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Pacific Cap Lamp Plinth: developed and designed for underground mining

F15 Cap Lamp Plinth for Underground Mining

F15 Cap Lamp Plinth for Underground MiningAfter consultation with key figures in the mining industry and in accordance with AS/NZS 4067:2012 Appendix Q, Pacific Helmets have conceptualised, designed and produced a miners cap lamp attachment for the F15 Structural Fire Helmet.

Pacific’s Cap Lamp Plinth is a two piece lighting solution made from hard wearing industrial plastics. The Cap Lamp Plinth fits to the front of the F15 in place of a regular helmet plinth while the cord retention clip slides into the Pacific Easi On Off Base (EOB), part of the side adaptor plates.

The new Plinth is compatible with the Adaro L50 corded rechargeable Cap Lamp and the ALFA WL cordless, rechargeable Cap Lamp.

View the full range of products related to the release of the Cap Lamp Plinth here. Alternatively, you can download the detailed product data sheet here.

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Pacific’s ‘Patroller’ delivers on tactical head protection and military styling

Pacific R6L Patroller Tactical Helmet

Pacific Helmets is a globally respected manufacturer and exporter of safety helmet products that balance paramount protection with design functionality and wearer comfort.

Flexible manufacturing processes and an innovative design team have lead to the development of many popular specialty helmets, including the R6 range, which is the very embodiment of the term ‘multi-purpose’.

Part of the R6 range is the award winning R6L ‘Patroller’ – a head protection platform with military styling, designed for tactical applications, technical rescue, USAR and wildland fire.

The ‘Patroller’ is a lightweight helmet with a longer shell than the other members of the R6 family. The increased internal space in the ‘Patroller’ makes it a great choice for larger head sizes. The Pacific Ratchet Adjuster Headband allows the user to further customise the the fit and helmet ride height.

Pacific R6L Patroller Tactical Helmet

Pac Fire standard ‘Patroller’, available for purchase from the website, is fitted with Picatinny Rails, front accessory straps and pull down internal eye protection. As with all Pacific branded helmets, the ‘Patroller’ can be customised with other features like a VAS shroud, earmuff clips and face shield mounts.

Pacific’s R6 ‘Patroller’ is available from Pac Fire in a large range of colours and paint finishes.

Read more about Pacific’s ‘Patroller’ tactical helmet here. Or download the comprehensive product data sheet.

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Christmas Greetings for 2021.

It’s almost a wrap for 2021 and the staff at Pac Fire would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and advise you of our holiday shutdown.

Pac Fire will be closing on Thursday 23rd December. Skeleton staff will be available from the 4th of January, with Pac Fire officially reopening for 2022 at 8:00am on Monday the 10th January. For urgent matters during our shutdown 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 10th January.

2021 has been a year like no other, so lets recap some of the memorable moments:

Phew! If you think a lot happened in 2021 – you should see what we have planned for 2022.

Once again, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to working with you again in the new year.

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Jolly’s made to measure triumph

Firefighter Dixon, on duty, wearing his Jolly structural firefighitng boots.
Correctly fitting PPE is an essential component in ensuring firefighters experience optimum protection, mobility and comfort. A challenging prospect when injury is involved. Pac Fire strives to deliver PPE that provides the best possible fit to Australasian firefighters. To achieve this, Pac Fire actively seeks out like minded partners, such as Jolly Scarpe who’s status as a leading firefighting footwear supplier and agile manufacturing processes allow them to produce “made to measure” solutions.

In 2020, Fire and Rescue NSW approached Pac Fire on behalf of Firefighter Dixon after exhausting all traditional footwear options following an injury resulting in the fusion of the right first metatarsal.

Pac Fire’s premium footwear suppliers, Jolly produced around 15 pairs of “made to measure” firefighting boots annually at the time of Fire and Rescue NSW enquiry. After learning of his story, Jolly signalled their eagerness to take on the challenge of providing a highly protective structural firefighting boot that met Firefighter Dixons unique needs and would ultimately see him return to active service.

Firefighter Dixon’s finished footwear is based on Jolly’s popular “Fire Guard” design, a zip front, structural firefighting boot already a popular option supplied to several of the UK’s Fire & Rescue Services.

Upon receiving his boots, Firefighter Dixon was cautiously optimistic when his custom made orthotics fitted perfectly. He commented that the boots were surprisingly comfortable straight out of the box – all be it a little stiff. Aside from the fit, the feature Firefighter Dixon appreciated most was the ankle protection system providing additional support that almost felt like the boots made ascending stairs easier. He also noted how stable his foot felt in the boot, especially considering it was gripping him from the calf and ankle.

