Saint Louis, Missouri—On October 8, 2013, a firefighter in a major metropolitan area experienced the lifesaving ability of the Last Chance Rescue Filter® when he was trapped in a church fire. A video of his story follows.
The Last Chance Rescue Filter is an emergency escape device designed to provide 15 minutes of purified air to a firefighter if an out-of-air emergency should occur. The three-stage filter design eliminates particulates and potentially lethal gases present in a structural fire. This small, lightweight device hooks to a belt or strap and snaps on in seconds, when needed. Models are available to fit major SCBA equipment such as Scott, MSA, Draeger and Sperian. The unit has a 5&12;-year shelf life.
The Last Chance Rescue Filter is manufactured by Essex Industries. For more information, visit www.essexindustries.com.