Monroe, NC (September 30, 2019) – 3M™ Scott™ Fire & Safety, a global leader in respiratory protection and imaging solutions, announces its latest Air-Pak X3 Pro SCBA has received third-party certification to the NFPA 1981, 2018 Edition standard. With this latest approval, 3M Scott Fire & Safety is “more than ready” to begin shipping highly sought SCBA to fire departments across North America.

Built on a foundation of proven, trusted performance, the Air-Pak X3 Pro provides the same reliability and durability that 3M Scott Fire & Safety builds into all its NFPA Air-Pak SCBA products. Now with a new warranty, fire departments purchasing new Air-Pak X3 Pro SCBA, compliant to the NFPA 1981, 2018 Edition standard, will receive a lifetime warranty for as long as they own the product. This bumper-to-bumper warranty includes all standard components of the SCBA and is designed to help simplify budget planning for volunteer and municipal fire departments.

With an unrelenting commitment to firefighter safety and a focus on exposure reduction and fireground accountability, 3M Scott Fire & Safety designed the Air-Pak X3 Pro SCBA to enhance 3 key areas – cleanability, comfort and connectivity.

The Air-Pak X3 Pro combines high-performance material selection with an easy-to-remove harness for cleaning, decontamination and serviceability. With minimal water absorption, the harness assembly can be machine laundered to help with exposure reduction. The ability to launder the equipment at the fire station promotes better adherence to standard operating procedures and provides quick and easy access to the equipment when firefighters need to respond to the next call.

“As an industry leader, our role at 3M Scott Fire & Safety is not only to provide the best equipment to protect first responders, but to do our part to protect their long-term health,” said Jeff Emery, global business unit leader, SCBA and Fire Solutions for 3M Scott Fire & Safety. “We take that responsibility seriously and are committed to instituting change, not only for the firefighters of today, but for the firefighters of tomorrow.”

3M Scott Fire & Safety designed the Air-Pak X3 Pro to keep firefighters safe while providing a higher level of comfort. An enhanced shoulder harness design improves the ease of donning the SCBA, helping to minimize pressure points and reduce user fatigue. A naturally articulating waist pad provides the firefighter a greater range of motion, while transferring weight to the hips for a more balanced load. A proven regulator design offers low breathing resistance to help reduce user burden and improve operational efficiencies. A new lifetime warranty helps to reduce the total cost of ownership of the SCBA, providing peace of mind and reinforcing 3M Scott Fire & Safety’s commitment to the customer.

Offering enhanced electronics with Bluetooth® technology, the Air-Pak X3 Pro supports wireless connectivity for improved firefighter safety and fireground accountability. An electronic PAR feature allows incident command to reliably communicate with firefighters using the Scott Connect Monitor Pro software interface without creating additional radio traffic. Data downloading and configuration changes are seamless using a wireless connection to smartphone devices.

“3M Scott Fire & Safety remains committed to designing product solutions that make the firefighter’s job easier and safer, while also enabling future technology enhancements,” said Jason Cannon, U.S. fire marketing manager for 3M Scott.