Page 14 - CalonTan_Edition2 Welsh
P. 14



            Firefighters commence operational response using a brand-new Breathing Apparatus (BA)

             On Wednesday, 1st November 2017, Mid              It is therefore, of the upmost importance that
             and West Wales Firefighters will commence         we, as a Fire and Rescue Service, provide our
             operational response using a brand-new            firefighters with the best equipment, training
             Breathing Apparatus (BA).                         and technology available. We must protect
                                                               them as they protect our communities.
             Following an extensive All Wales procurement
             and evaluation process, the Draeger PSS           The procurement of the Draeger PSS 7000,
             7000 has been chosen as the All Wales BA          which will be supported by the Merlin Entry
             set, supported by the Merlin Entry Control        Control Board, ensures that we meet our
             Board.                                            responsibilities in providing our operational
                                                               staff with a world class standard of breathing
             The set will enhance Firefighter Safety by
             using state of the art telemetry, which will give   apparatus.”
             the Incident and Sector Commanders live           Richard Ryan, Marketing Manager Fire
             information of all BA wearers entering a risk     Services /Respiratory and Protective
             area.                                             Systems for Draeger Safety UK Ltd. said,

             Station Manager Sean Lloyd, BA Project            “After a rigorous trial and tender period we
             Leader for MAWWFRS said, “The safety and          at Draeger Safety UK are delighted that the
             wellbeing of our firefighters is paramount;       three Fire and Rescue Services in Wales have
             therefore, we are delighted to provide            decided to select Draeger as their provider of
             our operational staff with this first-class       Breathing Apparatus.
             equipment.                                        During the whole process, we have
                                                               been enormously impressed by all of the
             From the 1st November, our firefighters will
             respond to incidents using the new Draeger        stakeholders, especially with the diligence
             PSS 7000 and Merlin Entry Board. During the       and determination they have shown to make
             past four months, our crews have all been         sure the Fire Fighters under their duty of
             provided with rigorous training on the state      care have the very best equipment at their
             of the art equipment and are ready for the Go     disposal.
             Live in November.”                                We look forward to partnering with the three
                                                               Fire and Rescue Services in Wales for many
             Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies said,
             “Our firefighters are ready to respond to all     years to come and feel privileged to have
             types of incidents at a moment’s notice and       them as part of the Draeger user family.”
             will regularly put their own safety at risk in
             order to protect and rescue others.

             Breathing Apparatus is one of the
             fundamental pieces of equipment to enable
             them to do this.

                  STAFF INTRANET
   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19