M1 SCBA from MSA: The latest in Breathing Apparatus
Working with the fire and rescue services and responding to their developing requirements, MSA created the M1 SCBA. It represents an advanced, ergonomic, and modular system that meets a broad range of firefighter needs and budgets. This apparatus platform includes several innovative and customisable features that help to enhance hygiene, improve comfort and make it future-ready.
No two fire stations are alike, and each has different needs, preferences, and expectations of their protective equipment. The M1 SCBA can be uniquely customised for different applications and the different needs of each fire brigade. Built with full modularity in mind, it’s a breathing apparatus system that adapts to the job for which it’s needed. A fire brigade can invest in new technology and provide the best protection for their firefighters as and when budgets allow. It will do away with the necessity to scrap an existing kit or pay for an upgrade when new technology is launched.
SCBA needs to work with firefighters to move with ease, providing optimum performance and comfort. The M1 features ensure it is comfortable and lightweight in all scenarios. These features include a backplate with integrated height adjustment that fits the natural shape of the back and swivel hip belt that follows the body movement and ensures even weight distribution. It’s also the lightest SCBA with height adjustment on the market.
Supreme integration of components
M1 SCBA platform can be also configured with:
M1 Control Module – designed to combine mechanical gauge with digital display to inform the users about a pressure remaining, time remaining on air, temperature alarms and evacuation alerts just by lifting the device. In addition, M1 Control Module comes with optional telemetric capability.
G1 Face Mask – produced in three sizes, also offers three further sizes of nose cup to give the perfect fit and help prevent smoke and substances seeping in. With the new material composition and improved face seal the G1 Mask is comfortable and better adapts to face shapes. The visor allows for more than 90 percent of the vision.
C1 Communication Module – For clear voice projection C1 headset attaches to the outside of the G1 mask, and is integrated with the mask as well as the microphones in the mask filter out the distracting noises.
Cleanability and enhanced hygiene
With the MSA M1 SCBA, firefighters can maintain their equipment to prevent exposure to harmful substances and can be confident that their equipment is safe to use, time and again. The innovative features amplify hygiene:
• A padded harness that is fully water-repellent;
• The entire SCBA system machine is washable without disassembly; and
• No hard-to-reach areas on the backplate.
Ready for the future
The M1 SCBA acts as a backbone that equips firefighters with revolutionary capabilities of safety technology. Easy access to the cloud, effortless monitoring and reliable data make it an integrated platform for firefighter safety now and in the future.