Dräger SCBA Solutions: The Right Choice to Meet the Unique Needs of Fire Departments

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Dräger announced that it has engineered its portfolio of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) products to best meet the diverse needs of today’s firefighters. The customizable configurations allow fire departments to find the right combination of features to meet their unique needs.

Supporting firefighters in the U.S. since 1915, Dräger understands that the fire service is not a one-size-fits-all industry. That is why Dräger designed its products to allow for fire departments to create their own unique SCBA solution by choosing their combination of carrying, monitoring, mask and communication systems. Dräger’s SCBA devices are also covered under a 15-year, bumper-to-bumper warranty, which supports a lower cost of ownership for the equipment.

Unprecedented Customization

The Dräger PSS 5000 & 7000 Carrying Systems provide high mobility, optimal weight distribution and waist belts that swivel. The PSS 7000 also adds sliding capabilities, which allow for extra movability. While traditional harnesses are uncomfortable and restrict movement, Dräger’s SCBA harnesses are designed to be flexible, comfortable and significantly reduce the chances of compression burns. Both carrying systems also provide removable shoulder straps for easy decontamination and the PSS 7000 back plate adjusts to the height of individual firefighters.

The Dräger Sentinel 7000 Monitoring System digitally displays continuously updated cylinder pressure and time- to-EOSTI activation, offers configurable settings, 360 -degree visual and audible alarms and data logging for improved post -incident analysis.

Clearer Communications

In emergency situations, clear communication among firefighters is critical. The Dräger FPS Full-Face Mask and Integrated Communication System combines a wide field of vision and comfort with crystal-clear communication. New digital noise reduction technology allows firefighters to communicate clearly in challenging, noisy environments by filtering out breathing noise.

Dräger’s PSS 5000/7000, Sentinel 7000 and FPS 7000/FPS Com 5000 have successfully passed all the requirements of the 2013 Edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1981 Standard on Open-Circuit, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and NFPA 1982:2013. Dräger has also passed all testing for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 42 CFR, Part 84 and SCBA CBRN approval.

“Firefighter safety is our number-one priority, and we work closely with our customers to develop and continuously improve upon the most sophisticated and customizable line of SCBA solutions,” said Lothar Thielen, President & CEO North America, Dräger. “Putting their lives on the line each day, fire departments deserve to have a choice in the equipment they use–and our SCBA portfolio allows for just that. Our customizable and modular SCBA solutions not only meet rigorous industry safety standards, but they also meet the unique needs and preferences of each fire department. ”

To further ensure the ongoing reliable operation of equipment and maintain lower total costs of ownership, Dräger service contracts are available for its SCBA portfolio, including annual inspections, preventive maintenance and corrective repair and maintenance. The Dräger Service Advantage is designed to help customers save time, money and maximize efficiencies.

Please visit www.draeger.com for more information

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