Protection from Dangerous Particulates
The best and safest option for breathing protection is an SCBA. However, not all Fire Departments can afford SCBAs for all Firefighters. Further, during different stages of a fire, portions of the Fire Ground may be deemed breathable with the primary risk factor being particulates found in smoke and soot.
In these cases, some alternative forms of airway protection may be appropriate and cost effective. This is especially true during Overhaul and Investigations phases.
Any alternatives to an SCBA should always be paired with some form of gas detection to assure that no toxic gases that could affect firefighters at the scene.
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Free Run with Dräger X-plore 8000 (PAPR)
Want rugged and reliable performance in an PAPR. Check out the Dräger X-plore 8000 series, a Powered Air-Purifying Respirator.
Dräger X-plore® 8000 (PAPR) in a Car Wash
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Handle and Use of the Powered Air-Purifying Respirator
This video shows you how to handle the Dräger X-plore 8000 series Powered Air-Purifying Respirator correctly. You will learn how to prepare the Dräger X-plore 8000 unit for use and how to replace a filter, attach the various face pieces and what you need to consider after use.
Half-face mask with filters protects airways
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