LifeGuard Improves Hands-Free SCBA Holder

LifeGuard SmartDock
LifeGuard SmartDock

An improved SCBA holder called SmartDock Gen 2 is being offered this fall by LifeGuard Technologies, a division of IMMI.

The company described SmartDock as an innovative holder that enables single-motion insertion of the SCBA and hands-free release, without straps or levers.

The holder is designed to help protect firefighters by containing the SCBA and preventing it from becoming a projectile in the event of a collision.

The Gen 2 design has one model number and is engineered so it fits with the majority of SCBAs used in today’s North American fire departments, according to LifeGuard. With its low profile, SmartDock interfaces effectively with a wide variety of fire apparatus seats, the company said.

“SmartDock was successfully launched in September of 2006, and it has been well received by the fire industry,” LifeGuard Sales Director Steve Eickenroht said. “During the course of developing the Gen 2 product, we listened to firefighters and collected field data that enabled us to meet the needs of even more fire departments with this ground-breaking design concept.”

When evaluated to the NFPA 1901 Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, SmartDock Gen 2 met requirements for retaining both the cylinder and the pack in dynamic testing, the company said.

SmartDock Gen 2 was introduced in August at the Fire Rescue International trade show in Denver and will be available for purchase in the fall.

For information call 866-765-5835 or visit

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