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Terrace Fire Department deploys new self-contained breathing apparatus

By City of Terrace   

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Apr. 8, 2024, Terrace, B.C. – Terrace Fire Department has announced a significant advancement in their operational capabilities with the successful deployment of new Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) from MSA on all frontline fire apparatus. This crucial project, initiated in early fall 2023, underscores the department’s unwavering commitment to enhancing firefighter safety and the effectiveness of their response services to the community.

The selection process for the new SCBA equipment was extensive and meticulous. The Terrace Fire Department conducted comprehensive evaluation wear trials of various SCBA manufacturers, rigorously assessing each piece of equipment to ensure it met the department’s specific operational needs and the safety requirements of the team.

The acquisition of cutting-edge SCBA technology demonstrates the department’s forward-thinking approach to enhancing public safety. The enhanced breathing air protective gear will significantly improve the safety and operational efficiency of the department’s firefighters, allowing firefighters to perform their duties with an elevated level of protection and confidence.

The operational rollout of the new SCBA equipment marks a milestone in the department’s ongoing efforts to adopt and integrate state-of-the-art technology into its services. It reflects the department’s strategic vision to continually improve and adapt to the evolving demands of fire service ensuring the safety of both the department’s personnel and the community the department serves.


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