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councilj aGenaa ReportC I T Y O F S A N L U I S O B I S P OMeeting DateItem Number7/7/09C5FROM :Prepared By :John Callahan, Fire Chie fNeal Berryman, Fire Training Battalion ChiefSUBJECT : PURCHASE SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS (SCBA)RECOMMENDATIONApprove the purchase of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for the Fire Deparment in th eamount of $220,900 .DISCUSSIONSCBA is one of the most important safety items a firefighter wears while exposed to a hazardou senvironment. This piece of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) helps provide respirator yprotection from the deadly, carcinogenic products released on a hazardous material spill and fro mthe products of combustion produced from a fire . The City's current SCBAs provided by the firedepartment to our firefighters do not meet the latest National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA )guidelines. The current SCBAs are deficient in that they do not provide a heads up display of th eremaining air supply, a universal air connection for rescue operations, dual air gauge redundancy ,and chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear (CBRN) protection .While NFPA standards are not legally binding on fire departments, they have a significant impact o nthe manufacturers of SCBAs . Incidents and tragedies in the US over the past decade have move dthe industry to greatly enhance the safety provided by this equipment . At the same time, the supportfor our City's current stock of breathing apparatus has declined here on the Central Coast . Failure sand breakage have increased as the equipment ages, and the repairs and parts are getting harder t oobtain in a timely fashion. These failures have occurred at emergency incidents when they ar eneeded most. The City and the Department have an obligation to ensure that our personnel have th eproper safety equipment that meets today's standards, and which will allow them to do their job sand do them safely .Existing SituationThe National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards #1981 and #1982 are the nationallyrecognized guidelines regulating SCBAs and Personal Alarm Safety System (PASS) devices ,respectively. The guidelines are reviewed by the NFPA and updates are made based on pas tincidents/accidents as well as improvements in technology . Our current SCBAs only meet the 199 8standards which lack any "heads up display" (HUD), Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclea r(CBRN) certification, a universal air connection (UAC), and "redundant air gauge" requirement .


Purchase Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)Page2Our current SCBAs are eight years old and the work required to retrofit our current SCBAs to 200 7edition levels would not be recommended as it would cost more than the price of a new unit .Project Work CompletedThe Fire Department has completed an exhaustive study evaluating the currently available SCBA sthat meet NFPA #1981 and #1982. Department staff met with vendors and ran field trials on all th eSCBAs that meet the latest standards and that are available in our area . The SCBAs tested were th eMSA Model M7, Draeger PSS 7000, Scott Model NXG7, Scott Model AP 75, and the Speria nWarrior.The Fire Department established an SCBA Committee and researched the following :1. The storage/racking compatibility with our current storage/racking syste m2. The reliability and service of the companies and their produc t3. The voice amplification system of each produc t4. The different firefighter rescue capabilities involving bypassing first stage regulators ,universal air connections, buddy breather connections, firefighter down location equipment ,and firefighter accountability systems5. Compatibility with neighboring fire department's SCBAs and equipmen t6. Battery requirements7. Compatibility with our current air bottle refill station, air tools, and mask fitting syste m8. Service life9. Testing requirement s10. NFPA requirements11. Radio compatibility12. Training provide d13. Specifications and weightTen members tested the SCBAs through a field test course, ranking the SCBAs in order ofpreference. Included in the field trial were factors such as mask fit, ease of use, comfort, and theability to perform firefighting tasks . In addition, 21 members went through a tabletop trial and rate dthem in order of preference. The table top trial required each member to try on the SCBAs in aclassroom environment and simulate some of the possible movements involved in working on a fir e(walking, crawling, looking up, and working with arms above head) .Staff and the SCBA committee are recommending a sole source purchase of the Scott NXG7. Thisis due to the extensive study performed on each model of apparatus and the consensus reached b ythe SCBA committee, which addressed the vital rescue and safety aspects of the SCBAs as the yrelate to our Fire Department's operations . In addition, despite the fact that costs were not reveale dto the raters, the Scott NXG7 turned out to be the lowest bid .


