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The departments will use the funds to purchase upgraded SCBA, which feature a display inside the face mask denoting the amount of remaining air in a tank.
Several of the depts. will replace their SCBA, some of which are over 10 years old.
The trailer has a generator, back up battery power and can fill 5.5 cylinders at once
The high-tech, durable unit is designed for maneuverability and aids communication on scene
Over $400K was awarded through the Assistance for Firefighters Grant program.
The funds will help the fire department replace aging equipment
Battalion Chief Mark Burns suffered severe smoke inhalation after battling a blaze, leaving his lungs destroyed
The grant allows the dept. to purchase 45 new SCBA units to replace the nearly 15-year-old ones
The firefighter was hospitalized for smoke inhalation after his SCBA mask failed
Scott Safety is releasing a series of breathing air system products that include the HushAir Connect 7500, RevolveAir Connect and SmartTouch Controller. The breathing air system
The in-mask thermal imager hit the market after a year of development
Officials said the units were prone to failure and caused the air supply to deplete in less than one minute
Firefighters can mitigate carcinogen exposure through sound practices like wearing SCBA, cleaning PPE after incidents, and more.
SCBA's ability to ward off external chemicals was greatly enhanced in 2007; now they'll be tested to find out just how good they are.
The firefighter climbed a ladder to a burning third-floor apartment to share his mask with the woman; both are being treated for smoke inhalation
The new equipment is part of the department's response to an agreement with Conn-OSHA following the investigation into the death of firefighter Kevin Bell
The newly purchased SCBAs will replace five breathing air compressor systems that are more than 18 years old and currently in use at five fire stations
With department budgets stretched thin, fire chiefs are constantly searching for other sources to fund their equipment needs. As a result, competition for funding from programs
A complaint was filed saying more than half haven’t been tested since 2008; federal law requires them to be tested every five years
Among the items taken off a fire truck were an AED and a SCBA; there are no leads in the case

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