Thanks to modern, synthetic construction materials that burn hotter and faster, firefighters have less time to do their life-saving job1. That means when teams arrive at a structural fire, it's absolutely critical to share information quickly and accurately from minute one.
The advanced features of the MSA G1 SCBA helps firefighters improve situational awareness with the ability to:
Speak clearly via a standard, integrated, noise-cancelling voice amplifier
See through smoke with help from the G1's integrated TIC
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Keep better track of personal air progress and each other with advanced air management features
MSA G1 SCBA: Communications Explained
Safety isn't just about air supply; it's about being able to see, hear, and react to incredibly risky situations.
Hear Through Background Noise
- Listen to voices instead of alarms: The system integrates an electronic voice amplifier that cancels out interference caused by background noise.
- Hear more precisely: The amplifier is located on the SCBA instead of the facepiece for clearer communication.
- No separate on-off switch: The amplifier is connected to a single, central battery located on the unit.
- Expand communication range: The amplifier links wirelessly through Bluetooth to Motorola APX radios with no added cost.
Get Sight Back in Heavy Smoke
- Always with the firefighter: The thermal imaging camera is integrated directly into the SCBA.
- Less expensive: A fully integrated cameras means limited extra expense.
- No more dead batteries: The camera connects to a centralized battery that operates the entire SCBA.
- Single-unit operation: The entire SCBA operates as a unit with fewer wires to get snagged or stuck, and no extra power buttons to remember.
Get At-A-Glance Air Status
- Easy to use: Exact air-time-remaining is displayed on each personal device.
- Clear team communication: Remaining air data is transmitted directly to incident command.
- Quickly identify an issue: Buddy lights can be seen around each team member to show firefighter stance (standing, on the ground, facing forward), while color-coded indictors show how air is tracking.