Avon Protection, a market leader in respiratory protection systems, today announced the award of NFPA 1981 and 1982, 2013 edition approvals for the Deltair™ self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
First previewed at FDIC 2013, the respiratory protection product which represents a $5 million investment for Avon has been eagerly awaited by members of the fire service industry. The SCBA, developed following extensive field research, offers unprecedented reliability, durability and ease of use to dramatically improve firefighters’ effectiveness.
As the industry’s first new innovation in the category in many years, Deltair is like no other SCBA with its unique features and ergonomic design. The SCBA offers superior air management, single-power supply, clearer communications and optimal weight distribution for firefighters and other first responders.
The product’s patented user-friendly air management switch allows firefighters to instantly shift from ambient air to cylinder air when required. The user is able to wear their face mask at all times. A quick disconnect option enables the firefighter to replace their cylinder in seconds without removing their gloves. These upgrades, as requested by industry professionals, allow extended operational time for focus on fire management and lifesaving efforts.
“We centered on what the firefighter requires to do their job to the best of their ability whilst ensuring their personal safety. Working with the fire service industry we developed a SCBA which not only meets the new standards, but exceeds expectations.
“We have taken Avon’s best military-grade innovations and applied them to meet the needs of firefighters, taking respiratory equipment technology and design for this market to new levels. Every feature and benefit is designed with the firefighter at the front of our thoughts,” said Tony Topf, Global Product Manager for supplied air products at Avon Protection.
“Major changes to NFPA 1981 include approval of use for Emergency Breathing Support Systems (EBSS), a 33% end of service time indicator, improved communications and higher heat testing for the SCBA and masks. NFPA 1982 changes include a universal PASS sound. These changes will improve firefighter safety the world over.”
Avon is committed to providing the best customer experience in the industry, from its total solutions services to experienced customer service professionals. Avon offers a class leading 10-year warranty on the electronics and a 15-year warranty on the pneumatics of the US-manufactured Deltair.
Respiratory protection equipment experts from Avon Protection will demonstrate Deltair throughout FDIC at booth # 1131.