Interschutz 15Scott Safety’s three-part showcase at INTERSCHUTZ 2015 (8th – 13th June) is evidence of the company’s determination to be the leading innovator in equipment for firefighters and first responders. Already a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of respiratory protective equipment, recently Scott Safety acquired two companies whose design, technology and product creation capabilities complement and enhance those of Scott Safety: thermal imaging company ISG and gas detection specialist IST Group (GMI, Oldham, Simtronics and Detcon).

Over one million firefighters across the world trust Scott Safety’s products. INTERSCHUTZ visitors will see the company’s direction on two stands showcasing innovation, and in its proud sponsorship of the 2015 Toughest Firefighter Alive competition. Scott Safety’s product stand will demonstrate how it is meeting the needs of today’s fire fighter with reliable products designed to reduce user burden, that incorporate real-time telemetry, situational intelligence and communications in hazardous environments. It will also have an enclosed ‘by invitation only’ space, called Firefighter of the Future.

A private viewing …
“The Firefighter of the Future showcase is something new” said Kim Henry, Director of Growth Initiatives. “It’s an important first step for us in demonstrating Scott Safety’s future direction and how this relates to the future of the firefighting world. Successful innovation is all about listening to clients and stakeholders and developing products that solve their greatest challenges. We are inviting leading firefighting officers and other key stakeholders to visit and share in our newest thinking, see our latest key concepts and understand how these reflect the change in the way that our business is looking at the future of safety in this arena. The showcase will provide an opportunity for open and frank discussion in a controlled and private environment.”

… and a public showcase
Scott Safety’s product stand will demonstrate how it meets today’s firefighting needs with reliable products that reduce user burden and incorporate real-time telemetry, situational intelligence and communications in hazardous environments.
Realtime intelligence: the internet of things

It is also expected that more firefighting equipment will become wireless compatible and join ‘the internet of things’ where devices are linked together through the cloud. Items including gas detectors and thermal imaging cameras could communicate with each other. For example, location and gas detection data could be overlaid to enable the mapping of gas concentrations across an area in real time, providing insight into the developing situation inside.

Telemetry is driving innovation in breathing apparatus (BA) and also in man down alarms, air pressure information and monitoring, and evacuation signals. Intelligent location technology, which allows public building plans to be loaded onto mobile data terminals so that ECOs can track firefighters’ locations remotely - are growing in capability. In the US, for example, Scott Safety X3 Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) is equipped with Motorola Bluetooth radios.

New product developments
Innovation will be very much on show. As well as demonstrating it’s recently released Propak Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), which offers one of the highest levels of respiratory protection and comfort available. Scott Safety will be also be showcasing some highly anticipated new products for the first time:
• The innovative 379 Bar cylinder, which provides 25% more air in situations when you need it most.
• An exciting new range of portable gas detection products from GMI and Oldham, which provide greater accuracy, portability and adaptability in hazardous environments
• The X380N thermal imager with ISG Technology is the world’s only camera with hot-spot and cold-spot tracking - enables firefighters to obtain better situational awareness in a fire scene.

Sponsoring the Toughest Firefighter Alive competition
Scott Safety is proud to sponsor the 2015 Toughest Firefighter Alive (TFA) competition. This trial of strength, co-ordination and fitness for individual firefighters and teams is acknowledged to be the world’s hardest firefighting competition. Events will include the Hose Run, an obstacle course, rope tower climb and stair all carried out in full firefighting gear. The INTERSCHUTZ competition was formerly for Europe only, but this year is part of the World Championships for the first time, with firefighters from across the world competing for the coveted title.

Visit Scott Safety at Interschutz 2015 in Hall 12, Stand D37