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Pac Fire Newsflash: December 11th 2020

Pac Fire Newsflash Archive - December 2020

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Pac Fire wishes you a happy and safe festive season

Merry Christmas from the team at Pac Fire

2020, what a year! This year has been filled with challenges and triumphs, not just for Australia, but globally. With everything that’s happened during 2020 – everyone is getting ready for a well deserved break over Christmas.

Pac Fire will be closing for the Christmas period on Wednesday 23rd December. We reopen for 2021 on Monday 11th January. For emergencies or urgent assistance during the shutdown please email urgent@pacfire.com.au or call 0405 330 266.

You can still shop online during the shutdown period, but please note orders will not be processed until our return on 11th January.

Before the clock hits midnight and we sign off for the year – lets recap some of the major events of the last 12 months:
• In February we welcomed the clever L5POWER flashlight to our range. A powerful torch that can be mounted on the Pacific range of helmets and includes a visual position location beacon
• March saw the introduction of the ‘in-between size’ Captains Wipe from out hottest launch of 2019, Responder Wipes
• The big news in April was the award of the Bristol Uniforms Nanoflex PBI® firefighting hood to TasFire’s structurally trained firefighters
• During June Queensland Ambulance Service selected the Pacific Helmets R6V Dominator as their protective helmet of choice
• June brought other big news: Jolly Footwear was coming to Australasia with Fire Guard and Superleggera footwear styles due to land in the coming month
Bristol Uniforms XFlex structural firefighting ensemble started it’s long awaited journey south to F+RNSW stations in July.
• September saw our third structural fire boot from Jolly arrive in Australia. Fire Profi, touted as the most comfortable boot on the market, joined Pac Fire’s growing Jolly Footwear range
• October was filled with excitement as NSW RFS announced the award of the Pacific BR9 Wildland Firefighting Helmet to members with delivery forecast to begin early 2021
• Pacific’s traditional style F3D structural firefighting helmet was uploaded to Pac Fire Online with an exciting change. The cornerstone F3D model is now available with Pacific’s GEN2 impact liner
• The gifts started arriving early in December with the announcement of a new hybrid firefighting glove by Bristol Uniforms – due to land in Australia January 2021.

The Pac Fire team would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas as well as a happy and safe start to the new year.

Thank you for all your support during this difficult year, we look forward to your continued support in the new year. The wheels are in motion and 2021 is shaping up to be our biggest year yet!

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Another innovation in the field of hand protection from Bristol Uniforms

Bristol Uniforms Composite Structural Firefighting Gloves - Cowhide Leather / Nomex

Pac Fire is pleased to introduce the AS/NZS 2161.6:2014 certified, composite structural firefighting gloves from premium PPE supplier Bristol Uniforms. The composite gloves combine Nomex® fabric on the back of the hand with hard wearing, cowhide leather on the palm, thumb and flexible absorber.

The GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® moisture barrier is both waterproof and breathable. It also offers protection against the penetration of viruses and bacteria found in blood and body fluids, as well as protection against the penetration of common chemicals.

Bristol Uniforms Composite Structural Firefighting Gloves - Cowhide Leather / Nomex

While the Bristol composite gloves are new to Australia, the EN version are already in service within the United Kingdom, having been selected as part of the UK Collaborative PPE Framework project. They have also been awarded to the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service which boasts over 8,000 members.

Read more about the Bristol Uniforms composite structural firefighting gloves or explore more of Pac Fire’s glove range.

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Eflare® AT283 – Compact & Lightweight Warning Beacon

Eflare AT283 - the compact and functional warning beacon light

Eflare® emergency warning beacons are trusted worldwide by police, firefighters, EMTs, search and rescue teams and other emergency workers to flawlessly light accident scenes, contaminated environments, roadblocks, and other hazards.

