New fire retardant lifejacket launched at Seaworks 2014

Published:  16 June, 2014

The new Crewsaver Fire Retardant Lifejacket is the result of intense research, development and testing in collaboration with the UK fire brigades.

The first consignment of Fire Retardant Lifejackets is already in active service and has been seen for the first time at the Seaworks exhibition in Southampton (UK) (June 10-12).

The jacket is also suitable for industrial use when workers are exposed to sparks when doing jobs such as welding.

A new feature on the new Crewsaver jacket is a wraparound fireproof cover that protects all the burst points – on conventional jackets these are vulnerable to flying sparks and embers, which could damage the zip and velcro.

The slim-profile Fire Retardant Lifejacket is short, light and compact to give total freedom of movement.

Even when wearing heavy-duty clothing and boots, if a firefighter falls into the water the Fire Retardant Lifejacket’s 290 Newtons of buoyancy will keep a person afloat with his head held at an angle which prevents drowning.

The jacket is fitted with a Hammar inflation system, which eliminates the potential problem of the jacket self-inflating if worn in a high-vapour content environment and there is an attachment point for a McMurdo PLB or AIS beacon.

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