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EQUIPMENT DIGEST

Issue 2 and Volume 138.

EQUIPMENT DIGEST Breathing apparatus Mine Safety Appliances Company (MSA), Pittsburgh, PA, has introduced four models of dual-purpose breathing apparatus, a versatile system that works as both a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) or as an air-line respirator. The models are: the dual-purpose Ultralite air mask with a 15minute rated cylinder; the dual-purpose Ultralite air mask with a 30-minute rated cylinder; the dual-purpose Custom 4500 air mask with a 30-minute rated cylinder; and the dual-purpose Custom 4500 air mask with a 60-minute rated cylinder. The new dualpurpose apparatus offer emergency response and hazardous materials clean-up crews the special advantage of working for extended periods relying on the air-line as a primary air source. Circle No. 36 on Reader Service Card Control board The personnel and organization control board is now available from Firetac Systems. The display system utilizes color-coded magnetic components on a white porcelain steel board to depict a fire department’s…

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