NFPA approves Avon Protection's self-contained breathing apparatus

Avon Protection, a respiratory protection systems developer, announced the award on Monday of National Fire Protection Association 1981, 1982 and 2013 edition approvals for the company's Deltair self-contained breathing apparatus.

The Deltair SCBA was developed through extensive field research. Avon Protection said the SCBA offers unprecedented reliability, durability and ease of use, as well as superior air management, clearer communications and optimal weight distribution. The Deltair SCBA allows firefighters to instantly shift from ambient air to cylinder air.

"We centered on what the firefighter requires to do their job to the best of their ability whilst ensuring their personal safety," Tony Topf, the global product manager for supplied air products at Avon Protection, said. "Working with the fire service industry we developed a SCBA which not only meets the new standards, but exceeds expectations."

The Deltair SCBA will be featured at this week's FDIC 2014 at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Deltair was first previewed at FDIC 2013.

"We have taken Avon's best military-grade innovations and applied them to meet the needs of firefighters, taking respiratory equipment technology and design for this market to new levels," Topf said. "Every feature and benefit is designed with the firefighter at the front of our thoughts.

Avon Protection seeks to improve firefighter safety the world over.