metrics for Fire Boots
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast—Fire Boots
      • Table Fire Boots: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Revenue Forecast by Country—Fire Boots
      • Table Fire Boots: Revenue Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Unit Shipment Forecast by Country—Fire Boots
      • Table Fire Boots: Unit Shipment Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2016–2024
    • Revenue, Unit Shipment, and Regional Forecast Analysis—Fire Boots
    • Competitive Environment—Fire Boots
    • Revenue Share—Fire Boots
    • Revenue Share Analysis—Fire Boots
      • Table Fire Boots: Market Share Analysis of Top 4 Participants, Western Europe, 2019
  • Growth Opportunity Universe—Firefighter PPE Market
    • Growth Opportunity 1: Maintenance Services to Boost the Growth of Turnout Gears
    • Growth Opportunity 2: M&As and Partnerships to Boost Product Portfolio Expansion Based on Regional Preference
    • Growth Opportunity 3: Technology Upgrades in SCBA to Boost Segmental Growth
  • Appendix
    • Partial List of Companies in 'Others'
  • Next Steps
    • Your Next Steps
    • Why Frost, Why Now?

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