Fire Fighters – the heroes amongst us!

Fire fighters are our unsung heroes. We take it for granted that in an emergency we will hear the siren and these gallant gentlemen will race to our rescue.

They certainly do not get enough recognition for the amazing work that they do. They deserve our support and should have the best equipment to enable them to do their jobs.

Too often they don’t have the correct resources. Nine months ago, a large part of the seaside town of Knysna was lost to a devastating fire which raged for days. The sad truth is, that had the fire teams had better equipment, many experts agree that the fire could have been contained far quicker.

The headlines of the local newspaper – The HeraldLive read: Knysna was not prepared. Local Firefighters were not equipped for a blaze of this scale. Quoting a Johannesburg volunteer fireman it was reported that: ‘If the Knysna fire department had had sufficient resources and the right equipment the blaze could have been stopped earlier. What they have is equipment o extinguish veld fires – nothing more. They are struggling because they don’t have the right equipment, and these are guys with more than 100 years of experience between them’.

Further afield the BBC News highlighted the tragedy that befell the Grenfell Towers on the 14th of June 2017 where more than 80 people lost their lives. Low water pressure together with a lack of extended breathing apparatus all contributed to the fact that the firefighters could not get to the upper levels.

Fire Fighters need to be given the most up to date equipment to ensure that not only can they protect themselves, but they can protect the lives and livelihood of the community within which they operate.

Imperial Armour focuses on saving lives by manufacturing to International Standards their flight suites, bunker suits and all accessories critical to fire fighting.
We have recently supplied full fighting gear to 2 recognized volunteer organisations, namely Vetus Schola / Helderberg Fire Watch and Drakenstein Fire / Farm watch in the Western Cape to do exactly that.

The continued drought in the Western Cape means that fires are happening on a far more regular basis and this is putting more lives at risk. Many of the firefighters are volunteers and they continue to put their lives at risk, no matter the danger. Their primary concern is to save lives and livelihoods.

These real-life heroes deserve the best equipment possible. Imperial Armour supplies the best and we are proud of the small contribution that we have made.

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Imperial Armour prides itself on being able to provide for all your needs. From Uniforms to Fire Fighting equipment to Personal protection.

With its proven track record earned over 15 years and with numerous awards under its belt, Imperial Armour stands for quality, service and reliability!

Louisa Garland, the Managing Member of Imperial Armour credits the success of the company to its total commitment to quality. ‘Imperial Armour stands by its promise to deliver exceptional quality products at highly competitive prices to service all the needs of industry’. It’s with this promise in mind that Imperial Armour has branched out to provide Uniforms and accessories.

Imperial Armour’s products include:

  • Hard and Soft Protective Armour
  • Anti-Riot Gear
  • VIP Gear
  • Military and Armed Forces specific equipment
  • Demining
  • Fire Equipment
  • Emergency and Rescue equipment
  • Personal protective gear for children
  • Uniforms – Corporate and Factory


Over the years companies have requested that Imperial Armour service all their equipment and clothing needs. The benefits of this include: Same Quality – Same Color, Excellent Customer Service, Latest products in the market, Total customization according to client’s needs, On-Time service and dealing with one Sales Person who gets to know your business intimately.

In addition, Imperial Armour is an agent for 3 major boot suppliers and is the exclusive agent for Paratech Firefighting equipment made in the USA as well as being the exclusive agent for Blue Eye Tactical Wear made in Australia.

We have the resources, the passion and the desire to be your one-stop-solution to all your equipment and uniform needs.

Join the Imperial Armour family and together we can protect your employees!

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Giving back to the Community

In South Africa, there are over 9,000 guarding companies plus many more community police forums and more than a 1000 neighbour watches.  Currently, there are over 150 000 active police officers on duty with the number of registered Security guards topping 2 million.

Every day these brave officers and security guards risking their lives to keep us safe in our homes, at our work, on the streets.

Accordingly to the 2015 crime statistics every day in South Africa 49 people are murdered and an additional 48 people are victims of attempted murder.

Imperial Armour has declared 2017 as the year to give back to our community forums.   These people who voluntarily risk their lives to keep us safe.  Many of whom cannot afford to wear body Armour!

Special pricing is given to community forum and at Imperial Armour, we really strive to keep our pricing low. To view our specials please see the following link (Community Specials)

Once we have assessed your threat level we can provide pricing for the appropriate armour and gear that you should keep with you on your patrols.

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Caught in a riot? Five must-know survival tips!

Thousands of people are killed in riots every year all over the world and getting caught up in an angry group of protestors can be scary and dangerous. If you have walked into a riot and you can’t run away, remembering these five tips could protect you from serious harm:


    Take a good look at what is happening and ask yourself – in what ways is this situation escalating, how are people behaving, and where is the nearest escape route? Once you’ve established a way out, take it. Move quickly but calmly away from the crowd.


    Dangerous situations cause intense emotions. You may feel scared, angry, or hysterical. These feelings could make you act irrationally. It is important to remain calm at all times. Look down, move in a chosen direction, and focus on staying safe and getting out of the way of danger.


    If you can’t get away immediately, ‘blend in’ and walk in the same direction as the crowd until you get to its edge and calmly make your way out. Don’t move against the crowd as you might get blocked, pushed, or even attacked. If you fear you might fall down, stick your elbows out so that you are ’carried’ by the crowd. If you do fall down, curl into a ball, protecting your face, ears and internal organs. This will help you avoid damage.


    Do not challenge or fight with any of members of the crowd – mob mentality can lead quickly lead to violence. This is not the time for a debate; just remove yourself from the situation as soon as possible.

    Also, remember that if police are on the scene, they may not understand that you are not part of the mob and might treat you as a threat. Don’t rush towards them or copy the crowd’s reactions to them. Rather, remain calm and keep walking until you are in the clear.


    If you have loved ones with you, it is important that you stay together and help each other. Grip hands or lock elbows to avoid being separated. If you have a small child with you, hold them tightly in your arms so that they do not fall and are not trampled. Reassure each other, make a plan to get to safety, and stick to the plan.

So, if you find yourself stuck in the middle of an angry mob, remember – stay calm, move to safety, do not get involved. Once free, check social media or the news to see where the mob is moving and the safest place to be until the turmoil has passed.

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1. Know what you want.

This will allow you to choose the best body armour for your needs. Our sales staff are knowledgeable on all products manufactured and supplied in the body armour industry and will be able to advise you on the best solution for you.

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