Protective equipment and safety device manufacturer Scott Safety is preparing to launch its $12.5 million partnership with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). The company is readying its support of the nation’s third-largest firefighting organization and its 5,600 full-time firefighters through equipment production and in-service training.
“We’re looking forward to equipping CAL FIRE with the tools they need for success,” said Trent Smith, global director of sales, Scott Safety, which was recently awarded the new statewide contract for self-contained breathing apparatus. “Our focus now is on delivering the highest level of quality equipment, training and customer service, offering CAL FIRE peace of mind and comfort in getting the job done.”
As part of the multimillion-dollar agreement, Scott Safety will provide 2,400 Air-Pak X3 SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) to 237 fire stations in California. This innovative product exceeds the most recent safety standards and offers enhanced fireground communications with options for a wide range of innovative accessory add-ons.
Every Air-Pak SCBA is made in the USA and manufactured in Scott Safety’s Monroe global headquarters and education center. These assets are a key resource in Scott Safety’s plan to educate and train CAL FIRE on equipment best practices.
Under this new partnership, CAL FIRE will have easy and quick access to Scott Safety’s continued innovation through Scott Safety’s distribution partner, ALLSTAR Fire Equipment, headquartered in Arcadia, California.
“The members of CAL FIRE carry out a critical mission of protecting people and property throughout the state of California,” said Scott Safety President Mike Ryan. “Scott Safety is ready to begin supporting this mission with world-class support and durable, cutting-edge protection.”
About Scott Safety
Scott Safety is a premier manufacturer of innovative respiratory and personal protective equipment and safety devices for emergency services and first responders including firefighters, industrial workers, law enforcement, military, civil defense, national security and rescue teams around the world. With five global manufacturing locations, Scott products protect thousands of individuals each day from environmental hazards that are inherent in the industries which they serve. The Scott product line includes self-contained breathing apparatus, supplied air and air-purifying respirators, gas detection instruments, thermal imaging cameras and firefighter locators. For information on Scott Safety’s latest innovations, please visit www.scottsafety.com.