Ballyclare Limited has been trusted by fire and rescue services from across the UK and internationally for over 100 years. We currently supply over 27,000 firefighters in the UK with structural and specialist firefighting kit and are trusted suppliers of highly technical garments for the emergency services and armed forces. We also proudly hold the Royal Warrant for the supply of Specialist Fire Protective Clothing By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen through supplying firefighting suits to the Windsor Castle Fire Service.
We are dedicated to protecting people who risk their lives protecting others and who work in extreme conditions and environments. By combining our knowledge and experience garnered across different sectors, you can trust us to offer you the best protective clothing available.
XENON - OUR REVOLUTIONARY FIRE KIT
Our Xenon structural firefighter kit isn't an evolution in design. It's a revolution. We closed the door on old existing technologies and instead adopted a brand new approach to creating structural firefighting clothing. Xenon represents the very best protection available through into the 2020s and beyond.
Xenon is the ultimate high performance 'free movement' fire kit designed using the technologically advanced GORE® PARALLON® System. Xenon designs are sportswear-inspired and ergonomically designed with reduced bulk and weight. Xenon allows free and flexible movement - without restriction - across the widest possible range of movements.
The GORE® PARALLON® System is a revolutionary solution that extends the boundaries of firefighter protection to new levels. It is lightweight, breathable and waterproof and delivers very high levels of thermal protection to the wearer. Using a double membrane configuration, it reduces the risk of burn injuries and heat stress in wet and dry conditions, while wicking moisture away from the skin, creating consistent protection without compromising comfort, creating a new benchmark for structural firefighting suits breaking the normally accepted trade-off between protection and comfort.
SAFETY BY DESIGN
By focussing on the very latest technology and materials, we create market leading products that combine protection with comfort and durability. From structural firefighting to USAR, technical rescue, wildland, High Volume Pump and line rescue situations, Ballyclare offers a comprehensive range to ensure firefighters stay safe, comfortable and protected.
Ballyclare is one of the UK’s leading providers of protective clothing to the emergency services and when safety is critical, our customers put their trust in our unrivalled safety expertise and proven track record for helping to protect lives in hostile environments.
We are proud holders of the Royal Warrant for the supply of Specialist Fire Protective Clothing By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen through supplying firefighting suits to the Windsor Castle Fire Service.
We are also delighted to be an Associate Member of the Chief Fire Officers Association and
a member of the Fire Industry Association.
Our company operates to the highest standards and is accredited to the quality standard ISO 9001 and the environmental management standard ISO 14001.
For many years, we have been one of the main suppliers of structural fire fighting and rescue kit to the majority of UK fire and rescue services. Our focus is on producing garments that are not only fit for purpose but also surpass legislative requirements without compromising on wearer comfort and fit. We work closely with the fire and rescue services at both a commercial and technical level; investing time designing and developing, testing and trialling new garments to meet a specific need, rather than supply a standard product range off the shelf.
Our design team takes its inspiration from many different industry sectors. If an idea works on clothing for one market, we are quick to use it elsewhere. We are continually monitoring the media, extreme sports and the catwalks to find what is new and different. This inspiration creates bespoke garments that not only fit the function required of them but also have style.
Using our collective experience, we know how to translate new ideas into quality products that not only meet industry legislation and safety standards but exceed them. Our designers and technical staff are at the forefront of this process, ensuring continuity of supply and quality control from initial concept through to approval and final delivery.
With the resources that few of our competitors can match, we are uniquely placed to satisfy the changing needs of the fire industry. Central to our success has been our willingness to invest in infrastructure and IT systems and scale up our capacity to meet the growing demand for our products and our fully managed service.
In addition to our design and development capabilities we also offer a turnkey managed service solution that takes safety to a new level. We take on the responsibility for laundering and maintaining the garments and making sure they are fit for purpose and comply with health and safety standards. We maintain the exacting quality control and product management procedures that allow every garment to be tracked and traced and finally decommissioned. Find out more by watching our short film below.