The Colan PCA Personal Bushfire Blanket was developed in Australia utilising an advanced synthetic material which is inherently fire retardant and has extremely low thermal conductivity, providing excellent protection from our extreme bushfire conditions.
These are the only fire blankets in the world made using the unique PCA fibre which does not burn, melt, shrink, or release harmful gases, even when exposed to direct flames, flying embers, and extreme temperatures.
This smaller sized blanket is 1.8m long by 1.2m wide, providing shelter for one adult. (Click here for the larger, two person version.) It comes in two fabric thicknesses: a more compact, lightweight 350 grams per square metre blanket; and a heavier duty 500 g/m2 version for increased thermal protection.
The Colan PCA Personal Bushfire Blankets provide potentially life-saving defence from flames, heat, and embers if trapped by a bushfire, which is why they are used by a range of emergency services including Fire and Rescue NSW, VIC Country Fire Authority, NSW Rural Fire Service, SA Country Fire Service, and QLD Rural Fire Service.
It is recommended that a personal fire blanket be kept in vehicles when travelling in bushfire-prone areas.
- inherently flame retardant
- will not melt, drip or shrink due to contact with flames and embers
- extremely low thermal conductivity provides protection from radiant heat
- provides shelter for one adult
- long lifespan due to high UV resistance and inherent antimicrobial properties
- meets Australian Standard for protective clothing for firefighters
- Temperature rating: 350 °C
- Blanket dimensions: 1.8m long, 1.2m wide
- Material: PCA fibre
- Product data sheet
350 g/m2 bushfire blanket:
- Weight: 0.8kg
- Thickness: 2.5mm
500 g/m2 bushfire blanket:
- Weight: 1.1kg
- Thickness: 4.5mm
To ensure your Colan PCA Personal Fire Blanket maintains its shape, wash in cool water on a delicate cycle then machine dry on a delicate cycle. It will not lose its inherent fire resistance as a result of washing.
Do NOT dry clean, as chemicals used in dry cleaning can cause shrinkage and may be flammable.
The blanket is designed for limited use and should be replaced if contaminated or damaged in use.
About PCA fibre:
PCA fibre is a newly-developed synthetic polyacrylate that has inherent fire protective characteristics including exceptional high temperature resistance and low thermal conductivity.
PCA fibre will not burn, melt, or shrink — even when exposed to direct flames. These protective characteristics, combined with the low toxicity of gases released when exposed to fire, mean it meets the most stringent fire safety standards. Despite its high performance, PCA fibre retains a soft, natural touch.
The fibre’s inherent antimicrobial properties and UV resistance mean this fire blanket can sit in the back of your car for many years without degrading, retaining its usefulness in an emergency.
The below video shows the blanket’s ability to provide protection from serious burns even when impacted by direct flames.