3M Scott Fire & Safety Announces New Collaborations at FDIC International 2023

April 26, 2023
3M continues to renew its commitment to the fire and EMS community through collaborative partnerships and innovation.

Monroe, NC (April 26, 2023) – 3M Scott Fire & Safety, part of 3M’s Personal Safety Division, is excited to announce new industry-leading collaborations at FDIC International 2023.

3M continues to renew its commitment to the fire and EMS community through collaborative partnerships and innovation. Taking an outside-in approach, 3M collaborates with other technology providers to expand its solutions capabilities, which help drive improvements in firefighter safety and communications on the fireground.


3M Scott Fire & Safety announces an exclusive relationship with IdentiFire to certify the IdentiFire™ Facepiece Nameplate as an accessory to the 3M™ Scott™ Air-Pak™ X3 Pro SCBA under NFPA 1981, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services. The facepiece nameplate is compatible with the 3M™ Scott™ AV-3000 HT Facepiece and 3M™ Scott™ Vision C5 Facepiece and is designed to help improve firefighter accountability on the fireground. This solution combines IdentiFire's signature photoluminescent technology with 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material, allowing for easy identification in low-light and smoky conditions.

The collaboration between IdentiFire and 3M Scott Fire & Safety is a testament to what can be done when two companies come together for the greater good of the fire service. “Firefighters have been asking for a certified facepiece accessory that can be used to help enhance accountability on the fireground,” said Jason Cannon, U.S. and Canada fire service activation marketer. “We are excited to showcase the IdentiFire™ Facepiece Namplate as an approved accessory for the 3M Scott facepiece.”

To learn more, stop by 3M Scott booth 2422 or IdentiFire booth 911 at FDIC.


3M Scott Fire & Safety collaborates with L3Harris to provide a seamless product integration for enhanced fireground communications. Through this collaboration, L3Harris developed firmware to allow their Extreme™ speaker microphone (ESM) to act as an external voice amp for the 3M™ Scott™ Vision C5 Facepiece with Radio Direct Interface. This product integration enhances firefighter-to-firefighter communication by providing hands-free, always-on voice amplification, helping to ensure key information is heard among team members.

The collaboration between 3M Scott Fire & Safety and L3Harris demonstrates the value of working together to meet a common goal — Enhancing firefighter safety. “Working closely with our customers, we recognized there was an opportunity to further improve fireground communications,” said Josh Burnheimer, global product marketer. “The integration of the L3Harris Extreme™ speaker microphone as an external voice amplifier for the 3M™ Scott™ Vision C5 Facepiece with Radio Direct Interface provides yet another tool to enhance firefighter communications.”

To learn more, stop by 3M Scott booth 2422 or L3Harris booth 135 at FDIC.

SCBA Telemetry Application Programming Interface (API)

3M Scott Fire & Safety is excited to announce a new program which leverages critical SCBA telemetry data and makes it available via an application programming interface (API) for use with industry leading incident management programs, giving incident commanders a more complete common operating picture on the fireground.

3M Scott Fire & Safety is proud to collaborate with 3AM Innovations, Adashi Systems, a Versaterm Public Safety Company, and Systems Definition, Inc. (SDI). These innovative businesses are currently the only incident management providers who can boast of this groundbreaking new ability.

To learn more, stop by any of the following exhibits at FDIC – 3M Scott booth 2422, 3AM Innovations booth 2143/9753, Adashi Systems booth 6106, SDI booth 223 (located with Motorola Solutions).

The collaborations with each of these providers demonstrates 3M’s commitment to driving innovation in the fire service. “The inclusive nature of 3M pushes us to recognize that good ideas do not just come from within, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the collaborative partnerships that help us to improve firefighter safety,” said Andrew Johnson, U.S. and Canada fire segment leader.

About 3M

3M offers a comprehensive, diverse portfolio of personal protective equipment solutions including 3M Scott SCBA, handheld and hands-free thermal imagers, voice communication devices and firefighter accountability solutions. Most notably the 3M™ Scott™ Air-Pak™ SCBA is used by firefighters, military, civil defense and industrial workers around the world. 3M.com/ScottFire     

About IdentiFire

IdentiFire is a manufacturer of innovative fire safety products, including photoluminescent nameplates, helmet bands, and other accessories. The company's mission is to provide firefighters with the tools they need to stay safe and visible in any situation.IdentiFireSafety.com

About L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies is a Trusted Disruptor for the global aerospace and defense industry. With customers’ mission-critical needs always in mind, our 46,000 employees deliver end-to-end technology solutions connecting the space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris.com

About 3AM Innovations

3AM Innovations provides leading edge 3D technology solutions to empower fire departments, police and other critical first responders with the information they need to save lives in the field. 3AM leverages the interoperability of IoT and data from global partners into its FLORIAN platform to expand the decision-making capabilities of first responders. With decades of incident command experience and the power of artificial intelligence, 3AM is converting the organized chaos of an emergency into actionable intelligence. Learn more at www.3aminnovations.com

About Adashi Systems LLC

A Versaterm Public Safety company based in Baltimore, Maryland, Adashi Systems is a leading provider of public safety software solutions worldwide. Our products are designed to help first responders maintain an intelligent and coordinated response prior to, during and after an incident. www.Adashi.com

About Systems Definition, Inc. (SDI)

Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, Systems Definition, Inc. (SDI) provides innovative software applications for the First Responder community, as well as technical services and software engineering to Federal agencies, DoD contractors, public sector agencies, and commercial organizations. SDI supports initiatives for Defense, First Responder safety and accountability, aerospace, custom applications, and web technologies. Their comprehensive suite of fireground accountability applications is used daily by the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and other fire departments across the United States. www.systemsdefinition.com

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