New Bern Fire-Rescue performs their own testing and maintenance of our
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). We have a state-of-the art room
dedicated to testing and maintaining our breathing apparatus. Testing
includes annual demand breathing tests, and every six years the units are
taken apart and a complete overhaul is performed. Currently, there are
five certified technicians. A certification class has been scheduled for
March, 2005 to incorporate four more personnel to the team.
New Bern Fire-Rescue uses Survivair equipment and their staff of qualified technicians
to assist us with problems that might occur. The dynamic breathing unit
we use is a Biosystem Posicheck 3, which helps our technicians to determine
any problems the SCBA unit might have. We understand the importance of
having SCBA our personnel can depend on.