MSA Safety Company is always developing breakthrough technology for the fire and EMS industry, and their Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) Integration with the G1 SCBA is no exception. This cost-effective equipment gives all fire departments the opportunity to equip every member with thermal imaging technology. This groundbreaking technology, it has also received third party certification as being compliant to the 2013 Edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 1981 performance standards, allowing it to now be shipped out to eager departments.
An industry first, the Integrated TIC is the only unit on the market that is built into the firefighter’s SCBA. This provides many advantages, such as an auto-on feature that activates the camera once the SCBA is pressurized. It also does not require additional batteries as it is driven by the MSA G1 SCBA’s single integrated power source. Speaking of the G1, this TIC Integration is compatible with any of the 60,000 units used currently in fire departments around the world with a simple, 10-minute field upgrade, or, if purchasing soon, it can be installed at the factory before shipping.
Hear directly from Jason Traynor, MSA’s Global Product Business Director for Respiratory Protection and Fire Helmets on more features to expect on the MSA TIC Integration:
“When we evaluated how to most effectively provide firefighters with this new technology, we considered nearly every possible location for a TIC. Maintaining a cost-effective facepiece that is free of electronics was a top priority for us and, after listening closely to firefighters and soliciting a tremendous amount of feedback from around the world, we determined that integrating our TIC into the control module provided the best and most elegant solution.
The G1 SCBA was developed with the vision of providing firefighters with the latest technology to help protect them when lives are on the line. Our Integrated TIC is a realization of the promise of the G1 SCBA to be a platform for innovation. Equally important, it reinforces MSA’s ability to deliver a truly unique and versatile SCBA platform that has the potential to genuinely change the way fires are fought and protect those that protect us in ways never before possible.”