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Fire Protection supplied the Chesapeake Fire Department with 240 MSA G-1 SCBA units this year, and last week the Wavy 10 evening news captured Chesapeake firefighters putting them to the test. The segment even noted the importance of the iTIC component and EEBS (Emergency Escape Breathing System) to successfully navigate the structural collapse simulated in the empty Sentara Healthcare building.
This customized tree-eating machine started life as a Komatsu excavator. Pro-Grind added a 50-inch cutter head and a 600 horsepower auxiliary Caterpillar C13 Marine diesel engine to power it, and Fire Protection added three 30-pound ABC canisters and a five-gallon wet agent AFEX suppression system. In the event of a fire, strategically placed nozzles spray extinguishing agent into the enclosure and flood it.
MSA has begun shipping the G1’s new Integrated Thermal Imaging Camera to departments across the country. This new camera is a fantastic piece of equipment, matching the larger SCBA in terms of utilizing up-to-the-minute technology and ease of use to create an integrated fire fighting system. At 4.2 ounces, the G1 iTIC is not a bulky added piece of equipment that gets in your way. It is powered by the same single battery powering the G1, so you don’t have
At first glance, Self-contained Breathing Apparatuses and smart phones might not seem to have much in common. A smart phone is more than a way to call home, however, and it’s more than a pocket-sized computer. It is a technology platform, a machine that can be updated with software as technology evolves, and MSA’s G1 SCBA is as well. The G1 uses integrated technology to allow for future expansion. Instead of new add-ons that add bulk and weight, the G1