Every firefighter bears the weight of a breathing apparatus, knowing the SCBA is critical to keeping them safe.
First, firefighter staff levels are dropping. Second, synthetic building materials cause fires to burn hotter, faster, and far more toxic. Third, firefighter cancer rates are up, pushing firefighters to wear SCBA through overhaul to reduce toxic fume inhalation.
The result is fewer people on a site, working longer and harder, wearing heavier cylinders, and carrying packs for extended periods of time.
NFPA regulations now require additional safety equipment, including voice amplification and heads-up display, which traditionally have been added to the facepiece. Those additions increase weight and potential for snag hazards.
What if there was a SCBA that could be customized to better protect against the physical stressors?
Now there is:the MSA G1 SCBA
Reduce physical stressors
The MSA G1 SCBA Breathing Apparatus is the only SCBA created with intelligent ergonomics. It not only makes firefighters more effective, it also makes them more comfortable while protecting them from physical wear and tear.
With the MSA G1 SCBA, firefighters can wear the pack longer with less physical strain, staying safe and protected from physical harm and toxic fumes.
- Reduce pressure on the head and neck: With no electronic parts on the facepiece, the MSA G1 SCBA is lightweight and compact.
- Experience more balance and agility: Thanks to adjustable sizing and lumbar support, the MSA G1 SCBA ensures improved comfort and fit regardless of size or stature.