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Self-contained breathing apparatus, G1

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Model: G1
Supplier: MSA

The G1 SCBA from MSA: the most comfortable, streamlined, balanced, configurable, and customizable SCBA we've ever produced. This product is also available with Integrated Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC).

  • Cross contamination protection
  • Controls display
  • Increased visibility
  • Heads up display (HUD)
  • Electronic communications
  • Ergonomics
  • Central power system (only one battery, rechargeable or not)
  • Threaded or quick-connect cylinder attachment
  • 15-year warranty
  • etc.

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  • Lightweight and compact: no electronics needed
  • Open port design with cross contamination protection
  • Comfortable and easy to use, with low breathing resistance on and off air

Control module 

  • Provides dual color LCD and analog displays
  • Display automatically turns on when control module is lifted into viewing position
  • Large print makes display easy to read
  • Provides more data and functionality than ever before
  • No matter which button is pressed, necessary information displays

Improved visibility

  • Improved visibility through buddy lights and reflective material
  • 4 buddy lights
  • 2 control module lights
  • Regulator light

Heads up display (HUD) 

  • Shows remaining cylinder pressure in 4 increments via colored leds
  • Clear and easy to understand and interpret provided information

Electronic communications 

  • Integrated into every unit
  • Loud, clear communication
  • Removes inhalation breathing noise

G1 SCBA ergonomics

  • Swiveling, adjustable lumbar pad manages SCBA weight
  • Improved comfort, balance, fit

Central power system 

  • Only one power source for all electronics
  • Uses either alkaline or rechargeable battery
  • No need for multiple battery sizes
  • Low cost of ownership


  • Available in easily-upgradeable threaded or quick-connect cylinder attachment
  • Quick attachment and replacement for return to the fireground



  • Integrated technology for future expansion
  • Bluetooth, RFID, Near Field Communication (NFC), long-range radio


  • Built to meet your specific needs 
  • Control module and HUD display required information; easily adapt to your existing standard operating procedure
  • Wires/hoses can be routed as necessary


  • MSA is so convinced of the durability and performance of its G1 SCBA that the company offers a 15-year warranty.

Operating Manual G1 SCBA

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