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Try on a Dräger SCBA and Feel the Difference

The self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBA, is the foundational tool that provides the greatest amount of airway protection from toxic gas and harmful particulates resulting from the fire. It’s essential for modern firefighting and today’s complex fire grounds.

When considering an SCBA, American firefighters cited comfort as the most important characteristic than any other. Dräger SCBAs earn the distinction of the most ergonomically comfortable. Try on a PSS 7000 and you'll agree.

As the inventor of the modern-day SCBAs specifically for firefighters, this year marks 80 years since that first Dräger SCBA. The Dräger SCBA provides the most robust breathing protection combined with unparalleled ergonomic comfort.

Dräger proudly offers the latest SCBA with extensive updates that earned the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1981 and 1982 certifications.

Why Choose Dräger?

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The Most Ergonomically Comfortable SCBA Available

The Dräger SCBA was built with American firefighter comfort in mind. 

The PSS 7000 ergonomically floats on the wearer’s waist thanks to the supportive waist belt that keeps the SCBA at a lower center of gravity. This allows for less stress on the wearer as a firefighter moves, twists, and reaches on the job. 

No matter a firefighter's size or shape, the Dräger SCBA fits. The PSS 7000 includes a user-selected height adjustment. The waist band adjusts to practically any shape and offers a flexible pivot as the firefighter moves.

When you also consider that the full-face mask comes in nine different sizes, Dräger SCBAs fit any firefighter.

Two Carrying System Options

Dräger’s SCBA models offer a variety of advantages on the fireground, including ergonomic fit to cleanability and user comfort.

PSS 7000 offers best ergonomic comfort

PSS 7000 Offers Best Ergonomic Comfort

The Dräger PSS 7000 carrying system makes the use of this vital equipment easier on the wearer with an ergonomic design that adjusts for height and pivots at the waist allowing for a one-size-fits all SCBA for firefighters of all shapes and sizes. 

The supportive waist belt includes a floating action to keep the SCBA at a lower center of gravity putting less stress on the wearer as they perform their job. Made of flame-resistant, rubberized materials, the straps and belt are easy to clean on the fire ground. The back-frame houses all the upgraded pneumatics and protects hoses from potential snags.

The Dräger PSS 7000 is part of an SCBA ensemble certified to the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1981 and 1982.

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PSS 5000 provide more economical choice

PSS 5000 Provide More Economical Choice

The Dräger PSS 5000 SCBA provides many of the advantages of the PSS® 7000 at a lower cost. Still ergonomic and comfortable, the waist belt is stable, allowing the wearer to twist and turn with ease. 

Made of the same flame-resistant and rubberized materials, quick disassembly (and reassembly) and detailed cleaning of this Dräger SCBA is just as easy. 

Available in one size, the PSS 5000 fits most and is certified to the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1981 and 1982.

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Better Visibility, Better Fit

Designed to offer optimal visibility, the Dräger FPS 7000 full-face mask sets new standards with 180-degree, panoramic visibility with triple-seal for maximum reliability and comfort. The large, distortion-free polycarbonate visor uses heat-resistant thermoplastic and prevents fogging of the visor with an innovative design that provides an even distribution of air flow across the mask.

To accommodate faces of different shapes and sizes, the FPS 7000 is available in small, medium, and large. Additionally, the inner mask that covers the nose and mouth comes in three different sizes. That's a total of nine different sizes to fit any face.

The mask comes in highly chemically resistant rubber with a hairnet designed to be donned and doffed quickly and easily. The FPS 7000 full-face mask is a required part of the Dräger SCBA ensemble meeting the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1981.

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FPS-COM 7000

Fire Ground and Tactical Communications

Dräger offers two in-mask communications options. 

  • Team Talk Independent Fire Ground Communications can be found with the FPS-COM 7000. Perfect for small teams, the FPS-COM 7000 offers standalone hands-free communication between wearers. 
  • Tactical Fire Ground Communications is available with the FPS-COM 5000. Meant to work with almost any radio system, the FPS-COM 5000 provides robust in-mask communications.

