Dräger, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, will showcase five fire safety technologies designed to further firefighter health and wellbeing at this year’s Emergency Services Show (ESS): the FireGround Accountability System; the newly launched BG ProAir (Long Duration); the PSS® AirBoss; Dräger’s cleaning solution; and the FireCore® thermal imaging camera.
With a focus on how connectivity and firefighter communications are critical to protecting firefighters, Dräger’s FireGround Accountability System will take centre stage; a system that provides emergency teams with the ability to monitor, communicate and report incidents involving active users of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
It provides a real-time view of all firefighters deployed at an incident through the web portal, and the app facilitates on-site image capture. For rapid deployment, PSS® AirBoss Connect has auto logon technology which communicates all relevant vital data and alarms automatically to FireGround when opening the cylinder valve of their SCBA. Through providing continuous status updates and automated incidents reports, these technologies minimise the need for voice communication via radio, delivering a vital tool in protecting firefighters and emergency teams.
Dräger’s next generation SCBA, the PSS® AirBoss, will also be an important focus of the stand alongside the new Dräger BG ProAir. Designed to protect firefighters attending long-duration deployments, it prevents toxic substances from entering the breathing system using a positive pressure closed-circuit apparatus. The advanced solution delivers new functionality with the potential to save lives and improved wearer comfort – critical in longer-duration deployments.
The Dräger team will demonstrate how both the PSS® Airboss and the BG ProAir connect to the FireGround Accountability System to enable incident commanders to remotely manage incidents as they unfold in real time, with a user-friendly interface for post incident interrogation.
The UCF FireCore® hands-free thermal imaging camera will also be exhibited on the stand. Attached to a firefighter’s helmet and feeding images directly to a display within Dräger’s FPS® 7000 full face mask, it provides faster orientation and hazard identification within immediate surroundings, significantly enhancing situational awareness.
Visitors to Dräger’s stand will also receive information on its mechanical cleaning solution. As more is understood about the dangers of exposure to carcinogens and other contaminants embedded in firefighting equipment, the cleaning solution provides service personnel with the confidence of a consistent and thorough cleaning approach. Alongside mechanical cleaning equipment, Dräger offers consultation on cleaning workshop design and logistics to ensure that it provides a holistic offering to support the health and wellbeing of firefighters.
Liz Millward, Marketing Manager Emergency and Rescue Services at Dräger Safety UK, says that the ESS will be an opportunity for the team to highlight Dräger’s dedication to ensuring firefighters return home safely at the end of each shift:
“With a focus not just on connectivity, but also supporting increased workforce diversity, our latest technologies are designed with all genders, ages and ethnicities in mind; consolidating our commitment to the health, safety and welfare of our emergency service personnel in an industry where they risk their lives for the safety of others.”
“We are excited to return to ESS and look forward to showcasing the advanced capabilities of our latest products.”
The ESS will take place on the 21st and 22nd September at the Birmingham NEC.
Dräger’s stand number is A40.
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