WILDLANDS Firefighting Apparel
Elliotts recommends that a wildland firefighter's protective clothing should be comfortable, breathable, lightweight, highly visible, allow the wearer to move freely and offers overall protection in the hazardous fire fighting environment.
Wildland protective clothing is designed to be worn during bushfire or wildland firefighting and associated activities. It is not intended to provide protection during fire entrapment. Wildland fire fighting involves work primarily in hot summer temperatures, for many hours in which the firefighter may develop high levels of metabolic heat.
Consequently, the protective clothing should be light, flexible and commensurate with the risks to which the firefighter may be exposed in order to be effective. Wildland clothing should be designed to not only protect, but also assist in managing metabolic heat. It must assist in keeping the firefighter cool, by allowing body heat to escape.
All Elliotts Wildland Clothing is Certified to AS/NZS 4824:2006 Protective clothing for firefighters - Requirements and test methods for protective clothing used for wildland firefighting (ISO 15384:2003, MOD) by SAI Global.
Wildland garments are constructed using a single layer of durable FR materials. Wildland garments are unlined and do not incorporate a moisture barrier. Elliotts Wildland Firefighting garments are constructed from either Tecasafe® plus or Proban® FR Cotton.
TenCate Tecasafe® plus is engineered to provide unbeatable electric arc and flash fire protection that lasts longer than FR treated cotton fabrics.
Tecasafe® plus is soft and lightweight fabric providing unmatched comfort. It is also comforting to know that Tecasafe® plus's inherent protection will never wash or wear out.
PROBAN® is a chemically treated Cotton fabric designed to protect the wearer from a range of workplace hazards such as arc flash, flash fire, molten ferrous metal splash, exposure to welding and wildland firefighting.
The PROBAN® process ensures the fabrics are guaranteed for flame resistance for the life of the garment, provided recommended wet laundering or dry cleaning procedures are followed.
Elliotts Wildlands Firefighting Apparel is available in standard construction using PROBAN®.
The Elliotts team can also construct custom made Wildlands Firefighting Apparel to suit individual requirements including:
• Custom collars & throat protection
• Reinforced shoulders, elbows and knees
• Reinforced sleeve Protectors
• Radio, Bellows and Reinforced Pockets
• Cargo Style trousers with protective tabs
• TenCate Tecasafe® plus fabric construction
• High visibility and custom colours
To discuss your firefighting requirements, contact the Elliotts Team today!
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