has upgraded its protective clothing range for firefighters with the introduction of a new element for additional protection.
The Elliotts range of protective clothing for firefighters offers protection against the physiological stress created through exposure to extreme hazards including high heat and flame, molten materials, hot surfaces, harsh physical environments and possible exposure to chemicals and blood borne pathogens.
Elliotts has now upgraded its existing structural firefighting systems by replacing the thermal liner with the latest T-Guard II Plus in the Nomex systems and T-Guard I Runner in the PBI systems enhancing safety and wearer comfort. The previously red colour of the liner is now a royal blue.
Structural firefighting clothing construction
Elliotts’ structural protective clothing is constructed of multiple layers of materials with each material delivering a very specific function.
The outer shell in the PBI Gold and Nomex 3D systems is the first layer of defence and is generally produced from woven fabrics. This layer provides flame resistance, thermal resistance, and mechanical resistance to cuts, snags, tears and abrasion.
The Stedair 3000e moisture barrier is the middle layer of the three-layer turnout composite and is constructed of a moisture-resistant yet breathable film that is laminated to a substrate for stability. It protects the wearer and the garment's thermal liner from water, steam, moisture penetration, chemicals and blood borne pathogens. Moisture vapour can pass through this layer to allow some of the body heat to escape.
The T-Guard II Plus and T-Guard I Runner thermal liners are constructed of layers of flame-resistant, thermally insulative non-woven fabrics attached to a woven facecloth for stability and strength. The liner insulates the wearer from the effects of extreme heat encountered during structural fire fighting operations.
Safety Standards and Certification
The Elliotts range of structural and wildland protective clothing for firefighters are certified by SAI Global to either AS 4967 protective clothing for firefighters requirements and test methods for protective clothing used for structural firefighting and AS4824 protective clothing for firefighters requirements and test methods for protective clothing used for wildland firefighting.