LEADER, search and rescue and firefighting equipment manufacturer

Since 1985, LEADER has developed, manufactured and supplied increasingly high performance search & rescue and firefighter equipment, we supply to Fire & Rescue Departments (Firefighters), Public Safety services, At-risk industries, the Navy and other armed forces, NGOs, etc. across five continents. LEADER offers innovative equipment for firefighting, search and rescue, fire extinguishing training or for working in explosive atmospheres in industry:

  • Firefighting equipment: Fire nozzles and monitors, fire blower fans, thermal imaging cameras, foam and foam equipment, proportioners, fire blankets, and other firefighting material and accessories.
  • Search and rescue equipment: Victim search apparatus with seismic sensors, search cameras, life detectors, stability monitors, current/voltage detectors, etc.
  • Firefighting training equipment: Flame generators for realistic simulations, smoke generators, training extinguishers.

With a strong national presence, LEADER is one of the top search and rescue and firefighting material manufacturers in France. Also, with a significant international presence, LEADER is one of the leading USAR equipment suppliers and firefighter equipment suppliers worldwide. LEADER S.A.S. now has over 65 employees and is part of the LEADER GROUP which is made up of 3 complementary business lines: LEADER, BIOEX and TEMPEST.


To deal with ever-changing fire risks and search and rescue missions, firefighting equipment must continue to develop and adapt to be increasingly efficient, whilst ensuring that firefighters are as safe as possible. To respond to these challenges, LEADER, a search and rescue equipment and firefighting equipment manufacturer, is strongly focused on innovation and new technologies, employing its own Research and Development team. This team develops and promotes future equipment to end users. To test equipment and assess performance, LEADER continues to invest in its own infrastructures:

  • Water and high expansion foam (400 m²) test premises
  • Ventilation (400 m²) test premises
  • Test premises for victim search equipment
  • Box fire testing area
  • Fire extinguishing equipment testing area

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