Eflare® AT283RB is red/blue flashing beacon used by emergency services personnel across Australia. Due to its compact size, the beacon is easily and securely stored in emergency service vehicle equipment compartments. A range of mounting accessories is available including road base, magnetic base, traffic cone mount for any application. They are also ideal for the police bikes; Australian motorcycle police have found them very suitable in tough conditions.

Features of the AT283 flashing beacon include:

  • Accreditation: ATEX, IECEx Intrinsically Safe
  • Over 1km visibility at night
  • Shatterproof and water resistant
  • Operates for 20+ hours
  • Flash rate of 165-185 fpm with 8 LEDs
  • Powered by 4 x AA cell batteries (not supplied with beacon)
  • Clear Fresnel lens with specialised high-performance design/360º visibility
  • Compact size, measuring just 15cm in height

Applications of AT283RB: Police checkpoints and Random Breath Tests (RBT), Fire, Ambulance, Search & Rescue Accident or collision sites.

Eflare® AT283 in alternative colour combinations are suitable for Mining, Rail, Industrial, Utilities, Aviation, Military, Transport and Logistics Industries. Pac Fire stocks Red/White and Amber/White AT283 beacons, an excellent solution for worker safety, traffic roadblocks, major events, traffic control and more. Additional colour combinations are available on request.

Eflare AT283 - perfect creates a safer work environment for workers in warehouse settings
Eflare AT283 - perfect for track work, warnings and other rail related jobs

Read more about the AT283 here or explore Pac Fire’s entire Eflare® range. Red/Blue beacons are for emergency services issue only, please contact us for more information

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Pac Fire Newsflash: October 1st 2020

Pac Fire Newsflash Archive - October 2020

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Fire Profi: so comfortable you forget you’re wearing firefighting footwear

Fire Profi from Jolly Scarpe have landed in Australia
Jason Hull and Jolly Fire Profi Firefighting Footwear
Jason Hull swears by his Jolly Fire Profi boots having worn them in a 26-mile marathon, 12-hour Beachy Head Coastal Walk and other charity events.
Fire Profi are pull-on style structural firefighting boots from globally renown footwear manufacturer, Jolly Scarpe. Testament to the boots innovative design, superior safety features and premium comfort, Fire Profi was awarded to the UK Collaborative Framework, servicing nearly 30,000 firefighters, spanning services across the United Kingdom, including London Fire Brigade and Scottish Fire.

Fire Profi have been precision crafted to fit the foot perfectly. Features focus on keeping the foot stable inside the boot while delivering a level of comfort that makes the user almost forget they’re wearing firefighting footwear.

A feeling former UK firefighter, Jason Hull knows only too well. Jason elected to wear his service issued, Jolly Fire Profi boots in a 26-mile (approx. 42km) marathon, rather than the more traditional and accepted option, sports trainers. Why did Jason make this unusual choice? Fire Profi’s Wrap Band System (WBS) secures the foot from the top rather than the heel, ensuring it remains stable in the boot for longer, vastly reducing common foot injuries like friction burns and blisters.

After his positive experience in the marathon Jason opted to wear Fire Profi boots in the 12-hour Beachy Head Coastal Walk skirting the hilly Sussex coastline. Again, Jason was the odd one out but had the last laugh, completing the challenging trek with his feet entirely intact.

Today Jason is a firefighter in the UAE where he still wears his much loved Fire Profi boots on duty and in subsequent charity events, raising much needed funds and awareness for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Fire Profi has just landed in Australia and is available now from Pac Fire. Read more or add a pair to your next order here.

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Jolly Fire Profi Structural Firefighting Footwear

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Change to Nomex® helmet neck protectors

Technical Bulletin - Change to Nomex® Helmet neck Protectors

Due to ongoing availability issues from the supplier, Pacific Helmets is changing the type of Nomex® used to make the neck protectors in select builds of structural firefighting helmet.

What does this mean for Pac Fire & our customers?
Previously Nomex® Neck Protectors were made from 260gsm plain weave fabric, effective immediately they will now be manufactured from a 200gsm Ripstop weave fabric.

