SSD recently supplied Goshen Fire Department with 14 Dräger SCBA’s, 28 carbonSSD recently supplied Goshen Fire Department with 14 Dräger SCBA’s, 28 carbon composite air cylinders customized with the department logo, 24 face masks with integrated voice amplifiers and 1 Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) pack.
The GFD goal was to replace existing Dräger Self-Contained Breathing ApparatusThe GFD goal was to replace existing Dräger Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus(SCBA) units – many of which had been in service since the mid-1990’s and had reached the endof their lifespan. In the fall of 2017, the Goshen Fire Department (GFD) applied for anAssistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security(USDHS). In early summer 2018, they were notified that they were awarded a FY2017 AFG grant.
After testing units from three major vendors, Goshen decided to go with Dräger unitsAfter testing units from three major vendors, Goshen decided to go with Dräger units again. Joe Beltrani and Strategic Safety Dynamics assisted in the demo and transition to these products, whose many updated features included:
● Smaller profile 4,500 psi quick-connect bottles that still provide 30 minutes of breathing air to replace our current larger profile 2,200 psi bottles.
● Integrated voice amplifiers to allow for clear external communication
● Dual side speakers in the mask that allow users to hear communications from other firefighters
● Digital noise reduction that automatically suppresses ambient noises and only transmits your voice The voice-activated function also provides full-duplex communication. You can talk and listen to your team at the same time – as if you were on the phone – allowing for better team work on the fire ground.
The units have now been assembled and placed in service on Engine 2, Engine 7 and the units have now been assembled and placed in service on Engine 2, Engine 7 and Rescue 1. As part of training and with SSD’s assistance, GFD members fully reviewed the instruction manuals before using the units for the first time.The new units were first put to the test at the Burgy Smokehouse a few weeks after our original training.
Contact SSD today to learn more about these new NFPA-certified SCBAs, schedule a demo with one of our sales reps, or request a quote.
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