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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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Big Protection. Compact Size.

Big Protection. Compact Size. The Captains Pack from Responder Wipes

Big Protection. Compact Size. The Captains Pack from Responder Wipes

Studies linking dermal absorption of hydrocarbon contaminants and increased cancer risk have recommended stronger and more comprehensive preliminary exposure reduction strategies be implemented. Dermal wipes have been highlighted as an important step in the formulation of these strategies.

Responder Wipes® have been designed to meet the unique needs of Firefighters and First Responders. They are thick, durable and specifically formulated for use in on-site decontamination.

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.

Responder Wipes® are free from Aloe or Parabens. Wipes containing Aloe and Parabens have been shown to open the skins pores. Open pores can result in contaminants becoming further embedded in dermal tissue.

Their convenient packaging, including the new Captains Pack option, reduces waste and makes Responder Wipes® perfect for use while still attending an incident.

Need more information? Read more about new Captains Pack from Responder Wipes or download the product data sheet.

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An elegant solution to visual position location

Adaro L5POWER with position location beacon

Adaro have been responsible for developing some of the most innovative lighting solutions on the market today. Their latest flashlight, the L5POWER is robust, reliable, lightweight and incorporates features aimed at increasing visibility, like the new flashing red LED positioning beacon in the tail and the torches photoluminescent bezel.

L5POWER is ATEX certified to the highest levels, Zone 0 Gas and Zone 20 Dust, for use in hazardous areas and confined spaces.

Powered by 4 x AAA Alkaline batteries, L5POWER features a white LED that has a light output of 150 lumens and beam distance of 96 meters.

L5POWER’s durability can be attributed to quality Spanish construction that incorporates an impact resistant, antistatic thermoplastic resin torch body.

Position location with the Adaro L5POWER

The L5POWER can be used as a helmet torch on Pacific Helmets branded firefighting and rescue helmets when fitted A107118 clip, which is sold separately.

Need more information? Read more about the L5POWER flashlight by Adaro or download the product data sheet.

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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.

Need more information? Read more about the Pacific F15 Structural Firefighting Helmet.

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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.

Need more information? Read more about the Pacific F15 Structural Firefighting Helmet.

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We wish you a Merry Christmas

Seasons Greetings from the staff at Pac Fire

With 2019 at it’s close, 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 Friday the 24th December at 12pm – don’t worry we reopen at 8:00am on Monday the 6th 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 6th January.

2019 has been a pretty big year, check out some of our highlights:
• In January we furthered our commitment to firefighter health and well-being by launching PAC+CARE a state-of-the-art PPE service centre located at our Yatala branch
• Early 2019 saw the award of the Cap Style BR9 to Tas Fire Wildland Firefighters with a rollout spanning 4 years and about 4,000 new helmets.
• Sometimes it’s the little things that make a BIG difference, Pac Fire’s new helmet mounted earmuffs hit the market in February
• Much ado about heat stress – the Blowhard Misting Ring launched in March
• May saw the arrival of “GOOD-BUYS” an online only section devoted to giving some much loved Pac Fire products the farewell they deserve
• The Pacific F15 Structural Firefighting Helmet was awarded to CFA Volunteers in late August with the first helmets being delivered in late October 2019
• In October we announced the arrival two new Blowhard Fans, Quickiee & Commando
• Ho Ho Ho, Pac Fire Online Gift Vouchers landed in December 2019

Pac Fire has a huge 2020 planned and we’re excited to share it with you.

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New Video: Changing the Internal Eye Protector on a R6 Helmet

New Video: Changing the Internal Eye Protector in an R6 Series Helmet

Contemporary design meets function – the R6 series helmets are the definition of ‘multi-purpose’. Made for complex rescue situations, helmets in the R6 range sport a modern and compact design that focuses on user comfort and protection.

Follow along with us as we change the internal eye protector on an R6V Dominator Rescue Helmet:

Need more information? Read more about the Pacific R6 Dominator Rescue Helmet.

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New Video: Changing the Comfort Liner and Neck Protector on a Pacific 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.

You are also putting your health at risk if the Comfort Liner and Neck Protector is not cleaned regularly.

The Headband & Neck Protector on an F15 Structural Firefighting helmet can be removed and replaced in under 10 minutes.

Follow along with us as change the comfort liner and neck protector on the Pacific F15:

Need more information? Read more about the Pacific F15 structural firefighting helmet.

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Pac Fire welcomes “Commando” and “Quickee” to the Blowhard range

New Fans from Blowhard - Command and Quickee

Blowhard is an innovative company with a team dedicated to putting the needs of firefighters first. Their core focus is creating solutions that fire services can integrate into their processes to make them more powerful and efficient.

It is this focus that has led to the creation of two new fans – the Commando and the Quickee.

Both new fans utilise positive pressure ventilation (PPV) whereby they remove smoke, heat and other combustion products from a structure during or after a fire. The Blowhard difference is the use of Jet Stream technology rather than the more common “cone” airflow. Jet Stream technology utilises a concentrated, high-pressure “jet stream” dedicated to ventilation which consistently out performs the “cone” model. Basically what this means is you need fewer fans based on “jet stream” technology to ventilate an area – saving valuable space on trucks, time in deployment and money on additional units.

New Fans from Blowhard - Command and Quickee

Weight, shape, size, balance, and carrying options have been major considerations during the design and construction of Commando and Quickee.

Commando gives you the all-in-one power to take on any situation. Pushing the limits of battery technology and fan engineering, BlowHard’s Commando brings unmatched performance with a footprint and weight similar to that of the BH-20. The Commando redefines battery powered PPV with its ability to outperform some petrol driven fans, yet light weight and ergonomic enough to be carried and set up by one person.

The Quickee expands on the technology and benefits introduced in the BH-20. It is engineered to increase performance while taking up less space. BlowHard’s ErgoFold technology has been taken to the next level to create a more powerful, smaller, lighter, more manoeuvrable 508mm fan designed to increase the performance and efficiency of the firefighter.

Both fans incorporate new Blowhard features which include adjustable angle path lighting and battery charge indicators.

Pac Fire is proud to offer Blowhard’s revolutionary ventilation technology throughout Australia and New Zealand. Please contact us for more information or for a detailed quote on the BH-20, Commando or Quickee.

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