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3 fire departments claim defects in air packs, NIOSH investigating

Draeger maintains that their equipment is fine; issues range from loss of clean air to disintegrating mouthpieces

By April Hunt
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — The same air packs that cut off some DeKalb County firefighters' air supply in burning buildings — problems the manufacturer blamed on the firefighters themselves — have caused similar problems in other fire departments.

Firefighters in Phoenix and Anchorage have reported their Draeger Safety air packs had the same issues, from a loss of clean air to disintegrating mouthpieces, while battling blazes, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has found.

Full story: 3 fire departments claim defects in air packs, NIOSH investigating




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