Purchase Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Page 3FISCAL IMPACTA total of $220,900 was approved, as part of the 2009-11 Financial Plan (Appendix B, Capita lImprovement Plan, Page 3-45 to 3-48), for the purchase of this equipment . AliStar Fire Equipment,the company distributing the Scott NXG7, the highest rated SCBA by the committee, came in as th elowest bidder .Below are the three bids for the purchase of 43 SCBAs from Bauer Compressors, Diamondback andA11Star.Date Vendor Price1/9/2009 Bauer Compressors $268,037 .601/9/2009 Diamondback Fire & Rescue $267,545 .1 5* 1/9/2009 AllStar Fire Equipment $244,139 .34* After these bids were acquired, it was decided that 40 SCBAs would be purchased as thatnumber would be adequate for our needs and provide adequate reserves, thus bringing th eAllStar Fire Equipment price down to $220,871 .83 .ATTACHMENTS :1 . Bauer Compressors informal bid for 43 SCBAs - $268,037 .602 . Diamondback Fire and Rescue informal bid for 43 SCBAs - $267,545 .153 . AliStar Fire Equipment informal bid for 43 SCBAs - $244,139 .344 . AllStar Fire Equipment informal bid for 40 SCBAs - $220,871 .830T:/Council Agenda Reports/Fire CAR/CAR 2009-Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA )


ATTACHMENT J.BAUERCOMPRESSORS267 East Airway BlvdLivermore, CA 9455 1Phone: 925-449-7210Fax: 925-449-720 1To : Date :1/9/200 9Chief Berryma nSan Luis Obispo FD2160 Santa Barbara Stree tSan Luis Obispo, CA 9340 1Phone : 805-781-739 3Fax : 805-781-7090Attention: Chief Berryma nQuotation Valid for 60 Days .ITEM QTY DESCRIPTION PRICE AMOUNT1 43 MSA M7 SCBA $4,473 .50 $192,360 .50Includes : Harness Double Pull w/ Chest Strap ,Swiveling Lumbar Pad, PR14 1 " Stage Regulator ,2nd Stage Regulator,Ultra Elite Facepiece Size Mediu mw/ HUD Reciever, Clear Command Amplifier ,ICM Pass Alarm w/ Heat Thermistor, RIC Fitting ,Shoulder Mounted RIC Fitting, and 45 Min Cylinde rP/N A-M7H-D 12C 1 C 12CA O2 57 Spare 45 Minute Carbon Cylinder $570.00 $32,490 .00P/N 8075703 10 Spare M7 Facepiece Clear Command $226.00 $2,260 .00Ready w/ AMP Mounting Bracket &Microphone Installed .Small P/N 10084822Medium P/N 1008482 6Large P/N 1008483 04 10 HUD Receivers for Spare Masks $120.00 $1,200 .00P/N 10091446


ATTACHMENTI5 10 Clear Command Amplifier $187 .00 $1,870 .00P/N 100230566 1 Rescue Aire II Rit Pack $3,183 .00Includes :1st Stage Regulator, PTC 2nd Stage RegulatorH.P. Hose w/ UAC RIT ConnectionExtendair Low Pressure Connectio nKevlar / Nomex Harness & 60 Min Cylinder .P/N 100411997 43 EBS Hose Package $385 .00 $16,555 .00Includes: Yellow Kevlar Pouch ,& 3ft Transfill Hose .P/N 485366Subtotal $249,918 .50Sales Tax 7 .25% $18,119 .10Shipping & HandlingNo ChargeTotal $268,037 .60Note: Bauer Compressors/ MSA will perform in service training for San Lui sObispo Fire Department after receipt of equipment . A two day service techniciantraining class will be provided at no charge to SLO FD personnel.Prices do not include shipping/handling charges or sales tax unless specified .Quotation prices are valid for 60 days . Call 714-223-9300 if past expiration date .Thank you for the opportunity to submit this quotation. If you have any questions pleasegive us a call .Sincerely ,Keith Hoda k17451 Bastanchury Road Suite 201 44BYorba Linda, CA 9288 6Phone: 714-223-9300Fax : 714-223-930 1keith . Kodak @ bauersf.com


