In case you missed it, Elliotts recently attended the 2016 Australasian Fire Authority Council Expo (AFAC). This is an annual expo that provides an opportunity for manufacturers of personal protective equipment in the emergency services industry to showcase/demonstrate their products.

This year, Elliot’s has added a new stand and a very special attraction to the stand: three pinball machines. It was a chance for young and old to put their pinball talents to work and get his hands on one of his three world-famous grunge bottles worth over $750. At the end of the expo, the highest scoring machine he had a score of over 50,000,000!

Elliotts also took this opportunity to showcase the latest addition to the Pro-Tech construction glove family, the Pro-Tech 8 Evolution glove. This is a NFPA 1971-2013 compliant and certified structural firefighting glove. Ideal for fire school, training, and frequent use, the glove features a cut level 8 knuckle guard system that not only provides excellent cut resistance and radiant heat protection, but also the The tight material and stitching provide maximum dexterity.

The stand was divided into 3 different areas. Wet weather, structure firefighting, wilderness firefighting. Also on display were the Pro-Tech gloves and the Mec-Flex rescue gloves.

Elliotts always aims to be the best, which means creating products of the highest quality possible. Each of our products is certified to the following SAI Global Standards.

– Structural fire fighting equipment is AS/NZS 4967:2009 certified.

– Wildlands Fire Equipment is certified to AS/NZS 4824:2006.

– Wet weather clothing is AS4602.1:2011 certified.

– Pro-Tech gloves are AS/NZS 2161.6:2014 certified and

– (Mec-Flex) rescue gloves are certified to AS/NZS 2161.3:2005.

However, this level of quality is only achievable because Elliotts continually works with numerous domestic and international suppliers to remain innovative and exceed PPE standards. Special thanks to the following companies that have enabled Elliotts to continue manufacturing emergency services products.

– Tecasafe plus and Gemini XTL by Tencate

– PBI Max with safety components

– DuPont Nomex and Nomex 3DP

– Protech gloves

– Karvin of Estambril International

Eco Dry by Hainsworth

Using these materials, Elliotts now manufactures a variety of products for SES, ambulance, fire and police.

This year’s Expo was a huge success for Elliotts. We had a lot of fun while educating participants about our products and new innovations. We are looking forward to next year’s AFAC Expo. There, pinball machines may need to reappear. We are looking forward to AFAC 2017.

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