Ziamatic Corp, a worldwide leader in SCBA bracket technology, has introduced two new solutions for reducing firefighter exposure to toxic particulates without having sacrificing speed, comfort and efficiency on the fire scene.
‘Now more than ever, departments want to reduce firefighter exposure to harmful chemicals and carcinogens,’ said Keith Creely, Ziamatic Vice President. ‘But they’ve found that moving SCBA from the crew seats to the side compartments often meant trading away operational speed and personal comfort in the process. With our two new brackets firefighters are no longer forced to choose. They can protect themselves and still do their jobs efficiently and effectively. Everybody wins.’
The QUIC-SWING Flip-Down 180°, Model QS-FD-180, stores SCBA away from the door to minimize snags, then slides out and flips end over end for easy access.
‘With the Flip-Down 180°, the SCBA faces the rear of the compartment,’ said Creely. ‘So all your straps, all your hoses are stored tucked away from the compartment doors, the roll-up doors, and you reduce the risk of pinching or damaging the equipment.’
The QUIC-SLIDE Swing-Down, Model QSSD, allows donning from two different heights, providing more comfort and flexibility for personnel of varying body types.
‘The Swing-Down is different in that you can access your SCBA from two different heights,’ said Creely. ‘You can release the lever and bring the SCBA down to a lower level, or if you’re a taller firefighter, you can just slide out and don the SCBA as is. You don’t have to deploy the swing. It gives a department that bit of added flexibility.’
The two new models are available now. For more information, please call 1-800-711-FIRE. View a video demonstration at www.ziamatic.com