The future is hybrid [CANSEC2016D2]

26 May 2016

The Patriot 5510 Hybrid Life Support System from Scott Safety (Booth 1627) provides a single platform for a wide range of respiratory protective scenarios and much more. The responder can approach the incident scene on either a negative pressure filter or purified powered air.

Should air contamination levels change, such as a decrease in oxygen levels or build-up of carbon monoxide, the operator can immediately switch to self-contained breathing apparatus.

Secure telemetry provides crucial benefits, for example, GPS, detection instruments, command and team situational awareness and operator safety features. The responder’s location, position (moving, static or prone), body temperature, pulse, breathing rate can all be monitored, as well as battery life and cylinder levels.

Exothermic cutting equipment gives a breaching or exit capability and in other scenarios, one cylinder can be configured to rescue a ‘man down’ or for VIP extraction.

The modular design of the equipment enables it to be customised to the user’s particular requirements and avoids the need to invest in an array of individual respiratory options. In addition, it takes up less space in emergency vehicles, presents a lower training burden and involves less documentation.

Scott Safety’s Brian Clesham described the system as delivering critical benefits during complex and life-threatening operations; not least, multi-functionality, situational awareness and enhanced responder safety.

Scott Safety is also highlighting its Light Decontamination System (LDS), which can deliver any chemistry, powder, polymer or liquid as atomised micro-droplets.

LDS offers a hybrid solution capable of decontamination, disinfection, knockdown and tiedown of radiological particulate and spores, odour abatement and the extinguishing of Class A and B fires. At 17 trillion micro-droplets per second, the manpack LDS delivers a turbulent and penetrative plume of chemistry out to 25-30m.

This ensures rapid fill of interiors; the superfine mist’s gas-like behaviour reaches all non-line-of-sight surfaces without atmospheric preparation or disruption to electronic equipment and lighting.

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