January 9, 200 9D4S4IONDBSCKFIRE Si RESCUEPO Box 89126 6Temecula, CA 9258 9Tel : 951-303-8866 * Fax : 951-303-883 6ATTACHMENT 2Attn :Chief Neal Berryma nSan Luis Obispo City Fir ek * 11TT(1T A TTl11%T DAQ111 i 1 /Di..7ic.i.~ 1 9;**I~VV1C1111J1\ 1 V 1fr1U — 1/1\GV17GUL —LrQTY PAR TNUMBERDESCRIPTIONDraeger Safety43 4058627 PSS 7000 SCBA complete with 45 -min . cylinder to include the followin gcomponents :• Sentinel 7000 warning system• FPS 7000 series face mask withvoice amplifier• LDV – CBRN 7000 series• HUD 7000 syste m• 45-min 4500 carbon cylinde r• Quick cylinder connection systemincluding quick cylinder adapter43 4058601 Multilink Buddy Breather 40" length• Manifold include d• Pouch included• Installed Price57 4055698 45-minute 4500 psi Carbo nComposite with valveUNITPRICEPRICEEXTENDED$4,584.21 $197,121 .03221 .05 9,505 .1 5527 .36 30,059.52101 4057098 Custom Logo Charge 16 .00 1,616.0057 3357114 Cylinder quick adapter HP (4500 psi) 40 .52 2,309.645 R56424 FPS 7000 Face Mask size M2(medium )222 .20 1,111 .00• HUD not include d• Voice Amp not included5 4046167 Installed PSS 7000 HUD receiver fo rFPS 7000 Mask5 R56441 FPS Voice Amplifier only• Mask not include d• Ear speaker not included136.16 680 .80563 .24 2,816.201 4057454 RIT Lifeguard dual line with whistl e 828.76 828 .76with bag (60 min cylinder no tincluded)3 3357116 USA quick connect + blank plug 533.68 1,601 .04


ATTACHMENT1 ' 4055699 60-minute 4500 psi Carbo n652.63 652.63Composite with valve1 Provide Fit Testing for up to 4 3firefighters upon receipt of the mask1 Provide Flow Testing for all packs o ntheir first year anniversarySub-Total 248,301 .77State Sales Tax (7 .75%) 19,243.38Freight inc .Total $267,545.15Payment Terms: Net 30 DaysValidity :90 days from above dat ePreston Hanlo nTerritory Manager


ALLSTAR FIRE EQUIPMENT, INC .12328 Lower Azusa RoadArcadia, California 91006Phone: (800) 425-5787Fax: (626) 652-091 9www.allstarfire.comSALES QUOTE* PASS DEVICEDate: January 9, 200 9To : San Luis Obispo City FireAttn : Neil Berryma nFax : (805) 543-801 9Tel : (805) 781-737 1Email : shale@slocity.orqPer your request, we are pleased to quote on the following items :ITEM QTY I UNIT DESCRIPTION PRICE EXTENSION1 43 Each Scott AP3240204200202 NXG7 NFPA 2007 SCBAIncludes the Following :- Aluminurn Backframe w/ Kevlar Padding & Sprin g(Alligator) Clip Harness- 4500 ps i- E-Z Flo+ Regulator w/ Quick Connect (HUD Included )$4,673 .35 $200,954 .05- Dual EBS S- Integrated PASS Consol e- (1) 805773-73 AV3000 Facepiece w/ Kevlar Hea dHarness - Larg e- (1) 45 Min 4500 psi Carbon Fiber Cylinder & Valv eAssembly - Shor t2 57 Each 45 Min 4500 psi Carbon Fiber Cylinder & Valv eAssembly - Short3 11 Each Scott 805773-72 AV3000 Facepiece w/ Kevlar Hea dHarness - LargeN/CN/ C$162.70 $1,789 .704 44 Each Scott 200260-01 EPIC Voice Amplifier $275.30 $12,113.205 49 Each Scott 200715-01 EPIC Voice Amplifier Bracket fo rAV3000 Facepiece$16.10 $788.90Page 1 of 2


