One of the many exhibitors that the MDM Team met at the Emergency Services Show in September was Luxfer Gas Cylinders, who, along with many other manufacturers and suppliers, demonstrated the ongoing commitment of the fire industry in developing future firefighting technology.
The Luxfer Eclipse Compressed Air Cylinder is up to 20 percent lighter than comparable aluminium-lined (Type 3) composite cylinders and up to 3 percent lighter than plastic-lined (Type 4) cylinders used primarily in Europe.
Professor Denise Smith, Director of the Skidmore College (U.S.) First Responder Health and Safety Laboratory and a global expert on firefighter health, commented: “With cardiac events currently the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths, firefighters and SCBA manufacturers should embrace opportunities to decrease the cardiovascular strain associated with firefighting. Significantly decreasing the weight of the SCBA cylinder while retaining the same level of respiratory protection suggests that Luxfer ECLIPSE will become the new de facto standard in the SCBA industry.”
Image shows Jeff Book of Luxfer Gas Cylinders briefing Phil Martin, UK Fire Editor of MDM Publishing at the Emergency Services Show.
For further information visit www.luxfercylinders.com