Firefighter hopes new invention will prevent LODDS

The strap has been incorporated into all of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service's breathing apparatus

By Ruth Scammell
The News

SOUTHAMPTON, England — A Fareham firefighter who experienced the death of two colleagues while on duty has produced a life-saving invention to prevent a similar tragedy in the future.

Pete Broomfield was at Shirley Towers, Southampton, on April 6 2010 when St Mary's firefighters James Shears and Alan Bannon lost their lives tackling a fire in a ninth-floor flat.

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