PITTSBURGH, Aug. 28 After rigorous testing by Phoenixfirefighters, the new Draeger PSS7000 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus(SCBA) was selected as the top choice for the City of Phoenix SCBA contract.Draeger beat out over six other SCBA manufactures all with units certified tothe tough new National Fire Protection Association standards. The order placedwith Draeger is for more than 800 units.
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Phoenix firefighters put the SCBA units through 15 testing stations andthe Draeger unit placed first -- over 110 points higher than the 2nd placefinisher and over 166 points higher than the 3rd ranking SCBA manufacturer.The Phoenix SCBA Evaluation permitted a possible 1000 points to be awarded inseven different categories. Each category was assigned a number of points tobring the total to 1000. The SCBAs were reviewed by price, written proposalcontent, ease of maintenance, fit and function, live fire testing, optionsavailable, and communications.
The Draeger units that are on order are also annexed with the DraegerFRT1000 firefighter tracking system to assist in looking for missingcrewmembers and to show rescue distance and/or distances to the nearest exit.
Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA is an international leader in the fields ofmedical and safety technology. Draeger products protect, support and savehuman life. Founded in 1889, in 2006 the Group achieved sales of euro 1,801million ($2,620 USD) worldwide and an EBIT of euro 148.2 million ($215.8 USD).Today, Draeger employs around 10,000 people in more than 70 subsidiariesworldwide and has a representation around 190 countries. The Draeger Safetysubsidiary offers products, services and system solutions for all encompassingRisk Management such as Personal- and Facility Protection.For more information, visit www.draeger.com
SOURCE Draeger Safety, Inc.