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Self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBA, is the foundational tool that provides the greatestSelf-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBA, is the foundational tool that provides the greatestamount of airway protection from toxic gas and harmful particles resulting from the fire. It’s anessential product for modern firefighting, especially with today’s complex fire circumstances.Next year Dräger celebrates 80 years since their first modern-day developed SCBA. The DrägerSCBA provides the best breathing protection with unparalleled comfort design. All other SCBAmanufacturers have modelled themselves after Dräger, the world leader.Dräger’s latest SCBAs have earned the 2018 Edition of NFPA certifications. Worn by thousandsof firefighters worldwide, the Dräger SCBA has received updates to meet the 2018 Edition ofNFPA 1981 and 1982. Proven safety with industry-first technology.
Breakdown of Our Most Popular SCBA Products
Dräger PSS 7000 Carrying System
The Dräger PSS 7000 carrying system features ergonomic comfort including height-adjustment,pivoting at the waist, and more easy adjustments for every size and shape. The supportive waistbelt keeps the SCBA at a lower center of gravity as the Firefighter moves, meaning less stress onthe wearer. The PSS 7000 is made of flame-resistant, rubberized materials, the straps and belt areeasy to clean on the fire ground. The unit can be disassembled (and reassembled) in less than 60seconds without any tools, allowing for detailed disinfecting.
Dräger PSS 5000 Carrying System
The Dräger PSS 5000 carrying system yields many of the advantages of the PSS 7000 at a lowerprice point. Still comfortable, the waist belt is stable so that the wearer can twist and turn withease. The PSS 5000 is available in one size that fits most. Made of flame-resistant, rubberizedmaterials, the straps and belt are easy to clean on the fire ground. The unit can be disassembled(and reassembled) in less than 60 seconds without any tools, allowing for detailed disinfecting.
Dräger FPS 7000 Full-Face Mask
The Dräger FPS 7000 full-face mask features the industry’s best 180-degree, panoramicvisibility with a large distortion-free heat-resistant thermoplastic visor. Even distribution of airacross the mark prevents fogging of the visor. The FPS 7000 is available in small, medium, andlarge. The inner mask that covers the nose and mouth comes in three different sizes as well. Themask is constructed of highly chemically resistant rubber with a hairnet to be donned and doffedquickly and easily. The FPS 7000 full-face mask is a required part of the SCBA ensemblemeeting the 2018 Edition of NFPA 1981.
Dräger Sentinel 7000 PASS and Monitoring System
A distress signal unit and pressure gauge, the Dräger Sentinel 7000 is an electronic unit thatprovides continuous monitoring of operational status of a NFPA-certified SCBA (2018 Editions). Pressure and remaining airtime is shown on one easy-to-read digital display. The lightweightdevice fits in the palm of the hand, with large, easy-to-operate buttons, even when wearinggloves. When triggered, the Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) flashes lights both on the unitand on the carrying systems. The alarm sound emits from both the Sentinel and speakers on thecarrying system. Color coded lights are featured to assist with orientation in dark smoke-filled atmospheres.
Dräger FPS-COM 7000 TeamTalk Independent Fire Ground Communications
TeamTalk is Dräger’s cutting-edge, only one of its kind, new development in Independent Fire Ground Communications. The Dräger FPS-COM 7000 provides standalone hands-freecommunication between wearers. The unit integrates into the FPS 7000 full-face mask withoutthe use of tools. Voice-activated, the FPS-COM 7000 provides full-duplex communication onone of seven user-selected channels. Up to 10 users per channel can be connected without usinga tactical radio, which is especially ideal for special operations like hazardous materials responseteams. In a normal building with walls, the signal works ideally with others less than 90 feet (27.4 meters) from one another or almost 300 feet (91.4 meters) line of sight. Digitalnoise-reduction such as breathing and ambient noise is automatically suppressed and onlytransmits the wearer’s voice. The large button can be used for push-to-talk with any functionincluding voice amp, tactical radio, or via Team Talk.
Dräger FPS-COM 5000 Tactical Fire Ground Communications
Designed to connect seamlessly to the FPS 7000 full-face mask, the Dräger FPS-COM 5000 ensures clear communication through either a voice amplifier or a tactical radio — even in themost extreme conditions. Cutting edge digital noise-reduction technology eliminates breathingsounds, ambient noise, and acoustic feedback for crystal-clear communication. The FPS-COM5000 can be added to any NFPA-certified SCBA ensemble from Dräger. Using two AAAbatteries, the communication unit shuts off automatically if no breathing sounds occur for 10minutes. This increases battery life, lowers maintenance costs, and ensures that your equipmentis ready for use when it’s needed. Once again, Dräger leads the fire service industry withcutting-edge technology which will change fire ground communication for the future.
Contact SSD today to learn more about these new NFPA-certified SCBAs, schedule a demo with one of our sales reps, or request a quote.
Source: “SCBA - Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.”