Dräger SCBA earns NFPA Certification
HOUSTON, TX – Dräger earned certification for its latest Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) based on the 2018 Edition of National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) standards, as announced today in the common notification from the certification organization.
“Dräger is proud of our legacy of saving American lives for more than 100 years, and our newest SCBA will continue that tradition for American and Canadian firefighters,” said John Wilson, senior vice president for Dräger U.S. “The worldwide team at Dräger worked to ensure the 2018 Edition of our SCBA would be a fitting successor to the 2013 version.”
Dräger-authorized sales partners throughout the United States and Canada will be able to order the newest SCBA configurations today. SCBAs are in stock and ready to ship in October.
Updates to Dräger SCBAs
Although similar to the 2013 Edition and bearing the same name, some significant changes are included in the 2018 Edition of Dräger SCBAs:
- The connection of the lung-demand valve (LDV) to the full-face mask includes two independent release buttons. Pressing either button will not disengage the LDV; both buttons must be pressed simultaneously. The previous version had a single release button on the mask.
- Pneumatics perform at a greater range of environmental temperatures.
- Dräger previously offered the Buddy Breather with universal male and female connectors in the 2013 Edition. Now, the Universal Emergency Breathing Supply System (UEBSS) is an option with a 40-inch connection hose to assure mutual aid, no matter the 2018 Edition SCBA manufacturer.
Dräger manufactures medical and safety technology products. In so doing, we protect, support, and save people's lives around the world in hospitals, with fire departments, emergency services, authorities, and in mining as well as industry. Founded in Lübeck in 1889, Dräger has grown into a worldwide, listed enterprise in its fifth generation as a family-run business. Dräger has more than 13,000 employees worldwide and is present in over 190 countries around the globe. The company generated revenues of around 2.6 billion euros in 2017.
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