10 Each Scott 200077-30 E-Z Flo+ Regulator w/ Quick Connec t(HUD Included)7 1 Each Scott 200223-02 RIT-PAK I IIncludes the Following :- 6' High Pressure Hose Lengt h- 10' RIC/UAC Length- Carrying Case8 1 Each Scott 804723-01 60 Minute 4500 psi Carbon Fibe rCylinder & Valve Assembly9 4 Each Scott 200388-01 Tool Adapte r*Pricing & Availability Valid thru 12/31/09. Subject toChange Thereafter. Any Non-Stock or Special OrderItems may be Subject to a Restocking Fee .Terms : Net 30FOB : Destinatio nEstimated Delivery : 6 - 8 Weeks ARO$857.30 $8,573 .00$2,328.90 $2,328.90N/CN/C$272 .00 $1,088 .00Subtotal $227,635 .757.250% $16,503 .59Est. Freight $0 .00Jason Broede, Inside Sales/Bid Specialist TOTAL $244,139.34Page 2 of 2


ALLSTAR FIRE EQUIPMENT, INC .12328 Lower Azusa Road ATTACHMENT 4Arcadia, California 91006Phone : (800) 425-5787Fax : (626) 652-091 9www.allstarfire.co mSALES QUOTE* PASS DEVICEDate : September 16, 200 9To : San Luis Obispo City Fir eAttn : Neal Berryma nFax :Tel : (805) 781-7377Email : nberryman@slocity .orqPer your request, we are pleased to quote on the following items :—ITEM QTY UNIT DESCRIPTION PRICE EXTENSIO N1 40 Each Scott AP3240204200202 NXG7 NFPA 2007 SCBAIncludes the Following:- Aluminum Backframe w/ Kevlar Padding & Sprin g(Alligator) Clip Harness- 4500 ps i- E-Z Flo+ Regulator w/ Quick Connect (HUD Included)$4,673 .35 $186,934 .0 0- Dual EBS S- Integrated PASS Consol e- (1) 805773-73 AV3000 Facepiece w/ Kevlar Hea dHarness - Larg e- (1) 45 Min 4500 psi Carbon Fiber Cylinder & ValveAssembly - Short2 57 Each 45 Min 4500 psi Carbon Fiber Cylinder & Valv eAssembly - Short3 3 Each Scott 805773-72 AV3000 Facepiece w/ Kevlar Hea dHarness - LargeN/CN/ C$162 .70 $488 .1 04 43 Each Scott 200260-01 EPIC Voice Amplifier $275 .30 $11,837 .905 43 Each Scott 200715-01 EPIC Voice Amplifier Bracket fo rAV3000 Facepiece6 3 Each Scott 200077-30 E-Z Flo+ Regulator w/ Quick Connec t(HUD Included)$16 .10 $692 .3 0$857 .30 $2,571 .907 1 Each Scott 200223-02 RIT-PAK I I$2,328 .90 $2,328.90Includes the Following :- 6' High Pressure Hose Lengt h- 10' RIC/UAC Length- Carrying Case8 1 Each Scott 804723-01 60 Minute 4500 psi Carbon Fibe rN/CN/CCylinder & Valve Assembly9 4 Each Scott 200388-01 Tool Adapter . . $272 .00 $1,088 .0 010 1 Lot Initial In -Service Training and Qualitative Fit Testin gProvided by Allstar Fire Equipment & Scott Health an dSafety Free of Cost at or near Time of Delivery11 1 Lot Ongoing Technical Training Provided by Scott Healthand Safety Free of Cos tPricing & Availability Valid thru 12/31/09. Subject t oChange Thereafter. Any Non-Stock or Special OrderItems may be Subject to a Restocking Fee .Terms : Net 3 0FOB : Destinatio nEstimated Delivery : 6 - 8 Weeks ARON/CN/CN/CN/ CSubtotal $205,941 .1 07 .250% $14,930 .73Est . Freight $0 .00Jason Broede, Inside Sales/Bid Specialist TOTAL $220,871 .83Page 1 of 1

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