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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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New Video: Changing the 4 point Chinstrap on your Pacific F15

New Video: Changing the 4-point Chinstrap on an F15

During fires, your helmet may become soiled with chemical, biological and particulate hazards.This may affect the performance, longevity and comfort of your helmet.

The 4-point Chinstrap on an F15 can be removed for laundering and replacement in under 10 minutes.

In this video we’re going to take you through the process of removing and replacing the 4-point Chinstrap on an F15.

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New Video: Changing the lighting plinth and replacing the batteries on an F15

New Video: Changing the lighting plinth and replacing the batteries on an F15

The F15 offers a range of lighting options to meet your needs including the Front Plinth eLED torch.

The front plinth torch incorporates Compound Path Optics which improves visibility and torch efficiency.

In this video we’ll walk you through the process of removing the front lighting plinth, replacing the batteries and rotating through the different lighting options available.

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New Video: Changing the wearing height of your Pacific F15

New Video: Changing the wearing height of a Pacific F15 Structural Firefighting Helmet

Your safety depends upon the correct fit of your helmet and proper use of all features and components.

You can adjust the headband on the F15 to allow the helmet to sit higher or lower on your head.

There are three adjustment points: Low, Regular & High.

Follow along with us as we change the wearing height on a Pacific F15 Structural Firefighting Helmet to help achieve the perfect fit.

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New Video: Structural Firefighting Helmet Routine Clean

Routine Clean Structural Firefighting Helmet

Carry out a Routine Clean on your Structural Firefighting Helmet.

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