Pac Fire was established in 2000 with the founding vision of supplying the highest quality Personal Protective Equipment & Clothing (PPE/C) to Australia’s emergency services.
This core motivation has led Pac Fire to represent the standard for excellence in the PPE/C industry. Pac Fire’s success is closely tied to two fundamental principles of dependable quality and exceptional performance.
Over the years, Pac Fire’s range has grown to include over 500 individual products sourced from iconic brands such as Pacific Helmets, Bristol Uniforms, Icebreaker, Kappler, Kestrel, BlowHard, OSW, Pok, Underwater Kinetics, Adaro, YDS, Meret, Responder Wipes, SC Products and more.
In a continuing commitment to protecting responder health and well being, and ensuring longevity of PPE/C, Pac Fire established PAC+CARE in early 2018. This flexible managed service utilises the latest in laundering technology and includes a state of the art filtration system ensuring contaminants removed from clothing and equipment whilst protecting the environment.
Today, Pac Fire has distribution centres located on Queensland’s Gold Coast and Whanganui on New Zealand’s North Island. These distribution points in combination with comprehensive sales representation, deliver paramount customer service to the Australasian region.
Whilst the business has grown, the tradition of providing emergency service workers with the highest quality protective clothing and equipment is maintained.
In 1982, Pacific Helmets was established as a manufacturer of quality Motorcycle Helmets based in Whanganui on the North Island of New Zealand. In 1984, the focus of the Company began to shift in line with the development of the F2 Structural Firefighting Helmet and its inception into the New Zealand Firefighting Service.
Over the years that followed the development of the F2, Pacific Helmets has gained certification from all reputable safety standards organisations globally.
Pacific Helmets now specialises in manufacturing and exporting safety helmet products that balance paramount protection with design functionality and wearer comfort.
Flexible manufacturing processes and an innovative design team allow Pacific Helmets to offer customers the ability to customise helmets to suit their exact requirements and preferences.
Today, Pacific’s range exceeds 100 individual helmet models with thousands of options for customisation to meet both individuals and services needs.
Formerly Bristol Uniforms, now part of the MSA family
The combined expertise of both Bristol Uniforms and MSA Safety enhance and strengthen its offering to fire and rescue customers and now provides top-to-toe protection to firefighters across the world.
MSA Bristol specialises in creating custom PPE solutions to meet the requirements of an individual service. Garments can be uniquely customised with a choice of outershell fabric, moisture barrier and thermal liner.
Over 300 different product feature variations can be added to one of MSA Bristol’s standard designs to construct the most functional and comfortable garments.