The new 200gsm 100% Nomex® fabric has been tested by a third-party independent laboratory and has been found to have the excellent flame retardancy properties expected from Nomex® fabric. The Ripstop weave gives a grid pattern and enhanced tensile strength performance to the material not seen in the previous fabric.

Changes to Nomex® in selected structural firefighting helmets

What products are affected?
Select models of Pacific Helmets F10 MkV, F11 & F15 structural firefighting helmets.

>>Technical Bulletin – Change to Nomex® Helmet neck Protectors

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Premium Bristol XFlex starts it’s journey south

FRNSW XFlex Heads South

FRNSW XFlex Heads SouthFire + Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) members are one step closer to donning their new Bristol XFlex ensemble with the arrival of the first 8,000 garments to Pac Fire’s warehousing and distribution facility.

The FRNSW XFlex is Bristol Uniform’s premium lightweight structural firefighting ensemble. Ergonomically designed, the ensemble focuses on delivering maximum comfort for a vast range of male and female body types. FRNSW XFlex has a distinctive sporting style which allows the ensemble to move with the firefighter attracting less resistance resulting in greater flexibility and less energy expenditure.

The FRNSW XFlex outershell, Nomex® 360 by Safety Components, provides vital protection against heat and flame while its unique quick dry moisture management system, GORE® Parallon®, delivers complete balance between breathability and thermal protection.

Pac Fire’s specialised rollout of structural firefighting ensembles to FRNSW includes the allocation of an item to a firefighter on despatch. Allocation involves assigning service information, like garment specifics, date of issue and firefighter information to the unique UHF-RFID chip fitted within the item. This process allows garments to interact with inventory management and laundry syetems, tracking physical location and the condition of the item throughout its service life.

The first FRNSW zone will receive their new ensembles, as well as a second pair of Bristol’s Titan PBI® structural firefighting gloves in July 2020.

Please use the links provided to access more information on Bristol’s XFlex and Titan PBI® structural firefighting gloves.

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Pac Fire Newsflash: June 18th 2020

Pac Fire Newsflash Archive - June 2020
  • Pac Fire welcomes Jolly Fire Guard and Jolly Superleggera to our footwear range
  • Hand Sanitiser now available from Pac Fire Online
  • Learn how to adjust the headband in an F15 to better fit your head in our recent

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Jolly Safety Footwear is coming to Pac Fire

Introducing the Pac Fire Jolly Boots Range
FIRE GUARD Structural Firefighting Boot - Jolly Boots
Jolly Fire Guard Structural Firefighting Boot
For over 35 years Jolly has been a leading essential supplier of professional firefighting footwear throughout Europe. Recently, Jolly was selected as the preferred supplier of Firefighting & Rescue Footwear to the UK Collaborative Framework which is accessible to all Fire and Rescue Services across the United Kingdom.

A focus on utilising innovative materials while maintaining full compliance with the safety standards has resulted in the development of a range of footwear that delivers superior safety and paramount comfort to the wearer.

Over the last 18 months Jolly have partnered with Pac Fire to bring a selection of Jolly’s Italian designed, specialised firefighting footwear to Australasia.

Fire Guard is the zip front structural firefighting boot you can wear comfortably – all day. They have been crafted to fit the foot perfectly as their features deliver the ultimate in comfort and protection.

Superleggera Firefighting & Rescue Boot - Jolly Boots
Jolly Superleggera Firefighting & Rescue Boot
Superleggera has been designed for a wide range of applications. It’s AS/NZS 4821:2014 certification makes Superleggera suitable for Structural Firefighting while the compact and lightweight design means the boots are a safe and comfortable option when in Wildland Firefighting and Rescue situations.

Fire Guard and Superleggera are on the way and available for preorder with delivery expected early August – visit the products online to place your preorder or to get more information.

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