Upon passing his assessment and gaining clearance to return to active firefighting duty, Firefighter Dixon told Pac Fire that there were no words to express his emotions. He went on to tell has that returning to active service after traveling such a long road “meant the world to him”.

Firefighter Dixon’s, wearing his made to measure Jolly structural firefighitng boots based off the popular Fire Guard design.
Jeremy Dawkins, Northern European and Australasian Sales Agent for Jolly Scarpe was heavily involved in Firefighter Dixon’s footwear project, describing it as “very challenging, but ultimately, very rewarding”. Mr Dawkins went onto commend Firefighter Dixon’s commitment to returning to active service to protect the community. He also complemented Fire and Rescue NSW on taking the obligation to support a fully inclusive and diverse workforce extremely seriously. A commitment not seen in other parts of the world.
Jolly is currently producing another pair of “made to measure” footwear for Firefighter Dixon to ensure continuity of service well into the future.

Pac Fire would like to extend our thanks to Jolly for undertaking such an important project and congratulate Firefighter Dixon on returning to active service within Fire and Rescue NSW.

Read the full story in the July issue of Asia Pacific Fire magazine or explore the Jolly footwear range.

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ACT Fire & Rescue selects MSA Bristol XFlex as their new structural firefighting ensemble

ACT Fire & Rescue selects MSA Bristol XFlex as their new Structural Firefighting Garment

ACT Fire & Rescue selects MSA Bristol XFlex as their new Structural Firefighting GarmentPac Fire in association with MSA Bristol is pleased to announce the award of the XFlex ensemble to the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) for the structural firefighters of ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTFR).

ACTF&R provides a rapid response capability from nine strategically located Fire Stations across the Australian Capital Territory. Having taken the decision to update its kit and transition to the next generation in structural firefighting personal protective clothing (PPC), it underwent an extensive procurement process, and a rigorous trial and evaluation period to test products available on the market. As a result, MSA Bristol’s popular XFlex range was selected, and an order placed with Pac Fire for approximately 1,000 sets.

MSA Bristol is a leading designer and manufacturer of protective clothing for emergency services across the globe, formed by the recent acquisition of Bristol Uniforms by MSA Safety. Its XFlex range has been ergonomically designed with sports styling and lightweight fabrics, providing advanced comfort and protection. The unique fabric combination consists of Safety Components Nomex® 360™, combined with a GORE® PARALLON™ 600 liner system which provides unparalleled levels of breathability while preventing drops in thermal protection.

A spokesperson from ACT Emergency Services Agency commented:

It is important to us that we provide sizes and cuts that afford the best possible protection and comfort to our people. MSA Bristol’s XFlex provides garments that meet these requirements.

Technology in all aspects of firefighting is moving at a rapid pace, and PPC technology is no different. ACT Fire & Rescue is excited to provide cutting edge PPC technology to its firefighters.

Paul Clark, Business Development Manager from Pac Fire commented:

We’re delighted to have won this significant contract, providing firefighters across ACT with cutting-edge kit that provides optimal protection alongside excellent comfort and manoeuvrability.

Paul Gibson, International Sales Manager from MSA Bristol commented:

MSA Bristol has been working closely alongside Pac Fire, supplying specialist firefighter PPE to customers in Australia for more than 13 years. Our XFlex range is popular with firefighters across Australasia and the world, consistently performing well in user trials thanks to its light weight and flexibility. We look forward to supplying ACTF&R for many years to come.

The ACTFR selection of XFlex comes in the exceptionally successful rollout of XFlex to Fire & Rescue NSW.

Please use the links provided to access more information on MSA Bristol’s XFlex.

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The dawn of a new era: Pac Fire welcomes MSA Bristol EOS

MSA Bristol EOS the dawn of a new era in structural firefighting outerwear

Pac Fire is pleased to introduce another advancement in structural firefighting outerwear from MSA Bristol.

EOS is the latest structural firefighting ensemble from leading manufacturer MSA Bristol. MSA Bristol EOS builds on the success of XFlex and the UK Collaborative Framework ranges, retaining the popular, ergonomic sports styling and advanced protection achieved from the combination of quality technical fabrics and advanced moisture management technology.

