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The Draeger PSS 7000 self-contained breathing apparatus receives NFPA 1981, 1982, and 2007 approval

Pittsburgh, PA – The new Draeger PSS 7000 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) has received NFPA 1981 and 1982, 2007 approvals. The device is approved to meet and exceed NFPA’s new standard for water submersion, tumble test, heat and cold testing. It achieves the highest requirements in the market.

The Draeger PSS 7000 offers diverse features for successful fire fighting.

The monitoring system - Sentinel
The Draeger PSS 7000 features a smart fully integrated electronic fire fighter monitoring system. The electronic monitoring system called Sentinel 7000, which is approved to the 1982, 2007 standard, includes a PASS device providing both audible and visual alarms to the fire fighter. It displays and records all vital information from the PASS device as well as from the SCBA providing real time information regarding air supply and consumption. New communication system including the TST

The new communication system fits into the Draeger FPS 7000 mask which sets new industry standards for face fit and comfort. It comes in three distinctive sizes to perfectly fit the contour of the face and provides excellent sealing between the mask and face. It also has a fully integrated voice amplifier and radio interface system. The twin speakers provide exceptional voice clarity with a surround sound output. The Draeger FPS communication system has an extremely low profile as it was designed and built to fit into the actual face mask. For the first time Draeger introduces the TST technology to the industry (Titanium Sound Technology). This new technology which has a resistance to high temperature environments is incorporated into the Draeger PASS alarm sounders providing a loud 95 dba plus warning output to alert other fire fighters in the area.

Tailor made solutions for fire fighters
The flexible carrying system with integrated handles, internal hose guides, and a patented swivel waist belt optimizes the overall weight and balance providing a lower center of gravity than traditional SCBAs, setting a new standard for freedom of movement. A large number of firefighters through out North America were surveyed to ensure every aspect of this SCBA was covered and designed to meet the requirements. The Draeger PSS 7000 uses the latest technology and materials, to ensure long and enduring reliability. This means that the Draeger PSS 7000 is a dependable partner, even under extreme conditions. The innovative features like “on demand” Heads-Up Display system provide firefighters the ability to see air pressure levels in the environment no matter how thick the smoke.

New Designs and Materials
Draeger’s new harness suspension system uses vocalized rubber outer layer covering a closed cell inner core. This new structure provides excellent harness stability and wear resistance to the fire fighters when wearing the SCBA. It ensures that the apparatus fits perfectly to the torso of the fire fighter. All hoses are integrated into the back plate protecting them from snagging and the environment. The newly designed backplate made of carbon composite material is designed to meet the tough conditions of the fire industry. Large handles on the backplate enable the firefighter to hold on to a team member or drag them to safety. The fully adjustable backplate design offers the most freedom of movement and best fit of any SCBA. The Draeger PSS 7000 is ergonomically designed, easy to use, decontaminate, and maintain. The Draeger PSS 7000 has been designed to expand with future telemetry and additional communications systems to be introduced by Draeger in the near future.

Company profile
Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Draeger products protect, support and save human life. Founded in 1889, in 2006 the Group achieved sales of Euro1,801 million worldwide and an EBIT of Euro148.2 million. Today, Draeger employs around 10,000 people in more than 70 subsidiaries worldwide and has a representation around 190 countries. The Draeger Safety subsidiary offers products, services and system solutions for all encompassing Risk Management such as Personal and Facility Protection. For more information, visit

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