Up to 20 percent lighter than existing SCBA cylinders, Luxfer ECLIPSETM (Extra-lightweight Cylinder by Luxfer for Industry Professionals in SCBA Environments) reduces the weight of a firefighter’s total equipment ensemble giving them better mobility, agility and speed. All whilst maintaining SCBA safety, reliability and durability standards.
Given that the average professional firefighter’s personal protective equipment weighs 34kg, every bit helps.
“With cardiac events currently the leading cause of line-of-duty deaths, firefighters and SCBA manufacturers should embrace opportunities to decrease the cardiovascular strain associated with firefighting. Significantly decreasing the weight of the SCBA cylinder while retaining the same level of respiratory protection suggests that Luxfer ECLIPSE will become the new de facto standard in the SCBA industry.” Professor Denise Smith, Director - Skidmore College, First Responder Health & Safety Laboratory, Global Expert on Firefighter Health, 2017 FDIC Keynote Speaker.