Why EOS? Named after the Greek goddess of the dawn, EOS is the culmination of years of research into emerging occupational risks facing modern day firefighters. EOS represents the dawn of a new era focusing on protection and cleaning efficiency.

MSA Bristol EOS the dawn of a new era in structural firefighting outerwear

AS 4967:2019, Australian certified, EOS offers the best possible fit with 28 male and 28 female sizes available as standard, as well as a made to measure service. The design better reflects the callouts firefighters are most often faced with – building protection around vulnerable areas while maintaining optimum flexibility and increasing the garments overall durability.

As with all MSA Bristol garments, the EOS design and fabric combination can be customised to specifically meet your service’s requirements. Pac Fire’s standard EOS design includes a PBI Max™ outershell fabric paired with the GORE® CROSSTECH AIRLOCK moisture barrier and a Glide Ice™ thermal liner. More details on this fabric combination and the standard garment features and design please download the data sheet.

MSA Bristol will be on show at AFAC21, International Convention Centre Darling Harbour, Sydney. Make your way to stand 200 to see EOS on display for the first time in Australasia – October 5-8, 2021.

Read more about the MSA Bristol EOS or explore more of Pac Fire’s structural firefighting garment range.

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New Video: Fitting the Pac Fire Earmuffs to a Pacific BR9 Helmet

New Video: Fitting the Pacific Helmets approved, Pac Fire helmet mounted earmuffs to a BR9 Wildland Firefighting Helmet

The Pacific Helmets BR9 is a popular and versatile head protection platform that accommodates a wide range of accessories.

Follow along with us as we fit the Pacific Helmets approved, Pac Fire Earmuffs to a Pacific Helmets BR9 Wildland Firefighting Helmet.

You can watch it video in this window, by click the play button or by navigating to the clip on our YouTube channel using this link: https://youtu.be/xR3wORi8iL8

While the Pac Fire earmuffs will attach to any Pacific Helmets model helmet already fitted with Earmuff Brackets – we do not recommend pairing them with a wide brim BR9 Helmet or a BR5. The wider helmet brim may stop the earmuff from engaging fully and achieving the desired level of hearing protection.

Need more information? Read more about the Pacific Helmets approved, Pac Fire Earmuffs.

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“Healthy Firefighters” endorse Responder Wipes® as a tool in the fight against occupational diseases

Chief's Large Responder Wipes - Healthy Firefighter Endorsed

Chief's Large Responder Wipes Carton (16 Wipes per Carton)Responder Wipes® are thick, durable and specifically formulated moistened wipes for use as a tool in on site decontamination procedures. They have been designed by Firefighters in the United States to meet the specific and unique needs of first responders globally.

Responder Wipes® are the only decontamination wipe sold in Australia which have the “Healthy Firefighters” mark and are endorsed by the scheme.

“Healthy Firefighters” is a program established in 2006 by Swedish unions, employers and agencies who recognise Firefighters face a significant risk from occupational diseases Since it’s inception, Healthy Firefighters the Skelleftea Model has been adopted by 17 European nations and is gaining considerable momentum in the United States and Australia. The program shows why, how and what can be done to safeguard our first responders. Products, like Responder Wipes, that bear the “Healthy Firefighters” mark, have been identified as essential tools in providing a better work environment and improved health for firefighters.

Chief's Large Responder Wipes Carton (16 Wipes per Carton)Infused with Micellar Water, the wipes effectively clean dirt, oil, soot and other hydrocarbons from the skin. Micelles not only remove toxins and contaminants but also return much needed hydration to the skin, lost while working in hot and demanding conditions.

Importantly, Responder Wipes® do not contain any Aloe vera or Parabens – common ingredients found in products used as an alternative, like baby wipes. These ingredients open the pores of the skin and push the contaminants further into the pores. Responder Wipes® are thicker and more durable than alternative products, they do not pill or tear when wiping down the contaminated areas.

Convenient packaging options reduce waste and makes Responder Wipes® perfect for use while still attending an incident. Choose between the Chief’s Carton of 16 individually wrapped, extra large 30 x 60cm wipes, the Captain’s Pack 16 individually wrapped, large 20 x 30cm wipes and the Lieutenant’s Pack consisting of 20 regular sized 20 x 20cm wipes in a resealable pouch.

Read more about the “Healthy Firefighters” initiate here.

Need more information on Responder Wipes®? Follow this link to read more, view the Product Data Sheet or download the Safety Data Sheet.

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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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