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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: Introducing the Pac Fire Goggles

Pac Fire's new firefighting goggles have arrived

Pac Fire’s new two strap helmet goggles have landed and we’ve created this groovy video to celebrate their release.

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Protect against harmful particulates with Bristol NanoFlex

Bristol Uniforms NanoFlex Flash Hoods

Bristol Uniforms NanoFlex Flash Hoods With a growing focus on firefighter health – Pac Fire Australia is pleased to announce the arrival of the Bristol Particulate Blocking Flash Hoods in Nomex® and PBI®.

Recent 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 potential carcinogens.

NanoFlex Flash Hoods are the smartest fire hoods on the market. They provide optimum comfort and protection while mitigating heat stress and filtering harmful particulates found on the fire ground.

Bristol Uniforms revolutionary Nano Flex flash hood has been proven to be 99.8% successful at filtering harmful particulates while remaining lightweight, soft and breathable, while minimal sound is produced through head movement resulting in greater situational awareness for the firefighter.

NanoFlex hoods are available from Pac Fire now in both Nomex® and with additional flashover protection in PBI®.

NanoFlex Nomex®
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NanoFlex PBI®
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We wish you a Merry Christmas….

Merry Christmas from the team at Pac Fire Australia

It’s that time of year again!

The staff at Pac Fire Australia would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers and first line responders a very merry and safe Christmas.

We’re taking a break over Christmas! Pac Fire is closing on December 22nd – don’t worry though! We reopen on Monday January 8th 2018 – fresh and ready for another exciting year.

If you have an urgent matter during our shutdown period, please call 1300 731 800 from January 2nd.

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A revolution in Structural Firefighting Gloves

Bristol's Titan PBI Structural Firefighting Glove is available now from Pac Fire

Pac Fire Australia’s exclusive partner, Bristol Uniforms have developed a game changer in hand protection. The Titan PBI® Structural firefighting gloves represent the gold standard in structural firefighting protection within Australia and New Zealand.

Pioneering the way forward, the Titan PBI® glove are the first fabric structural firefighting glove to be certified to AS/NZS 2161.6:2014.

Years of research and rigorous testing have resulted in a structural glove that balances paramount protection with optimal dexterity.

Titan PBI® (1260) protects the back of the hand while the palm is constructed of a double-face Kevlar® knit with a carbon-granite-silicone coating for superior grip. The insert is a Gore® Crosstech® moisture barrier which provides sound breathability and optimum protection against blood borne pathogens. The Kevlar® thermal liner insulates while wicking sweat away from the skin to prevent glove slip. The Titan PBI® glove also has a good size protective Nomex® cuff.

Developed with the wearer in mind, the Bristol glove offers a unique, anatomical fit and broad sizing range. These gloves are tough! The Titan PBI® gloves boast an exceptional lifespan due to their resilience when undergoing regular cleans.

The Bristol Titan PBI® Structural Firefighting Gloves are available from Pac Fire Australia.
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