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Why Choose NFPA 1986 Compliant Respiratory Protection Equipment for Law Enforcement?

Law enforcement personnel face many types of dangerous and hazardous conditions where using a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) may be necessary. Often, they are equipped with industrial SCBAs or firefighting SCBAs, but is this the right equipment for their job? Not necessarily. In fact, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recognized this difference and work with the

3M Scott Insights Feature: Points to Consider When Selecting Fire Service SCBA

3M Scott Fire & Safety wrote the following blog story, first appearing on their Insights blog. ### The SCBA is a major expenditure for any department. As such, it should be given due diligence during the selection process. To make the right SCBA selection decision for your department, seriously consider taking a holistic approach, including soliciting top-to-bottom feedback throughout your

3M Scott Insights Feature: 10 Ways You Should Think About SCBA Comfort

This story first appeared on the 3M Scott Fire & Safety Insights blog. ### You may think the comfort of an SCBA is subjective, but it’s really not. Here are 10 obvious — and not so obvious — ways firefighters should judge the comfort of their SCBA. 1. Realistic Movement The SCBA feels nice on your back, right? When you tried

Scott Safety Nation Feature: Firefighter Combat Challenge's Dr. Paul Davis, an Interview

The 3M Scott Fire & Safety Firefighter Combat Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession's rigors to the public. Wearing "full bunker gear" and the 3M Scott Air-Pak™ SCBA breathing apparatus, competitors race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a series of tasks they could encounter in a live fire rescue

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