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Pac Fire Australia Newsflash: August 15th 2019

Pac Fire Australia Newsflash Archive - August 15th 2019

Catch up on the latest Pac Fire Australia Newsflash:

  • Hang out with us at AFAC19 – stand 384
  • An important announcement for Kappler Chemical Suits
  • Put your tax bonus to work – shop the Pac Fire sale category now
  • Explore topical industry issues on our LinkedIn page

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Kappler Chemical Suits – CE Marked Styles

Kappler CE Marked Suits - Technical Bulletin

Kappler has made some changes to their range of chemical suits based on a new European regulation relating to personal protective equipment (PPE).

The European Commission approved and published Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on PPE which became effective on April 21, 2019. Following the introduction of this regulation, Kappler performed an operational review of existing CE marked suits that were sold in Europe and internationally. The review determined that demand did not support the costs which would be incurred to update test data and certify garments to the new regulation.

As a result, Kappler has made the decision to no longer offer any garments marked to the requirements of the new Regulation.

What does this mean for Pac Fire & our customers?
Kappler does not make or offer a CE certified Level A Vapor suit. It’s important to keep in mind CE certification is a European standard – and does not necessarily translate to Australian Standards.

What products are affected?
Styles CZ5H580 OR and CZ5H581 OR (totally encapsulating Level A suit) has been discontinued by the supplier, Kappler. Once existing stocks have been cleared, Kappler have introduced a new styles, with new features that do not carry the CE mark.

CZ5H582 OR (front entry) and CZ5H583 OR (rear entry) vapor total encapsulating suit will replace the old style. These new styles will be available with some new features which include an expanded visor and knee reinforcements.

>>Technical Bulletin: Product Specifications Z5H582

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New Video: Basic Maintenance – Pacific R5 Rescue Helmet

Basic Maintenance: R5S Rescue Helmet Video

The Pacific R5 is the helmet of choice for many rescue and road crews around the globe.

This popular helmet strikes the perfect balance between wearer comfort and protection while incorporating all the features you expect from a Pacific Helmet.

Follow along with us as we run through some basic maintenance for this helmet:

Need more information? Read more about the R5 series of helmets.

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New Video: Product Spotlight – Blowhard Misting Ring

Product Spotlight: Blowhard Misting Ring Video

Heat stress has been shown to be a leading factor cause of injury during fire suppression.

With this in mind, Blowhard have created a tool to assist in active cooling – the Blowhard Misting Ring.

The Misting Ring transforms your Blowhard fan into an effective recovery tool that assists in combating heat stress.

The Blowhard Misting Ring fits quickly to the front of Blowhard Fans. When attached to a regular, domestic hose, the Misting Ring creates a super fine “mist” which aids in firefighter recovery by helping to lower the core body temperature after training or an incident.

Watch the misting ring in action in our latest video:

Need more information? Read more about the Blowhard Misting Ring and Blowhard Fan.

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A new tool in the fight against heat stress

New Product: The Blowhard Misting Ring

Blowhard Misting RingFirefighters experience high amounts of physical and mental stress when attending an incident. Environmental factors like extreme heat, humidity or cold contribute to conditions that may have an adverse impact on a firefighters health.

In Australia, heat stress has been highlighted as a leading cause of injury during fire suppression.

Dangers like heat stress can be mitigated with the implementation of a rest and recovery strategy that includes measures like Active Cooling. Active Cooling is the process of using external methods or devices to reduce the bodies elevated core temperature.

With this in mind, Blowhard have created an accessory that aids in Active Cooling. The Misting Ring transforms your Blowhard fan into an effective recovery tool that assists in combating heat stress.

It takes just seconds to fit the Misting Ring to the front of a Blowhard Fan using the super strong, magnetic adaptor. When attached to a regular domestic hose, the 8 low pressure nozzles create a super fine mist which aids in firefighter recovery by helping to lower the core body temperature after training or an incident.

Need more information? Read more about the Blowhard Misting Ring and Blowhard Fan.

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Watch the Misting Ring in action, as well as other great tutorials on our YouTube channel.

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Pac Fire Newsflash: March 7th 2019

Pac Fire Australia Newsflash Archive - March 7th 2019

Catch up on the latest Pac Fire Australia Newsflash:

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. Read more about PAC+CARE in our latest newsflash, check out our recent media or watch our helmet routine clean video.
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Durable, helmet mounted, hearing protection

Pac Fire Helmet Mounted Earmuffs

Pac Fire Helmet Mounted EarmuffsPac Fires’ new model earmuffs are effective at reducing exposure to hazardous noise and other loud sounds. They feature durable metal arms and a 25mm tongue that fits to the Pacific earmuff bracket.

Earmuff Features:

  • Helmet Mounted Earmuffs
  • Fits most ear sizes, with thick cushions for extra comfort
  • Suitable in areas with high noise levels
  • SNR rating of 31dB (equivalent to Class 5) and CE Marked to EN352-3
  • Compatible with the Pacific 25mm earmuff bracket

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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: Product Spotlight – The 3AA eLed Torch from Underwater Kinetics

Product Spotlight: 3AA Torch from Underwater Kinetics

Take a more in-depth look at the popular 3AA from Underwater Kinetics. Watch as we take you through the product features, torch set up and basic troubleshooting.

Purchase the torch and the B2066114 torch holder from Pac Fire Online.

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Pac Fire Newsflash: December 6th 2018

Pac Fire Australia Newsflash Archive - December 6th 2018

Catch up on the latest Pac Fire Australia Newsflash:

Seasons greetings for 2018! Pac Fire is closing for the Christmas Break. We’ll be closed between December 21 2018 and January 7 2019. For urgent matters please email urgent@dev.pacfire.com.au
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