NASA was approached by Scott to make a smaller, lighter SCBA at the request of the nation's fire service (mainly the larger east coast departments). Scott had been in business for many years prior to the deal with NASA. Just another trip down memory lane.Originally Posted by Dickey
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06-25-2006, 11:29 PM #61
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12-05-2006, 07:34 PM #62
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from todays news....
City Sues Interspiro Over Firefighters Supplies
LAST UPDATE: 12/5/2006 6:08:16 PM
Posted By: Katy Camp
This story is available on your cell phone at mobile.woai.com.
The City of San Antonio has filed suit against Interspiro, the company that first supplied San Antonio firefighters with their breathing tanks.
The lawsuit was filed in State District Court today.
The city paid $2 million for the tanks in 2005.
But once the fire crews got them out in the field, they failed multiple times. This prompted San Antonio leaders to demand the city’s money back.
They ordered new breathing tanks from a different company.
The city hopes to replace the money they spent on the devices and cover the costs of the hassle involved.
09-04-2010, 03:45 PM #63
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I'm from Sweden and I've only used Interspiro SCBA:s. Most of my instructors at Revinge Rescue College (former SRSA College Revinge) had MSAs and only one of them (a hazmat instructor, btw) had Interspiro. Don't know what they use at the other college (Sandö)... yet .
The FFtrainees at Revinge use SpiroLite flasks (a lot lighter than the steel SpiroMatic flasks). When you start running out of air you have to flick down a switch on the regulator in order to use the air reserve. It doesn't give you any alarm except from the feeling that you suck your mask in and out that comes when you have less than 50 bar left (and by that time you should already have gotten out of the building minutes ago, I've learned).
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