Wildfire Evacuation Safety Aided By Innovative Smoke Hood From ILC Dover
User-Friendly Mask Protects Against Carbon Monoxide and Other Fire Contaminants Allowing People to Safely Evacuate Fire Zone
FREDERICA, Del., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ILC Dover, the manufacturer of innovative protective equipment for the most demanding applications including spacesuits for NASA and gas masks for the military, announced today that the recent wildfires in New Mexico and across the west have created an increased interest in its SCape® CO/CBRN 30 escape mask, which will be available to the public beginning July 2012. The NIOSH-approved respirator is the only one available that protects against carbon monoxide (CO) and other fire-borne chemical toxins. Most victims of fire are not injured by heat or flames, but rather by smoke and gases, especially carbon monoxide. Protection from CO could mean the difference between life and death for people trying to evacuate the fire zone during a wildfire. Massive wildfires are currently burning in New Mexico, Colorado and several other western states.
"2012 is beginning to look like another bad year for wildfires," said Doug Durney, Global Marketing Director for ILC Dover. "Adding the SCape® CO/CBRN 30 escape mask to the family preparedness kit in regions susceptible to wildfires can provide an extra level of insurance and peace of mind."
Unlike other escape masks, the SCape CO/CBRN 30 can be used by persons with glasses and/or facial hair, has no securing straps, nose cup, or mouth bit and utilizes a positive-flow ventilation system that automatically activates when removed from the package. ILC Dover manufactures SCape respirators for adults, children, and infants. Its clear hood with large visor allows the user to perform a wide range of tasks, such as using a cell phone or other communication device, and to be more easily recognized while reducing the feelings of claustrophobia. Other features include a comfortable neck seal and blower indicator light.
About ILC Dover
Since 1947, ILC Dover has provided engineered solutions to complex customer problems, serving the aerospace, personal protection and pharmaceutical industries. Known for production of space suits for NASA, ILC is a world leader in the use of high-performance flexible materials, allowing for unique solutions to meet customer needs. ILC's innovative products have been used on the moon, on Mars and around the globe.
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