Communications Team-Talk

Monitoring air and firefighter safety Sentinel 7000

Monitoring Air and Firefighter Safety

An all-in-one distress signal unit and pressure gauge, the Dräger Sentinel 7000 is an electronic unit that provides continuous monitoring of operational status of a NFPA-certified SCBA (2019 Editions). All information is brought together clearly and rapidly on one easy-to-read digital display. 

The lightweight device fits snugly in the palm of the hand, with large, easy-to-operate buttons, even when wearing gloves. Pressure and remaining air time are permanently displayed on the Sentinel 7000; the remaining estimated air adjusts based on the wearer’s current rate of consumption.

When triggered, the Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) flashes lights both on the unit and on the carrying systems. The alarm sound, certified to the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1982, emits from both the Sentinel and speakers on the carrying system.

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Updated for 2019 Edition of NFPA

The lung-demand valve (also called the regulator) includes two independent buttons on either side where it fits into the full-face mask at any angle, giving a non-indexing, 360-degree connection. The buttons operate independent of one another, but both must be pressed simultaneously in order to unlock the LDV from the mask. The new collar housing for the buttons serve as a guide to make it easier to fit the LDV into the mask’s connector.

With muscle memory, a Firefighter can hit the doffing button to turn off air flow and the two buttons to remove the LDV with one gloved hand.

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In-Mask Display Notifies Air Remaining

The Dräger FPS 7000 Head-Up Display connects wirelessly and automatically to a Dräger SCBA without any manual action by the wearer. The HUD is required as part of the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1981 with any certified SCBA ensemble.

Red, amber and green LED lights provide feedback just on the periphery of view and flash at regular intervals to keep the wearer updated on cylinder air pressure. The display automatically adapts, making sure the LED lights are brighter or muted based on the ambient lightness or darkness. 

The HUD snaps easily into the Dräger FPS 7000 full-face mask without tools. If required, the HUD can transfer between different face masks in a matter of seconds. With an average of 360 hours of use, the battery can be easily changed without any tools.

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Choose Your Own Color and Add Your Department's Logo

Included in the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1981, Dräger carbon composite cylinders are manufactured and tested in accordance with the most technologically advanced processes available. 

Manufactured with a seamless aluminum liner, carbon fibers are over wrapped with an epoxy matrix. Dräger offers 30-, 45- and 60-minute cylinders in low or high pressure (2,216 or 4,500 psi respectively). 

The cylinders are available in clear-coated or one of several colors. Additionally, a custom logo can be integrated onto the center band.

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Optional Components

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Buddy Breather

Although a Universal Emergency Breathing Supply System (UEBSS) — better known as the Buddy Breather — is not required, it’s an option that many Fire Departments choose to include. The Buddy Breather enables two firefighters to share a single source of air and comes with a pouch containing 40 inches of hose along with a universal male and female connector that can be added to any SCBA unit.  Be sure to ask your Dräger Representative or Authorized Sales Partner if you'd like to include this option.

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Quick Connect

The Dräger Quick Connect option for SCBAs means exactly that — replacing the threaded compressed gas association (CGA) with a quicker connection. 

Line up the male connection on the cylinder to the female receptor on the SCBA unit and press firmly until it snaps into place and a firefighter is ready to go. To disconnect, all that is needed is a quarter turn and press on the ring around the female connector of SCBA unit and lift the cylinder. 

With some practice, firefighters can manage this quick change in just a few seconds. Be sure to ask your Dräger Representative or Authorized Sales Partner if you'd like to include this option.

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SCBA Spec Kit

Not all of us are blessed with 20/20 vision. Dräger offers the spec kit for those of us who need glasses. It integrates into the FPS 7000 full-face mask for immediate use. Just take the spec frames to your glasses provided and prescription lenses can be added easily. Be sure to ask your Dräger Representative or Authorized Sales Partner if you'd like to include this option.

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SCBA Storage Case

Protect your investment. A Dräger SCBA fits perfectly inside this rugged carrying case. Be sure to ask your Dräger Representative or Authorized Sales Partner if you'd like to include this option.

