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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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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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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 & Coronavirus COVID-19

Pac Fire and our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Pac Fire Australia is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia and other parts of the world.

We understand that this is a stressful time for all and want to reassure everyone that we are here for you and remain open for business to support our frontline emergency services.

The safety of our customers and staff is our main priority which means we have made some operational changes to ensure everyone’s well-being moving forward:

  • Our showrooms / trade stores located in Yatala (Queensland) and Marleston (South Australia) are closed to the public. We will not accept counter sales or pick ups. Don’t worry though – our courier network is still operating normally and we will be able to ship your orders to you.
  • Our office staff are now working from home where practical. Whilst we do not anticipate any change to the service we offer you, there might be some teething problems during the transition. Please be patient with us during the change.
  • Pac Fire’s warehouse staff and the PAC+CARE service centre staff will continue to ship your orders and care for your PPE. We have implemented a new roster that allows us to maintain social distancing as advised by the Australian Government, protect the health of our staff and stop the spread of COVID-19.

During this time you can still shop online anytime at pacfire.com.au, place orders by emailing sales@pacfire.com.au or call us.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time – together we will get through this new challenge.

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New Video: Basic Maintenance – Pacific R5 Rescue Helmet

Basic Maintenance: R5S Rescue Helmet Video

The Pacific R5 is the helmet of choice for many rescue and road crews around the globe.

This popular helmet strikes the perfect balance between wearer comfort and protection while incorporating all the features you expect from a Pacific Helmet.

Follow along with us as we run through some basic maintenance for this helmet:

Need more information? Read more about the R5 series of helmets.

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New Video: Product Spotlight – Blowhard Misting Ring

Product Spotlight: Blowhard Misting Ring Video

Heat stress has been shown to be a leading factor cause of injury during fire suppression.

With this in mind, Blowhard have created a tool to assist in active cooling – the Blowhard Misting Ring.

The Misting Ring transforms your Blowhard fan into an effective recovery tool that assists in combating heat stress.

The Blowhard Misting Ring fits quickly to the front of Blowhard Fans. When attached to a regular, domestic hose, the Misting Ring creates a super fine “mist” which aids in firefighter recovery by helping to lower the core body temperature after training or an incident.

Watch the misting ring in action in our latest video:

Need more information? Read more about the Blowhard Misting Ring and Blowhard Fan.

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Better protection for vulnerable areas

Bristol NanoFlex Nomex Flash Hood
Bristol NanoFlex Nomex Flash Hood
Bristol NanoFlex Nomex Flash Hood (medium fit) THL 469 (W/m²)

Multiple studies into firefighter health and well-being suggest that the flash hood is the most penetrable piece of protective clothing worn by the firefighter. A particularly troubling finding considering the face and neck have been identified as areas of significant dermal exposure to particulate matter and potential carcinogens.

Particulate matter consists of microscopic solid particles or liquid droplets suspended in the air. The smaller the particles, the deeper they can penetrate into the dermis.

So how do you protect against a threat you can’t see?

Identifying the risk of harmful particulates and the vulnerability of the face and neck have spurred the design and creation of next generation fabric composites that include NanoFlex technology. DuPont™ NanoFlex brings superior breathability and improved thermal protection performance to the mix, while creating a barrier that has been found to be 99.8% successful at filtering harmful particulates. Composites that include NanoFlex technology remained soft resulting in less noise being generated from head movement allowing for greater situational awareness.

Bristol NanoFlex PBI Flash Hood
Bristol NanoFlex PBI Flash Hood (large fit) THL 438 (W/m²)
From these new composites, Bristol’s DuPont™ NanoFlex hoods were born. DuPont™ NanoFlex Flash Hoods are the smartest fire hoods on the market. They provide optimum comfort and protection and assist in mitigating heat stress. Hoods that include NanoFlex technology have been found to filter out up to four times the amount of harmful particulates found on the fire ground when compared to a regular fire hood.

