Pacific Helmets NZ Ltd – World leader in the design and manufacture of fire-and-rescue helmets
Pacific Helmets NZ Ltd is a world leader in the design and manufacture of structural firefighting, wildland firefighting, and technical rescue helmets. We have a long and proud tradition of meeting the specific needs of emergency services worldwide. Our mission is to provide the world’s best safety gear, without compromise.
The Pacific range of helmets has long been recognised for its safety, durability, comfort and quality. Pacific Helmets Research and Development focuses on continuously improving our products and developing new solutions to meet the evolving needs of our customers. We pride ourselves on being a leader in helmet technology and continuously striving to improve by making our products safer, more comfortable, and better suited to the changing needs of emergency services the world over.
The Pacific F15 Structural Firefighting Helmet is Pacific’s flagship jet-style model. The shell of the F15 is a composite of DuPont™ Kevlar® and fibreglass, which provides excellent impact and penetration protection while being chemical, UV, heat, and flame resistant. The shell is ultrasonically welded to an advanced polymer chassis, combining the proven strength of the Pacific shell with a platform for integration of accessories such as communications, lighting, thermal imaging cameras and BA masks. The F15 comes with a clip-in front badge plinth as standard that can be optionally upgraded to a front mounted lamp, and can be customised with reflectors or branding.
The F15 has an optimised centre of gravity, giving it stability and making it feel lighter to wear. Combined with five specially designed points of impact attenuation, the result is a helmet that reduces neck and spine fatigue, and provides greater protection against falls and impacts.
The Dual Pivot Face Shield on the F15 provides high-speed particle protection, is heat and flame resistant, optically correct, anti-scratch and anti-fog coated. The face shield provides full face coverage with plenty of internal space through a unique dual-pivot system, allowing the face shield to pivot away from the face as it deploys. The face shield can be fully deployed over a BA mask without obstructing field of vision.
The F15 features Pacific’s latest Ratchet Adjustable Headband, which can be operated with a single gloved hand to fit head sizes from 52 to 64cm. The pivoting nape of the headband means it can be adjusted globally around the head to provide a secure fit for all head sizes and shapes. It includes a Six-Point Ribbon Suspension System with Padded Air Mesh, which provides even weight distribution, improved impact resistance and optimal air flow, making the F15 comfortable to wear and breathable over prolonged use.
Staying connected to the rest of the team is critical in high-intensity situations. The F15 can be fitted with Titan Firecomms – a helmet mounted, hands-free, boom microphone and speaker system. This allows wearers to retain full situational awareness, even in the harshest and noisiest environments. Titan Firecomms are easily installed inside the helmet without compromising fit or comfort and are compatible with a wide range of Push-to-Talk options.
Pacific’s One Touch Eye Protector™, for easy push-activated eye protection at times when full face coverage is not required, is also available with the F15. There is also a wide range of neck-protector designs to choose from.
The F15 is available in an extensive range of colours. Rank markings, wording, and customised decals are available and can be tailored to your brigade’s requirements. The F15 is available certified to the Structural Firefighting standards: AS/NZS 4067:2012, EN443:2008, or NFPA 1971:2018 with NFPA 1951:2013 for technical rescue.
For more information, go to www.pacifichelmets.com