3M Scott Safety and The First Responder Center launched a new Cancer Awareness Campaign as part of Scott’s unveiling of its new Air‐Pak™ X3 Pro at Firehouse Expo. Each SCBA will contain a literature insert aimed at providing tips on reducing carcinogen exposure. The Firefighter Cancer Support Network provided valuable information for the insert. The insert also provides a link to the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Tool Kit, which is published by the Fire Service Occupational Cancer Alliance.
The Air‐Pak X3 Pro combines high‐performance material selection with an easy‐to‐remove harness for cleaning, decontamination and serviceability. With minimal water absorption, the new harness assembly can be machine laundered to reduce risk of contamination. Because the gear can be laundered at the station, firefighters have fast and easy access to their equipment when they respond to the next call.
“Scott Safety is committed to product development that makes the firefighter’s job safer,” said Jason Cannon, senior manager, NFPA air‐supplied products for Scott Safety. “With a cleanable, comfortable and connected product, we are working toward helping first responders reduce exposure to potentially harmful substances and providing improved peace of mind.”
“Manufacturing support is a critical component in the overall reduction of exposure. We appreciate Scott’s support in educating the fire service as well as its product innovation in helping to reduce exposure,” said Ed Klima, managing director of the FRC.
For more information on the First Responder Center, please visit www.firstrespondercenter.org/cancer.
About the First Responder Center for Excellence
The First Responder Center for Excellence for Reducing Occupational Illness, Injuries and Deaths, Inc., a National Fallen Firefighters Foundation affiliate organization, was created in 2016. Its mission is to promote quality educational awareness and research to reduce physical and psychological health and wellness issues for first responders.