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London, England Fire Department Places Major Order with Draeger

PITTSBURGH, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The London Fire Department has placed a major order with Draeger for both breathing apparatus and monitoring systems. Representing a significant level of investment, even for the UK's largest firefighting service, the order also reflects a major commitment on behalf of both parties to work closely together to ensure even greater protection for England's leading fire Department.

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This substantial order encompasses Draeger PSS 7000 Breathing Apparatus sets together with FPS 7000 Face Masks, PSS Bodyguard 7000 electronic monitoring systems and innovative PSS Merlin Telemetry boards. Believed to be unique, the order also includes newly developed 8-liter 300 bar cylinders which provide half an hour working duration at 50-liters/minute breathing rate. The new equipment is expected to be available by January, 2011.

Perry Jones, Sales and Marketing Director at Draeger, comments, "We are obviously very pleased that the London Fire Brigade has recognised the benefits of our modular system approach. By choosing the Draeger PSS range, the Brigade has selected a system that will successfully meet its needs today whilst continuing to grow to meet its needs well into the future. Combining innovative comfort and performance, born from years of product research and development, the PSS system is the result of our work with different brigades in all kinds of applications. Bringing real-time monitoring to the fore, it has also helped to revolutionize communications as well as firefighter safety."

London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson said: "I am delighted that we are working in partnership with Draeger to take advantage of technological advances made over the last ten years and further enhance the safety of London's firefighters."

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The Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Draeger products protect, support and save lives. Founded in 1889, in 2008 Draeger generated revenues of around EUR 1.9 billion. The Draeger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 11,000 employees worldwide. Please visit for more information.

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