Fire and Rescue New South Wales is one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services and the busiest in Australia with over 6,500 firefighters spread across 335 stations attending over 120,000 call outs per year.
Pac Fire’s longstanding partner, Bristol Uniforms will manufacture the structural firefighting kits for NSW Fire and Rescues 6500 firefighters. Roger Startin, Bristol Uniforms comments “We are delighted to have won this major contract in Australia. This is down to the hard work of PacFire – who plays a crucial role in promoting our world-class PPE in Australia, and knows the local market inside out. XFlex is popular with fire and rescue services. By making this choice they’ll get innovative, ergonomic, quality and protective kit – vital for crews when faced with tough and challenging structural fires.”
Following an extensive evaluation and wearer trial, FRNSW elected for Bristol’s premium ensemble, the XFlex. Ergonomically designed, the XFlex delivers maximum comfort for an extensive range of male and female body types. Paul Clark from Pac Fire Australia, comments “the XFlex has a distinctive sporting style which allows the kit to move with the firefighter attracting less resistance resulting in greater flexibility and less energy expenditure”.
The fabric combination of choice is Safety Components Nomex® 360™ which features DuPont’s best fibre innovations in Filament Twill Technology™. This combined with the GORE® PARALLON™ liner system provides unparalleled levels of breathability while preventing drops in thermal protection which can occur when kit becomes wet, particularly from sweat.
Clark said, “the XFlex combined with this fabric technology and Bristol’s unique construction methods ensures Fire and Rescue are protected by one of the best firefighting kits on the market today”.
Pac Fire is recognised as one of Australasia’s leading suppliers of personal protective clothing and equipment into the fire and emergency.
For more information please visit: www.pacfire.com.au