Yorkshire Ambulance Trust use their head

19/11/2018
Yorkshire Ambulance Service makes Vimpex no.1 choice.

Following the launch of the eagerly awaited R6C rescue helmet (the replacement for the A7A) Yorkshire Ambulance Service were among the first Trust to place their order for this new Pacific helmet which will set a new benchmark for ambulance workers, paramedics, nurses and doctors who respond to emergency medical incidents. Vimpex already supply Pacific Helmets to 15 of the 17 Trusts across the UK, but this was the largest single order ever received from one Trust.


Since 2008 it has been realised by ambulance services that use of professional safety helmets rather than hard-hat style substitute products mitigates the risk of injury to workers operating in potentially dangerous environments. Whereas plastic hard-hats have very low compressive strength and can be subject to damage from the sun and exposure to chemicals and heat, professional rescue helmets are designed with the rescuer in mind.


The Pacific rescue helmet range represents the most versatile and configurable helmet of its type available, offering the most up-to-date and modern form of head protection in a very comfortable, lightweight and wearable package. Manufactured using a fibreglass reinforced composite shell, they provide the perfect combination of safety, balance and wearer comfort. Use of fibre-reinforced materials means that Pacific rescue helmets have less mass than those manufactured from thermo plastics.


R6 Features:

Lightweight fiberglass reinforced shell

Composite construction means shells outlast thermoplastic helmets

UV-resistant hi-gloss paint finish

Great balance giving wearer comfort for all types of use

Internal Eye Protector available on most models

Headband with removable leather for easy cleaning and replacement

Nylon webbing cradle system for optimal comfort


Pacific helmets are tested in the most extreme conditions (not just a laboratory) required to be fully compliant with relevant clauses of the stringent EN 443 standard. As you would expect from a premium safety product, the shell comes with a 6 year warranty and the internal components have a 2 year warranty.


Established in 1994, Vimpex is the UK’s leading independent supplier of specialist technical rescue equipment and PPE designed for fire, rescue, military and emergency services teams. A reputation built on service excellence, for dependable technology and for providing quality products fast, at competitive prices.