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How Reusable Half-Mask Respirators Can Help Address Challenges with Disposable Respirators for Fire and EMS

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While disposable masks serve an important role in helping keep first responders safe, they can also present several challenges, including:

  • Sustainability and waste
  • Reusability
  • Shelf life and storage
  • Communication between the wearer and others

Many of these challenge were accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

But elastomeric half-mask respirators, such as the new Advantage® 900, can serve as a solution to many of these challenges while providing fire and EMS with secure respiratory protection.

With the elimination of the exhalation valve and addition of the speaking diaphragm, the Advantage 900 allows for clearer communication between the wearer and others and is suitable for use when sterile environments are needed.

Download the bulletin below to learn more about the challenges with disposable masks and the features of the Advantage 900 that make it an effective solution.



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