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The Dräger PSS® 5000 SCBA is a high-performance breathing apparatus for the professional firefighter. Combining advanced ergonomics with a wide range of configurable options, the Dräger PSS® 5000 provides the user with the comfort and versatility to meet the demands of first responders whenever breathing protection is required



Dräger PSS® 5000

  • Ergonomic carrying system

  • Advanced harness choice

  • Service friendly & easy to maintain

  • Integrated and Versatile hose routing

  • Wide variety of system configurations and accessories

  • Electronic Monitoring with the Dräger Bodyguard 7000

Utilizing the established Dräger PSS Pneumatics and cylinder strap design, the Dräger PSS 5000 combines established technology, state-of-the-art materials and innovative thinking to create a SCBA for virtually any application.

Ergonomic carrying system

The Dräger PSS 5000 has been designed to be not only comfortable but also extremely stable during use in harsh firefighting environments. Incorporating a rigid harness connection to a fixed-height back plate, advanced harness materials and a pivoting waist belt, the Dräger PSS 5000 remains in position regardless of the task in hand.

Advanced harness choice

To allow the breathing apparatus to be tailored to the required application, the Dräger PSS 5000 utilizes new state- of-the-art harness materials offered in a choice of 2 harness options: 
The Dräger Standard (DS)


Harness is a cost effective option for every­day use, offering a high level of comfort and durability. Easy to don and doff mate­rials and simple pull forward and down adjustment mechanisms make the DS harness a versatile option for a wide variety of applications. 


The Dräger Professional (DP)
Utilizes materials to withstand the high wear and tear that firefighters face daily, whilst providing an enhanced level of comfort and function over the DS harness. Incorporating hardwearing stainless steel buckles and long-life Aramid blend web­bing, the DP is ideally suited to extended wear and frequent use.

Service friendly & easy to maintain

To keep downtime and costs to a mini­mum during service and maintenance, the Dräger PSS 5000 incorporates a number of unique design features 

  • Dräger’s innovative Harness “slide and lock” mechanism facilitates fast and simple harness and waist pad connection/removal from the back plate, without the use of tools

  • he first stage reducer snap fit connection allows the pneumatics to be fitted or removed quickly and easily from the set

  • “Push in and out” hose clips allow swift removal of hoses from the harness pads for cleaning, without the need to remove the clip itself

  • Closed, single piece harness and waist pad design to prevent excessive water absorbtion, reducing cleaning and drying time

Integrated and versatile hose routing

To minimize the risk of snagging and to guard against physical damage, both the gauge and air supply hoses are integrated within channels in the Dräger PSS 5000 back plate. The LDV, Gauge and Rescue hoses can now be routed over the left and/or right shoulders (2 hoses per side), allowing the Dräger PSS 5000 to be configured to any standard. Conventional waist mounted hoses can also be fitted making the Dräger PSS 5000 one of the most versatile SCBA’s available.

Wide variety of system configurations and accessories

Dräger has revolutionized the use of breathing apparatus by creating a range of components that can be selected in com­bination to meet the specific needs of the firefighter regardless of the task.

In addition to the inherent features of the Dräger PSS 5000 DS and DP, it is also possible to add


  • Dräger Bodyguard 7000 electronic monitoring

  • twin cylinder configuration

  • Quick-Connect (QC) cylinder connection

  • chargeair quick filling

  • secondary supply connections for rescue, decontamination and/or airline use

  • PSS Merlin Modem

  • PSS Rescue Hood

  • and many more … (for a full list and information please refer to the Dräger CABE Family Catalogue)​


Electronic monitoring with the Dräger Bodyguard 7000

​The Dräger PSS 5000 has been designed to be fully compatible with the globally established Dräger Bodyguard 7000 electronic signal and warning unit, and the newly integrated PSS Merlin Modem. 
For maximum protection the Dräger Bodyguard 7000 has an innovative com­pact design that integrates the power supply and pressure sensor modules with­in the back plate, creating a balanced weight distribution. Real-time monitoring of essential information such as time-to-whistle (based on current air consumption) and cylinder pressure is communicated via a lightweight handheld electronic gauge and display and/or, a facemask-mounted Head’s Up Display (HUD).
Simultaneously this information can be transferred to an Entry Control Board via the PSS Merlin Modem, further enhancing firefighter and fire ground safety.

PSS 5000

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