With this new firehose, we can take a hose line in to the downed or trapped firefighter and provide them with air, instead of using an air pack. Normal air packs that firefighters wear will last 30 or 45 minutes. Our capacity right now on the truck is about an hour and 15 minutes with two people breathing on this system—but I can change an air bottle at any time without stopping the flow. So now what happens is if I have a firefighter in a building, and it’s going to take us a little bit of time to remove debris from around him, or to get him out of the building, we have an unlimited supply of air we can give to that firefighter. For the incident commander on the scene, it offers a little bit more security READ HERE
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