NASA Spinoff Database: Space Technology for the Fire Department

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1986
Reference Number: JSC-SO-103
Origin: Apollo

A National Bureau of Standards/NASA project directed by Johnson resulted in a lightweight breathing system including face mask, frame, harness and air bottle marketed by Scott Aviation. Aluminum composite material was used; frame and harness were easier to put on and take off. Today every major manufacturer of breathing apparatus incorporates NASA technology in some form, and inhalation injuries have been reduced.

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Page Number in Published book: 50-53
Manufacturer: SCOTT AVIATION

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