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RIT LifeGuard II

Dräger designed the RIT LifeGuard II emergency air supply based on input from the Fire Service. As a result, it ensures fast and easy air transfer to a downed firefighter or victim. It includes a mask, hose, cylinder and connectors and is made of tough, abrasion resistant material to be durable in the field. 

Accommodating a 45- or 60-minute cylinder, The Dräger RIT LifeGuard is fast and easy to deploy. An intuitive, single-pull handle opens quickly, providing easy access to all components that a RIT needs with a high-pressure hose attached to the interior of the lid. The medium-pressure lung-demand valve (LDV) is already connected to a full-face piece, stored in its own compartment. 

A three-foot airline hose enables easy attachment to a downed firefighter or victim. The multi-tone reflective strips clearly designate the working side of the bag — even in low lighting conditions.

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All About Dräger SCBAs

Dräger SCBAs Earn NFPA Certification to 2018 Edition

Dräger SCBAs Earn NFPA Certification to 2019 Edition

Dräger highlights some of the changes to our newest SCBAs that meet the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1981 & 1982. Is your fire department considering an upgrade for your SCBAs? Firefighters will find these SCBAs to be ergonomically comfortable and perform exceptionally on today's complex fire grounds.

Differences Between Dräger SCBAs

Differences Between PSS 7000 and PSS 5000

Dräger offers two carrying systems for SCBAs — the PSS 7000 with advanced features and the budget-conscious PSS 5000. Learn about each and check out other options like the cylinder Quick Connect, allowing firefighters to change bottles in less than 10 seconds.

About the Dräger SCBA Full-Face Mask and LDV

About the Dräger SCBA Full-Face Mask and LDV

The Dräger FPS 7000 full-face mask offers a non-indexing connection to the lung-demand valve (LDV), meaning that it doesn’t matter at what angle a firefighter inserts the LDV to the mask.

How to… Donning a Dräger SCBA

Donning a Dräger SBCA

Whether using the over-the-head or coat method, properly donning a Dräger SCBA assures ergonomic comfort and less stress for the firefighter. Dräger SCBAs earned NFPA certification for the 2019 Edition of standards.

How to… Doffing a Dräger SCBA

Doffing a Dräger SCBA

When doffing a Dräger SCBA, be sure to follow cleaning protocols for your fire department. Firefighters take note that Dräger SCBAs are certified to the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1981 and 1982.

Dräger SCBA Start-Up and General Operation

Dräger SCBA Start-Up and General Operation

When a Dräger SCBA starts up, the Sentinel 7000 monitor and PASS device goes through a series of tests generating a lot of noises and information on the display for the firefighter. Certified to the 2019 Edition of NFPA 1981/1982, the Sentinel 7000 can be found on all Dräger SCBAs.

Premium Quality SCBAs from Dräger

Premium Quality SCBAs from Dräger

With a 15-year, bumper-to-bumper warranty, Dräger SCBAs are tough and can handle the tasks for every firefighter. Learn about the premium features included in every Dräger SCBA.

How to… Clean a Dräger SCBA

Clean a Dräger SCBA

No tools are required to disassemble a Dräger SCBA for deep cleaning. The tough materials make cleaning and disinfecting the Dräger SCBA easy for removing contaminates.

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PSS 7000 2019edition
PSS 7000 SCBA

Before you can protect the lives of others, you have to protect yourself. The Dräger PSS® 7000 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) provides unmatched comfort, durability, and safety in the harshest environments.

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PSS 5000 2019 edition
PSS 5000 SCBA

Effective firefighting requires trusted breathing protection in the harshest environments. The Dräger PSS® 5000 provides the budget-conscious firedepartment with an ergonomically advanced SCBA.

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Sentinel 7000 2019 edition
Sentinel 7000

The Dräger Sentinel 7000 is an electronic monitoring unit that provide scontinuous monitoring of the operational status of the Dräger PSS® 7000 or PSS® 5000 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

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FPS 7000 Head-up Display (hud)
Head-Up Display

One of the many benefits of the FPS® 7000 full-face mask is the head-updisplay (HUD) required by NFPA 1981. The head-up display allows easy monitoring of the cylinder contents and battery status without manual action by the wearer.

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