Dräger PSS® AirBoss

The Dräger PSS® AirBoss offers best in class ergonomics and is one of the lightest weight breathing apparatus for firefighting. Lessons learned from firefighters around the world as well as latest innovations in technology have led us to design an even safer and cleaner SCBA system that enables you to breathe more easily and for longer.

USABILITY

Excellent fit
The Dräger PSS AirBoss ergonomics significantly reduce the physical strain associated with carrying SCBAs. Some key features include height-adjustment, a pivoting and sliding waist belt, and an easily adjustable harness to fit every shape and size of firefighter. The durable space frame design offers you a low weight and low profile all the while maintaining the SCBA's centre of gravity in an optimum position for greater weight distribution.

Due to its low weight and class leading ergonomics, you benefit from reduced stress and fatigue which leads to lower air consumption. Moreover, the PSS AirBoss offers different routing options for the LDV, gauge, and rescue hoses over each shoulder and waist belt to provide you with your preferred fit. The easy to connect reducer handwheel simplifies cylinder removal and fitting. A cylinder Quick Connect option further shortens the time for cylinder changeouts. Our universal cylinder strap allows single or twin cylinder configurations. For a fast cylinder exchange, we developed a new universal cylinder strap and buckle which also keeps your SCBA in a secure position. This conveniently offers you the option of single and twin cylinders using a single system for extended duration operations.

SAFETY+

Enhanced safety
The PSS AirBoss comes with large reflective surfaces, thus increasing firefighters’ visibility as well as making it easier to locate team members in distress. When you equip the PSS AirBoss with a Personal Alert Safety System (PASS), it further increases this effect. It positions buddy lights at the front and back of the SCBA. Furthermore, the PASS draws attention to firefighters in distress by generating distinctive visual and acoustic alert signals – when motionless, when reaching low-air, experiencing high thermal stress or activating the manual distress signal.

Next to the wearer’s position, the buddy lights can also indicate the remaining pressure of the air cylinder by emitting different colours, giving team members critical information at a glance. The PASS’ automatic switch on feature activates upon cylinder opening – so its activation cannot be forgotten.

To improve your safety, we also designed an integrated anti-entanglement system to help prevent wires and cables from getting snagged between the cylinder and backplate. In addition, the PSS AirBoss is equipped with grab handles for firefighter extraction and rescue.

The PSS AirBoss Agile can additionally be equipped with a Head-Up-Display. Always within the field of view – the Head-Up-Display gives firefighters continuous hands-free information of air consumption, therefore enabling them to have an uninterrupted operation. 

CONNECTIVITY

Automatic Accountability System
Our state-of-the-art automatic accountability system, Dräger FireGround, supplies the incident commanders (IC) with live information from SCBA wearers –making sure that all SCBA wearers are accounted for at every incident.

The Dräger FireGround gives ICs, an additional, non-verbal means of communication with their team. The PSS AirBoss Connect can be equipped with a built-in radio for data transmission – connecting each wearer to the Dräger FireGround. To find more detailed information about our automatic accountability system, please see our separate Dräger FireGround brochure or the infographic below.

Data logging
The PSS AirBoss PASS devices are equipped with a data logger that automatically logs alerts, air pressure, battery status and other vital information. Furthermore, this data as well as the entry control officer's notes and other information are logged in the Dräger FireGround. This multi-stage data logging makes it simple for you to record and access post incident reviews in all circumstances.

Bluetooth capability
Driven by forward-thinking technology, we have engineered the PSS AirBoss Connect with a Bluetooth interface, in order to ensure that the foundations are set for future compatibility to upcoming Dräger innovations.

SERVICEABILITY

Easy to clean
The PSS AirBoss uses low-absorbent and liquid repellent harness materials which take on less contaminants. Its overall streamlined design minimises dirt traps – making the SCBA extremely easy to clean. Furthermore, the complete SCBA is machine washable, and  the Dräger cleaning process is backed up by Dräger’s warranty. For you it means a significant decrease in equipment downtime.

Simplified processes
All key components are equipped with RFID tags to help the workshop technician maintain asset management and support quick turnarounds. The key components of the PSS AirBoss are quickly and easily disassembled for service without the need to use tools thanks to its Plug & Play design. To save you time prior to operations, we included a new electronic high-pressure leak test that ensures operational readiness and reduces air consumption during daily checks.

Flexible battery logistics
Depending on the type of PASS device you choose to add, the PSS AirBoss is powered by primary power cells or rechargeable batteries. In stand-alone operation, the primary power cells have a one-year lifetime and should be exchanged with every annual SCBA test. If the automatic accountability system FireGround is used, the battery life is to approx. 6 months. The rechargeable batteries can be charged while the SCBA is mounted inside the fire engine or separately in a desk-top charger.

CONFIGURATIONS

The PSS AirBoss is available in three standard configurations.

  • PSS AirBoss Active, with a mechanical gauge, gives you the lowest weight and simplicity.
  • PSS AirBoss Agile, with an integrated PASS device, offers you increased safety features.
  • PSS AirBoss Connect, with advanced sensors and compatibility with Dräger FireGround, offers you maximum situational awareness.

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Dräger PSS® AirBoss velja za enega najbolj ergonomičnih ter najlažjih dihalnih aparatov za gasilce. S pomočjo izkušenih gasilcev po vsem svetu ter na podlagi inovacij in tehnologije smo zasnovali še bolj varen in čistejši sistem SCBA, ki še dodatno poenostavi dihanje in podaljša čas uporabe.

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The Dräger PSS® AirBoss offers best in class ergonomics and is one of the lightest weight breathing apparatus for firefighting. Lessons learned from firefighters around the world as well as latest innovations in technology have led us to design an even safer and cleaner SCBA system to enable you to breathe more easily and for longer.

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Technical Data

Key Facts

Application
Fire Fighting
Heavy Duty Harness
Pivoting waist Belt
Sliding Waist Belt
Height Adjustment
✓ optional
Reflective Straps
✓ on backplatte, shoulder & waist pads
Buddy lights
✓ optional (180°/360°)
Fully integrated hose routing

Monitoring System

Mechanical gauge
Mechanical gauge with transmitting function
Digital gauge
Automatically activated PASS
✓ optional
Head Up Display (HUD)
✓ optional
Compatible to automatic accountability system Dräger FireGround
✓ optional

Technical Data

Weight (backplate & harness)
4.62 Kg
Input Pressure
0 - 300 bar

Lung Demand Valves

Lung Demand Valves

Compressed Air Cylinders

One Cylinder Configuration
Two Cylinder Configuration
Twinpack Configuration

Full Face Masks

FPS 7000
Panorama Nova

Communication systems

FPS-5000-COM
FPS-7000-COM

Complementary products

PSS Safety Belt
QuickConnect
✓ optional
Additional medium pressure (rescue) hoses
✓ optional
Charge-Air connection
✓ optional

Approvals

EN 137:2006 (Type 2)
GOST
Aus/NZ
NIOSH
✗ pending
NFPA
✗ pending

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