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    I have gotten quotes for SCBA's recently so that we could obviously include proper costs for the SCBA's we will be requesting. The quote I recently got was about $7,000 for SCBA harness/back pack, integrated pass alarm, 2 cylinders, and face mask. Seems very high. What prices have you been getting and what manufacturer?

  • #2
    That quote is in reason of what the AFG has been awarding. Last year the highest amount awarded for me was $6,999 per complete SCBA.


    • #3
      We have gotten quotes recently on Scott and MSA in preparation for grant submission. The quote on the Scott's was several hundred higher than the MSA; I think it was around $7100-7200 per pack. The MSA came in right around $6800. However, we demo'd the Scott's last week and the salesman told us then that actual price would likely be lower- he quoted high due to Scott historically raising prices at the end of February and not knowing how much the increase was going to be. We have not demo'd the MSA yet, but will in the next month or two and will find out more specifics on the quote then.


      • #4
        Have to remember that what's NFPA 1981 bare minimum isn't what those quotes are based on. Several were reduced to $6200 and still managed to buy without a problem. Mask TICs are options, so are trackable PASS devices, EBSS, and other options which all add up pretty quickly which is why most were $6800 and lower when funded.
        Brian P. Vickers
        CEO - Vickers Consulting Services, Inc Mag Contributor


        • #5
          I'd stay $6800. Tell your vendor to sharpen a pencil once awarded if you have to. The request must be reasonable; always better to get 80% of something than 100% of nothing.
          Kurt Bradley
          Fire/EMS/EMA Grant Consultant
          " Never Trade Skill for Luck"


          • #6
            Had a client buy some 2013 standard MSA for $5,250 last week!! Just remember...the more $ requested, if awarded, takes away from funding others -- maybe your own department! Do you want to be on the outside looking in?


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