Elliott’s team recently attended the 2015 Australian Fire and Emergency Services Council (AFAC) in Adelaide, South Australia. While we were there, we revealed many new products exclusively.
One of the most exciting ranges we have released is the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) TecasafePlus Urban Wildland Clothing, designed specifically for and in conjunction with QFES.
Made from lime green Tecasafe plus fabric, this garment is used by QLD firefighters when responding to traffic accidents and urban wilderness events. While his previous QFES garments featured treated cotton, the new design incorporates his Tecasafe Plus, a unique blended fabric.
Tecasafe Plus Fabric offers superior protection against severe burns from flashes and electric arcs while featuring bio-cellulose fibers that provide better moisture management and quick drying properties, making it extremely comfortable to wear Tecasafe is also a particularly durable fabric, retaining its strength and color even after extended use and washing.
QFES was deeply involved throughout the design process and worked closely with Elliotts to ensure that the new bespoke garment met all of Queensland’s firefighters’ critical needs. Through an ongoing process of consultation, numerous samples were developed and tried to ensure that all aspects of the garment, down to the pockets, fit the specific needs of the QFES.
The final garment is a significant improvement over the existing design, with 50mm wide braces for more comfortable wear, easy access with a water bottle holder inside the jacket, and improved protection with an improved collar design. and built-in features such as closure improvements.
The outer pocket is specifically designed to fit essential firefighter gear such as gloves, respirators and radios, while the inner pocket is designed to hold notebooks, pens and cell phones. . To extend the life of the garment, high wear areas such as knees and trouser cuffs are reinforced with Alashield, a highly abrasion resistant material.
To support the QFES lifecycle management requirements, each garment manufactured contains an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chip. This allows you to see historical data for each garment related to washing and repairs, providing information for future cost planning and management.
Working closely with QFES, specific firefighting equipment that provides practical functionality, durability, wearer comfort and, most importantly, enables firefighters to remain safe in the most extreme conditions. We are happy to provide the clothes.