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Defective SCBAs put Vancouver firefighters at risk: lawsuit

July 31, 2014, Vancouver - The City of Vancouver is suing Draeger Safety Canada and Drager Safety UK for supplying allegedly defective breathing apparatuses that put the lives of firefighters in danger. The city filed a notice of civil claim in BC Supreme Court on July 9. Business in Vancouver reports.

July 31, 2014
By Business in Vancouver

July 31, 2014, Vancouver – The City of Vancouver is suing Draeger Safety Canada and Drager
Safety UK for supplying allegedly defective breathing apparatuses that
put the lives of firefighters in danger. The city filed a notice of civil claim in BC Supreme Court on
July 9. It claims that, for more than $1.5 million, it bought 307 PSS
7000 self-contained breathing apparatuses that were first put into use
in 2009. But between July 2011 and June 2013, “critical components of
the units failed repeatedly … creating a risk of serious injury or death
to VFRS [Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services] firefighters.” Business in Vancouver reports. | READ MORE


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