“Auto donning CABA mask” akin to something from Alien
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This is an interesting concept. These masks appear to “inflate” the head straps you would normally pull tight when donning CABA/SCBA, then using air pressure it self tightens around your head. There appears to be a civilian “fast escape” mask and then a fire fighting model. Do these have a real world use for firefighters? Would those straps stay on your head with a flashhood and helmet over them?
The companies facebook page states “The first auto donning SCBA Mask – Cylinder is light weight (3.8 Kg/ 9Liters) (2.8Kg/7Liters), No corrosion, No Shelf Life, With safety excess flow valve”.
Interesting idea, but we just can’t get past….
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