Our Xenon structural firefighter kit provides a real revolution rather than an evolution in fire kit. We've closed the door on old existing technologies, and instead we've adopted a brand-new approach to creating multi-layered, multi-functional structural firefighting clothing. Xenon is the ultimate high performance 'free movement' fire kit. Providing the very best protection available through into the 2020s and beyond.
Our Xenon structural firefighter suits can be manufactured using the GORE® PARALLON® System is a revolutionary solution that extends the boundaries of firefighter protection to new levels. The GORE® PARALLON® System 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. Comparing other fabrics the GORE® PARALLON® System provides up to 65% more breathability than traditional constructions.
The GORE® PARALLON® System has created a new benchmark for structural firefighting suits breaking the normally accepted trade-off between protection and comfort. Working with our partners W.L. Gore and Associates Ballyclare has created the technologically advanced Xenon. Coupled with the GORE® PARALLON® System our firefighter clothing offers outstanding levels of comfort, wearability and protection.
Xenon firefighter multifunction rescue suits are designed for rescue activities associated with emergency response situations such as Road Traffic Collisions (RTC's), training operations and other related rescue incidents such as working at height and firefighting in the open, principally wildland firefighting operations.
Their design was inspired by the construction of premium quality sportswear where maximum comfort and protection is provided without imposing any restriction on the wearer’s movement. We gathered a huge volume of input from firefighters in the field to feed into the Xenon design process and helped us create something that provides reliable protection and also offers outstanding levels of comfort and breathability. Our Xenon rescue jackets and trousers incorporate a lightweight, durable GORE® CROSSTECH Moisture Barrier, which provides protection from blood and body fluids, and keeps the wearer dry from the outside, while allowing sweat to pass out of the garment.
Ballyclare's new layered system allows the firefighter to ‘layer up’ from a multifunction rescue jacket, as above, adding a separate structural top-layer jacket that, when the two layers are combined provide full structural firefighting protection.
Firefighting duties are ever changing and we take this into account with all the firefighter clothing we design. We wanted to be able to provide a flexible solution for fire and rescue services across the UK and with the Xenon firefighter clothing range we truly believe we have achieved that.