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Creswick Wool Fire Blanket

SKU: 7251
$109.95 (incl. gst)
Description

Pure Wool Black Fire-Resistant Blanket by Creswick Woollen Mills

Be prepared for fire. Everyone should have a fire blanket for their home and in their car, especially in fire prone areas. Used by the Country Fire Authority Victoria and the Rural Fire Service New South Wales, have peace of mind that you can keep your family safe during the fire season with a Creswick Wool Fire Blanket.

The natural structure of wool fibre requires more oxygen than is available in the air to become flammable, making it widely recognised as the most flame-resistant fibre and accordingly, an excellent fibre when it comes to fire and personal protection. You can extinguish a small fire by placing the wool blanket over it or wrap the wool blanket around yourself to protect from flame and heat.

Creswick’s flame-resistant wool fire blanket is an essential item for anyone living in a fire prone area. Keep a wool fire blanket in your home and car for peace of mind, knowing you can protect yourself and your family. In the unfortunate case of a fire, Creswick's Pure Wool Fire blanket can be used to help extinguish small flames or to wrap around yourself for personal protection.

Having a Personal Protective Wool Blanket in your car or home, with its attribute of only smoldering and not melting or dripping, could be a lifesaver. This wool blanket features blanket stitch edge.

Wool is naturally flame-resistant

Because of the way the wool fibre is structured, wool requires more oxygen than is available in the air to become flammable. Wool is accordingly an excellent fibre when it comes to fire safety. Furthermore, it does not melt, drip or stick to the skin when it burns. Of the commonly used textile fibres (cotton, rayon, polyester, acrylic and nylon), wool is widely recognised as the most flame-resistant.

Wool’s fire-resistant attributes include:
  • A very high ignition temperature of 570-600°C
  • A high Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) (the measure of the oxygen level needed to sustain combustion)
  • A low heat of combustion (the measure of the amount of heat energy released in the burning process)
  • Does not melt or stick
  • Self-extinguishing
Wool’s inherent fire resistance comes from its naturally high nitrogen and water content. Because of these, wool requires higher levels of oxygen in the surrounding environment in order to burn.

Wool may be ignited if subjected to a significantly powerful heat source, but does not normally support flame, and will instead smoulder – usually only for a short time.

In addition, wool’s cross-linked cell membrane structure will swell when heated to the point of combustion, forming an insulating layer that prevents the spread of flame. This also means that wool produces less smoke and toxic gas than synthetic fibres.
Details
WHY ARE PERSONAL PROTECTION BLANKETS SO IMPORTANT?
  •     Protection from radiant heat
  •     Protection from ember attack
A personal protection blanket will help protect you from radiant heat. Radiant heat is the heat you feel from a fire and it’s the biggest killer in a fire.

Personal protection blankets will also help protect you from ember attacks, such as burning twigs, leaves and pieces of debris landing and catching fire.

How to Care for your Wool Fire Blanket:


Essential Wool Blankets: Hand wash in approved wool detergent, do not bleach, warm rinse well, normal spin, do not tumble dry, warm iron, dry in shade, can be dry cleaned.
Specifications
  • 420gsm
  • Material: 95% Wool 5% Flame Retardant Synthetic
  • 167cm x 213cm
  • Colour: Black
  • Imported
  • 100% Australian Owned
  • Manufacturer Number: BL275
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