Five of the six manufacturers of self-contained breathing apparatus that meet National Fire Protection Association standards offer electronic accountability systems as accessories to increase firefighter safety. One of them, Scott Health and Safety, started shipping its second-generation system in July.
The Last Chance Rescue Filter is an escape device that provides respiratory protection to firefighters in the event of an SCBA out-of-air emergency or malfunction.
A drawing to win SCBA holders at the Fire Department Instructors Conference generated new business for LifeGuard Technologies and improved safety measures at the Windcrest (Texas) Volunteer Fire Department.
Anything that is routine tends to get boring, including daily apparatus and emergency equipment checks.
Structural Composites Industries (SCI) said it has launched new SCBA cylinder technology: the only 30-year cylinder available for sale directly to fire departments in the United States.
Makers of thermal imaging cameras exhibited new products that were smaller, lighter and feature-rich at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis this year.
A New York City firefighter who was forced to bail out of a burning building is alive today because he was equipped with a Personal Escape Rope (PER) made by a Maine company - Sterling Rope.
Sperian Respiratory Protection is accusing Draeger Safety, Inc., of patent infringement with Draeger's PSS7000 self-contained breathing apparatus.
Sperian Fire announced it is offering what it believes to be North America's best and most comprehensive self-contained breathing apparatus warranty on its new Warrior.
Scott Health & Safety has received approval from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for use of the Scott AV-2000 facepiece as a air-purifying respirator (APR) for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) contamination.