Bristol Uniforms offers a Nomex® /DuPont™ NanoFlex (THL 469 (W/m²)) blend as well as a PBI® / DuPont™ NanoFlex (THL 438 (W/m2²)) option for greater flashover protection. Each hood has a seperate head with sewn on back and front bib. The back of the head ends at the nape of the neck for an improved fit and increased comfort. The 100% red Nomex® thread clearly indicates the outside of the hood for faster donning. The Bristol NanoFlex hood range is available in medium and large for a crown sizes exceeding 57cm.

NanoFlex Nomex®
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NanoFlex PBI®
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We are PAC+CARE.

We are PAC+CARE. Specialised PPE/C Managed Services.

“A growing focus on firefighter health and well-being has shone a spotlight on the importance of regular cleaning of PPE/C. Accumulated soiling can reduce thermal and electrical insulation resulting in the PPE/C becoming flammable while contaminants and particulates on PPE/C also negatively impact firefighter health.”

We are PAC+CARE. Specialised PPE/C Managed Services.Australian federal and territory legislation requires fire and emergency services to safeguard the health and safety of their employees at work.

In a continuing commitment to protecting responder health and well being while ensuring longevity of PPE/C, Pac Fire is proud to introduce PAC+CARE. PAC+CARE is a flexible managed service which utilises the latest in laundering technology and includes a state of the art filtration system. Thus ensuring potentially damaging contaminants removed from clothing and equipment whilst protecting the environment.

WHAT SETS PAC+CARE APART?

EFFECTIVE CLEANING During fires, PPE/C can become contaminated with a wide range of chemical, biological and particulate contaminants that are hazardous. If not removed properly, these contaminants could significantly affect personal protection and the PPE/C’s longevity but more importantly, have adverse effects on firefighter health.

At PAC+CARE we target the most prevalent and persistent contaminants in firefighter protective wear, combat these with best practice methodology, state of the art washing and drying technology while utilising the latest chemical inactivation. This yields a significant reduction in contaminant load, mitigating the effects of exposure to firefighters and ensures Service’s PPE/C has a prolonged operational life.

VALIDATING OUR CLEANING PAC+CARE commissions NATA accredited laboratories to assess the efficiency of their laundering process.

This is achieved by sampling test fabric soiled with predetermined contaminants under laboratory conditions and benchmarking these results against a clearly defined performance criteria. Services can be assured that PAC+CARE’s cleaning process is independently verified and certified as being of the highest quality and is continuously being confirmed by internationally recognised organisations.

LAUNDRY FILTRATION SYSTEM PAC+CARE’s filtration system is designed to ensure that contaminants removed from clothing and equipment do not end up in precious water ways. PAC+CARE’s state of the art filtration system treats water to industry-best standard by removing contaminants associated with firefighting while safeguards are in place to mitigate the risk of any environmental impact caused by spill or discharge of effluent. This is all backed by PAC+CARE’s comprehensive testing regime which ensures the filtration systems effectiveness.

BEST PRACTICE INSPECTION Early identification of damage to protective clothing and equipment is essential to preventing degradation and identifying early warning signs that the item is unfit for purpose.

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New Video: Product Spotlight – The 3AA eLed Torch from Underwater Kinetics

Product Spotlight: 3AA Torch from Underwater Kinetics

Take a more in-depth look at the popular 3AA from Underwater Kinetics. Watch as we take you through the product features, torch set up and basic troubleshooting.

Purchase the torch and the B2066114 torch holder from Pac Fire Online.

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New Video: Retrofitting Internal Eye Protection to a Pacific BR9 Helmet

Retrofitting a Pacific BR9 with Internal Eye Protection

Follow along with us as we fit pull down Internal Eye Protection to a Pacific BR9 Helmet. Heads up your BR9 needs to be equip with clip on visor mounts to fit internal eye protection as per the clip.

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